Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken!

lay a little egg for me...


Well if these little guys could lay eggs they would be lavender scented ones as they are actually little lavender bags. Have noticed round here lately with the warmer evenings that we are starting to get a lot of moths coming in, not the big ones but the horrible little ones that like to find nice clothing for their young to munch through..yuk! Hate the horrible little things anyhoo decided it was time to make some little lavender bags to dot round the wardrobes. As I have the knitting and crochet bits and bobs out and I am trying to de-stash some cotton yarn I chose to make these little bags from this book. They are knitted but look a bit like crochet to me they have a nice dense texture which helps to keep the lavender in.

They kind of remind me of the old fashioned bean bags we used in gym when I was at school and the kids and I can't stop throwing them around they are very tactile.
The idea morphed into these little guys after an afternoon of catching up on my magazine reading when I spied this...

Cool huh? I thought the shape kind of reminded me of my bean bag lavender bags and my little brain tried to work out if I could make little lavender bag birdies....ooh fun! Off I went rummaging in my stash but alas all the colours I needed were not there. I wanted to make these birdies so badly that I was almost breaking out in a sweat and trying to persuade hubby that a trip to the wool shop was called for. Thankfully my little brain stepped in at the last moment and a wee brainwave took over.... I had lots and I mean lots of white cotton yarn and some but not a lot of mustard yellow and rust orange......chickens! Of course sooo obvious and surely a lot more simple to make. Phew stash collecting averted. I would love to say that these guys were made in a flash but I would be telling tales cos they were not. I followed the instructions for the body and the legs from the birdie instructions however the combs had me stumped, briefly, then I just winged it (sorry no pun intended) and I think it worked out ok.

Theses little guys haven't made it into any wardrobes yet as they are having so much fun popping up all over the house. Going to have to round them up and give them a serious talking to ...they have an important job to do!
Thanks for popping by and hope you've all had just as much fun as I have this weekend x

6 comments:

Maggie said...

Cute! I love em :-)

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Ali! These are so cute! I bet you end up making lots of them!! :) x

Carol said...

How cute, Ali--they make me smile :)

Mary said...

Love your little hens Ali! I can see where making them must be absolutely addicting.

Mereknits said...

They are much too cute to put away, I adore them.
Great idea,
Meredith

Margaret said...

So very cute. I love them.