Saturday, December 29, 2007

Mr. Pigeon's Present

Not even woolly pigeons can escape the dodgy Christmas jumper...

Tuesday, December 25, 2007



That was how Salamanca looked just before I left it. I trained to Madrid (nice place to visit), stayed the night in Alcalá and flew to Edinburgh on Saturday. Can you guess from the photo below who was with me on the plane?

We attracted some strange looks from other passengers!
I came home to a lovely parcel containing the "Linus" pincushion I ordered from (the softie award-winning!) squirrelmomma. I can't believe how perfect the stitching is and it even came in a little pink bag.

That's all for now but check back soon for pictures of Mr.Pigeon's Christmas present :)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

2 more sleeps :)

Two more nights and I'll be back on British soil and will hopefully have lots of exciting things to show you. Tonight after I have done a bit of packing I have the exciting job of attaching wings and feet to 7 pigeons so that when I get home all I have to do is sew on the eyes and make their little bags and passports. 5 of the 7 pigeons already have homes to go to so there will be two appearing on Etsy very shortly.

This also means that for the next two weeks I will have a good internet connection and don't have to post at 8am to be able to include photos :D

Thursday, December 13, 2007


It's cold and grey outside so instead of more grey pigeons have some colour...

Jake the Woollysaurus
Coco the Clownfish


This was part of an order for somebody at 'work' (I say 'work' as I don't do much besides drink tea and eat cake and don't get paid either) who is going to give them to the children she looks after as presents. The fish and dinosaur are my own patterns but I can't take credit for the tortoise. I bought his pattern from Etsy a while ago. I also made another hen but ufortunately the photos of her are blurry. Never mind, I'm sure you've had enough bird-related posts :D

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Pigeons in waiting

Here they are 007 - 016 sitting on my shelf with their numbers tied around their necks so I know which is which. Most of them are still waiting for eyes, beaks, wings and feet.
I should point out that 009 is a knitted pigeon. I tried to adapt the crochet pattern for knitting and the result is an even more skittle-like bird.
011 is "una paloma blanca" and those of you who have bothered to count may have realised that one is missing. "Where is 012?" I hear you cry.
He's at the rugby club bar...

PS: apologies for the dull photos- I blame winter.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Pigeons of the World...

As the third little hen flapped her woolly wings and flew the nest yesterday (i.e. was handed over to her new Spanish owner) a strange thought occurred to me as strange thoughts often do. Do all pigeons (or all hens/ flamingos) speak the same pigeon (or hen or flamingo) language? For example would a German town pigeon be able to understand a British one?

Here is my conclusion...
Click here or on the picture itself for a better look :)

Saturday, December 1, 2007


This is his present - his pigeon counterpart. Mr.Pigeon 012 is wearing a blue striped Rugby Shirt (with the number 50 on the back), holding a little rugby ball and comes with a little crocheted pint. As I lost my small hook he came out chunkier than the others but that's quite appropriate for a rugby pidge. The only thing I couldn't do was crochet bruises or a black eye on.

I strongly discourage anybody from attempting to handsew small garments for spherical objects- not easy!

The card follows a very similar theme :) There are 50 birds for 50 years. The one I posted was coloured in but the photos weren't great so here it is in black and white...

A larger image can be found on Flickr here if you want to count them all.