I’m all badger’y

Yes, I can honestly say badgers are my ultimate favorite animals. For me it’s hard to choose one, because I’m fond of so many animals like squirrels, hedgehogs, ducks, foxes, sparrows, starlings, many rodents…..I just love animals.

But badgers are ultimate beauties. Their shape and colour, their playful character and little voices. There’s just so much to love about them. Unfortunately there is one downside about these fluff balls, they’re one of the toughest animals to crochet, all thanks to their beautiful striped head. But let’s forget about that for now, I’ll explain all about that and my plans on how to get it right in my next post. Yep, my next project will be a crochet badger pattern. I was going to make an adventurer badger first, but I just can’t wait to make a ‘normal’ badger doll.

Let’s now enjoy badger cuteness with a few pic’s I found online.

Wheeeeee!!!!!

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Badger from The Burrowers

These are both baby badgers. The second picture is from one of the badgers from the BBC program, The Burrowers.

For my smartphone I needed a new fabric case, so I made one with a badger. And….I recently discovered ‘Badger Balm’, how cool is that! It’s an American brand so American badgers, but they’re lovely too. The balms are completely organic and mostly of beeswax and olive oil. I adore the tins and the balms smell delicious.

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And here’s something nice to close this post with, a badger painting I made years ago. Badger Castle.

badger illustration

Enjoy and I promise, this week I’ll post a first sketch of my crochet badger and I’ll explain all about the colour changes for this pattern and my vision about it.

 

5 Comments

  1. Nathalie says:

    I am very much looking forward to this πŸ™‚ I’ve now made your wolf and fox and love them both!! Hint hint, if you ever create a hedgehog you won’t just make my day, but my entire life πŸ˜‰

  2. ingridcc says:

    I can’t wait to see your badger! Might be my favorite animal, too…For some reason I thought they were only in the Americas, like racoons. The only one I’ve ever seen in the wild looked similar to the ones in your painting but with longer hair that hung down and swished beautifully as it trundled along. It was in the Mojave desert in California…I think of them as potentially somewhat fierce, as well as incredibly cute. Brave and stubborn, maybe!

    • Sonja says:

      Hi Ingrid, good to see you!
      Cool you’ve seen a badger. They are very difficult to spot here and unfortunately the only one I’ve ever seen was a roadkill, made me very sad. In the autumn I’m going badger spotting in the woods….

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