Work in Progress Wednesday; Crocheted Red Angry Bird and crocheted bookmark bookworms

I’m not a big Angry Bird fan; but my five-year old nephew is, and so last week you could find me looking for appropriate Red Angry Bird crochet patterns.

Angry Birds

Initially, I was going to purchase eyes, but I couldn’t locate them in the local craft store I’d visited. Perhaps that was for the best? I do know how to embroider, although admittedly it’s been years since I’ve attempted to do some of the intricate embroidery I used to create, but I figured I should be able to handle the simple angry bird eyes, and so I gave it a shot…

Crocheted Red Angry Bird

Crocheted red angry bird 2Crocheted red angry bird 1

The only thing left is to create a thin line around the beak; currently the beak looks like it’s in one piece; we can’t have that! Additionally, I need to crochet some of his partners in crime; Black Angry Bird bomb, and perhaps one of those poor little piggies? Oink, oink, please don’t hurt me Angry Birds!

My crocheted Red Angry Bird was featured in last weeks, Work in Progress Wednesday; but I didn’t complete this Red Angry Bird as quickly as originally planned. I’ve been distracted with other crochet projects,  I should have it finished today. Perfect, since I’ll be able to feature it in Finished Object Friday.

 

h3Crocheted bookmark bookworm

Crocheted bookworm bookmarks

This is my first batch of bookmark bookworms. I’m making them for my daughter’s third-grade class; fifteen students are in her class. As you can see, these Crocheted bookworm bookmarks are almost complete. The only thing left is to add the eyes. The next batch I’ll make differently, they won’t be bookworms, but some other tiny critter that I can create; I already have a few ideas.

But back to those bookworms…

As a child, I remember receiving similar bookmark bookworms. One of my Sunday schoolteachers doted on her students, and was regularly making something for us. She died about three years ago.

Next week, there’s a Mom’s day at my daughter’s school, and so I’ll be bringing in the completed bookmarks, and passing them out to the children. I hope her classmates like them.

I heard about them via the lovely Kathleen,  she’s a talented fiber artist, I recently awarded her site with The Versatile Blogger award too.


Edited to add… I’m participating in Pay it Forward handmade! Stop by to see what the fuss is about!

Sites I’m linking too

  1. Tami Amis WIP
  2. Yarn Along
  3. Frontier Dreams
  4. Crochet Addicts CFS
  5. The Crochet Way

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25 Responses to Work in Progress Wednesday; Crocheted Red Angry Bird and crocheted bookmark bookworms

  1. Heather says:

    Very cool on the angry bird! My daughter loves angry birds…my mom let her play it once and she has been raving ever since. Of course, I can’t crochet…so that makes it slightly more complicated!
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    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Heather, I was in the dark about Angry Birds, until a few months ago. My eight-year old daughter isn’t too impressed with it; she prefers Mario Cart and Free Realms. :)
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  2. Beth Ellen Nagle says:

    So that’s the Angry Bird….cool!

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    Opal Reply:

    @Beth Ellen Nagle, Yep, that’s Mr. Angry Bird, he’s not so angry, right? ;)
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  3. Nicky says:

    I love both projects. That Angry Bird is sweet and the wormy bookmarks … I love the idea. They appeal to my inner geek!
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    Opal Reply:

    Thanks @Nicky, I’ve been having a lot of fun with these projects.
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  4. SusanD1408 crochet addict says:

    love the angry bird and I love all the colours of your wiggly worm bookmarks.
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    Opal Reply:

    @SusanD1408 crochet addict, “Thanks, I decided to use a variety of colors for the bookworms. Initially, I was going to make them all the same but my daughter said, “Mommy, don’t do that, give us a choice. We don’t all like the same thing!”
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  5. Michelle says:

    CUTE! I think I prefer the embroidered eyes to the type your could purchase! Very nicely done!
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    Opal Reply:

    Thanks @Michelle, This angry bird has been great practice, if I make them again, I’ll do certain things a bit differently, like making the pupils smaller. :)
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  6. Your angry bird is really cute. I’ve got some of the blue angry birds and the grandkids love playing with them.
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    Opal Reply:

    @Crafty Gardener, Blue angry birds, oh this is news to me, I’ll definitely have to check those out.
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  7. Kathleen says:

    That Angry Bird is amazing! I made one a while back, I wish I’d thought to put a line on the beak. I can’t wait to see this guy on Friday with his finished facial expression.

    And wow, thank you so much (a) for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award and (b) sharing your bookworms—there’s nothing more exciting to me than inspiring someone else to create something. I love knowing that you have fond memories of similar bookworms and are now going to pass those along to your daughter’s classmates. :)

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    Opal Reply:

    Thanks @Kathleen, That means a lot coming from you, I adore your fiber art!

    Of course, I was going to nominate you, I saw you received a few nominations, but I still had to nominate you, since you’ve inspired me this newbie crocheter. ;)
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  8. Angry bird fever is everywhere. Nice work it’s really cute. Kids really like this stuff even those birds are angry they make kids smile :)

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    Opal Reply:

    @Mia@Miami Real Estate, It seems to be, I first saw them mentioned in handmade cards. I remember, I had no clue what the lady was babbling about. ;)
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  9. Cheryl says:

    I’m sure your daughter’s classmates are going to love your book marks. What a neat idea making a some for them

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  10. Hannah says:

    My nephew would love the Angry Bird. He into that game!

    I found you via Frontier Dreams’ KCCO. This is my project of the week: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/crafting-along-with-needle-and-thread.html
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  11. suituapui says:

    LOL!!! Nice. Put them up for sale. Bet many would want to buy for their kids. It’s the current craze all over…
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