Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Baby Birds (Copycat Challenge #22)

(Yes, yes, I know...these are not baby birds, but they are awfully cute! Perhaps one day Ellie and Carson "Hawk" will be lovebirds themselves! This picture was taken at LCC this past Sunday.)
It has been quite a while since a Copycat Challenge has been posted here on this blog! I am still stitching away on projects from the Blanket Statement book by Vicki Haninger; still determined to make about 40 projects in a year's time which will end in Novemeber of 2010. This time, I tweaked the Hearts and Flowers Sachets pattern found on pages 56 and 57 to use only the bird part without the heart part...I love this sweet bird with the embroidery details. Besides, it was soon STORYTIME season at the library, and I found a way to use the embroidered birds in a flannelboard activity!
Not only did I use the green blanket to make the bird, but also used 9 different colors of felt to make a total of 10 birds. I also made a large felt tree for the birds to hang out in once the flannelboard story was underway. The story/rhyme goes as follows:
One Little Bird
One little bird alone in a tree, (Place a bird in the flannelboard tree)
He was all alone and he didn't want to be!
So he flew away across the sea,
He brought back a friend to live in the tree. (Place another bird in the tree.)
Two little birds, alone in a tree They were all alone and they didn't want to be!
So they flew away across the sea,
They brought back a friend to live in the tree. (Continue to add birds in the tree until al 10 live there, happy as can be!)
Here we have an "action" shot of the story presented live, thanks to co-worker Patricia who took the picture! (The birds were all stitched in China, by the way.)

2 comments:

Timi + Andrew said...

Love the first picture! Ellie is a sweetheart! We were very happy to meet her last week :)
Also, your story times must be a blast! Too bad we cannot see you in action live... but I am sure all the kids love it!

The Lindahl News said...

Timi, I am so glad you could connect in Colorado with Anne, Jed and Ellie.

I enjoyed seeing the picture of you holding Ellie, Anne holding Ceci and Will taking it all in!