Friday, June 22, 2012

Tweety Bird Softie -Tadah!


Sooooo....... how's your day been going? 
It's pretty grey here, I have been trying to make the most of some sporadic sun and take a few pictures of my new softie that I showed you a bit of yesterday.
Tadah! 
So this is my version of a bird, still quite owl-like but I was trying for more of a kooky, parroty type bird this time.  Not sure how successful I was!  It's been a while since I made a softie, and it was really enjoyable to make something a bit whimsical.


I made some little feathery things for a bit of a flamboyant crest, a bit like the peacock that has been visiting us.


The green and red honeycombish stitch that I have used for the body, was something I came up with while trying to create a polka dot type effect, it's not too far away from polka dots.
I like this stitch combo a lot!
I am sure I'm not the first one to come up with this stitch combo, but I have no idea what it's called, I think it is quite effective though, and have plans for a few other projects using something like this.
Stay tuned!


....same old stitched and embroidered face as my other softies, I am getting a bit predictable i think!



Here she is on the work table like yesterday, I don't have a pattern for this tweety bird, as I made her up as I went, but I might make another one in different colours and a slightly different shape and I will try and write a pattern as I go, but that could be a little while down the track!

On a slightly different note, I was wondering if anyone out there would be interested in a little crochet-a-long?  I am thinking of making another mixed stripey blanket, using some of the interesting stitches I have come across in the last few months, and I thought it might be fun to make up a pattern and share it with you all, and kind of make it in stages together?  
I will see if anyone is interested, this idea still needs a fair bit of thought, as i have some ideas for a pattern but haven't drawn anything up yet.
Anyhoo, it could be fun, but we will see!

Talk soon!
Have a great weekend!

59 comments:

  1. I would love to do a crochet-along with you :)
    Your softie is adorable, and I love the new stitch combo you came up with!

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  2. Love the Tweety bird Jules, he's gorgeous.
    'Honeycomb' stitch looks great on his tum. Love his crest and the colours you used........

    Oh the sun has just made an appearance, apart from that it's a very, grey, damp and cold day here in NE Vic.
    Have a great weekend,

    Claire :}

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  3. What a gorgeous birdie! I would love to crochet-along with you, it would be great. I've always admired your blankets(love your colour palette)!#

    Kim xx

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  4. What a sweet tweet, any youngster would be thrilled to receive that. Would love to hook along with you, it would be great motivation to join up with others in the pursuit of happiness.
    Lovely thought when do we start???

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  5. I have been wanting to do a crochet along, and your things are adorable, so think it would be great fun! Love your owl birdie!

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  6. I have never done a book a long but hell yeah. I am gain.
    I Lurve the bird so so cool.!!!! X

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  7. Your birdie is so cute, if you ever need a home for him I have just the spot. At the moment gray and drizzly here but hopeful it might brighten. Sam xx

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  8. Hello! You made the right choice for colors. It recalls me the Russian eggs, perhaps due to the stichs of the body, the mix of colors. And the blue wings, as an angel.

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  9. Love it she is brilliant love your yarn you used and the colours. I looks like an owl/bird to me its great ;-)) dee x

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  10. Love your birdy, would love to join in your CAL x

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  11. Wow, this is soooooo cute. Love your work.

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  12. What a lovely birdy! Great work!

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  13. Would love to do a crochet-along - just a beginner here though - so maybe keep us in mind??? Lots of tips, tutes, not toooo trickey??? Love your stuff!

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  14. Would love to do a crochet-along - just a beginner here though - so maybe keep us in mind??? Lots of tips, tutes, not toooo trickey??? Love your stuff!

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  15. I love your new birdie, the little feathers are soo cute! I would love to join a crochet along! It sounds like a lot of fun!
    Have a great weekend!!!

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  16. Oh my goodness! I will join your CAL. Name the time. Lol. Seriously, I love that blanket and would love to make it with you.

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  17. I love your mixed stripey blanket too and would love to join a CAL. I was thinking my next blanket would be along those lines and it would be fun having someone else make the tricky decisions! Lily. xxx

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  18. So cute...I would love to do some hooky with you, I have admired your blanket for a while now, but not quite clever enought to work out a pattern myself, so please count me in! Dev x

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  19. Wow! I knew it was going to be a cute one! I love your blog! So colourful and inspiring! : )

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  20. She is seriously cute, especially her crest!!
    Would love to join in a crochet-a-long of your gorgeous blanket. What fun!! Please count me in, because of course I need another blanket in the house, one each is not nearly enough!!

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  21. Oooh very cute! Yes I would be interested in a blanket crochet along....just updated my stash so am keen to start using some of it. Anny :)

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  22. First, PLEASE, you must write up your Tweety Bird pattern. It is too cute not to share. Second, I would LOVE to do a crochet along with you.

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  23. What a smashing colourful chap this Owl is...he looks like a jester with his multicoloured top notch....seems to me he is saying Hellooooo to you all with his arms...excuse me wings wide open.
    I love all that stitching.

    Yes yes yes I'll join crochet-a-long too....

    Amanda :-)

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  24. favoloso!!!!! brava!
    ciao ross
    firenze

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  25. This is so adorable. I love the colours you used, so cheerful.

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  26. Awwww the owlie is so cute! :)

    I'd love to do a CAL for a blanket. Sounds like fun!

    Wishing you a wonderful day.

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  27. I'm very interested in your CAL but am currently working on three blankets so it would really depend upon the time scale. I'll give it some thought. X

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  28. Amazing and adorable! I always love your color combinations too!

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  29. I would love to join you in the blanket CAL depending on the time frame!

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  30. Love your birdie so cute. Yes I would definitely love to join in your CAL. I love doing CALs I'm in the middle of one right now and loving it :)

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  31. I hope you do get a pattern together for this! I would love to make one! And I'd love to do a CAL! I've been wanting to do a blanket in lots of different stitches, do you know what kind it would be? Like a big log cabin?

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  32. I absolutely love your bird! The honeycomb stitch is amazing. A crochet along sounds great! Rachel x

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  33. I would love to make a blanket with one of your patterns! This will be sooooo much fun!

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  34. Just wanted to let you know that I'm completely, utterly and totally in love with your blog. The wee beasties you create are stunning (love the new bird!) and your blankets are always a delight to behold - and no doubt a joy to snuggle under. Yes, I would love to do a blanket CAL!

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  35. Jules,

    I know what that next birdy has to be!
    It has to be a TEA COSY..

    When I looked at the picture, my first thought was, what a fantastically beautiful tea cosy!

    And I really want one.

    cheers
    Fi

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  36. I totally love your bird. I wish I had your talent to try it without a pattern. If you every make a pattern I will try to make one. Thanks for sharing your beautiful art.

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  37. Love your little bird! He needs a name ..... BTW, I've awarded you The Lovely Blog Award so hope you don't mind. The CAL sounds great. xxx

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  38. I'd join in a crochet along - I need to try some new stitches. Great idea

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  39. Count me in on your crochet along am really up for learning new stitches. love your little softy too really cute, love the way you did the feathers on his head.

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  40. I have long admired your stripey blankets! I'm ready for a CAL.

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  41. The bird is absolutely awesome! I think it could look more like a parrot, if you would change the shape of the beak, maybe like a stuffed cone that comes out of the body. Do you know, what I mean? What do you think?
    Crochet along with you would be great!!! I love your patterns and colour choices.

    Natalie

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  42. Hi there, The crochet-a-long sounds great! I would love to make one with your pattern. I loved your last stripy blanket. It was definitely a hit!!
    AND I LOVE YOUR NEW SOFTIE Birdie!!!!!!
    xoRobin❤

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  43. Count me in too for the crochet-a-long. Currently working on a ripple blanket for my Dad's 90th birthday present but that should soon be finished and I'll need a new project!

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  44. The bird is fantastic!!! I love it and I agree with one of the earlier comments that you should do one as a tea cozy in the future - that would be awesome!
    In the meantime I have taken the liberty to present you with an award :)
    http://kimsonksen.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/good-day-sunshine.html

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  45. Oooh yes! I have not done a crochet-along before and they sound like such fun! and I LOOoove the little bird! Please, please, please write a pattern for it!!! xxx

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  46. Good grief..she is one cute bird. All your softies are impossibly gorgeous.

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  47. I do love your birdy. He is cute!
    I would be interested in a crochet-a-long, but my only problem may be getting enough cotton yarn to make a blanket! I am allergic to wool, acrylic and various "hairy" or fluffy type of yarns, so I use cottons in various weights. Keep us posted!

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  48. What a sweet birdy you have there! Absolutely count me in if you do a crochet along. I had plans to make one of your awesome stripey blankets this fall and it would be more fun with friends!!! And your honeycomb stitch looks a bit like the brick stitch I've seen somewhere. Great job coming up with that cool stitch!

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  49. Cute! The body of the bird reminds me a little bit of a pineapple!
    -Angie

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  50. Yes please! A crochet-a-long would be great and I would love to be included!

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  51. Don't know what a crochet-a-long involves but I'd be interested I think. Not that brilliant with my hooking though.

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  52. would love to join in the crochet a long! just found your blog and I'm amazed and very inspired, getting my hooks out first thing tomorrow morning! lol. Your stripey rug is just AMAZING!! very clever girl :) Cant wait!

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  53. So cute! I love it.
    Regards
    Heike

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  54. This owl is simply adorable, very inventive stitches too.. I have never seen this honeycomb like stitch done. Would you have a pattern for this at all. Don't mind paying you for it. I would love to share your design around. Thankyou, best wishes, Claire

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  55. please let me know when the pattern is available.... my granddaughter is begging for glamma to make her one. flatfish42@gmail.com

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