Thursday, 26 November 2009

Rainbow Birdie

The sun is shining here in my little part of the world today which makes a lovely change after all the very stormy, windy and rainy weather that we have had over the past couple of weeks. I don't know about you ~ but it always makes me feel much brighter and happier when the sun is shining.

Today I thought that I would show you all my Rainbow Birdie that I made from another pattern from the very lovely Lucy over at Attic 24. I loved these little Birdie decorations the very minute that Lucy showed them on her blog and knew that I would just have to make one. However, I very stupidly thought that it would be plain sailing and very easy to do ~ BUT I had never crocheted a circle before and I ended up frogging it twice before I was happy with the shape for the little Birdie body. I'm not sure what I was doing wrong but no matter how hard I tried my circle would just not lie flat!

Taking my inspiration from my lovely stash of Rainbow coloured Rowan Pure Wool DK I tried to include all the colours of the rainbow ~ Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.

I know that some of you will have already had a sneaky peak at my little rainbow coloured birdie over on Flickr and Ravelry but I am so pleased at how he eventually turned out that I just had to show him off here too! I think he looks very lovely indeed hanging on the holly tree in the winter sun.

There is also plenty of time left to enter my first Bloggy Birthday Giveaway ~ I will leave it open until the end of November and then I will get my small people to pull names out of a hat to find out which lucky people will receive a Bloggy Birthday present from little old me! All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment on either this post or my Bloggy Birthday post.

Tomorrow I am going shopping in Edinburgh with my very lovely husband ~ just the two of us! How EXCITING is that! It really doesn't happen very often so I am really looking forward to it. It will be lovely just browsing around the shops and stopping for coffee and cake and a lovely lunch without small people being bored or hungry!!

I hope that you all have a very lovely weekend too :O)


rockinloubylou said...

Love the birdie. He looks like a bird with attitude. And lucky you, going shopping in Edinburgh. I have such a yearning to hit Jenners - fed up with all this frugality!
country mouse

Timi said...

It's a lovely bird!
Have a nice day tomorrow for the shopping :o)!!!

Kimbles said...

Enjoy your shopping in Edinburgh - I have been there once and it was lovely. Great Birdie too.

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Loving that bird, gorgeous colours. Clever you.

Hope you have fun shopping tommorrow, it is nice when you can spend a few grown up hours together isnt it? Much as you love your babies! lol.

A bloggy birthday, congrats on that and I would love to enter your giveaway if I may.

Have a lovely weekend.


Amanda said...

Gorgeous Birdie! I'm going to have to give this fella a go aren't I? Enjoy Edinburgh very much. You lucky girl.
Love, Amanda xxx

Floss said...

Have a great shopping trip! That bird really is marvelous.

juanitatortilla said...

I really like the cheerful rainbow colours of the bird. Yes, definitely, sunshine is one of the most miraculous things in this continent, at this time of year especially -- how it puts a smile on everyone's faces!

Have a great trip to Edinburgh. I wish I could go; I've never visited there!

Mrs Twins said...

Don't you just love these birdies! Lucy has certainly started something off with them. Your Birdies are gorgeous. I think they look so pretty hanging in the trees outside.
Thanks for visiting my blog you are most welcome anytime. I'm in the West Midlands.
Hugs and Love Sux

Ghost said...

I just love all these little birdies. Hope to try some soon.

Lululiz said...

The bird is gorgeous, I love all the bright colours you've used.

Mandy said...

how cute is that. I need to learn how to do that next! Boy am I going to busy learning all the things I keep seeing in blogland! lol & I think I need all your yarn! It looks so lovely all new & pretty & colourful! Lucky you!

:: CCB's Knit-Knacks :: said...

Oooh lovely, I only just saw this post - nice bright colours, quite a contrast to what's going on outside my window, I can yell you! x

Laura said...

Oh my I do love that bird!
I wish I could make one, how did you learn to do that?
By the way, I am Laura from Aberdeen. I stumbled upon your blog! I will be following from now on x