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!

Blue sky!

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!



too-whit! a spring is almost here giveaway

21 thoughts on “too-whit! a spring is almost here giveaway

  • August 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    She is adorable, how can you stand to part with her? What about Eleanor, or Ellie for short?

  • August 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Haha livIng in Christchurch, we know all about structural integrity, we dont enter a building without a current green sticker!! I think this little owl needs to fly across the ocean to my Annie, he looks like an Oscar!

  • August 15, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    What a sweetie!! Love to have him fly my way.

  • August 15, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    What a gorgeous giveaway! I’d name the owl Valentina. Sounds like a regal name or name of a goddess!

  • August 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    We are international and the baby should probably stay in Australia, but my Lily thinks his name should be Barn-y. He is just lovely!

  • August 15, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    He is Bootiful. So I think he should be Bootiful Bertie.

    Blessings Gail

  • August 15, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    She is lovely. I’d name her Olivia cos she looks so very wise and kind :)

    I’d love to win her.

  • August 15, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Ozzy, short for Oswald, I can think of no better name for such a fun loving, cheeky looking sweet owl…….would love to give him a loving home here in the leafy lanes of England.

  • August 16, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Your little owl is wonderful. You are a very clever lady to crochet him without a pattern. I would name him “Wisdom” as owls are very wise. Kathy

  • August 16, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Such a cutie. I would name her Sisterella. Don’t know where I got that from, but that’s the name that comes when I see her. : ) My 3 yr. old would probably try something even more abstract. : )

  • August 16, 2012 at 9:15 am

    How lovely and clever to boot! (Pun intended) I was thinking Olivia but my little one thinks Rainbow. I suppose if we were chosen we’d have to sort that out : )

  • August 16, 2012 at 9:51 am

    With the stirrings of spring here in Australia, I think the little owl would just love the name ‘Blossom’. Her pink tones match perfectly with all the flowering fruit trees here at present – just lovely.

  • August 17, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    She’s a cutie. I think Betty. Betty Blue-Beak, but definitely Betty for short : -)

  • August 17, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Oh how cool!! She is awesome! I would name her Coraline!!

  • August 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    I think she looks like a Petunia Plum..she’s very lovely and you’re very clever!

  • August 18, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Why Owlivette Boot, for sure!! You are just the most creative person I’ve ever seen. I tell people ALL the time I can ‘copy’ almost anything BUT it’s the coming up with the idea that is the MOST SPECIAL!!

  • August 19, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Completely gorgeous owl – you are too clever, Lily. I would call her Pinkilicious. I have just been reading a book from the library to my 5 year old and it’s all about a girl called Pinkilicious, loves all things pink. Reckon she would love your owl!

  • August 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    For such a very passionate owl He must be called “EDMUND”

    I am sure he will enjoy my little nook and watch over me with a passion.

    Love to all owl lovers.

  • August 20, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    How about “Sparkles”, for our nocturnal friends whooooo come out at night? Love Hannah (on Kathy’s Email sight.)

  • August 27, 2012 at 11:55 am

    If he were to live with us he would be called Owly. Not very original but my wee girl is rather owl crazy, she LOVES owls and calls all of them owly. :)

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