Where did the weekend go this week? One minute it was Thursday afternoon and the next..it's Sunday night! Rainy days, a new duck, a trivia night, the daughter's netball game and a drive to the girls' grandparents house made up the bulk of the weekend.
I wanted to share this cute little bird feeder made by our six year old at "Joeys" (a pre cub/scout group for younger kids). It was really simple for them to make, requiring only a pine cone, some softened 'Copha" (coconut fat), birdseed and string.
The crevices of the pine cone were filled with the softened copha then the cone was rolled in the birdseed. Finally the sting was attached. She hung it up on our birdfeeder which is right near our kitchen door and have been greeted with the most lovely visitors - tiny finch-like birds that sit on the cone and peck at the seeds. Sometimes three or four come at once and if we are sitting at the table, it's a real treat to watch them.
I also managed to fit in a little bit more crochet practice before the weekend. Using a book from the library, I followed the directions and created my first actual hat! The book is called "To Cute Crochet for Babies and Toddlers" and the pattern is the Busy Bumble Bee hat on page 85. It was slightly too small for the person who I had it in mind for, but it didn't seem to matter, it soon was squished on and worn without protest.
So now I'm back to the pattern of the hat that seemed to grow smaller not bigger.....and actually trying to make it go the other way around.