It’s been a while – like a long, long while but Moji-Moji’s crochet mojo is finally back!
I’m kickstarting 2022 by collaborating with those lovely people over at amigurumi.com to bring you an ami-along event that I have had soooo much fun designing for. The ami-along runs from the 12th January to February 7th so you’ll have plenty of time to crochet up your own fantastically fabulous flock of flighty feathered friends (yes – I still love a good alliteration!)
So without further ado let me introduce to you to the new chicks on the block.
I had such a trouble deciding which birds I wanted to create but in the end I plumped for this these colourful cuties.
The lovebirds on the bower seat would make the cutest gift for Valentine’s day, or anytime you want to let love shine.
This little cockatoo looks so proud of himself when his fluffy head feathers go into full on ‘up’ mode! I just love it when they do that! You can almost hear him saying ‘look at me aren’t I just so grand!’. And I have to say I do agree.
Or maybe budgies are more your thing? I loved creating the colourways for this little chap and the embroidery was a hoot to do (or should I say a ‘tweet’?). Just a few well placed stitches made a world of difference and really gave them some authenticity.
Now who doesn’t love a hoopoe? What a crazy looking chap. I’ve never been lucky enough to see one in the wild but I have my own miniature crocheted version to cheer me up now. That marvelous crest is surely a sight for sore eyes and puts a smile on my face every time.
The magesty of the bald eagle is hard to beat, though these two are a little more larger on the cute factor than the fearsome predator factor. Are they getting all lovey dovey, or squaring up for a fight on who gets the biggest fish here? Hard to tell really. Personally I’m hoping it’s the former.
Finally we have the sweetest pair of cockatiels. Two’s company and three wouldn’t fit on the bower seat anyway. This pair are alway deep in gossip. They’ll merrily twitter away about anybody’s business. I would advise against telling them anything that you want to keep a secret. It could be front page of the News of the World before you know it!
Do you have a favourite? I’d love to know!
I’m not sure what Luna and Loki think of them – and my goodness haven’t they grown since they were in my last blog post! – but I’m hoping their intentions are honourable. Thankfully neither of them are any good at catching real life birds. When we do get feathered visitors in the garden they prefer to shout and squeak at them from the comfort of the window sill in my studio. They certainly have a bird’s eye view from up there.
You may have noticed that my studio has had a bit of a redecoration since the last time I posted, but I’ll save the details of that for a future post (teaser alert!).
In the meantime it would be great to see you over on the ami-along forum. I’ll be there to answer questions and help with the competition judging (be sure to check out the great prizes to be had!).
All ami-along details can be found here
Have the best day!
January 12, 2022 at 5:36 pm
LOVE the birds, and lovely to see you creating again……but you do not mention Lyra?
She looked such a cute kitty in your earlier pictures, and had to endure so much.
January 12, 2022 at 6:35 pm
Glad you like the birds, and yes, it feels good to be crocheting in earnest again!
Don’t worry about Lyra. She is doing very well and thriving after the operation to fix her feeding problems. She’s grown up to be more of a loner than her sisters – a very independent spirit, often busy out and about. She seems to love life as if she knows she has had a second chance! I have photos of her to share in upcoming blog posts 🙂
January 12, 2022 at 9:22 pm
That’s great news about Lyra!
Thanks for the update
January 12, 2022 at 11:12 pm
I love the Birds! Will the patterns be available after the Ami-along?
January 13, 2022 at 5:19 pm
Yes it will be available in all my usual online shops – around the middle of February.
January 13, 2022 at 2:06 am
Each and every one of the birds are so adorable and colorful! Love them.
January 13, 2022 at 5:21 pm
I’m glad you like them. I had such a lot of fun designing these and it was ahrd to choose just six. I’m hatching ideas for a Christmas/Winter set for later in the year. So many birds, so little time!
January 13, 2022 at 4:23 pm
Just joined the Ami-Along – the birds are simply adorable, I’m glad to see you back!
January 13, 2022 at 5:25 pm
Super! It will be lovely to meet you on the Ami-Along if you feel like joining in the forums. Everyone has been so positive about the Feathered Friends. It feels good to be back!
January 13, 2022 at 10:56 pm
Hellooo! It’s been ages and I’m so glad you’re back! Your birds are lovely, among the best I’ve seen, but I think my favourite is the Hoopoe – such a pretty bird! Looking forward to your future posts:)
January 14, 2022 at 12:13 am
Thanks Simon! I’m glad to be back too. I think I just needed a bit of a break – and the months flew by so quickly – but I’m raring to go again now!
January 13, 2022 at 11:25 pm
Those birds are the cutest! I can’t wait to make them 🥰🦜
January 14, 2022 at 12:14 am
I look forward to seeing how they turn out 🙂
February 4, 2022 at 8:21 pm
Can you direct me to the mermaid amigurumi pattern you posted a picture on June 19, 2020, Day 23? My daughter is having a baby girl and theme is mermaids under the sea. I would like to make this for her shower March 5, 2022. Thank you