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Time to draw the winner of my July ‘Review and Win’ contest… and it’s another dinosaur review! This time it’s from Monica B, with her review of my Tyrannosaurus Rex pattern:

amigurumi tyrannosaurus rex by planetjune

This is my favorite dinosaur pattern, simple, quick and Very well made! I have made several of them already, as well as other PlanetJune dinos! June makes her patterns very user friendly. I recommend PlanetJune to family!

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

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Today I visited the South Africa Post Office for the first time, to mail out my first batch of orders since reopening for shipping. I was totally surprised to be handed a sheet of stamps – the old gummed type – I haven’t seen them for years! And there wasn’t even one of those wet sponge thingys, so I had to actually lick 26 stamps so I could mail out my orders while I was at the post office. Yuck! I’ve had a bad taste in my mouth for the rest of the day. The things I do for my customers… πŸ˜‰

I bought extra stamps so I hopefully won’t have to go through that experience again, and they are so pretty I thought I’d share them with you. They seem to have two stamp ranges going at the moment. The first is called “The Luminous Beauty of South African Beadwork” and it shows beaded handcrafts:

south african stamps

And the second is called “South African Sea and Coastal Birds” and each stamp shows a different sea bird, including the African Penguin:

south african stamps

Crafting and wildlife – it’s like they knew I was coming πŸ˜‰


  1. Stacey Trock said

    I just mailed a postcard from Bermuda… and was surprised by the lick-your-own stamps there, too!
    I suppose you’ll have to get one of those at-home sponge-y licking things!

  2. Nancy said

    i luv ur amis! could u make a set of desert ami? i would luv a camel and lizard/gecko & a tortoise!!

    • June said

      Thanks for the ideas, Nancy! I already have a gecko pattern, but I’ll add the others to my list πŸ™‚

  3. emily said

    Do you remember when I asked for a tropical flower set? Here’s my answer:
    A hibiscus, of course, anthurium, and yes, a plumeria. Thank you sooo much, and God bless you!

    • June said

      Thanks, Emily! I already have a plumeria pattern, but the others look very pretty too – I’ll add the others to my list πŸ™‚

  4. Lynne said

    Oh that’s too funny about the lickable stamps. We can always count on you to above and beyond for us customers.

  5. Congrats to the winner!

  6. I love the stamps, June. Thanks for posting pictures. I think I will have to make an order just so we can get these for our collection. (My husband tells me they only count if they’ve been used!)

    • June said

      Hee, maybe I should start a new advertising campaign: “Free used South African stamps with every order!” πŸ˜‰

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