The summers are absolutely boiling in Baltimore, which is why I get all excited when Fall rolls around, the air cools down, and I can cook up a big batch of pumpkin soup and start sitting by the fire crocheting animals. Firstly, for Halloween I created the unscariest witch on earth - Hello Kitty looking cute as a button (The Hello Kitty Witch Pattern can be downloaded over at Armina's blog).
Next I got myself all in a tizzy thinking about Christmas, snow and icicles and hot chocolate, and crocheted Mr and Mrs Mouse. As soon as I'd finished I fell madly in love with them. Next I photographed them in a pile of packing peanuts in front of a mini tree and they behaved impeccably.
They say you should never work with children or animals and they are so right.
My daughter insisted that our guinea Peanut would be great as part of this festive photo session but, well, let's just put it this way: Peanut would not be a winner of America's Next Top Model. As soon as she was put down she scurried under my carefully constucted pile of packing peanuts, scattering them a foot in the air and sending Mr and Mrs Mouse flying. Next she started eating the packing peanuts. In the end we hid a grape underneath the fake snow so she nibbled on that while she posed. The results are adorable and so worth it, don't you think, Tyra Banks?
Mr and Mrs Mouse pattern for download here.
What are you working on at the moment?