I've been having so much fun playing around with felt creatures. I've come up with a great squirrel pattern and I'm now looking to work on a hedgehog, a new bat pattern, mini elephant... and then I've got to get to making another crocheted creature for my nephew. He announced last Friday that it was time for me to make him a new animal. Green Gregory Ra is fine, but he'd like something new. For those of you who don't know, Green Gregory Ra was my first attempt into the world of crocheted/knitted animals. He was a large knitted orange and gold lion. Yes, yes, I know...with the name Green Gregory Ra, you'd think he would have been a green lion, or at least would have had some green in him. Nope, not the case. Why my nephew named him Green Gregory Ra I have no idea, but that's what he'll always been named to me. D of course states now that his name is only Gregory Ra, that he's not Green Gregory Ra any longer, but I'll always refer to him as that, and have even been thinking of doing some cartoon panels a'la Calvin and Hobbs to hang in his room.
So my very first squirrel pattern worked out wonderfully well. So much so that I couldn't quit saying how proud of myself I was. I think I drove my husband nuts! He's just so darn cute though and as soon as I get pictures of him I'll be posting them. I'm hoping to do an art festival in May, and I think I'm going to do an army of Squirrels to sell there. I've been sewing them by hand but I think I'll try the next one on the machine. I also might try making them even smaller. He's almost three inches tall.