Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Granny Birds for the Woollen Woods



Hello............. So lately I've been making some yarny goodness to send off to the 'Woollen Woods' Canopy Arts project in Cumbria, which will be on display at the National Trust property 'Sizergh Castle' from the 12th April. Not long now.


So the theme for the 'Chronic Creatives' tree is nature so I decided I wanted to make some little birds to send off to the wood, and after a little look around online I found the perfect little birds over on Jacquie's wonderful blog Bunny Mummy.

So I followed the fab tutorial and made this little fellow, adding a chain to the top to hang him up. I used all natural materials as it's going into the woods, a  mix of different Wools plus I even used some little wooden beads for the eyes.


Then I cut out a little wing from some wool felt and stitched it in place.


and Ta-Dah 
my first little birdie was complete.



Although he is incredibly sweet he is also quite tiny so for the next two birds I decided to add a extra round of crochet, firstly making a Mama bird


and then the Papa bird. (who is secretly my favourite ssh don't tell the others!!)


Ta-Dah
My little Granny Bird family all ready to be posted off to the woods.

Just before I go, I wanted to apologise as I'm a bit behind with my blog reading at the moment, I'm going to try and get around to you all, but I'm struggling a bit with the antivirals and the side effects.  Here's hoping that means they are working.  Most of the time it's just no fun having ME/Lyme Disease.

Happy Crafting 
Clare xx

14 comments:

  1. Love your little granny bird family - what a fab project to get involved in.
    Xx

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  2. Your birds are beautiful!! I hope that you will get to go and see all of your creations when they are in place! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy it's a bit to far for me to get to Cumbria but a friend is going to have some pictures taken for a us.
      Clare x

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  3. What great fun - that granny bird family are stunning. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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  4. I love those birds....you've inspired me to make some!

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  5. This was the first blog that popped onto my feed this morning when I first logged in and it was lovely to see these little birds(I didn't comment as I had to do the school run urgh...) They brightened up my day and made me smile which is awesome. I love Jacquie she is a gem and these gorgeous birds are going to look stunning hanging on their tree xx

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    1. So pleased they made you smile Emma x

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  6. These are so cute. They would make a cool baby mobile too!

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  7. They're so sweet and colorful too! Very nice work.

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  8. what a wonderful trio. Lovely work.

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  9. Hi Clare your crochet birdies are lovely x

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  10. So sorry you've not been feeling great, I do hope everything improves very soon for you. The birds are fantastic, I'm a fan of Bunny Mummy as well, and you've really done her pattern justice, lovely.

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