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veri
« on: April 02, 2009 06:31:57 AM »

I had no idea where to put this and this forum seemed the most appropriate but if I'm wrong feel free to move the topic, please.

So here's the story:
we live in a city (a capital actually but it's such a small country that it's still quite small fro your standards Grin) in an apartment block and me and my darling are both zoologist so we love to see different animals. So during the winter we fed the birds outside on our little balcony.
We also have a little toddler that makes all kinds of crafts challenging - to say the least. So I thought this might be a good project we could do together since it' so easy to make and makes no mess (it's just peanuts thread on a gardening wire and the ends are twisted together and formed into a hook to be hung on a tree). And it would also decorate our balcony for the holidays (it was made just around new years) and also the birds would proffit and come to "our tree" (since we live in the 2nd floor it's not just ours but we certainly adopted it as it was Wink).
So here's the wreath:


my little "angel" (the second one wasn't born yet):


mama's little helper = in progress picture:

Daddy also participated but since he took the picture he's not on it Wink

And finally: look who came to visit us and eat the nuts in a second floor balcony!!!


I'd love to hear (read) what you think.
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009 06:43:22 AM »

How cute! I'm not really a wreath person but I do love critters who love peanuts. I have been saving this one peanut that looks like a little bird for years. your post has inspired me to fish it out and get crafty.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009 06:52:38 AM »

I think this is a lovely idea.  You get to feed the animals and watch their antics at the same time.  Great job.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009 06:56:33 AM »

The wreath is so cute, but what fascinates me almost as much are the squirrels fluffy ears!  I've never seen such tufts of a squirrel!
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2009 08:34:00 AM »

Anything that pleases squirrels is a great idea. I'll try to make some for the squirrels in the graveyard nex door.
Great idea!
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2009 05:03:46 AM »

The wreath is so cute, but what fascinates me almost as much are the squirrels fluffy ears!  I've never seen such tufts of a squirrel!

That's probably because we live in Europe where we have different species of squirlls Smiley. I've got a bunch of pictures of this lovely creature on our balcony - we were so fascinated it came to the 2nd floor!
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2009 11:36:17 AM »

What a simple but great idea!  I'll have to try hanging one of these in my yard.
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2009 11:52:23 PM »

omg that squirrel looks like a mad scientist
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