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it’s Groundhog Day (again!)

Happy Groundhog Day! Apart from being my favourite made-up holiday, it’s also time for me to draw January’s ‘Review and Win’ contest winner… This month’s lucky winner is Rita G, with her review of my Detail Stuffing Tool:

Detail Stuffing Tool for amigurumi and plush by planetjune

I used this stuffing tool and the result was great!! I have crocheted a lot of stuffed animals with the result I used the end of a crochet hook, bamboo stuffing tool, or other means to get stuffing into small places. The results weren’t always good. With this little stuffing tool I had great results finding the stuffing went where I wanted it to go so my animal took shape turning out really cute! I look forward to using this tool again and again! I highly recommend this tool!!

Congratulations, Rita, I’ll email you to find out which pattern you’d like as your prize!

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And now back to the important news of today: none of the famous groundhogs (Punxsutawney Phil, Wiarton Willie, and Shubenacadie Sam) saw their shadows this morning, so that means they all predicted an early spring – let’s hope they were right!

crocheted amigurumi groundhog by planetjune

I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since the Groundhog-Along! My crocheted groundhog is hibernating in a box in the basement (together with all my other amigurumi) while we try to sell our house, so he’s passing on prognosticating today. I wonder what all the other amigurumi ‘hogs will predict today..? 🙂

Happy Groundhog Day, everyone! BING!


  1. Sonja said

    A year! I know! Crazy fast year. My Groundhog personally told me it would be a lovely, early spring.

    • June said

      Hooray! (Although, I’ll probably be in South Africa before spring hits, either way, so I suppose it shouldn’t really make that much difference to me!)

  2. paula said

    You forgot Western New York’s Dunkirk Dave :0}

    That name always makes me laugh.

    Perhaps I need to do a review . . . it would get me going on your craft which I have wanted to try.

    • June said

      Heehee – I hadn’t heard of Dunkirk Dave! There’s also apparently a Balzac Billy and several [Place Name] Chucks – these groundhogs do get saddled with some funny names 🙂

      You should definitely try crochet – I know I’m biased, but it’s a relaxing and fun hobby, and it’s very satisfying to be able to create something special from just a ball of yarn and a hook!

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