I did wonder whether or not this post, instead of “Robins in Love” should be entitled …. “One blogger with the attention span of a gnat who can’t resist running off and starting new projects while she still has lots of other stuff to finish!” But that was too long to fit in the space bar!! Anyway, I’ve been living and breathing robins – yes and even dreaming about them – as I’m in the middle of making a couple of dozen for a party in early December. And then …. I had an idea …..
Regular readers will remember my very successful Scotties in Love cushion cover, quickly followed by Owls in Love:
shameless plug here – the pattern for the Owls is available in my Etsy Shop!
So, getting back to the main topic, my idea was …. what about Robins in Love at Christmas time? And instead of a heart, well it has to be mistletoe of course, with a little pearl bead for the berry. Some red ric rac braid makes everything very cheerful too.
The crochet mistletoe was taken from one of my favourite books – 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet by Lesley Stanfield, but if you don’t want to crochet then I’m sure that felt leaves would look just as nice.
The free template for the robins, plus a few instructions are available to download at Bustle & Sew – I don’t think lots of details are really necessary as it’s a very straightforward project. And if you don’t want to make your own, then I’ve listed the cushion cover I made in my Etsy shop as I don’t think I’ve room for yet another cushion on my sofa!!
Off to walk Ben now – the woods are quite magical at present, glittering with frost. Townie husband is away on business – he called this morning to complain about the heat where he is – needless to say no sympathy was forthcoming!!