Monday, 29 May 2017

Mrs Prickles

Look who came home from work with Mick on Friday. Let me introduce you to Mrs Prickles.


One of the ladies at Mick's work makes and sells these hedgehogs for charity. It's actually much bigger than it looks in the photo, about eleven inch by eight inch, and about six inches tall, though she makes a smaller version too. Mick could choose the colours he wanted so he went for white for the face and feet and sparkly silver for the spikes. Isn't she cute?


I'm sure anyone would love to own one of these cute little critters and the money raised is being donated to Cancer Research, it's win win all round.

60 comments:

  1. She is lovely, when I first saw it I thought you were have a break from making socks.

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    1. I can't ever remember knitting a toy before but I've got Edward's Menagerie book waiting for me to give that a go. I'm not sure my crocheting is up to it though.

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    1. Mick said he couldn't resist when he saw it, especially as it's for such a great cause.

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  3. Hello Jo - and Hello Mrs Prickles - isn't she great!

    Happy Bank Holiday Monday, we had heavy rain overnight, which is great for gardens ... not too sure how many real-life hedgehogs would have enjoyed it though!

    All the best Jan

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    1. She's fabulous, isn't she? We've got typical bank holiday weather here today, dull and rainy. I think I'd go back in to hibernation if I were a hedgehog.

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  4. He is really cute. As you say win win. Tx

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    1. I hope she makes a good amount of money for such a great cause.

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  5. How adorable! Hope she makes lots of money for charity.

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    1. She seems to be doing well with sales so she should make quite a bit for charity.

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  6. Can anyone who is interested order a Mrs Prickles? And is there a link to a webpage to place an order?

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    1. Unfortunately not. The lady is just selling to friends, family and work colleagues. Sorry.

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  7. She's very cute. I wouldn't have guessed it was that size. I hope the lady makes lots of money for the charity. X

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    1. It looks quite small in the photo but she's actually a really good size. Mick said that lots of people were ordering them so I do hope she makes a good amount.

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  8. He's so cute! What a great idea -
    xxx

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    1. It's a wonderful way to raise money for charity.

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  9. She must be dedicated! But what a lovely way to raise money and for such a good cause. And Mick chose well: she's adorable!

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    1. It's such a lovely way to raise money, everyone's a winner.

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  10. Mrs Prickles looks adorable! :)

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    1. She's very squishy and cuddly.

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  11. So cute! Knitting for charity is so rewarding, both for the knitter and the recipient.

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    1. I agree. I've done a little charity knitting but nothing quite as cute as Mrs Prickles.

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  12. Very cute. I once knitted a teddy for my sister when she was a baby.

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    1. How lovely, I'm sure it must have been a cherished toy.

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  13. What a great idea and the hedgehog is just so cute.

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    1. It's a wonderful money raising idea, I'm sure there'll be loads of people wanting a Mrs Prickles of their own.

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  14. She is adorable, so glad she is now living in your home.

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    1. Me too. Eleanor's due home from university next week and I think she may just want to claim her once she sees her.

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  15. What a cutie!! In the past, I have knitted hats for sailors and Big Issue sellers and baby blankets for Linus (if you go to the Linus website you can find patterns).

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    1. There's some wonderful charities which are thankful for knitted items.

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  16. I have knitted a couple of hedgehogs in the past(Little Cotton Rabbits pattern).They sit on my kitchen window sill with a couple of owls and a ladybird.What a good idea to do them for charity.I may have a go.

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    1. I love the type of yarn that's been used for the prickles, it really does give a great effect.

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  17. Mrs Prickles is fabulous! :o)

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  18. She's so cute. What a lovely lady, knitting all them for charity. Well done to her. Take care.

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    1. I think she'll be very busy as she was getting lots of orders, not surprisingly.

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  19. Awww, she's lovely. I like her cute little feet :)

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  20. Isn't she lovely, and always good to hear it's helping a charity xx

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    1. It is, there's some really generous people out there who spend a lot of time and effort helping charities, I do like to support them where I can.

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  21. She is rather cute. What a great idea.

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    1. I'm sure she'll do really well with her fundraising efforts.

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  22. She really is adorable, such a great way to raise money for charity.

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    1. It's a brilliant way to raise money for charity, I think anyone would love to own a Mrs Prickles.

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  23. That's delightful, and for such a good cause. xx

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    1. I agree. Even Mick couldn't resist when he saw her.

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    1. She is. I'm sure there'll be plenty of people wanting to buy their own Mrs Prickles.

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  25. She's very talented.. the face is really cute! Jx

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    1. I think the faces can be hard to stitch on the toy sometimes but I think this one is just perfect.

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  26. Oh my goodness, he/she? is so cute!
    What a talented lady, it looks perfectly made, and for such a good cause too.

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    1. I'm so pleased with her, she's such a cutie.

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  27. Oh my!!! How adorable she is, and all for a good cause too. My mil made some for the rescue open day last year and they sold out in minutes.xxx

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    1. I don't think anyone can resist a cute cuddly.

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  28. What a clever lady. Of course you had to have one seeing as it's for such a good cause. And she is mighty cute too.
    Lisa x

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    1. Mick put an order in straight away, he knew I'd like her and as you say, it's for such a great cause too.

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  29. These are so cuddle and soft, a couple of the ladies at my knitting group have made them too.

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    1. I've never used the type of yarn which has been used for the prickles but you're right, it's really soft and cuddly.

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  30. What a great way to raise money - and a fabulous hedgehog!

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    1. I think her fundraising has been a huge success.

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