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post-deadline goals

Now I’m over my deadline, I finally have time to make a dent in the huge to-do list of ideas I’ve amassed over the past few months while I’ve been too busy to work on any of them. I have 4 projects on the go already, but ‘reorganise craft room/office’ has to be the most important (if boring) of them all.

I’m posting this now in the hope that I’ll finally be able to show you pics of my craft room next week (something I’ve been planning for a long time but it’s always too embarrassingly disorganised to photograph). I hope you’ll forgive a little mess – it’s a working room and I have a lot of craft supplies, so it’s just not possible to ever get it completely tidy!

crocheted orangutan and tissue paper flowers by planetjune

For now, here’s a little sneak peek of the top of the cubbies that sit on one of my desks. One of the nicest things about making pretty things is getting to look at them: here’s my orang utan and my tissue paper carnations. In a crazy ‘night before the deadline’ moment, I decided my orang utan looked a little hungry and freeform crocheted a little amigurumi banana for him (that’s not weird, is it?!). I think he looks much happier now – what do you think?


  1. Crystelle said

    Wow! That monkey really looks like he is eating a real banana! I had to take a double0take!

    Good job! I’m impressed!

  2. Tam said

    The orang utan is beautiful, his face is so sweet, and the banana is great. I crochet fruits and veggies for my sister-in-law’s kindergarten classroom (carrots, artichoke, apple, cabbage, etc.), but I’ve not done a banana. I think the kids would love it, now I’m inspired.

  3. Etha said

    Oh wow the urang is fabulous!! banana looks tasty πŸ™‚

  4. Hey June! Did you see this?
    Those little thingies (which remind of Froggle Rock) are TOO CUTE! πŸ™‚
    Love the orangutan too, and no, it’s not weird (at least that’s what I like to believe!). The busiest I am the more I seem to crochet other non-related stuff πŸ™‚

    • June said

      Haha, yes I did see it, Ana! I’ve always dreaded the day I’d get ‘featured’ on What Not to Crochet – luckily they weren’t picking on me (this time) though!

  5. Maggie said

    Hi, Your work is very inspirational to me so I would like to give you the Sunshine Award to say thank you. You can collect the award from my blog:

    Never put down your hook πŸ™‚

  6. hehe that is too cute love it. The Orang Utan looks happier now… Oh craftroom organizatin i still have to set mine up… maybe today is the day to start πŸ™‚

    • June said

      Do it, Becky! You’ll feel so happy when your craft room is organised (I’m still working on mine but it’s much better already) πŸ™‚

  7. Kat said

    Perfectly adorable

  8. photojenic said

    That banana is PERFECTION. πŸ˜€

  9. Lynne said

    He looks happier and I’m sure you needed a creative break making you happier. I know my ground hog is still putting a smile on my face.

  10. yarnpr0n said

    That banana looks fantastic! I love the proportions of it and it looks good enough to eat.
    I’m secretly hoping to see this orangutang in person one day. I’m absolutely in love with him!! Looking forward to seeing pictures of your craft room too. πŸ™‚

  11. Rachel said

    Aww…that’s so cute!!!

  12. Lindy said

    I think your orang utan is adorable, and the banana looks incredible & good enough to eat:) Love the carnations too!

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