as I mentioned in my previous post I've been doing a little bit of crochet this week.
On Saturday , while the snow fell, I enjoyed playing around choosing jolly spring colours.
This was one of those projects that just pops into your head and you need to start right away......
It's really the simplest of things.....and if you've read the title you will know these circles are going to become a bird...
Or several birds to hang on our Easter "tree"...........
Ohhhhhh lovely :0), sometimes the simplest ideas are the best , don't you think.
The first time I made a bird in this way was following Lucy's wonderful tutorial HERE. My version just uses a smaller circle.
They are super quick and simple to do .
Here's how ........... First pop over to my Owl tutorial HERE and follow my photo tutorial on how to make these modified sunburst granny circles. Once you have made at least one pop back here .
Weave in the ends then make a hanging loop.........I used some thin ribbon as I had some in my sewing box, but you could use yarn. I made a big knot in my ribbon and poked it through the hole in the centre of my circle
I then attached some really small buttons, one on each side of the folded circle, for eyes .
I made a couple of wings from felt in a teardrop shape, which I embellished ( love that word ) before sewing to either side of my bird.
Next I made a beak by folding a triangle of felt in half .
I sewed it in place as I sewed the two halves of the bird closed with some matching thread. I started sewing at the beak and did a small running stitch close to the edge of the semi circle, through both sides.
When I got close to the back of the little birdy I popped in a small amount of stuffing before finishing the job........
Here's what he looks like from above...
I really enjoyed making these little cuties, I think they are perfect for Easter , but also great for any time you want a bit of crochet fun.
Each of mine is embellished in slightly different ways.....I love them all and hope they have given you some inspiration for making your own variations.
I realize the sewing bits of this project don't have detailed , step by step pictures, but hopefully my description and pictures are clear enough for you to follow , it's a very flexible project so there's no wrong way ....just experiment and see what works with what you have.
If you need any more explanation please let me know.