Two weeks before Christmas I decided to make an extra gift. I had been all smug about getting my gift knitting done really early, and then I decide to add extra presents. It is possible I am a little insane and next year I am most definitely not doing that.
Oh, yes, and the extra present was crochet, which I used to be able to do but have since forgotten. Fortunately a super pattern and some how to books meant I could make this:
One very cute little birdie (even if I say so myself). I used the Birdie Decoration pattern by Lucy of Attic24 (well know and very awesome crochet blog) and leftover yarn scraps from other projects. I didn't do legs on my birds. The tail coming out of the back was sewn in, I was not sure if I needed the tail when I took the photo.
The pattern is very well written, it has a full photo tutorial so even my shaky crochet skills could cope.
I made some more, a whole flock of little birds. These are so good for using up leftovers and scraps as you only need a tiny amount for each part. Match the hook to your yarn thickness and you get different sized birds. They are quick to make too.
Some string, wooden dowelling and a little knot know how (borrowed) and tada! A mobile:
Not the best photo, but you get the idea, birds on strings. They would look good on a horizontal string too, or hanging on individual loops.
I read through this post to check for spelling and general odd bits of text and have realised it sounds a bit "yay me, I'm awesome". I didn't mean it to, really it is the pattern that is awesome, I am just pleased with how they came out :)