Monday, October 27, 2008


The Pigeon Loft is exactly one year old today.

Thank you all so much for reading this waffle and for following Mr.Pigeon's adventures so far- what a busy year it's been!

Mr.Pigeon 007 and his glamourous assistant Miss.Hennypenny were made one year ago in Spain and since then they have seen over 50 brothers and sisters fly off to new homes in Scotland, England, Spain, Germany, US, Singapore, Australia and Belgium, they have had their photos taken in various european cities and have eaten many a nice piece of cake with their owner :)

Special thanks go to Ruth and Val- my first 'regulars' (and some of my first customers!) who have been leaving kind comments ever since before The Pigeon Loft came about on the old blog Off The Hook

Now, you can't have a birthday without presents, so I am going to offer you the chance to win a little woolly 'present'- a bird to be more precise. Just leave a comment stating whether you would prefer a pigeon or a chicken (no, you can't say both- I'm not made of money) and tell me what you would like to see Mr.Pigeon getting up to in the Pigeon Loft's 2nd year.
I will pick a winner out of a hat (well, more likely a bowl) and hopefully announce the result on Sunday...GOOD LUCK!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Still alive

I've got some lovely things to show you :)

A few months ago I got an e-mail from Melanie and, after following the link to her site, I fell in love with her unique glass beads. As I loved her beads and she was a pigeon fancier, we decided to do a swap. Mr. Pigeon 038 made his way over to the states and I received a fab package of goodies. I just wish that these photos could do Melanie's work justice- it's PERFECT. My dying camera on the other hand is less than perfect which is why the photos are so unfocused and why there is no photo of the sheep bead :(

Little monsters...

Little frog...

Guess who?

Isn't that amazing?! A MR. PIGEON BEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There are three little pigeon beads so I'll have to think of something special to do with them. Maybe earrings and a necklace?
Yet another exciting parcel arrived a fortnight later. This one was from my Russian Doll Swap partner, Rachel. She sews some really great things in funky retro fabrics and this russian doll softie is no exception...

Mr.P was being very friendly with the new arrivals and seemed rather interested in the larger doll's pouch...

Thank you very much, ladies!

Please come back soon- Tuesday is a very important day for the Pigeon Loft...wink wink, nudge nudge...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Back in Brizzle

It's been a while, hasn't it?

I'm back at university to complete my final year (hooray!) and Mr.Pigeon has of course come too. He intends to become an educated bird and has decided to study Ornithology...from my bedroom window.

Due to this inconvenient having-to-finish-a-degree business and lack of crafty goodness, posts may become quite irregular and maybe a bit dull until Christmas. I also ask you to excuse me if I don't get to comment on your blogs as much as I would like to during term time. I will be lurking though! And updating. But don't worry, I have a lot of photos of exciting things saved to show you before I have to resort to rambling on about 20th century Spanish women's literature or German post-war poetry.

Coming soon are pictures from the Russian Doll Swap and a VERY exciting private swap as well as some good news for The Pigeon Loft.

But before all that there is some catching up to do.

Most of the latest batch of pigeons have arrived in their new homes...

  • Mr.P 031 touched down in Singapore to meet his new owner Cheryl.

  • There is not one but TWO Hennypennies named 'Gloria'. The first arrived in Rutland over the summer to befriend Liz's rescue chickens and the second has found lots of chickeny chums chez Moog.

  • Mr.Pigeon 041 (the first pigeon in the new yarn) has been named Hector and has made a lot of woolly friends at Jaqui's house. She has kindly allowed me to use her photos of his arrival...

Wish I was as well travelled as these little birds!