ScrapHappy July 2020

I’ve been waiting a while to be able post this month’s ScrapHappy creation. This particular scrappy chappy was made about two months ago, but he was a present and needed posting. When he was completed we were only going out once a week and trying to avoid unnecessary activities, so he didn’t get mailed straight away. Then, once dispatched, he took several weeks to arrive at his destination because Australia is a long way for someone with such short legs. However, I have received news that he has arrived, so I can share him with a wider audience. So, I echid-you-not, this month’s ScrapHappy is an echidna:

The pale wool was left over from a cardigan, the dark wool from some hedgehogs and the stuffing was some brown wool tops remaining from and ancient, abandoned piece of work.

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I’ve been inspired to write this (and future) ScrapHappy posts by Kate,  Tall Tales from Chiconia. On the fifteenth of every month lots of folks often publish a ScrapHappy post, do check them out:

Kate (me!)Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaireJean,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawnGwen, Connie, Bekki, PaulineSue L,
Sunny and Kjerstin

If you fancy joining, contact Kate and she’ll add you to the list. It would be lovely to see more non-sewing posts, but any use of scraps is welcome.

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28 Comments

  1. Adorable! Glad he made it safely to Australia.

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  2. That’s totally adorable 😍

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  3. Well!! I had never heard of an Echidna before and looked it up. What an extraordinary creature. My grandson, aged 10, loves all things weird and wonderful, so I sent him a link to a site with 10 Fun Facts about Echidna. I am so happy to be introduced to them and yours is adorable.

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  4. What an adorable use of that scrappy wool yarn! I think this Echidna must be the happiest one around!❤️❤️

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  5. He is the bomb!

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  6. He’s very well travelled and rather handsome.

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  7. Love his curly locks 😍

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  8. What fun. He looks delightful; love all his spines.

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  9. What a cutie! But why are you sending echinas to Australia? Coals to Newcastle, etc? Either way, he’s a lot softer and more lovely than the real thing. A less fun fact about them is that their quills are immensely hard, very ‘dirty’ and also hollow. Truck drivers dread seeing them because on the road – if they run over one, the quills will pierce a tyre and slowly deflate it. Tyre repair places will not touch them after that because of the danger of infection when removing the quill.

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  10. He’s lovely! And his quills will be soft. We used to have a cat called puggles but I had never heard of echidnas before today. I hope he likes his new home and is safe from his relatives.

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  11. A glorious Echidna indeed, and as he comes from the snail (and has short legs), it is not surprising that he took his time getting to Australia! I am glad you posted his picture!

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  12. He’s gorgeous!

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  13. enchanting as some have said, definitely a labour of love with those “quills”

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  14. I thought echidna as soon as I saw him! Very effective, and I’m glad he made it all that way safely.

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