Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hedgehog Chocolates

My mom is allergic to fur and feathers, and that is how, when I was young, I came to have a hedgehog for a pet. She was a cute little African Pygmy Hedgehog, and we named her Miss Tiggywinkle after Beatrix Potter's hedgehog washerwoman. So when I was browsing Mary Konior's Tatting Patterns and came across the pattern she calls Hedgehogs, I knew I had to make it soon. But it wasn't till I was brainstorming how to decorate my chocolate box for Isdihara's awesome contest that I knew where. In the book the pattern is an edging, and apparently designed not by Mary Konior, but by Lady Hoare. I took just one repeat though, to make a little hedgehog for my box. You have to use your imagination to see him, as he is more a suggestion of a hedgehog than a clearly defined one, but I think he's rather cute. The two rows of Chain Reaction (a pattern that is designed by Mary Konior) are his hedges, of course! At the moment he is wandering in the open field snuffling for insects and grubs.

7 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Adorable! I'll have to look up the pattern now... thanks for the inspiration!

Lily said...

that is so cute!

So glad to hear of your interesting pet...

Isdihara said...

So darn cute I can barely tear myself away! Bet you didn't know that my twin sister (when she lived in the UK) collected hedgehog figurines, plushies, etc. I enjoyed sending her hedgehog chocolates each year in her Christmas box! Sadly, I have not seen hedgehog chocolates anywhere for a long time. Thank you for reminding me of the fond hedgie memories!

tattrldy said...

Cute! And I love the color you chose as the background. Good luck in the contests.

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Oh very pretty and yes cute!

Good luck in the contest :)

tatterjil said...

Thanks, y'all. And good luck to my fellow competitors! :)

Isdihara, I had no idea, but I'm so glad you have fond memories of hedgehogs too. Hedgies are just so cute!

BSOTF said...

Tatterjil,
Those two colors complement each other so well! I can see why you used them. Good luck!