I am pleased to present my wonderful sponsor Mamma4earth.You may also know her from her blog, Natural Suburbia where she shares her family’s adventures on their homestead in South Africa. I have had the honor of knowning Linda via 'blogland' for about four years now and I always leave her space feeling inspired and encouraged.
About Mamma4earth in Linda's own words:
I am a stay at home mother of four delightful children, who inspire me to create my knitted treasures and design patterns. We live in South Africa on an acre of land, and we try to be as self sustainable as possible, growing our own veggies and fruit and we have 16 beautiful chickens who provide us with lovely free range eggs each day...
My mom was always knitting when I was little, she taught me how to knit when I was 5 years old. I have always loved knitting since then. I was keen to try and knit whatever she was busy making and she would take the time to show me how to make my own version. These are fond memories...
In my shop, Mamma4earth, you will find delightful hand knitted, handmade treasures. All my items are knitted with the most beautiful pure Merino sheep wool from the Cape in South Africa and they are filled with natural fleece. The wool I use is very precious because it is handspun and hand dyed. It has such a lovely soft texture and the most beautiful hues and colour variations that knit up into wonderful characters.
Pickles the Cat is Linda's latest design and was just released on Thursday. Isn't he adorable? I am still knitting up her Beans the cat pattern, but I may just have to cast Pickles on as soon as I am done.
Now if only I can encourage her to create a shark pattern - I would be in heaven! (Hint, hint, Linda!)
To learn more about Linda and Mamma4earth please visit:
the Ravelry group
Today, Linda is generously offering one Frontier Dreams reader a plump knitted pig called Petunia and 8 patterns, winner's choice.
Petunia Pig is such a sweet character, she is hefty, plump and large, a wonderful treasure. She was knit with a handspun yarn, about an aran to chunky weight and her finished measurements are:
5.5 inches tall
8 inches from tail to snout
The eyes have been needle felted on with fleece and a felting needle.
Comments closed! Winner to be announced shortly. Sorry for the delay! The winner is:
Molly · 6 days ago
Ohh Nicole this would be great! I have some little ones who would love some of these handmade for Christmas!
Congrats, Molly! Please contact me at farmergopi (at) yahoo (dot) com
Thank you, Linda. Good luck everyone!