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« on: March 13, 2007 08:01:28 PM »

A friend of my husbands has a little girl who is turning one next week and we are invited to her party. My DH asked me to make something and this is what I came up with.

the nest by itself
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  sewed felt leaves to it and left all my ends hanging out so it looked more nest-like
and to give you an idea of the size of the bird

I was excited about how they turned out but when I showed my sister she didn't seem very impressed. What are your thoughts? Any Ideas to make them better? I thought maybe I could sew little eggs to put the baby birds inside so they could hatch. I also thought about making little worms, but I'm concerned they would pose a choking hazard. Comments, criticisms?
By the way, I feel I need to give credit where credit is due, I was inspired by this awesome post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=46019.0

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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2007 08:31:41 PM »

I can not believe that your sister was unimpressed. This is adorable. I would love for my child to recieve such a wonderful gift (if I had I child, which I don't, YET). I think you should save the eggs with birds for Easter or at least a later spring related gift. It would be a teaching gift that keeps giving that way, and would get played with for longer. You could wait on the worms until she gets a bit older. Maybe some cute needle felted worms with faces. I think you have a real winner here. Don't let your sis disuade you! So cute!

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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2007 09:07:25 PM »

that is totally awesome,even my grandie joesph 3,absolutely loves it,now he wants one,i would not know where to begin.
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2007 09:15:18 PM »

I think they are beautiful just as they are!


« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2007 10:22:57 PM »

You have made a beautiful and precious gift.  My advice would be that you don't change a thing.

Remember that little ones are often much smarter than "wise" adults!  [But... we craftsters also have the hearts and eyes of children - so our advice should count on this!]

My boys are 4 and 6 now, and are still playing with the stuffed animal "guys" (as we call them) that they got as gifts when they were very small.
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2007 10:31:15 PM »

I really really like it.  I have a one year old daughter, and I think she'd really enjoy playing with it.  And my boys (3&4) would love it as well.  I think it's great.  Don't change a thing!
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2007 10:50:19 PM »

gosh this is great! i have a friend that would absolutely adore such a beautiful item Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2007 04:50:40 AM »

Your sister is obviously blind- this is the coolest toy EVER!
I love it the way it is, but if you feel you should add something to it I like the hatching-egg idea. I would have adored this as a child (actually, still would! haha)
Great work, you don't need to change a thing!

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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2007 04:53:32 AM »

Wow, thanks for all the nice feedback. I definately feel better about giving them away.

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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2007 06:06:02 AM »

That is so beautiful, what a lovely gift! Even if the parents think the little girl is too young to play with it (some 1 year-olds are really into chewing things!), it will still look great in her room until she's a bit older. Eggs for the babies to hatch out of would definitely add to the play value too.

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