The Awesome Orca

The Awesome Orca Until I started on this pattern as part of my whale series, I didn’t appreciate that while called a “killer whale” the Orca is actually part of the dolphin family. They are such magnificent animals, so easily recognizable with their black and white... Read more »

The Gregarious Beluga Whale

The Gregarious Beluga Whale Sightings of Beluga Whales are pretty scarce in this neck of the woods. This Beluga Whale pattern is super easy ornament to make. My whale is a pale blue, but white or off white would be more accurate. I so like their “smiles” – they seem such happy... Read more »

The Majestic Humpback Whale

The Majestic Humpback Whale The Majestic Humpback Whale is number three in my whale series. He’s already off to grace baby Elijah’s room (my nephew). Found on both coasts of the United States, the Humpback is a summer visitor to the coast of Maine. Have fun! Right-click here and... Read more »

The Endangered Blanding’s Turtle

The Endangered Blanding’s Turtle This turtle design grew out of an email I received from Nancy. A fourth-grade teacher, Nancy raises two Blanding’s Turtle hatchlings with her class each year. Once grown, they release the turtles into the wilds of Massachusetts. This is my second attempt at the... Read more »

The Benevolent Blue Whale

The Benevolent Blue Whale Whale number two in my whale series is the Benevolent Blue Whale, designed with love for my new nephew.  He’s too young to appreciate them, but I’m having fun designing them for him.  I hope you have fun with him! Right click here and select “save... Read more »

The Wondrous Sperm Whale

The Wondrous Sperm Whale When I learned that my new nephew’s bedroom was being decorated with whales, I went to work designing them. If you’ve been visiting for a while, you know that I prefer to design realistic looking ornaments. And while I tried to do this for the sperm whale,... Read more »

The Lonesome Lobster

The Lonesome Lobster This lobster pattern has been a long time coming. It took me numerous starts before I was happy with the pattern. The challenge is in how narrow the legs are – there’s not a lot of substance to them. I wonder what would happen with pipe cleaners for legs?... Read more »

The Bodacious Beaver

The Bodacious Beaver During my travels Downeast I’ve seen many beaver lodges – the pile of sticks peeking out of an estuary, pond or marsh. On occasion, I watched a beaver swim along, but I’ve never seen one actively working on their home. Yet it’s clear that... Read more »

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