Don’t let your little chelonian friends get cold, dress their shells in adorable handmade Turtle and Tortoise Cozies! Katie Bradley runs an Etsy shop called MossyTortoise where she sells an assortment of tortoise-related art and accessories - including these cozies, crocheted with soft yarn from her own patterns.

"10% of the income from my Etsy shop will benefit the International Reptile Rescue in Canby Oregon. The rest will go towards my own tortoises, as well as future ones I will rescue and rehabilitate. I keep a tortoise blog, where I post photos and updates about my pets and rescued tortoises.”

But that’s not all, Katie also crochets Tortoise Flowers (see the bottom two photos), made to help you keep track of your turtle or tortoise friend while they’re enjoying a (supervised!) wander around your lawn.

Visit MossyTortoise to view more of Katie Bradley’s incredibly cute and completely awesome creations.


Katie Bradley aka MossyTortoise (previously featured here) likes to crochet and care for animals so much that she branched out from making her already awesome tortoise cozies to create this unbelievably cute snail cozy:

"One of my clients asked me to crochet a tiny lacy stegosaurus cozy for her baby tortoise, which happens to be the same size as our baby marginated tortoise, Buttercup. I had a little bit of the yarn left over… and so, not wanting to waste it, I made a snail cozy!”

With such adorable matching cozies, we’re hoping that the snail and Buttercup are headed for snug yet fashionable adventures. Or at least a really cute nap.

Visit Katie’s MossyTortoise shop to check out more of her delightful handmade creations.

[via Neatorama and Tortaddiction]

Day 231: Herman creates a decoy

To the guardian’s dismay, it did not take long for Herman to figure out how to wiggle out of the shark costume, creating a decoy that gave her a false sense of security. Fortunately, Herman found a nice clover patch close by and didn’t get a chance to wander off before she realized her error.