Monday, April 15, 2013

Happy 12th Hatchday Gilbert! ~ A Fiber Art Celebration!

Happy Monday everyone!

Today is my pacific parrotlet, Gilbert, 12th Hatchday!

Happy Hatchday little birdie!

Here he is swinging in his snuggle tent!

He is such a sweet boy!

He LOVES to cuddle!

To celebrate his special day, I crocheted a parrotlet doll in a snuggle tent to hang over my favorite chair that I crochet in in the evenings!

It was so FUN to make!

Melanie found this wonderful free parrotlet pattern that I changed just a little bit and adapted to "snap" onto a little house I made for him!

Ta Da!

Here he is when he is not in his hut!

I sewed a snap onto his bottom and the perch so that I can easily take him out & hold him, just like the real Gilbert!

I love how his orange pom pom feet complete the border around his hut when I snap him into place.

It was a last minute idea I had when I was putting on his final touches.

Sometimes the best part of a project is just not a planned element from the start! 

I think that is the most exciting thing about creating art... 

You just never know what will evolve and appear until you are done! :)

Melanie surprised me with her very own parrotlet doll!

I cannot believe she gave this to me!

I adore it!

...and she made one of her birdie, Ollie, too!

Happy Hatchday Gilbert!

We LOVE You!

To celebrate, I made him a batch of birdie berry quinoa cakes today!

They are super yummy and he gobbles them right up.

Here is the recipe for you to enjoy too!

They are 100% human ingredients so you can add your breakfast menu too!

Berry Quinoa Cakes

1 cup cooked quinoa
3 eggs
a splash of milk
a spoonful of greek yogurt
a handful of your favorite fresh or frozen berries 

Mix all of the ingredients together and pour into greased mini muffin tins.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned on top and set.

Makes about 12 mini cakes


Have a wonderful day everyone!

Melissa, R-Chee & Gilbert


tubby3pug said...

happy happy b day its our bobs b day too

urban hounds

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Happy 12th Hatchday Gilbert!
We hope you have a wonderful day today.
Awwwww, just love the crochet parrotlet, he is so brilliant it is hard to tell them apart!
Lynne x

Tere said...

Happy hatchday, Gilbert! You're a super cutie!

Mitch and Molly said...

Happy Hatchday, Gilbert! The little parrotlet dolls are just adorable!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly said...

Happy Birthday ^_^ ~ Wonderful creative work here ~ love the parrot ~ Enjoy ^_^

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Happy 12th Hatchday Gilbert! AND MANY MORE!!!
Much Luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, and Mimi

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Hatch Day Gilbert!
What a lucky birdie you are to have presssies and treats and so many peoples to love you.
I love you too.