Bird yurts
Monday May 07th 2012, 10:52 pm
Filed under: Wildlife

Six more rows on that small shawl…

I headed down to Los Gatos Birdwatcher today to pick up some sunflower chips. I had a little time before rush hour traffic would hit going back, so just for fun in that very fun shop I looked around.

Felted birdhouses. I hadn’t seen them before (and you know I would have noticed.) They had delightful, colorful, felted wool birdhouses, with the holes just the right size–you don’t want cowbirds parasitizing the nests nor jays raiding them. The edges of the holes curved inward just so; these were carefully crafted.

I almost pulled out my phone to take a picture, but thought, nah, this is someone else’s artwork. I’ll just put the idea out there–I wonder if anyone else will run with it. I know I’d like to. (And then, I just found this page, but these too are different ones.)

Bird yurts. My wrens would love them.

(With a ps to the new teenage squirrel swaggering around today: let me explain. If I open the door, you run. If I raise the supersoaker, you run. If I soak you, and you didn’t like it, and you didn’t catch the connection between me, it, you, and being soaked, well–that’s why we had a do over.

Now do you get it?)

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There is a pattern out there for a felted bird house pocket book. I don’t remember the site. There always is google.

Comment by pat Flores 05.08.12 @ 4:34 am

I googled and found one on Ravelry. Check it out.

Comment by pat Flores 05.08.12 @ 4:36 am bird house

Oh, Alison! It never occurred to me that you, of all people, didn’t have this pattern! They make up very sweet. We have a wren “renting” ours (the Wren’s Trio) at the lakehouse. :0)

Comment by Debra Lea 05.08.12 @ 5:43 am

Felted birdhouses. Who knew?!

Teenagers like to test limits. I’m guessing squirrels are no different…

Comment by Channon 05.08.12 @ 7:10 am

Squirrel to human: I need couple more rehearsals. I’m a slow learner.

Comment by Don Meyer 05.08.12 @ 9:11 am

I have a felted birdhouse and was worried about hanging it outside. Mercy! I’d better look into that quickly. Thanks for the heads up.

Comment by RobinM 05.08.12 @ 2:29 pm

How cool! I’ll have to try making a felted bird house. I found one on Ravelry that looks about right: It’s from a NH yarn shop, too, so I’m guessing it would work well here in MA. Summer project, perhaps? Hmmm…

Comment by Pegi 05.08.12 @ 4:41 pm

You crack me up so bad! I literally laughed out loud when I read your PS to the squirrel. Hysterical. (now off to find felted bird houses)

Comment by Greta 05.09.12 @ 4:08 am

I like the idea of felted birdhouses. At the end of the season, tough to clean, but you could just compost the whole deal.

Comment by twinsetellen 05.09.12 @ 8:42 pm

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