Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Dream Fantasy

Odoh's Story.
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Odoh the owl woke up one Summer morning and opened his eyes.


Odoh was amazed by what he saw lying before him, there stretching as far as the eye could see was a magical land, one that filled him with awe and wonder.  He set out to explore wishing that he had a friend with which he could share his adventure but unable to resist, he trepidly stepped across the stepping stones that led him to areas of lovely golden sand and broad green strips of meadow.


He jumped and played in the sand feeling the silky grains beneath his feet, running through he meadow of tall grass he didn't see them until he was almost upon them! a row of beautiful flowers filling the air with the most heavenly scent .



Odoh leaned on the picket fence and gazed up at the fluffy clouds in the sky above, they were tinged with a hint of dawn and reflected the green of the meadows below.


Looking far into the distance he could see a rippling steam flanked by a bridge on either side, Odoh was too scared to cross the bridge because he could see the water running below and he was afraid of falling...hang on! I can hear you saying, he's an owl he has wings he could fly.... but remember Odoh wanted to savour this adventure step by step and not miss a bit of it, everything goes past in a blur when you are flying and anyway this is his story so please stop interrupting.  Where was I? oh yes, because he didn't want to cross the bridge, Odoh took the path up the side and was mesmerised by the clear blue water rippling by, he sat on the side of the stream and let his feet trail into the cool water and had lots of fun splashing and scaring the little fish that swam beneath.


He got to his feet and stood on his tip toes,there just over the bridge on the other side Odoh spied something that set him off trotting as fast as his legs could carry him, I know I haven't seen an owl trotting either but that's what he said so I believe him.  Before he even realised  he had actually crossed the dreaded bridge and had ran down the pathway. Guess what he found? beautiful shells as far as the eye could see, in shades of pink and lilac, they had been thrown up by the rippling stream which after all did flow directly from the sea. he scooped some of them up to add to his shell collection (don't ask!) In his excitement he flew up into the air and gazed down below him.

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He could see that this magic land stretched out a whole day before him changing only with the shades of time, he flew down and set off to enjoy the rest of his magical day.


Guess what Odoh found at the end of his fantasy? 
(Revealed below)


Fantasy Blanket 






I have really enjoyed making this blanket, it's a great stash buster, my completed blanket measures 43''x31'' and it took 400 grams of yarn
I want to make one for each of my four children so if/when they have kids of their own they can share the magic too. I can imagine this as a pretty cot cover, with a little baby lying snugly beneath having sweet magical dreams.
Thank you Ana for the great Pattern and tutorial you can find it here
Thank you Lorene for the great owl pattern you can find it here

It's the end of the month again! I can see by the Summer Link Party you are all doing so well with your stash-busting even in the heat of Summer, so keep linking and visiting and have a lovely Summer!


For those of you who are counting please leave your totals here
My total for this month are 750 grams.

So here is what Odoh found at the end of his fantasy.


A new friend! her name is Odah and she is for real :)


They hope to share many adventures together, after all they are woven by the same yarn, so I think they might. :)


Felix the cat sits on the roof and looks on.....he is not convinced! are you?

37 comments:

  1. Your blog and wonderful.
    I loved this post.

    Claudia
    São Paulo - Brasil

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    1. Thank you Claudia, so nice of you to visit. :)

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  2. That blanket looks fun to make! I love the owls! They're so cute! :-)

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    1. Thank you it is fun to make! :)

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    2. http://cre8tioncrochet.com/2013/07/owl-stuffy/ here's the pattern, thank you

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  3. Totally in love with this blanket! Gah!!!!

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    1. Thank you, you should give it a try. :)

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  4. Everything is fantastic!!!
    Greetings.:)

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  5. Your children are very lucky. That blanket is a work of art.

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  6. What a great story Linda - I love how it goes with the blanket. Odoh and Odah are really cute. :)

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    1. Thanks Debi, glad you liked the story :)

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  7. What a lovely blanket and gorgeous owls....love all three.You have done a great job....cute.Nice week,

    Luna

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    1. Thank you Luna, hope yu are enjoying your week too. :)

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  8. That was such a lovely story, your imagination is magic and it made me look at your blanket step by step.
    Your blanket is beautiful and totally inspires me to make one of my own.

    Sally :) x

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    1. Thank you Sally, yes do try it, it's such fun to make. :)

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  9. Linda, you are so talented, that blanket is just spectacular, and those owls are the cutest ones I have seen. I love them.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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    1. Bless you Meredith, thank you for your lovely comments. :)

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous blanket! xx

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  11. This blanket is so sweet! I like it very much.

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  12. Gorgeous Blanket !! And the owls are Oh so sweet !!
    xEva

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  13. Lovely blanket. The soft colours are very pretty.
    Cute owls nesting there.

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    1. Thank you for all your lovely comments ladies. :)

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  14. Loved the Fantasy story, Linda! So fun and creative...and it took us step by step through the different stitches of the blanket.
    ♥ Ana BC

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  15. I forgot to mention...The blanket is BEAUTIFUL!!! so sweet with the pastels :-)

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    1. Thank you Ana! I loved making it and dreaming up the story, see what you inspired! :)

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  16. Your story is great, Linda! Your blanket is great too! And the owls are sooo lovely and cute. Thanks for sharing. ;-) Have a beautyful week! Sabine.

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  17. What a special fantasy blanket and I love the way you presented it!

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  18. Linda this story is just lovely as lovely as the blanket and the owls are really cute - you are going to make a fantastic Nanny one day, there is so much love and thought in the blanket - well done you you clever one! xxx

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  19. What a wonderful story to accompany and equally fantastic fantasy blanket Linda! Its great to see all the variations of Ana's pattern...
    Cute owls too!
    Ali x

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  20. This blanket is really adorable, Linda! LOve all pics especially the one of the sweet cat! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  21. Thank you for all the sweet comments ladies :)

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  22. Your blanket is very pretty, I love the combination of soft colours :) Cute owls too, and what a wonderful story!

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  23. Wow! Very pretty blanket! I have a little girl and I have just been inspired to make one for her! Great blog.

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  24. what a lovely story of Odoh's journey to find his new friend Odah. I love the fantasy blanket, it makes me wish I actually had sufficient stash to stash bust myself. I have only been crafting 6 months and my stash is very small haha. Thanks for the delightful story x

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  25. Hi Linda, I'm pretty new to knitting and crochet, so don't have any stash as such yet, but your blanket - and site - is such an inspiration! I cannot wait until I have enough wool left-overs to tackle some of your projects. Thank you so much for providing the patterns as well. I look forward to popping back regularly. Best wishes. Carol

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Thank you for your visit, I will always answer any questions but due to time constraints I'm not always able to reply to your comments, please keep them coming I read and appreciate each and every one. xx

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