Monday, May 9, 2011

Cloth Coil Bird House and Thankyou

Bird House with doors closed
This has been a while in the making. It is a Bird House for my two grandsons. It is a Bird House of particular ilk! It is the home of a special type of bird - one that sits on little baby teeth, relinquishing them to the tooth fairy in exchange for a gold coin when he or she visits during the night. She hopes that the tooth fairy will find her nest without unnecessary delay and to this end has placed some clear signage inside the doors. When the boys lose a tooth it must be placed very carefully in the nest under the bird and the doors left wide open for the tooth fairy's visit. In the morning the boys will know whether the tooth fairy has been if the doors are securely closed. The tooth fairy always shuts the door behind him/her to make sure the gold coin is kept safe from predators!

Bird House with doors open for the tooth fairy.
Overall I enjoyed constructing this. It was a bit fussy and took way longer than anticipated. However it is made out of fine linen  and soft cotton and so feels lovely to the touch. I find it very hard to think in terms of making things for little boys. I have two grandsons and a third one on the way. No grand daughters on the horizon! Well, I hope the boys are okay with having a tooth fairy visiting house that is not an alligator, or train, or cricket bat. They have one that is a Bird House.

Closer view.
 I have a thank you to make to Nat for a lovely gift for me when I became her 200th follower. It is all the way from my home country, Australia and I am very thrilled. The pin cushion goes so well with my large coiled work basket. The blue moons are extremely timely as I am taking jude's SunMoonStars course.  (I have made a small start attuning my mind to this course by placing a star on the Bird House above)

Beautiful gift from Nat. Thanks Nat!
At close of weekend needle I had sewn more coils on the still-in-progress basket. However I am thinking about what to begin making for SunMoonStars. A break from coils will be quite okay for awhile.

Happy stitching everyone, Gilly


20 comments:

  1. that is the cutest little birdhouse and the greatest idea i have seen in a long time. your grandsons are lucky to have you.

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  2. Cute little birdhouse for the lucky boys. Woo hoo, I'm so glad my parcel finally arrived. It took it time didn't it? I'm glad the moon will come in handy for Jude's sunmoon&stars workshop - Enjoy Gilly - Hugs Nat

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  3. They will love it! What a great idea.
    Nat's pincushion is gorgeous...you can never have enough places to poke pins!

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  4. I am enthusiast. I like very much your idea, the nest, the doors like wings , it's poetic. Waouhh!!!
    and so happy and proud to meet you!!(weel, I am afraid if you exchange at the end of the year; the level is high!!)

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  5. PS: Gilly, for the grand-daughter...;it's not finished...........wait!!I have 2 grand-daughters (I like their universe) and one grand-son. One is in way.....................son or daughter?...........wait also!!!

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  6. Thank you Deanna, Nat and Penny. I have been having doubts about its virtue as a gift for boys tho!!!

    Anne - you can see the doors as wings! I wasn't sure if anyone would notice this. Fanatastic! Gilly

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  7. What a perfectly wonderful gift! Love the idea and execution.
    Bobbie

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  8. Thanks Bobbie, but is it ok for boys????? I hope so Gilly

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  9. That is fantastic - and very useful to the tooth fairies. In our house the children have often woken up to find their teeth still under the farthest reaches of their pillows, 'because the tooth fairies' lorry was full', not of course because they are forgetful!

    Pomona x

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  10. Hi there Pomona - oh good I will take it on your good authority that the children will enjoy it. Also that the tooth fairy will find it useful Thankyou. I visited your blog and became a follower. You have a very beautiful property. So glad you visited. Gilly

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  11. Hello Gilly,
    It's utterly gorgeous and such a clever idea, your grandsons can't fail to love it.

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  12. Hi Bluebell - thanks for the encouragement and also for your delightful blog. Visiting it is a refuge from a busy world! This Bird House seems like refuge to me too. I thought of the grandsons tired in the evening, or waking up to a busy day, being able to lie in bed and look at the peaceful bird sitting on her nest in a safe place. Gilly

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  13. A fascinating bird house! I love it!

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  14. Gilly - are you from downunder here?? what are you doing upover there?? - she says in a high pitched excited voice. Did you make up this beautiful tooth fairy bird nest story?
    i just love love your nest, and you are being so consistent with your coiling, congratulations. I have one still only just started on my desk, it's been there for a couple of weeks.

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  15. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with for Jude- I didn't sign up as am short of funds but I feel a bit whistful!!!

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  16. this little piece is wonderful.

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  17. Oh Gilly I want one!!! How creative... I just love anything whimsical and this really is.
    My top picture is a bee skep that is one of many my grapevine ones I'll show later on. Hoping our Canadian weather cooperates!
    Have a great day,
    Rosemary...X

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  18. Judy and Velma - thankyou, I appreciate your comments. Gilly

    Clare - at last I have an idea for class. I will plan a bit today. Gilly

    kaite - yes from Australia - I have emailed you too. Gilly

    Rosemary - cool - thanks I will look out for your post. Grapevine is fantastic isn't it! Gilly

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  19. Love this! great idea for boys or girls. Birds are everywhere (or am I just noticing them?) it must be spring...

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  20. Gilly, This is such a good idea...and especially for little boys...they will have rich memories of their 'tooth-moments' !

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