Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Of Birds and Birthdays...

Today is a VERY special day because:

1. It is Callista's birthday! Woooooo hoooooo! I met Callista through her blog, Down the Rabbit Hole and have only known her a short while through posts and e-mails but I consider her a very great friend and want to wish her the best of birthdays today!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CALLISTA!

And 2. I'm finally getting around to showing you my fully completed amigurumi bird mobile! I got the pattern from the book Amigurumi Two! by Ana Paula Rimoli. The patterns are a little more advanced than her first book but there are so many cute things to make from this book.

If you're new to crochet or know a stitch or two but would like to get into amigurumi, I wholeheartedly suggest getting Ana's first book Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet. She has good illustrations and explanations of stitches and I've found her patterns to be the easiest to understand if you're just starting out.


Anyhoo, here's my finished mobile and I apologize for the pictures. I made this for Chris' aunt's birthday and didn't take pictures of it until I got ready to pack it up in the middle of the night to ship to her the next day. By the way: really enjoy these pictures because I will NEVER make this project again, it took F-O-R-E-V-E-R! lol Lots of pieces, sewing together and what not...









So yes, this thing is huge and it took forever, lol. But I am quite pleased with the result and I hope his aunt likes it! :D

Have a great day everyone!

25 comments:

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Happy Birthday Callista!

Oh Maggi, your mobile is amazing! I love the colors and you did a fantastic job!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Blakelyn said...

WOW! That is too cute, and I know it was so much work! You are so talented!

Julie said...

This is just oh, so adorable, Maggi! Love this--I can see that it was difficult, but she will just adore it!

And Happy Birthday to Callista!

Callista said...

Thank you Maggi!
And your mobile turned out AMAZING!! you totally rocked it!

Melissa said...

OMG OMG Freakin fabulous. Love love love love LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!! WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWO!

Julie Ranae said...

Well...you are a better woman than I! I would not have attempted this project, but the way yours turned out is really an inspiration to those want to give it a go!

Just beautiful, Maggi!

Carmen said...

How could she not love it? Absolutely gorgeous - so much work, I can't even imagine.

Bill said...

Hi Maggi,
The mobile is REALLY cute! I can't imagine how difficult and time-consuming it must have been. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Hope the rest of your week goes well.

Bill

Kathie @ my net finds said...

that mobile is the cutest thing!!!! excellent job!

yyam said...

Maggi...this is awesome! I wish I was the aunt receiving this....beautifully made..I'm sure she'll love it!:)

Lisa said...

Hey Maggi! I've nominated you for the KREATIV BLOGGER award! See this post for details: http://moltodimodadesigns.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-very-first-blog-award-nomination.html

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

omygosh!!! that mobile is the cutesttttttttttttttttttttt thing ever!!!! love it maggi!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Karen said...

My goodness, Maggi! This is beautiful, cute, detailed, and so fantastic! I am swooning over it! I haven't crocheted since I was in the 5th and 6th grades and made llllooooonnnngggggg chains and that's it. But, I am wanting to try it again....even went and bought some basic hooks! So, thank you for the book reccomendation! :>

Jocelyn said...

Oh Maggi...this is so ADORABLE!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! You rocked it sweet friend!!! Wishing you a day filled with smile!!! :-)

Keith said...

Wow. That is amazing. Great job. I love it. You are very talented.

Gingeyginge said...

Thank you for your comment... Iv'e cast my vote!

Jackie said...

OH MY GOODNESS Maggi that is so adorable....she will LOVE it! And thanks for letting us know about the book! I know how to knit but have been wanting to pick up crochet.....my Daugher really wants me to make some of those cute little critters!

Lemondrop Marie said...

What a gorgeous mobile! If I had such a happy little flock in my home it would make me smile every time I saw it. Bravo

DoubleL said...

That is unbelievable Maggie!! I love it! You have so much talent.

Joanna Jenkins said...

That mobile is AWE-SOME. I can see why it took so long but it was well worth the efforts. Woo-hoo!
xo

Jessica Cangiano said...

Joyful birthday wishes to your sweet friend!

And may I just say, that is hands down the most adorable mobile of all time! You did an amazing job!!!

Huge hugs!
♥ Jessica

Denise said...

oh such a cute blue bird. Its made of of yarn? cute.

and happy birthday to Callista!

I Am Denise Katipunera

Heavenly Housewife said...

That mobile is so fabulous. I absolutely love it, you are super talented!!!!

Callista said...

where are you?!? I miss you!

Dad.. said...

Awesome! That pic would make a nice "Follow me on Twitter" Graphic. Hee Hee