Rhino and Hedgehog are an unconventional couple and their recent love affair came as a surprise to both their parents. While on vacation in Apapulco, the two met gazes and have been inseparable ever since.
Sure, rhino has a rough and tough outer skin, but to hedgehog, he is always soft and squishy.
Hedgehog can come across as prickly and cold, but she is always sweet and kind to rhino.
They know their pairing is unusual but, for them, it just works!
A note about this project: Hedgehog and rhino were made for a couple getting married in November. The hedghog was adapted from a pattern I found here by “Drunken Aunt Wendy.” I made her smaller, improvised a bit and added legs, but the bow, the loop stitch idea, and the face are taken directly from the pattern. Rhino was an original design. I had the hardest time with that muzzle, but when he was all put together I was pretty pleased with him. I didn’t intend to give rhino a bowler hat, but he asked for one.
As for Happy Handmade, I have a lot of news! First, you can now find Happy Handmade at one of my very favorite stores in Oakland, Marion and Rose’s Workshop on 9th Street! This store is beautiful and really represents some of the best locally handmade items in the area. I am so thrilled to have my work sitting in such a lovely store among so many other fabulous handmade items!
Second, I have registered for my first Oakland craft show! Mark your calendars! November 24th, you will find Happy Handmade Christmas ornaments, cards and other crocheted buddies galore at the Patchwork Festival in Jack London Square! I can’t wait! But I’m also panicking, sooo…
I’ve temporarily put my Etsy shop on vacation to give myself a little prep time for this craft show. I hate to do it. I rarely ever put my shop on vacation, but I’ve set my mind to doing this craft show and I want to do it right. If you have any custom order questions between now and November 24th, please email me or comment here on my blog and I’ll get right back to you!
Fourth, there will be lots of new buddies to meet in the next couple months as I prepare for this craft show and, whatever leftover inventory I create will be available just in time for the holidays! It will be so fun to see piles and piles of smiling faces on cute little crocheted bodies.
Fifth, basketball season is about to start. Get hyped!
Finally, it’s feeling like Fall here in Oakland. The air is crisp and we need sweaters and closed-toed shoes again. We’ve picked out our pumpkin and costumes and I’m going to try and post a tutorial, soon, for a treat-or-treat bag idea I have. We’re making sure to eat pumpkin and cinnamon-laden things and enjoy the Fall season.
With that, I wish you all a happy, busy, pumpkiny Autumn-time from here at Happy Handmade HQ!