It was about an avid crocheter or knitter that would leave a mesh bag outside in the spring with bits of yarn in all colors and types. As the birds were gathering bits to build their nests they would grab a string or two and use it in their nests. There was one birdie in particular that used several bits of the yarn for its nest and had quite a colorful place to lay her eggs and grow her babies.
I remember thinking what a cool idea that was. Have I ever done it? No, but the spirit is there. LOL! I found this post on a crochet blog that talks about it. Birds, especially in cities, have limited nest building materials and get “creative” in their materials. So a bit of yarn might be just the thing. And how cool to see a nest in your tree and see a bit of your yarn hanging from it?
After I found this sweet little birdie image it got me thinking? I used it to make the charms for the Flickr Altered Dominos and Other Game Pieces Group charm swap. I adhered the image onto a mini domino using mod podge with a layer of Diamond Glazer on top. The domino was first painted with acrylic glitter paint to give it some sparkle and a bit of bling. I sealed the paint and the image with a few layers of polycrylic as nothing gets on my nerves more than loose glitter!! I added a couple of pieces of yarn to the jump rings to keep my nesting thoughts alive.
I actually remembered this time to make one for myself. Imagine that. I recounted and there are 9 in the group and with my charm that makes 10 for the bracelet. I am thinking I will make a kumihimo cord for the bracelet. That would be cool!
What have you done for the birdies lately?