It’s Hank’s birthday time of year again!  His mom (the felt mouse) is a super crafter, so I know that homemade gifts are definitely appreciated in his neck of the woods, even if they happen to inadvertently turn out kinda-wonky.  Unfortunately, last year I had to very rudely and mysteriously disappear from Hank’s Rockin’ Robot party due a violent illness of light-speed onset….so I was pleased to get a repeat invitation this year.


Funny Confession Ecard: I live in constant fear of accidentally mentioning something I only know about you because I've stalked you on the internet.

In my free time as an internet stalker, I discovered that Hank was having an alligator-themed party this year.  I decided to knit him an alligator stuffy from Zoe Mellor’s Knitted Toys.  (My sewing machine is currently on hiatus due to the beginning of awesome KNITTING WEATHER!)  Here’s how he ended up turning out:


knit crocodile alligator zoe mellor knitted toys

knit crocodile alligator zoe mellor knit toys













On a whole, I like it… but I wish it looked a little less….sausage-y. To me, it looks kind of like a sausage that might bite you back… like a spicy Italian flavored one or something.


I decided to make the crocodile something to eat so that he would look a little less….processed by Jimmy Dean.  I actually looked online as to the diet of alligators/ crocodiles and briefly debated whether or not I was skilled enough to somehow fashion a gazelle or wildebeest out of scraps.  After a full night’s sleep, I joined all you fine folk in what you call “reality” and decided to make a fish instead.

knit crocodile alligator zoe mellor knit toys 



So sorry if this picture caused a re-living of painful childhood memories of carnival prizes long gone.  :(


In the end, the party was great, the kids had fun, everyone got into the spirit, and I think Hank enjoyed his alli-Italian-sausage-gator.

OMG-isn't Hank such a cutie?!?

design by Josie


definitely NOT anywhere nearly as adorable as Hank...


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One Response to Croco-sausage

  1. jennifer w. says:

    Thank you so much! He hugged his new friend all the way home :) Thank you so much for coming!

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