Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Fat Birds Rule.

Meet 'Fat Bird'.
When inspiration strikes you've got to just go with the flow before it evaporates.
So thinking caps were donned and much sketching ensued.

Many prototypes were designed and made and abandoned, then even more head scratching followed.

Fabric was measured, cut, stitched and snipped. Pencils were chewed and tongues stuck out in concentration.Much mess was made as well as chaos organised, I daren't show you the heap of stuff on the floor and the bed.And eventually little 'fat birds' were born and somehow evolved into owlets.



Just large enough fill the cupped palm of your hand and full of wheat should they need to be gently warmed in the microwave to keep those hands cosy.
They've found a lovely perch in Milkchurn Cottage Gift shop where a couple have already flown the nest.
I don't think this is the last we've seen of fat birds or maybe even fat other things yet.

And in a nod to the date today I managed to fit in a bit of 'yarnstorming' here and there in the village.

Wishing you a happy Valentines Day.

fi x

22 comments:

The Krafty Cupcake said...

Brilliant! I love them! Also love your crochet hearts x Sue x

Twiglet said...

Fab owls - I could see them a bit bigger and fatter for door stops too.

Annie said...

Love the fat birds. Fab desin. Good luck with sales.
Hugs,
A x

KC'sCourt! said...

Oh I love hime he is so cute!
Julie xxxxxxx

Two Wednesdays said...

Love it! The fat birds and the very appropriate yarn storming! Just the thing to cheer a dreary february day

dosierosie said...

Love the Owls.
Gillx

carrad said...

Fab Fat Birds! Well done! x

Grateful4Crochet said...

Love your fat birds!!!!!!!!
And awesome yarn bombing, I think I could try something on that scale, I love the concept, but never want to waste precious yarn!!

Carol said...

Aw well done on your yarnstorming! Love it.
What cute fat birdies/owls.
Happy Valentine's day.
Carol xx

Maggie Ann said...

Happy Valentine's Day....I too love your owls and what a bonus to be able to pop them in the microwave for a hand-warmer. I think you are on to something terrific here...=)

Claire said...

Hey Fi, love the yarnstorming.....I was thinking along the same lines. Thought I would hang little hearts in various places int he main street.......but time got a way from me unfortunatley...

Your little fatbird/owlets are very sweet....glad the idea managed to find form, very satisfying.

Claire :}

Danette said...

These fat birds are so cute I can't stand it!!!

Linda said...

The fat birds are fab! Have followed your lead and just made a fabric collage of the in - Laws house for a Golden Wedding present - For a first attempt it was not too bad! Have popped it on my blog - Thanks for the inspiration!Linda x

sue said...

What a fabulous idea, cute little handwarmers!
Love your romantic yarnbombing too.

delia hornbook said...

Ahhh what a wonderful idea those are fabulous ;-)) dee x

Teacups and Tiskets said...

Ha ha ha - love the 'yarnstorming'. Bet you've given more than a few people a smile.

Well done on those ever-so-cute owlets. Persistence certainly paid off.
(and I really think you should show us the mess, it would make some of us feel like we're not alone!)

cheers
Fi

Miss Holly said...

oh ...these little guys are the best!....Perfect faces!! and I love the fabric on paper hearts!! I can think of some other things that would be great too! stars...simple flowers... shells!! love them!

barb said...

I just discovered your blog. I LOVE IT!!!!! I am a 56 yr old, stay-at-home gramma to my 6 grandchildren, ages 4 months, 2, 3, 5, 7, & 8. I can't wait to make your bouquet of flowers. LOVE the Fat Bird.

barb in USA

Very Berry Handmade said...

Love the fat birds!

Planet Penny said...

The Owlets are adorable, such personalities!

Jo said...

Fat birds ARE beautiful.... I knew it! Lovely to see some barnstorming going on too - you'll have made someone's day! Jo x

Annie said...

I am seriously in love with the little birdie at the top of this post. Will you have any for sale in your Etsy shop?????