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.
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.
....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!
Have a great weekend!