Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

WOYWW 234 and a Friend for Happypotamus.

Hello everyone, I have something a bit different to show today.  (Well yesterday really, because I am writing this on Tuesday night). 
Winter has arrived in my corner of Spain, with chilly winds and cold nights. I don't mind the cold nights because last week we felt it was time to put the duvet back on the bed, and I like the weight of it after using just a sheet all summer. However, I digress. Although it is cooler, and we have had a little rain now, most days are still sunny with blue skies, so I am making the most of the last chances to sit out on our sheltered porch for the afternoon. Hence my desk this week, is the somewhat scruffy cane settee outside the back door. And what am I doing there? Well I am putting the finishing touches to Fatty Lumpkin, a fun  little pony made from crocheted African flower motifs.
Some of you may remember that I used these motifs recently to make a hippo, (Happypotamus), but the pony proved to be a lot more awkward to assemble. There is no stitching involved. the motifs are all crocheted together, and he was quite a handful when I got to the last few. But I stayed at  'my desk' until he was done, and here he is.
He will be going to my sale of work in the village next week, so I hope he doesn't get too attached to his new friend Happy.
Here they are together. Like me, they are enjoying the last of the sunshine.
I expect I will be moving my desk back indoors next week, and lighting a fire next to it if it gets any colder!
By the way. if anyone is interested in the patterns for these, and other similar animals, they can be found here.
Now, if you'd like to follow me to Julia's blog at the Stamping Ground, you can join me as I visit other folks work desks and see what they have been busy with this week.


Maxine D said...

What cute animals Kate - and what a labour of love. You look so relaxed there in the sun :-)

Annie said...

Oh Kate those are so cute and how lovely to be able to sit outside to craft....enjoy.
A x # 43

veronica said...

they're lovely Kate - am almost tempted to dig out the old crochet hook!

ike said...

Godness me - what delightful critters these are !!! I expect they will be instantly snapped up at the Sale :-) Thank you very much for the pattern link.
I am glad to see you catching the sun - we have had such a lot of rain and floods here in Greece but it's not cold . Got a bit of sunshine today though :-)
Thank you for letting me snoop :-D

Happy WOYWW #234

IKE in Greece xx #57

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jill said...

What lovely horses Kate, how clever . Happy woyww jill #45

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. I love your pony and hippo. They will definitely sell quickly. I have never managed to master crochet - my fingers and brain refuse to cooperate! After experiencing your Murcia 'winter', I know that it does get chilly at night - but that midday sunshine really makes up for it. I remember sunbathing in January and sweating in just a bikini on the sheltered terrace of our rental apartment! Happy Days!! Ali x #49

Jean Straw said...

Oh I love the little pony, how can you bear to part with them.
Jean x

Twiglet said...

Wow Kate - you clever thing! they are totally gorgeous. I can make African flowers but could never create anything like that with them!! x Jo

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I adore those animals, especially the hippopotamus!! Thanks for the links to the tutorial too.
And I'm not jealous that you've still got nice weather, no sirree.......well, not much anyway!
Hugs, LLJ 25 xx

Neet said...

Fantastic little animals - I would not be able to part with them. Love the hair on the horse.
Oh to sit in some sunshine - it does make one feel better doesn't it.
Thanks for sharing Kate.
Hugs, Neet xx 23

Robyn said...

LOVE your colorful critters. and assembly is the hardest part for me.
thanks for visiting and the look around your place.

glitterandglue said...

Goodness, if this is winter.... fancy sitting outside in the sun like that! We are wrapped up warm by radiators as winter has begun to bite here. Gorgeous animals - hope they sell well!
Thanks for visiting earlier - yes, it's going to be a tree - well done! Six frilly layers to make - nearly made the second one today.
Have a great week.
Margaret #26

JoZart said...

They are just adorable and will be so loved by someone... I bet it's an adult that buys them!!! They are so special.

The motifs I used are ready made laser cuts from Hobbycraft and are on offer at present for 3 pkts for the price of 2 and going fast. Wish I'd known as I went today as DD in Germany wants some. Sorry I won't be able to get there again soon. If you want to use them to make for a charity sale I could email you a scan which looks effective but they won't be cut out. I've tried both. Lt me know.
Jo x

RosA said...

I love your crocheted animals! I would snap them up if I was there :) I love knitting but have never quite managed to master crochet. I really must try again. Thanks for stopping by,
RosA # 4

Winnie said...

They are so adorable and precious! Good luck with your sale, I am sure they will get a good home. I love that you are creating outside for now. The weather here has been so cold and rainy lately. Thanks for the kind visit today! Enjoy the weekend! Winnie#74

BJ said...

WOW they are adorable BJ#51

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Wonderful looking "desk" you have there Kate. The two finished animals look wonderful together, I'm not sure they should be split up!

Good luck with your sale.

Sarn x

Maxam Made said...

Those animals have to be the sweetest things I ever seen crafted!! I will be passing the link to my friends that do this type of work, they are awesome, thanks so much for sharing!!I hope you have a great weekend! Ginny #19