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Spring Nature Table

Kye has been enjoying playing with his tree house table so I thought it would be a good time to set up our Spring nature table. I have moved it into our library, this is the busiest room in our home… Now we will be able to see this sweet little scene each day and if we go on nature walks we can add small treasures to it too:)

We made this tree house stand a few years ago with some pruned branches and thick ply wood, it really is easy to put together. Just cut three bases for your levels, the lowest being the biggest and make them smaller as you go up. Cut with a scroll saw or a jig saw, nail the little branches through the levels and that is that…

Wishing everyone a lovely week ahead…
xo
Linda

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Bluebird Knitting Pattern Tutorial

I have been wanting to add this knitting pattern to my blog for a while to share. It was featured over at the lovely, Rhythm of The Home and now I am adding it here:) This little Bluebird is wonderful for nature tables, a small stocking filler at Christmas time etc…

This Bluebird of Happiness pattern is knitted with The Magic Loop method of knitting with circular needles.

Materials:

Brushed Mohair

Circular Needles

Fleece

Wool needle

Brown yarn for beak

Felting needle, black fleece for eyes

Pattern:

With circular needles, cast on 9 stitches (knitting in garter stitch (plain)). Join for knitting in the round and place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round.

Round 1: Knit 1 round.

Round 2: Knit into the front and back of each stitch for 1 round (18 stitches).

Round 3: Knit 1 round.

Round 4: Knit into the front and back of each stitch for 1 round (36 stitches).

Knit seven rows.

Round 12: (Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 together) repeat across this round.

Round 13: Knit 1 round.

Round 14: (Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 together) repeat across this round.

Round 15: Knit 1 round.

Round 16: Knit into the front and the back of each stitch to increase.

Knit 4 rounds.

Round 21: (Knit 2 stitches together) repeat to the end of the round.

Break yarn and thread the yarn onto a wool needle and thread the remaining stitches through the wool needle and leave until you are finished filling your bird with stuffing.

Tail:

The tail is knit in garter stitch (plain).

Cast on 3 stitches

Knit 6 rows.

Cast on 1 stitch at the beginning and end of the row.

Knit 3 rows.

Cast off.

Wings:

Knit wings in garter stitch (plain)

Cast on 5 stitches.

Knit first and second row.

Row 3: Cast on 2 stitches at the beginning of the row and 1 stitch at the end of the row.

Row 4: Knit.

Row 5: Cast on 1 stitch at the beginning and knit 2 together at the end of the row.

Row 6: Knit.

Row 7: Knit 2 stitches together at the beginning of the row, knit to the end of the row.

Row 8: Knit.

Cast off.

 

Fill your bluebird with soft fleece and ensure he is wonderfully firm, shaping him as you go.  Take your needle and thread it through your stitches and pull firmly closed and finish off.

 Shape your bluebird gently, by pushing more fleece to the back as can be seen in the photo.

Sew on wings and tail.

To make the beak, sew a loop in brown wool and weave in and out through the loop and finish off.

Needle felt on two black eyes with fleece and a felting needle.

And here he is finished!
Enjoy:)

Please note, this pattern is for personal use only, and not for resale, items knitted from this pattern may not be sold for commercial purposes, thank you.

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Our Nature Table

Here is our Spring nature table…  We made this tree house stand a few years ago, we cut out the platforms with our scroll saw and used branches that we had pruned for the uprights. We have adorned our table with beautiful creations from lovely friends’ shops…

Thought I would share the creators of all these items with you.
Starting on the top tier:
Cardinals in their nest and Owl –  mamakop

Second tier from top:
Portabellini Mushrooms – Katsinthebelfry
Sweet Sheep postcard – Renaissance Mama Art Studio

Third tier from top:
Beautiful Daffodil Fairy – Rhythm and Rhyme

Ground floor:
Wooden snail – Syrendel
Yellow Gnome – Fairy Folk
Bluebird – Lullaby Lily
Ladybugs – my Caiden:)

My hubby made the post card holders for me…
Happy day to you all,
xo
Linda

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