Awww. This Little Cotton Rabbitsdesign is too cute for words. I can safely say that this little rabbit will not be lonely for long. I envision (and I'm sure you do, too) a whole warren of wascally wabbits adorning my house in the very near future.
Easter must be near, because my thoughts turned to chickens. Last year I knit up nearly 30 chickens, but never finished them.
So I decided it was time to sew on some beaks and glue on the eyes.
I had some brightl golden yellow felt and used a quarter as my template. I cut out the circles and then cut them again in half. I made a beak by turning each semicircle into a cone and sewing it shut. Then I continued with the same thread and needle and attached the beak to the body.
The process of sewing 30 beaks and attaching them takes quite some time, but after some dedication, I was done. I went in search of my glue gun and googly eyes and was ready to finish them up.
Happy chicks with beaks and eyes!
I stopped at CVS to pick up a large bag of plastic Easter eggs for the bodies.
Voila! A very large hen house with more than 30 chickens.
I think my new favorite chicken is this Dominique using a black and white variegated yarn. Isn't she a cutie?
Happy Easter! How will you decorate? Click HERE for pattern if you'd like to make a chicken or two or thirty of your own.
Owls, owls, everywhere. Seriously, since I knit my first owl last week, I had no idea how popular these little critters were. They're EVERYWHERE. I even found some owl lip gloss today.
I've made regular sized owls, mini owl ornaments and even some micro owls. They're fun and cute. I just love how each one has a different expression on his or her face. It cracks me up. I'm not sure yet, which ones are my favorite. Since I love everything small, I think the micro ornaments are the one for me. I am sending the two screech owls to Emma and Michaela in Pennsylvania because they love owls and have a screech owl in their yard which they rarely see, but always hear
Guess what? I'm veering off in a new direction. I'm not just making owls anymore. I'm making SCREECH OWLS!
Whoa. That's a big change. OK. The only real change is I added tufts on the ears.
Here is Ozzie the mini Christmas Screech Owl Ornament and Ozzie the Screech Owl. You can read more about them on my ravelry page.
I'd like to be able to honestly confess that I really am done with the owls, but even as I post this, I have a micro screech owl on the needles using some Knit Picks Palette and US size 2 and 0 needles.
I knit a third owl... because I already gave Ollie and Olivia away to their intended recipient. But I wanted to have one on hand, and a friend requested one, and so on and so forth. So I present Ogden the Owl - who is obviously the twin brother of Ollie.
Look how wise Ogden is - he even knows how to use a computer.
Now I'm going to focus on my previously assigned knitting projects. Even as I post this, my owl pattern, needles and yarn are going back into the Knit Nook so I'm not easily tempted by the owl's cuteness.