Oh my goodness...how cute is that?? Love it! :0)
Stay safe on your journey little buddy, may you find what you are looking for.
Go and get him quick ! He's too cute to let go away .
Was it the letter that set Ernst on his way? Is he off to the rescue?
Someone died and Ernst is going home for the funeral.
Oh no I hope he is on his way to my place. Travel safe little man.
Don't runaway!! No, No, Don't go!
His mother invited him over for dinner so he is taking his laundry for her to do! LOLNah I am sure he isn't.. but I sure hope he comes home - he looks so small and alone in that last photo.
He looks so small...
Catch him Quick!
Absolutley adorable. Hope there is more to Ernst's advetures.
Too cute! Bye bye Ernst!
This is better than TV...where is he going? what will happen next? who will he meet on the road? The suspense is killing me!
Ernst is gorgeous! He reminds me of the time I had to turn 2 kids into turtles, similar vests interlined with sheet foam for body along with leggings, skivvy and balaclava.
Oh Jodie - you crack me up... I hope this is your second book??? Do your neighbours son receive the first after all?
Is this it, or are you going to let him come back home - please?? He looks so little and lonesome.
Naaaaaaawwww.... he's coming to my house, isn't he...?!Rocket will be sure to cheer him right up..... ;)
Cute and sad at the same time!
Oh Ernst, are you off to rescue her!!!!??!!!!Be careful out there!*is on tenterhooks*
Bye bye sweet Ernst, come home soon!Hey Jod, what does a turtle pack when he goes on a trip? Kelly :-)
Just the cutest thing I ever did see!!!!Safe travels now.Cheers xxx
He looks so.... lonely
I think he's about to get on a ferry and cross the Bass Strait to where the weather's a wee bit cooler, just right for a turtle and his shell :-)
Ohh, poor little Ernst. I'm assuming his letter wasn't good news :(
he makes me feel like crying.
must be something about him, I feel like crying too! I think he is possibly the cutest turtle ever, love the knapsack :)
Don't go Ernst! We love you!!
it was definaitly a dear john letter, she kicked him out and he's off.....I thought he'd carry his junk in his trunk...err, shell.
Oh so sad!
Do you have more fun makiking the softies--which are really works of art--or taking pictures of the softies? Which comes into your head first?Thanks you so much for the Goodies and Baddies pattern! I've got pieces cut(red pleather for the capes!) and ready to go for 3 each of the goods and bads! They will be pulled out for some fun on the plane trip from Denver to Orlando with my family! 5 kids and 8 adults! I might have to make one for everybody!I really enjoyed thaw and will look for it again next time!!
I hope Ernst will be ok, he doesn't have much in his sack. Please let us know soon that he reached his destination!
This looks like a runaway! oh, NO! Nothing good can come of this....
When I was little I had a turtle called Tilly who ran away. Well, she didn't exactly run, but she did get the hell out of the tank. Straight into the dam. I always wondered if she was still in there years later, huge, happy & free. Turtles = water. I think the Big E is going to be just fine xo
Oh, the letter was a cry for help from a dear old friend, Ernst is on his was to lend assistance! Definitely the dearest little turtle I've ever seen (I hope there's a pattern in the works)
I'm in love!
Though you are leaving, Ernst, I imagine it's slow going.Best of luck to you in your travels.XX
he is adorable Jodie, I am a bit sad he is leaving home though, maybe he is just going camping???? yes that's it!
Ernst does Woody Guthrie! Having been turned down by Magda he is setting out to seek his fortune singing... I ain't got no home, I'm just a-rambling round, just a wanderin' Turtle I roam from town to town...Either that or he's going to play chess with Death just to prove to Bergman that he can.
Keep walking Ernst, Take a left onto the Hamiltion hwy and head towards the coast.....I'll pick you up!!!! xx
Way too cute!!
He looks so forlorn and lonely! Safe journey, Ernst!
Leaving home so soon, is it the heat?? Just a question - do your neighbours know what you do when you set up, follow & photograph softies in the garden & walking down the street?? Mine would all be too polite to ask. Love Posie
I'll keep my eye out for him on the path, and offer refreshments should I see the weary traveler.
can't anything be done to help the poor chap?
Ah ha, he's walking to my house isn't he. Isn't he?
Awww look! It's Ernst the Jolly Swagman on his way to the billabong.
Ernst, best wishes your way, i hope you know where you are going and that it all ends up all right.
Now he is someone I would pick up on the side of the road.
Come back, Ernst!Come......baaaaack...........
Brave Ernst, instead of crawling into your shell off into the world you go. Safe travels little man. Can't wait to see where your travels lead you! :)
Oh no! This is sad... poor little Ernst going off all alone in the world. I hope he's going to meet a friend.
Was he heading for the water on this stinking hot day with his budgie smugglers in his back pack? Perhaps not, I suspect that he isn't a turtle for water action
Oh no...Ernst doesn't know how much he'll be missed! I let my son do this one day when we was really really mad...I stood at the end of the driveway watching to see how far he'd go and to make sure he was ok. He turned around and came home--warm bed, food, and eventually he realized LOVE.
Oh Ernst, you do break my heart!I hope everything will be fine with him, and that his journey will be a nice one.
LOL - if I were photographing Ernst (or anything else on the ground) our cat would be in every photo. He stands up so well, and I do wonder what is in his sack? Of course, like everyone else, I do wonder where he is going, and trust this story will have a happy ending.
COME BACK ERNST!!!
What a little Darling. It's a big world.Hope he finds his way okay ;)Jen
you know you are killing us with cuteness! adorable! I'll have to show the little miss tmrw!do you have a little notepad by your bed so that when a brainwave for a cute photoshoot comes into your mind you write it down! very clever!Corrie:)
As I've said before, you were born to do this. Create and make stories. You make my day. Judy SebastianPS would still love to buy a robot
Awwww. Come Back Ernst, Come Back! Don't run away -- your mommy loves you!!! (And soooo do we!)
OMG, I'm in love. I hope he's started on the long walk to the UK where I will cherish him always!
My eldest loves all things turtles. This is the best!
Oh My Gosh! You make me want to cry now... My heart is breaking for little Ernst...
Go Ernst. Adventure awaits. (since he is walking down the road, I have to believe Ernst is a tortois, not a turtle.) I hope he writes a book. "It all began the day I received the letter..."
I agree - you should turn this into a little turtle blog story ;-) This is gorgeous! I love your blog x
Oh Ernst! It's going to take you such a long time to walk here! If only you'd said you were coming I'd have sent the air-fare!See you in a couple of months :o)Locket xxx
Miss 8 says 'don't go Ernst'! 'Come back'!... We are just loving this (Bec even left her wii game when I told her there was a Ernst part 2 on my blog) Lisa
She dumped him didn't she????Oh no ..... how COULD she????Ernst don't go ....Hugs,Joy :o)
I am hoping for a happy ending!
Life's destination is his own now. Good luck Ernst. Enjoy your travels and write home soon
oh oh oh!! PLEASE PLEASE have a pattern for this one!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! He can run away to my house! I promise I'll love him and hug him and kiss him and squeeze him...
Ahhh the one that got away...Jodie he is just too adorable and I luuurve the letterbox too.
OH he is just to cute. I hope his journey is not a long one.
Come back Ernst!! I want to marry you!
Joooooooodiieeeeee....Jodie Jodie Jodie Jodie Jodie Jodie Jodie Jodie Jodie!Jodie I have a small confession. I think I'm in love with Ernst. I'll break the bad news to Jon later but I'm sure he'll understand. He'd want me to be happy, and Ernst makes me happy.So Jodie, is there any way we could organise a trade for an Ernst? I have a younger brother who is quite good at menial labour (I'm thinking - cleaning the oven, hanging out washing, picking up cat poo, etc). Or I suppose I could swap you something crafty instead if you'd prefer!~Holly
Aahhh... one can only hope that he is off to do unspeakable things and give the world more cute little Ernsts.
what a hoot!
I love looking in at what you're creating! Thank you for inspiring me! There is a little award waiting for you to collect on my blog! Thank again, Marie xx
What did she say to you this time?
Oooh, he is adorable!
Oh, look at him....little chap....so independent!xxx
LOVE this! Off to visit the friend who sent the mail? Toooo tooo cute!! thanks for what you are doing to help the Haiti effort!!
ummm... he makes me SQUEAL! Too Cool.
Ohhhh Jodie,he is so adorable.In real life I am a bit afraid of turtles(spider,snakes,mice are all welcome but when I see a turtle I run!)but your ernst is toooo cute!
Oh, I feel like I miss Ernst already. I hope he's not gone too long...