edited to add: This wee owl baby definitely has air mail wings so please, folks from across the oceans, please do feel welcome to participate in the spring-is-almost-here giveaway! lily x
Monday … home from my child and family health seminar … determining what are accidental bruises vs. those exceptionally ugly non-accidental ones that we will see plenty of in the paediatric ward … needed something light and lovely after that. Sunshine and wool! What could be more relaxing?
The hours slipped away … the crochet grew … the colours warmed me all up!
Added some dried beans for structural integrity (I learned this term when I was a young university student – we knew a structural engineering student – he questioned the structural integrity of everything – made me completely paranoid – “do you think the flat has enough structural integrity for the piano?” – drove Julian crazy – now Abby wonders too!)
Hmmm …. but what is it? A-ha!
It’s an owlbaby. And since leaving the nest, she’s been seen in all the neighbourhood trees. I think she’s searching for spring … and there are tempting snippets everywhere!
About to burst-with-blossom trees …
Herbalicious re-growth …
Green, green, green!
And just in case we get too excited … a little more grey :-)
Abby even caught her by the tramstop – she was heading to the beach!
If you would like this wee owlbaby to fly your way, leave a comment – and a sweet name for her – and Abby will draw the winning family on Saturday!
She’s all hand crocheted in pure wool – a mix of the Aussie standbys Cleckheaton and Paton’s – from a pattern in my head … stuffed with dried pinto beans and merino fleece, with eyes fashioned from antique Chinese wooden beads (from a huge strand I found at the opshop). Not baby friendly … but infinitely cuddle friendly :-)
So leave a comment – remember to include a lovely name – and she could be yours!