Saturday, April 29, 2017

A Bird in the Hand-i-Craft

Bluebird Plush Toy in Crochet
 A review of crafty toy birds.

This week in April brought us National Audubon Day (April 26), which reminded me I wanted to show off some of the bird handicrafts I have come across in my crafting journey. 


Whether crafty birds are carved out of wood as toys, room decor or jewelry, knitted or crocheted as cute plush animals, or sewn into soft pillow toys, they all make adorable toys for children to play with or teens or college kids to use to decorate their room. Birds appeal to many people and the choices in hand-crafted items are truly unique. 




Wooden Seagull Ornament



Wooden Seagull Ornament
Hand cut out of maple using a scroll saw, this seagull coastal scene ornament is sanded smooth and finished with Danish penetrating oil. A cabled cotton cord is included to hang the ornament.  Ornament size is 3" diameter by 1/4 inch thick. 

Seagull wooden ornament is handmade by Susan in Missouri and available in her Etsy Shop Ooh Look It's a Rabbit.








Bird (Owl) Lanyard




owl lanyard
Hand-crafted Owl Lanyard
Both a useful and a decorative item, lanyards for I.D. badges or keys come in very handy. For bird fanciers, this owl fabric lanyard from Kathie of CutePurseNalities on Etsy is handmade using 100% cotton fabric and a silver swivel clip. 

The fabric has adorable little owls in green, brown, orange, red, yellow and blue on a white background.


 



Amigurumi Bird Stuffed Toy

 

Amigurumi Animal Plush Bluebird on Etsy
Cute & cuddly, this roly-poly bluebird is handmade in royal blue and white acrylic yarn. The beak and feet are orange and bluebird has red tuffs on top of his head.

Bluebird's eyes are plastic craft eyes and he is filled with soft new polyester fiberfill. Little bird measures approximately 4 x 4 inches. He's a cute round roly-poly animal just the right size for little hands to hold. 


Plush bluebird toy can be found in the Etsy shop of Coastal Crochet Crafts.




 

 

Hand-Sewn Hummingbird Softie

 

Hummingbird Hand-Sewn Soft Toy

This Hummingbird is great for playing or decorating your child's room. Wonderful for Baby as a first toy or for a child to play with. It makes a great gift for a Baby Shower!

I love Hummingbirds they are fun to watch - so busy ... so cute and colorful. I always wanted to hold one ... and now you can too ;-).  Hummingbird plushie measures 8 x 4 x 2.5 inches (across wings the measurement is 12 inches).



You can find this delightful hummingbird hand-sewn toy in the Etsy shop of RB Query of California. 



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8 comments:

  1. Wonderful birds. I especially like the wooden seagull ornament

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    1. That wooden seagull really appeals to me, too, Mary Beth ~ especially since I live near the sea and collect seashore related things. :) Thanks for visiting.

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  2. All of the birds are really cute! Of course, I love your crocheted roly-poly bluebird and I am quite impressed by the hand sewn hummingbird. All very pretty indeed!

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    1. Thanks, Mouse. Glad you enjoyed this hand-crafted birds featured here. I thought that hummingbird was quite unique too.

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  3. Gives a whole new meaning to bird watching! I like all of these. The hummingbird is very unique.

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    1. It certainly does, Susan. LOL. Crafty birds deserve recognition too. :)

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  4. I love your work! That hummingbird is fantastic - I saw it on twitter and had to share it, so nice :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing on Twitter, Barbara. I think that hummingbird stuffed animal is very attractive and a clever handmade toy.

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