She's from a pattern by Ahooka, but she looks a bit different because I used bigger yarn and hook, I crocheted only into the backstitch which changes them a bit, and I also decided she needed a more feral mane and tail than the original. She is just like a cheeky little pony, peering out of that wild forelock. :)
I'm totally chuffed with her, and I think her sparkly purple eyes from Suncatcher Craft eyes are the perfect addition. I love those extra special craft eyes! They really bring out the character of amigurumi critters.
I'll be sad to put her in the post, but know a certain little girl will love her to bits.
So, what other news? Here is the baby magpie who has been here for at least a few weeks.
The nest was up in one of our high trees. I'm sure there were two babies in it, cared for by our somewhat tame Maggie and her extended family, but then there was only one, on the ground too early. I suspect there may have been a nest raid by one of the Currawongs who come by. I'm supposed to love nature but I don't love Currawongs. Mean, sneaky things they are!
She can hardly fly at all, but her family are still caring for her, with a little help from us to top her up without messing too much with her natural nutritional needs. I'm hoping she can make it to full fledging. They have an older baby in the family too. It must have been a good year for them to feel they could raise two nests in one season.
Here is a video of a male Maggie singing, in case you've never heard one. They are truly beautiful carolers.
Our grapevine out the window here has had another visitor who is less welcome than the tiny Silvereyes... a rat! Only a baby one. Still, we all know what one rat in sight means! I chased it away but it soon came back, cheeky beggar! Time to turn over some tin and such with the Labradors. They are excellent mousers and ratters. At least it's a fast death!
The tomato plants are now covered with netting because the birds were getting them all, but I took this pic just before covering them up. Tomato triffids!
Here's Tuppy having a rare snuggle with her Daddy. She is rather like a lot of cats in that she gets overstimulated with too much touch, so it is nice to see her choosing to hang around for some loving.
After that she had to do a nice 'calming signal' yawn though! :)
They're all different, aren't they. Rosie doesn't mind a cuddle but won't initiate it, and in contrast, our two GWPs were total touchy-feelies. Always had to be touching you somewhere, or even better, snuggled right up to, or on top of you!
I miss it, I must admit, but you have to take dogs as they are, just like people, and my Labbie girls are equally good company, just in a slightly less clingy way.