24 February 2011

Following Orders

Someone suggested that I get back to crafting to distract myself from waiting for baby. That's exactly what I've been doing! Apparently, I'm not the only one who's feeling this urge. It's certainly more fun than cleaning house if one must nest.

The first finished project I get to show you is a Throwing Bird.

My dear, sweet Peanut is suddenly a throwing monster. He throws toys, he throws food, he throws more or less anything he can get his hands on. This is apparently a phase. It is certainly annoying. Anyway, a wise woman suggested to me that we designate some soft things for throwing, like socks. I decided to take the idea and run with it a bit, so we have Throwing Bird now. He can throw it wherever, whenever he wants. It's densely stuffed with poly-fill and gets decent distance, all things considered. Most importantly, it can't do any damage.

Scratch that - it can't do much damage unless the first place said toddler decides to throw it is into the sink where toddler's diaper is soaking. That just might lead to mama's blood pressure spiking and Throwing Bird getting his first bath. Oh the joys!

For those of you interested - the pattern is from here. This first one was a one evening project, start to finish, minus first bath. More have been requested in a variety of colors. Mama will, of course, comply.


  1. That is soooo cute. Good idea too that there are certain things he is allowed to throw. Once you have a whole flock made in different colours, Baby will come !

  2. That is great! I can just imagine a whole line of them :)

  3. When we went through this phase I put together a throwing basket. A small little basket filled with all sorts of things that were a-ok to throw. Pom-poms. Bean bags. Balloons. Worked like a charm, though I think your cute little guy would have been even more fun.

  4. For lack of baskets, Throwing Bird currently lives in a cubby under a chair grandpa built for me and my sister when we were kids. Peanut spent a good half hour last night throwing and chasing it, utterly and thoroughly amused. It's both baffling and hilarious!


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