This is my Beautiful Black Swan that will be the second in line in my eBook on birds. Many more species to come and many more books to come as well. ~~~ This beauty is rare. Therefore, when you come across her floating by in the pond under the leaves of a lily, you really must take notice! ~~~ She even has space on her back for baby chicks if you’re so inclined to make a gaggle of these beauties.
Babette the Bashful Bunny is going to be a new type of pattern for me…she has an oversized tail, feet and ears. I love her feet and her left ear keeps her shielded from things that scare little bunnies. When she’s too scared she holds her purple carrot close.
What my DH wants her to be and what she is are 2 totally different things. He wanted her to stand, wear a tiny Nordic hat with horns, a breastplate, holding a spear, singing opera. (Which is a great idea for down the road when I get better at designing.) For now, Helga is just a normal hippo in the abstract jungle!!! =)
In an effort the keep things interesting, I ventured really far to see if I could create a camel. I wanted the knobby knees, a defined mouth and wanted her to stand on her own. Well she definitely has character and a sweet demeanor and I’m very pleased with my latest addition to the “abstract jungle” of critters. To purchase her pattern click buy now and it will transfer you to my ravelry site for Camille. She’s walked over many miles of desert to be a part of your menagerie.
This guy didn’t take as long to make as I thought but halfway through, I was really worried that he was even going to look like an elephant!!! He’s approx. 11″ long and 6 1/2″ tall and using Red Heart Homespun yarn in “Purple Haze” totally makes him!!! He’s still a baby so he doesn’t have tusks but if you’re wanting to purchase the pattern, visit my ravelry site and you can buy now. I welcome all comments and ideas on new “critters” to make. My DH has now deemed this as his favorite “critter” to date!!!
A friend gave me this variagated yarn in fuschia, yellow and orange and I had no clue what to make of it. I knew I wanted to make a lion thought that it would make a fantastic mane using the loop stitch. My Mom and I always embroider things in the colors that we prefer Mom (pastels), me (jewel tones) and have always made the animals in the colors we like too and years ago called it the Abstract Jungle. This pattern for “King of the Abstract Jungle” should go up on my ravelry site at the end of this week.