Sunday, 5 January 2014

Crochet Birds



Happy 2014 to all of you who have found my wee crafty corner from Handmade Monday at Handmade Harbour.  I'm back at school tomorrow, so I'm just enjoying the last few hours of freedom with a bit of oily goodness in the form of sun-dried tomatoes and olives.  As one does.


I wanted to show you something today that makes me extremely happy and proud.  My mum gave it to me while I was up staying at my folks over Christmas.  It's beautiful.  A thing of wonder.


The best thing about this project is that my mum and I made these cute wee crocheted birdies together. Well, she mainly made them. In fact, back in October I taught her how to crochet a circle and various other stitches for the wings and beaks. When I left she finished it all off and added some lovely wooden beads.


The inspiration came from this image of knitted birds on Pinterest and we used the amazing Attic24 guide to crocheting a circle bird.  My mum chose these lovely colours from the Sirdar Baby Bamboo selection (incidentally the same lovely texture that Cath Fearn uses for her poppies).

This is possibly one of my proudest crochet moments yet and it's fallen in a good week since I've just had to frog almost an entire cardigan because I used the wrong hook size.

What crafty moments are you proud of?



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14 comments:

  1. What a lovely gift to receive! What a shame about your cardigan - not a good start! I must admit to realising last night that I had knit several rows on the wrong size needles but I think that if I don't tell anyone, they won't notice. Will they.......??

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  2. Very nice and it's so good working on projects together with family! I have just found attic 24 too and am enjoying working through some of the tutorials.

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  3. Oh, how wonderful!! That's such an amazing story. I know showing my granddaughter how to sew has resulted in a lot of proud moments - it's such a good feeling to share a skill and see someone else learn and develop .

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  4. What a nice project to work on with your mum. Boo to frogging tho!

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  5. What a lovely, thoughtful gift. I can see why you're proud of your mum's achievements - its great seeing someone learn something new (especially if you had a hand in teaching them) Have a good week back at school

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  6. what a lovely and cute gift! im back tomorrow :(

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  7. These are great - lovely colours! Hope you had a good first day! Happy new year, Jo x

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  8. Your birdies are lovely!! It makes them that much more special that both you and your mum made them together! Hope you had a happy new year! :)

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  9. What a special present to get!

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