Monday, April 11, 2011

April's ornament and activity

I made this little nest for this month's'll need to click on the picture to enlarge it....then you can see the detail. The nest itself is about 3.5 inches across.

I wanted it to look camouflaged like a real nest would. I first crocheted the nest using 2 types of yarn held together.
Then I wove in beads, tinsel, embroidery thread, feathers, scraps of muslin and even tufts of rug fiber.

I whip stitched it around a pretty branch I found covered in lichen.
I really LOVE it. This photo doesn't show how pretty it is!

then I used some teeny wooden eggs and painted them to go in it.

and put it on display in our foyer.

I also made a nesting material bag with some crochet string and filled it up with dryer lint, yarn and feathers.

I hung it on the fence where birds tend to sit between feeding and taking baths....I haven't seen them use it though........


Little Messy Missy said...

Very beautiful!!!

jillytacy said...

Very creative! Looks like a nest any bird would love! I like the pearls and clear tinsel mixed in.