Squirrel Picnic

Handmade with Love and Stuff


Jennifer OlivarezThanks so much for stopping by and spending a bit of your day with us. From patterns to comics there’s plenty to explore here. So go ahead and have some fun.

That’s what this blog is all about – good ol’ fashioned fun. In fact, the name Squirrel Picnic came to me as I watched our neighborhood squirrels scampering and squeaking and chasing each other in a never-ending game of tag. Every day is a picnic for them! They remind me not to take life too seriously and to make time in my own busy schedule for fun and playful things, like crafts. Fun for me is knitting a sweater, designing my own crocheted toys, and sewing for family and friends. I also have a wonderful time coming up with new adventures for Hodge and Podge and their friends the fatimals.

Although Hodge and Podge may claim to help out (don’t let them fool you – they just like to watch and eat sweets), Squirrel Picnic is the work of one crazy lady… me. I’m Jennifer Olivarez and I dream up and put together all the designs, patterns, tutorials, comics, and seriously amateur filmmaking around here.

I’m so excited to be able to share my ideas and inspirations with you and to hear what projects you’re working on. So make yourself at home. Have a seat on the bench and grab a handful of mixed nuts. We’re bound to have a good time.

Read on for all the not-so-fun-but-necessary terms and conditions if you’re interested.


Although the patterns and tutorials on this site are free, they are still copyright protected. So before you share my pattern or sell something made from it, please read the following.

You are welcome to

* sell the finished products made from my patterns, but I ask that you credit Jennifer Olivarez for the design and include a link to the pattern — within the listing if selling it online or on a tag attached to the item if selling it in a shop or at a fair.

* share the patterns and tutorials. Feel free to share one photo from the original post, but I ask that you credit Jennifer Olivarez and include a link back to the pattern or tutorial.

You may not…

* sell my patterns or tutorials.

* claim any content found here as your own.

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This page last updated January 4, 2017.