Tuesday, June 1, 2010

It's a carnival of ...


CROCODILES!
Yes I know there is no such thing as a carnival of crocodiles but if I used the correct term for a group of crocodiles which is a congregation or a float of crocodiles would you still have come for a look !
Anyway here I am with my new pattern called
Chris the Crocodile .
This one has been a loooong time in the works as I started on him before Christmas and made lots of crocodiles , I think maybe that was when it turned into a carnival or maybe a circus !
I worked so hard on this design (and cried and swore ) and then finally sent it off to the best pattern testers around .
It was thoroughly tested and the pattern was tweaked and then .........ta da !
The winning crocodile was found !


If you would like to see Jeanettes or Fionas or Annettes or Rachels version pop over to their blogs and ask them nicely I'm sure they'd love to show you .  
Thankyou to these girls you are stars !
Would you like to make your own Chris the Crocodile?
No pattern release is complete without a giveaway
so here are all the rules and conditions ...
only joking no rules on this blog .
But if you would like to blog about it I'll count you twice .
Just leave a comment and I will draw a winner on the weekend .
Seeya in a while crocodile .

Thankyou for your interest , this giveaway is now closed .



90 comments:

Sarah Craig said...

Oooh, my granddaughter would love one of those crocodiles!! They are just too cute! I'll post on my blog, too!

Robyn said...

I love your posts and everything you do!!
You ALWAYS make smile and /or laugh!!
..and you have the knack of always making me feel 'normal' :p

Mwah ha ha ha ha ha!!
Gorgeous Crocs Clare!!

SoozeM said...

Very cool crocodiles, love them!!

Tori said...

Oh these are darling!!
vrtheriot@gmail.com

Kerryanne English said...

Another winner Clare for sure.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Barb said...

They are just toooooooooooooo cute!

I will post about it, look on my left sidebar.

Linda said...

Too cute! I think in this case we can ignore the "Never smile at a crocodile" saying :)

Deb said...

Clare, Chris the crocodile is great. Ow I can just visualise little boys swinging him rou nd by the tail banging smaller siblings on the heads-great times aheads. He is so cute.
hugs Deb

Asteria said...

i love themm!!!!and before i saw the winning croc, i already loved the one on the far left :)

Mistea said...

That is one cute Chris there stomping on his/her cousins.

Carnival is just the right work we all know how much they like to play.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Your crocodile came out cute! It's hard to find a good croc pattern. It must be hard to make.

Katie B. said...

My three year old son just saw this picture and said, "Mommy, you make me crocodiles?" So, yeah, I'm going to be needing this pattern!!

Sarah said...

Oh you clever lady!! I just love them. I have that blue and purple paisley fabric too! Please enter me in your lovely giveaway. I'll put the photo in my sidebar too.

Liz said...

A big crocodile smie. They are so cute!!!! there will be a croc. pic on my blog.

Vicki said...

HOw awesomely original Clare :) Fabulous crocodile :)

Vic said...

I think a Carnival of Crocs is just perfect - as is Chris himself!

Kim D. said...

Wow, your crocodile is adorable!!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Cute! Crocs!....They look fantastic...Crikey!

ittybittyandpretty said...

count me in, i would love the chance to try this little fella out :)
xxrseoy

sandra said...

never smile at a crocodile -- but you can at these, they are great.

Little House of Limes said...

hehe these are way cute! x

Kimba4 said...

just love your crocodile they are cute

Maree: said...

They are Fabulous...Great Job.!
cheers

The Patch Craft said...

Wow dont they look fantastic. My little boy loves crocodiles, his grandma has a hand puppet and its the first things he goes for.

Sue said...

Despite the words to the song I'd have to smile at these crocodiles. They are all gorgeous.

Natalie Ross said...

Hiya Clare! No I wasn't sitting on the dunny! LOL......Thought about it though. YIKES! LOVE LOVE LOVE your crocs. Too cool indeedy doo. I have a funny story about crocodiles. i'll try and make it short. When I was 18 I lived up in Cairns at Clifton Beach. It's not a public beach. Behind the beach was a creek. My younger sister Mel had lived up there a while before I joined her and we went for a walk one day to the creek. She sat back on a log while I sat on the waters edge and soaked my feet. After about 1/2 hour or so I noticed an old faded sign on the other side, just above all the reeds. It read "Crocodiles inhabit this creek".....The road runner has nothing on me. My sister thought it was so funnyand she knew as well. I wonder how much she really loves me. One swoop and I would have been dinner. Gives me the creeps still to this day. Your crocs look too well trained for that! You Clever girl.....

Nat :-)

CraftyHelen said...

Please may I join in? Those croca are just fab! I'm having a giveaway too if you would like to pop by?xx

trash said...

Oh. I. Love. These. Came over from Rachel's blog and think these are just fabulous. I would love to throw my name into the mix please.

Karen's Korner said...

Chris is the cutest croc I have ever seen. Well done

Roseanne said...

I have put a post on my blog about your giveaway. I just love chris the crocadile .

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh Clare they are just so cute...

barb's creations said...

As per usual your quirkiness roped me in! How adorable is that crocodile (can a crocodile be adorable?) Congratulations on another gorgeous creation :) Barb.

The Humming Cat said...

Fantastic!! Super cute, great to see a softie for the bigger boys!

Bellgirl said...

Crikey! My son is three, and he's crocodile mad. Thanks for the giveaway!

Bellgirl said...

BTW I've blogged about it over here: http://sewmuchtowin.blogspot.com/2010/06/clares-craftroom-crocodile-giveaway.html

sue niven said...

I have blogged about it! count me in twice please! thanks!!!

fuelforbodyandsoul said...

How fantastic - you don't get enough toy crocs :)

sweetbabies00 said...

Great job. These are so cute!

Serenata said...

Great crocs! Lovely, vibrant and colourful.

Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

My son would go crazy for these - i REALLY hope I win :) :) :)

Vanessa said...

I would love to be entered in the draw ... will blog about it later too off on the school run soon so no time to blog now .... chat soon !

Vanessa

Jindi's Cottage said...

Hi Clare...yay! Chris has been let loose on the world...he is such a cutie and so fun and easy to make. Congratulations on your new pattern.
Oh, and please Don't count me in the giveaway (not that I win these things anyway) as of course I've already got me Clarence, Chris' brother.
Clarence has made his appearance on my blog with a link back to you, hope you get lots and lots of orders.

carmel said...

they look so cute!
i would love to make them as well!
great pattern!
thanks!

carmel said...

and i blogged about it
thanks!
http://mellowisme.blogspot.com/

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hello gorgeous Clare! :-)

Wow - Chris the Croc is fantastic sweetie! Love him! :-)

I will be giving you a call sometime soon!!! Unless I call the wrong number again! LOL!

Hugs! Vikki xx

Lisa said...

I love it Clare... count me in please Hugs LIsa

The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

Oh this is sooo cool...I would pass this pattern on to my wonderful Mummy to make for her grandson...which she would love to do...I just know it.

Thanks for the chance and fingers crossed

Liesa

sy said...

the crocs are so cute :D

Jill said...

This crazy softie really appeals to my sense of humour. Would love to have one for my very own hint hint (see you later aligator)!!

Allie said...

HOW CUTE IS THAT!!! I can't imagine writing a pattern for it - you rock!

michal said...

Wow, How cute is that!!!! I like the way such a scary anumal is turned to be so cute!
Please count me in!

Thanks!

Susie said...

I love a croc, and i love these, you are so clever Clare. He would make a great draught stopper thats for sure. Count me in, i will drop a tweet or two also.

Have a super week.

Susie from
I Just Love That Fabric

Cathy said...

love your crocodiles!
thank you for being the first to comment on my new blog ;-)

Julie-Ann said...

They are so cute:)

Lucky-1 said...

Oh they are just so cute:) Too cute to be scary....lol

Shiree said...

oh Clare, these are way too cute indeed, I love em!!!

Jackie said...

Chris is so cute, i love him and he looks like he would be fun to make.

Julia said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Cool crocodile!! I'd love to make one :)

Jackie Davis said...

Flipping throuh my blogs and my daughter wanted to se the CROC!!! Too cute! We saw the others (except one we could't find on the second link). Anyhoo - THANKS!
Jackie (at)jackiesue.com

SewCalGal said...

OMG this is so cute. I can think of so many fun ideas of making them for gifts, charity, fundraisers, and simply to bring smiles to those that need good cheer. Delightful gators!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Roscia said...

WOW they are lovely. My daughter would love one.

michal said...

Hi! I just blogged about the giveaway!
http://noniandlooli.blogspot.com/2010/06/ok-so-this-month-was-supposed-to-be-all.html
Thanks again for the giveaway! I just love this crocodile!

Catherine said...

They are so great - I love that curly smile! We are big fans of crocodiles (the imaginary kind, anyway!) over here!

Little Green Doll said...

They are wonderful!!!

tarabu said...

Those are adorable! And a carnival of crocodiles does sound fun - a float of crocodiles sounds like some freaky desert 12 year-old boys would make at camp.

lisaestrada said...

Wow, what a great pattern. Thank you for the giveaway!

SewCalGal said...

Your gators are so very cute. I've posted about your giveaway on my site where I share insights on contests & giveaways: http://sewcalgalcontestinfo.blogspot.com/

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

So cute! It would be fun to make one each for my grandson and my granddaughter! Thanks for counting me in.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

What fun! I know exactly who I would make the croc for so count me in please!
Hugs,
Kerry
kerrykatiecakeskeb43@gmail.com

Jenny said...

found your giveaway at sewcalgal's blog...id love this pattern...alligator is my 2 year old sons favorite word! i would love to make this for him!! thanks for a chance, and congratulations!

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

My little boys would love some crocs. Great work on the pattern it is too cute!

Cheryl said...

What lovely crocodiles! They are absolutely adorable!

deserae said...

Love the crocodiles!!!

Stormy Days said...

Those are adorable, what fun. Thanks.

Nanbon44 said...

I would love to win one of your lovely patterns, my grand kids are always wanting me to make them things.

Sandra Henderson said...

Adorable!

sandra said...

I would love that pattern to make for my 3 year old grandson. He is visually impaired but just loves crocodiles from the stories we tell him so I will just have to make him one even if I don't win pattern.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

My grandson is crazy over crocodiles and I would love to make him one of these! So cute!

Susie said...

Thanks Clare, i definitely would love a pattern to sell in my store.

Susie from
I Just Love That Fabric

Lauren said...

Eeek, cute crocs! I reconnected with my sewing machine today and I am so excited about the endless creations possible!!!

Anonymous said...

how do you enter to win/

Simone de Klerk said...

wonderful crocodiles! I've never seen a pattern of one yet! Congratulations!

Linda said...

My grandson who is 18mths old would just love to win one of these croccodiles. Maybe nana could make him one if only she had a pattern.

Mel said...

i would love a chance to win him! and ill go post now! thanks!

Mel said...

i blogged about it and my blog is melhenk.blogspot.com

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Adorable crocodile pattern! I would love to make some!

Micki said...

Adorable pattern. I would love to make it!
Micki

Nanci said...

Absolutely love this critter! Would keep the dog away from the door!
Very very cute!

Beeshebags said...

Hi, Can you please pop my name into the giveaway? Hugs Naomi

Jeannine said...

They are so great - I love that curly smile! We are big fans of crocodiles (the imaginary kind, anyway!) over here!