Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Big Knit

Everybody will be familiar with the Innocent Big Knit by now.

Every year thousands of little woolly hats are made and sent in to be placed on smoothie bottles. For each hat-wearing smoothie sold 25p is donated to AgeUK.

These are some of my hats for this year...

They are easy enough to make, but the tricky part is wrestling these perfect pigeon-sized hats away from fashion-conscious birds...

This year Innocent have extended the deadline to allow more folks to send in little woolly hats 'til FRIDAY 29th OCTOBER, so get knitting!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy Bird-day, Mr. Pigeon!

Well, it's been a while since the last update, but I couldn't not acknowledge Mr.P's special day.

Although the original Mr.Pigeon was created one July three years ago, Mr. Pigeon 007, the face of the Pigeon Loft, was born at the end of September, so it was only right to throw him a little party...and what's a party without a cake?

The birthday bird enjoyed his specially made pigeon-sized victoria sponge

...and there were plenty of tiny sparkly cupcakes for the guests.

They sang 'Happy Bird-day' to Mr. P... he blew out the candle on his cake.


For those waiting patiently for pigeons of their own, there are more little birdies in the works. I'm afraid all the related documents are on my old laptop, which takes 2 hours at least to open one file, so their release will be delayed until all the jumper patterns and passports have been recreated on Mac-friendly software :-)