Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tunisian Crochet - Ollie the Parrotlet Doll

Happy Monday everyone!

I am so excited to show you the new Tunisian Crochet project I just did!

I made him up for a special Valentine's Day gift for Melanie!

It was so FUN to create from the top of his head down to his cute little bendable toes!

I wrapped wool yarn around floral wire to create his feet so that they would bend and hold the weight of the doll while standing.

... and I added needle felting accents to his forehead, eyebrows and cheeks to create his texture and expressions.

His body was done with the Tunisian crochet - simple stitch 
I love the woven like fabric it creates!

... and his wings were created in single crochet with my regular crochet hook. :)

I gave him to Melly on Valentine's Day and she just loved him!

I think the hardest thing about making my gifts is keeping them a secret! :)

I kept wanting to send Melly photos of him while I was making him!

I was pretty proud of myself for keeping him a surprise!

Tee Hee!

Did you make any gifts, either food or crafty items for gifts this year?

Please leave me a note and tell me all about them!

I am excited to hear what you created!

Melissa & R-Chee


Meredith LeBlanc said...

I think when you want to keep the gifts you make, they're that much more special. This is darling!

Meredith & Scarlet

Laura said...

Well, if this isn't the most adorable little creation ever! Love it, and I'm sure Melanie loved it so much!

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

He is so cute! I bet Melanie has him in pride of place.
Lynne x

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh we love baby birdie-- and we know what you mean by secrets!