Thursday, July 22, 2010

Look, A Contest !!!



One of the first blogs I followed when I began blogging was Rachael Rabbit. I was so impressed with her talent that it took a while for me to work up the courage to leave a comment.

At first, of course, I was attracted by her soft toys.


I collect soft toys and I love making them, so her blog was a joy to browse thru and gather inspiration.


She knits and crochets, but she also creates masterpieces on the sewing machine.


Look at this beautiful quilt she did for a babies room. It's based on the book 'The Little Engine That Could'. I am so impressed with this piece!


Besides baby stuff like this little blanket, she does clothes and accessories. This girl can do it all. But for the past year she only blogged now and then and though she continued to do some crafting, her production was down. There's a good reason for that.


This baby bunny has been keeping her pretty busy.

But Rachael Rabbit is back and she has a contest running on her blog.


Remember these stackable cats?


I knit these last year for my niece.


They were soon joined by this pile of pups.


They became a raffle prize at a dog show.

My next project from the same designer will be these hanging bats. Aren't they cute. They will stay here with me.

I love her designs so much that I'm planning on knitting the tub of bubbles after the bats. Who is this designer? Her name is Anna Hrachovec and her designs called Mochi Mochi are found here. She has a new book out with some new designs.

If you would like to win a copy of this book that has instructions for 20 cute little creatures, just pay a visit to Rachael Rabbit and leave a comment on which Mochi Mochi design you like best. It's that easy.

26 comments:

Nichole said...

Oh I love Mochimochi Land! Is the stackable dogs a pattern for sale? I've only seen the cat pattern...

Lola said...

Neither of my Moms (or Daddy, either) could make any of those if you sat there and told them what to do stitch by stitch. But they sure are pretty to look at.

wags, Lola

little princess Luna~ said...

OMD--CHOCK FULL OF CUTENESS~!!!! :D

xo,
luna

Vivian said...

I love knitted toys. I've done couple of them, but never made them as cute as in your pictures. It's the little things that matters -- eyes, noses, tails, etc. They are just adorable.

Rachael Rabbit said...

Gosh - you are a star - I'm utterly touched. (Can't believe Bernard the Blue Bunny - my first ever - got a picture.) Thank you so much. I'm in your debt. x

Maggie and Mitch said...

Mom HATES bats but she says those are the most adorable bats she has ever seen!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Janet said...

Such cute softies! I'd love to try the pile of pups. Can't wait to see your hanging bats.

Sam said...

Those are really cute. Especially the bubbles, with the beady little eyes! Seems like you'll have a lot to keep yourself busy.

Minna Krebs said...

Oh my goodness! I will definitely go check out her site! I love knitting, but I can only make so many scarfs and dishcloths. These look so fun!!

Thanks for posting!

Benny and Lily said...

wow that lady makes awesome stuff. Thanks
Benny & Lily

Nicki said...

Those are all so cute. Too bad I don't remember how to knit.

Sallie said...

Beautiful!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Those are so beautiful!! We will check out the site! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Mr. Pip said...

So cute ...my little sister LOVES rabbits. I think I will pop over to her blog right now!

Your pal, Pip

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh, to be so creative, and talented, and oh to have the time to do all those beautiful things. Sigh!

Channon said...

Love to look at 'em, but the seams do me in. Just the same, I might have to go leave a comment...

Kerry said...

Those BATS! omg I wish I could knit, but I fear it's toooo late.

Marjie said...

Since we had an exterminator in today to consult about the bats in my belfry (I said it so you don't have to), I'm not much into the knitted bats. But those are some adorable knit toys. Lucky you, having the ability to make them and children to whom to give them!

Thor said...

How talented girl! Those pieces are so cute!

Mango said...

Your mom is most talented for sure. Those are some totally amazing things.

Hey! Still hot, right? When will it ever end?

Slobbers,
mango

the 4 Bs said...

wow! we are barkless! our human says that is pretty impressive stuff. we love your stacking cats and pups. the bats are very cute too. the human can't do anything. really. nothing.

woofs.

George the Lad said...

Those are great knitted items, I love all of them, thanks for showing us.
See Yea George xxx

soulbrush said...

oh wow i am totally in love with all of these...isn't it too hot to knit there? we are melting here in london.

Lorenza said...

All of them are pawesome!
My mom visits her blog from time to time!
Happy Weekend to all of you!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Tee said...

So cute! You're quite a talent too Sue. I wish someone here could teach me how to knit ... :P

Tee

Twix said...

Well, I hate to say it but my momma would have no use for that book. She can't even sew a button on! I am in love with the stackable pups! They are so very cute! We are off to check out Mochi Mochi!
Snuggles,
Twix