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May update

A Personal Note

I’ve been trying to put on a brave face, but I’m really struggling at the moment: my life, especially this immigration-related stuff, has got insanely stressful. I’m still doing what I can for PlanetJune, but stress and creativity don’t mix well, and my progress is frustratingly slow.

This situation won’t last forever (and I have lots of ideas waiting in the wings for when my mojo returns!) – I just wanted to explain why I’ll be unusually quiet for a while, especially on Twitter and Facebook.

Okay, enough about that!

Review and Win contest

April’s ‘Review and Win’ winner is Kim W, with her review of my Orca (Killer Whale):

Orca (Killer Whale) amigurumi crochet pattern by PlanetJune

This pattern is very detailed. The many color changes were very time consuming, but not difficult and the finished product was worth the effort. I appreciated the the tips on exactly where to sew on the flippers. I was able to get them to look right the fist time.

I’m glad you enjoyed it, Kim! Congrats – I’ll email you to find out which pattern you’d like as your prize đŸ™‚

May Flowers CAL

Which of my botanical patterns (flowers, plants and fruit) do you like best? Why not make it for the May Flowers CAL this month? You’ll find all the details in the PlanetJune Ravelry group.

May Flowers CAL at PlanetJune

NB: All the patterns are available in the Flowers & Plants section of my shop, except the Mushroom and Toadstool, which are exclusively available in my book: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Amigurumi. And if you’re short on cash, 10 of the patterns are donationware, so you can use them for free (or pay what you can)!


  1. Mia said

    Dear June:
    thinking about you and sending meditation on loving kindness (Maitri) your way:
    May you be safe and protected from harm.
    May you be happy and have a peaceful joyful heart.
    May you be healthy and have a body that supports you with energy.
    May you live with the ease that comes from well-being.

    “You” can be interchanged for “I” or “we” or “everyone” during reciting this meditation.

    I also found that yoga brings some momentary tranquility into my sometimes heavy mind. Here is a Canadian yoga website that you may be interested Padma’s video’s can be downloaded. If you are unable to download them and are interested in having them please let me know. I would be happy to mail you all of the videos (no worries about the cost).

  2. Stress and anxiety can be a real problem in the creation process but take heart, sometimes a break (for whatever reason) can be just the thing we need to let inspiration and ideas germinate. I hope everything settles down for you and your mojo returns very soon.

  3. Alicia Brink said

    so sorry about all the immigration issues. Hope there will be an end soon.

  4. SugarAngel said

    -Hugs- I’m sorry. If I find it stressful just visiting a country and having to do customs and all that, I can’t imagine what immigration has to be like for you.

    Sending lots of love and strength your way and hoping for a quick end to this trial in your life. <3

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