Thursday, May 28, 2015

Wombats give the best cuddles

Last year MH and I were very lucky to be in the right place at the right time while we were on holiday in Tasmania to meet some orphan baby wombats. I adore wombats, so I was in heaven!

 We met three wombats that day and all of them were found in their mothers pouches after being hit by cars. Thankfully a local volunteer takes them in and cares for them until they can be released back into the wild.

Even as young wombats they have long claws and tough butts. As adults they can use their leathery rumps to crush snakes and other creatures that try to invade their burrows.

Young wombats like humans and cuddles. However, once they become 'teenagers' that all changes and they become the stereotypical grumpy and solitary wombat people know (and love!).

If you can buy or borrow a copy, I'd recommend 'Diary of a Wombat' by Jackie French for more about wombat adventures. She based the story on her own experiences with wombats on her property.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Another year, another quilt

A dear friend had a baby recently, so it was time for me to try another quilt. This time I went for a simple rectangle design.

The hardest part of making this was trying to find nice fabric. There was a lot of pastel blue and pink which weren't the look I wanted.  

 I finally found some cute Japanese bunny fabric to sandwich around a mix of animal prints.

 I do love the jungle print I used for the back as it is very bright and cheery.

Though I'm not sure what a zebra is doing in the jungle with a flower..!