Squirrel Picnic

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Something to Smile About

5.9.16 Something to Smile About from Squirrel Picnic

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Two Little Country Squirrels in the Big City: Squirrel Picnic Visits NYC

This past weekend, Hodge and Podge and I flew to New York City to explore, get inspired, catch up with old friends, and make some new ones too.

Hodge and Podge in Times Square Continue reading


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You Made This!

It’s so cool to see Squirrel Picnic projects from people all over the world. Thank you all for choosing my patterns and for taking the time to share your finished projects with me.

I’d like to extend a special thanks to these awesome folks, whose projects are featured in this edition: Alicia Kelly Rippingale, Margie Smith, Theresa Estep, Christine Knapp, Elaine Womack, Julie-Anna Smith, Marta Ruso, Ina Ringel, Marcia Cristina, Ankharas, Mona Reyes, Taylor, Janette Vanzanen, bpitard, cyrusmum, plantersmith, ellafofella, nlezama, nessiesparklepony, kaypendragon, mamascents, ShiloSol, lyndeepitiak, rpayne8457, violinone, kaurin, Penella, angelclassy, foxxxy, mrsrefjr, rosecrochet44, lese1, Idskje, walkerlover, Blacky67, and Frau Tapete.

If you’ve made something awesome with one of my patterns, I’d love to include you in a future installment of You Made This! And if there’s anyone I missed, I’m terribly sorry. Let me know and I’ll include you in the next edition. Please send a photo of your project to squirrelpicnic{at}gmail{dot}com. Continue reading


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Hodge and Podge Are Going to New York City!

Hodge and Podge and I are very excited about our trip to the Big Apple this weekend. None of us has ever been. We’ll just be three little wide-eyed squirrels in the big city. Luckily I have some very nice friends who will be looking out for us. We’re going to visit the Vogue Knitting Live marketplace at the Marriott Marquis near Times Square, the garment district (can’t wait to step foot in Mood!), Chinatown, High Line, Battery Park, and the World Trace Center Memorial Plaza to name a few. We can’t wait to get there and hug our friends and explore the city! But first we better pack.

Hodge and Podge Go to New York

Hodge and Podge have packed their bags for their big trip to New York City. What are you bringing, Podge?

Hodge and Podge Go to New York 3 “I’m bringing a book on how to knit. I can’t wait to check out all the goodies at the Vogue Knitting event.
Better brush up on my knitting skills first!”

And Hodge what are you bringing?

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“I’m bringing a donut.”

Huh, I see. Well, I guess we’re just about set then. New York City, here we come!


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Charm Exchange Part 5: The Big Finale

Jennifer's Kokeshi Doll CharmsCharm exchanges are a blast! I had never even heard of a charm exchange before Sylvie approached me to be a part of hers. And I’m so glad that she did. It introduced me to a whole new world: I got to try mini-crochet for the first time, expand my jewelry-making skills, and meet a bunch of really great artists whom I can now call my friends.

Erikia's Coral CharmThis being the charm exchange finale, I thought we might accomplish two things: (1) show off our final jewelry pieces to the world and (2) answer all your questions and provide advice on how you can start an exchange of your own, because seriously, you really should try this! Continue reading