Squirrel Picnic

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Squirrel Picnic’s New Year’s Eve Party 2016

Each year, Mayor Snack Frog hosts a New Year’s Eve party at Squirrel Picnic and invites all his friends from the picnic and beyond, including you! Rilakkuma, a super cute bear, is the special guest at the 2016 New Year’s Eve party. He’s brought a surprise all the way from Japan – a purikura machine! It’s like a photo booth but way cooler. Wait till you see everyone’s photos at the end. Enjoy the show!

If you’d like to make a purikura machine for your squirrel friends, check out the video tutorial I used to make mine. These instructions from My Froggy Stuff even come with free printables for the checkerboard floor and display.

Do your squirrel friends want to play Twister? Download the free printable from Just for Clicks.


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Ring In 2016 at Mayor Snack Frog’s New Year’s Eve Party!

Hi there, Friend! It’s me, Mayor Snack Frog.

Mayor Snack Frog NYE Invitation 2016You are cordially invited to join us for a fatimal New Year’s Eve party at my home on December 31. We’ll have appetizers, beverages, and music. Dinner will be served at 7:30 followed by dancing on the tables and a spirited game of Twister. And of course there will be plenty of cheering and smooching at midnight.

This year the guest of honor will be flying in all the way from Japan. His name is Rilakkuma and he’s a true fatimal at heart. He loves sleeping, lying around, watching television, and listening to music. We think he’ll fit right in at the picnic.

Rilakkuma even sent this present ahead of him. We’d like to keep it secret until New Year’s, but I’ll give you a few clues for now.

1) It helps you make memories.

2) It brings friends closer.

3) It makes everything cute.

Any guesses what it is?

Join us on December 31 to ring in the new year, meet Rilakkuma, and watch as we unveil his gift to the picnic!

 


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A Ripper Aussie New Year’s Party

Each year, Mayor Snack Frog hosts a New Year’s Eve party at his pad and invites all his friends from the picnic and beyond, including you! This year, special guests flew all the way from Australia to attend. These delightful amigurumi characters by Sharon Pridmore of gentlestitches.com included a bushy-tailed possum, 3 foxes, a crocodile, dogs, and zombie bunnies. Australia is filled with dangerous creatures, so Sharon sent along some Easter brown snakes and a red-backed spider as well, all of which we found to be very well-behaved despite their reputation.  You can find patterns for Sharon’s crochet creations on her website or Ravelry. We were also very excited to see that she sent along MEAP2, which she made with my cuddly robot crochet pattern, so MEAP had a girlfriend to dance with all night.

We hope you enjoy this very amateur stop-motion animation, and we wish you plenty to smile about in 2015!


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SQUIRREL PICNIC (the comic): A Day at the Spa

Previous episode: Beatrix’s Perfume

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So they checked into the spa and spent the day getting all the kinks worked out. Jelly Belly Bunny enjoyed having her ears rubbed. Rosa Robin got a seaweed wrap, which she ended up eating instead. Tina developed a crush on her masseur and bought a fifty-visit punch card on her way out. Hodge and Podge received paraffin paw treatments and now they’re ready to crochet up a storm.

SQUIRREL PICNIC (the comic): A Day at the Spa Join us at the picnic for more lighthearted fun!

Welcome the new and improved cast of Squirrel Picnic! They’re bigger and better. Can you tell the difference?

What do you do when your muscles ache from an overindulgence in needle crafting? Do you relax with a heat pad or get a massage? Try a different style of hook or needles? Do you take time off and explore another medium? If you’re suffering from a needle-crafting injury, I’m sending you soothing thoughts and some good wishes to get you back to your craft soon again…

Because next week, I’ll release the pattern for Tina Ballerina Bear and I know you’ll want to try this!


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SQUIRREL PICNIC (the comic): Beatrix’s Perfume

Previous Episode: The Mystery of the Rainbow Chicken

 A very sweet skunk named Beatrix came all the way from Florida to visit Squirrel Picnic.
Naturally, we threw her a welcome party.

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A special thanks to Grace for crocheting Beatrix, telling me her story, and sending her to visit Squirrel Picnic. We all had a wonderful time together, and she’s welcome to come back anytime!