Saturday, 19 November 2011

A Mouse, an Owl, some Snowflakes and a Winner.

Not an owl...
...but a lavender mouse. Made using Tess @ Driftwood's tutorial. I found it a little fiddly to make but everyone who's since seen the mouse has liked it very much so I will have another try. Things are often easier after the first attempt anyway.

There is another owl after all. Green too.

I tried to get a photograph of him outside but his ribbon seemingly proved just too irresistable for the moggie.

I've been blocking my crochet snowflakes following Victoria @ Yarn Round Hook's blocking guide.

It certainly makes a difference. I've just been using acrylic dk to make the snowflakes which seems fine. Oddly the snowflakes I liked best before blocking are the ones I like least after, I'm glad I found out before I made too many.

Now to the giveaway which ended yesterday...

...thank you to everybody who entered for the fantastic response. I've also been receiving a lot of nice comments about the owls which has been very encouraging for me.

Into the hat...

...and the winner is...

... Victoria at Yarn Round Hook. Congratulations! In addition to the book and chocolate I'll include some materials for making your very own owl.

Thank you again to those who entered and to those who have also commented on my feltie attempts. I'd like here to say a little Thank you in particular to Toffee Apple who is always so generous with her comments but with whom I can't find a way to communitcate as I've not been able to get the email pop up doodaa to work. Anyway, it's turning into an Oscars speech so I'll away now and leave you alone. Enjoy the weekend. Actually, tomorrow should be quite an interesting day for me - our orchestra is playing with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in the morning. I hope I don't make too much of a fool of myself in front of the pros! We'll be playing Sibelius 2nd Symphony, last movement...

15 comments:

Simone said...

Congratulations to Victoria! Lovely little mousy too and snowflakes. You really are very creative. Good luck with the orchestra! The only thing I can play is the tambourine and I can't even do that properly!!!

Rustic Vintage Country said...

I'm now loving the mouse...another project for me to try! Weakness for owls, mice/rats and hares/bunnies. Good luck tomorrow. Well done to Victoria, now I know the outcome I shall be paying a little visit to a bookshop and treating myself to an early chrissy pressy! Can't wait to try the owls. Suzy x

Mrs. Micawber said...

I love green and blue together so this last owl may be my favourite of them all. The little mouse is adorable.

When my favourite niece had a January wedding some years ago, she decided on crochet snowflakes as favors. I remember using a sheet of foamcore and blocking what seemed like dozens at a time (by eye mostly as I hadn't thought of using a guide). Glitter was everywhere. It was a ton of fun.

That Sibelius movement has a lot going on. I listened to a bit on YouTube just now and it made me think of a blizzard, with wind whipping the stinging snow in many different directions. Good luck with the concert!

Stocki said...

Beautifully sweet little mouse.. and those snowflakes are still miles better than mine :)

Victoria said...

Oh, wow! I've won something! You've made me very happy this evening, thank you so much.
I like your snowflakes - which patterns are you using? And the mouse is just adorable.

Mereknits said...

Congrats to Victoria, she has a wonderful blog and makes wonderful projects.
Happy Weekend
Meredith

**Anne** said...

I do so love your owl and the mouse is cute too. I love seeing how creative everyone is in blogland.
Anne xx

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Thought you might like a peek at Mini Mouse, I was inspired to make her last night after seeing your lovely mouse:-
http://rusticvintagecountry.blogspot.com/2011/11/meet-mini-mouse.html

Toffeeapple said...

Love the mouse, reminds me of one my daughter had many years ago. How did the orchestral thing go?

Cathy at PotterJotter said...

Yet another blog I land on where I have just missed a wonderful Giveaway - no matter - have enjoyed reading through your posts and just love your little row of owls and the other felt decos.

driftwood said...

oooh you made one! love it! hope the concert went well xxx

Beth said...

I love the green colour of the mouse and the owl and your snowflakes are amazing! They look great, especially when blocked. Beth/the linen cat

Peeriemoot said...

Lovely things you're making :-). And I love the way the cat always sneaks in too!

Pomona said...

I love your owls! I just received the book today, and it has some lovely projects - even some I can do in my physically challenged state.

Pomona x

Crochet with Raymond said...

your owls are just gorgeous! I can see why your cat is so keen on them!
XXX

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