Squirrel Picnic

Handmade with Love and Stuff


Big Acorn Race Update: Backgrounds and Foregrounds

The first full month of work on Squirrel Picnic’s Big Acorn Race is ending, and I am pleased to say that progress has been made. My main goal for this month was to make the backgrounds for the main set for the scenes in the book. As you may recall, the objective is for everything in the book to be crocheted, including the grass and sky. Continue reading


Welcome Back, Spring! Squirrel Picnic’s Banner Diorama Explained


Spring, how we have missed you! I put the spring banner back up for the blog header a whole month early because the snow and cold temperatures were starting to depress me. I hope that, wherever you are — even if it is warm there — you have enjoyed the image of Hodge and Podge having a little picnic in their garden.

I get a lot of requests from people around the world for the patterns to make the items in this banner. What better time than the first day of spring to share with you where you can find the patterns to make some lovely flowers, birds, and butterflies. Continue reading


Podge Says: Explore Your World

Podge says, “The Dushanbe Teahouse is a symbol of friendship, cultural exploration, and really great brunch.”

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Hodge and Podge are helping me to explore my hometown and, in this case, my “work town” of Boulder. I’ve lived in Colorado since 2001, but there’s still so much I want to see and do. I hope that these little squirrels and their adventures will help inspire you to explore your world as well.

Dushanbe Teahouse Ceiling

The story of how the Dushanbe Teahouse was donated to the City of Boulder by its sister city in Tajikistan is a very interesting one. Visit their website to learn more.

Dushanbe Teahouse Ceiling 2


St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hat for Your Squirrel Friend

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hat by Squirrel PicnicHodge and Podge are wishing you a very happy and festive St. Patrick’s Day. To celebrate they crocheted leprechaun hats for themselves. Don’t they look dapper?

Now with my free pattern, your squirrel friend can join the fun. As an added bonus, if you don’t have anything green to wear today, let your squirrel wear it for you and take them with you everywhere that you go. I bet they’d look really cute with just their head and giant green leprechaun hat poking out from the breast pocket of your shirt or peeking out from a pocket on your backpack or purse.

Share photos of your squirrel friend all decked out for St. Patty’s Day at squirrelpicnic(at)gmail(dot)com or on social media. We’d love to see them! Continue reading


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