Saturday, July 30, 2011

Crochet Birdie

This site (and blog in general) often inspires me. The author is my hero, she is so creative and her projects are beautiful and colorful! I love these birds, so I decided I just had to make a few.

After all, how hard could it be?

Famous last words huh? Its not a hard pattern, its deceptively simple in fact. Just make a circle of different colors, a couple wings, a beak and a string. (I didn't make legs, since I had no beads, and I havn't decided whether to make the flowers.)

Of course, she is in the UK and I'm in the US... Which didn't occur to me until i was trying to figure out what a half treble is. DUH! I grabbed a pen and paper and wrote down the instructions, swapping UK terms for US and away we went.

So I whipped everything up and ran into my first problem... I did too many rounds. Might have written down *7* so I didn't do nine, huh? Eh, maybe my birdies are super sized.

The beak wouldn't go on perky and cute the way hers does. I ran back to the computer, re-checked the tutorial... hmm. Maybe I didn't sew it on quite right. Oh well. I'll do better on the next one.

Then my wings wouldn't come out with the little point at the end. Never did figure out what that problem was, but I'm sure it'll be just as cute with my deformed little wings... right? I of course managed to not even sew these wings on where they should have been. They're too far forward. My dear stepmother didn't notice though, so maybe its just me.

Anyway, on to pictures.

Here is my birdie, all ready to be stuffed. Isn't he cute? I need stuffing :( I like my colors. He's acrylic instead of cotton, which irks me just a teeny bit, but I just didn't have enough colors of cotton. I think I'll get cotton though to make the robin variation so i can decide which I like better. Its summer here, but I long for spring when the weather is sweet and we have green things instead of dead brown. Maybe a cute Robin is what we need.

This terrible picture is to illustrate why I should have spent more time picking button eyes. They're grey and ugly and make my birdie look dead. I intend to search the button jar more carefully for Birdie Two's eyes.

So that's my crochet birdie. As soon as i get stuffing (and maybe make him a Robin to chat with, because he's my only birdie and I think he might get lonely in my room without a friend.) I will post his triumphant finished pictures. :)

Ta Ta For Now



You know, the more i look at him, the more I think his beak looks like a parrot. Maybe he's a parrot birdie? Or maybe I just messed up his beak. You decide.

1 comment:

  1. Very, very cute, Kimblee! I think he is a parrot, particularly with the bright tropical colours.