Thursday, September 11, 2008

By Request


Sydney's request several days ago? A nest for her stuffed bird. Who am I to argue with such a cute request. After some brain storming (twigs, paper mache, batting??) I decided on yarn. Knitted in the shape of a mini hat out of wool yarn. Then Sydney helped me add in scraps from around my craft room; some yarn, thread (off the carpet no less!) and fabric scraps. We hand felted it and dried it over an appropriately sized bowl. I ended up spraying it with some starch and drying it with my blow dryer to help it keep its shape and speed up the process.
The result - Sydney loves it! She has already asked for a rug, pillow, blankets and an egg for it.
The sad part of this story? This was all for a sad little bird from a Burger King kid's meal that on closer inspection is actually a penguin. Oh well.
(Here's a view of the bottom. We poked the scraps through and left them long on the inside to create, in Sydney's words, "a cozy bed for him.")

9 comments:

kira said...

What a wonderful nest! She must be so excited!!! Thanks for sharing it. :)

giddygoat said...

How sweet! It made me laugh that it was a penguin after all! ;)

Katherine said...

Lovely, cozy nest for Sydney's bird. A penguin never had it so good, I'm thinking!

amandajean said...

what a wonderful nest! I bet Sydney loves it.

M\ said...

very, very cute. Great collaboration!

Blakely said...

What a cute nest. She will never forget this.

Queenly Things said...

I love it. Yarn nests are a favorite. I wish I had one to curl up in.

i am very mary said...

I want to eat your child's adorable sweetness for breakfast! And then I will give you big hugs for being such a wonder-licious mommy!

Amy Jo said...

Very cute. It looks so cute with the bird, I mean penguin!!!! :-)