Gizzy in Heaven!

Gizzy in Heaven!
I love you forever and ever, Amen!


Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring Duckling for Easter

My friend and I have been patiently waiting to see baby ducks at the lake, because the ducks are taking turns sitting on their nests, but alas, no ducklings thus far. So, I had to crochet my own:

Before you get too excited, this is NOT my own pattern. I found it in this month's edition of Crochet World magazine and immediately had to try one. I'm working on a second one in different colors right now.

I crocheted this four piece set last night consisting of one yellow duckling, a bright pink hat, jumper and egg to match:

It was a bit tedious having to sew on all the little parts (i.e. bill, wings, feet, tail) but it was actually quite fun to make. I'm going to crochet a few more in different colors to surprise a couple of my neighbors on Easter morning.

Quack, quack - happy Easter!

(Give us a hug!)

Lest we forget my boy! Here he is sitting in the children's rocking chair that I found standing next to the dumpster at my apartment complex. Please know, that I am not generally a "dumpster diver" but this wooden chair is very well made and looks like a quality item with just one small defect that I think I can repair. I want to paint it and maybe give it away or resell it. Meanwhile it can be Gizzy's rocking chair!

Rock on, Gizzy!



... Babsie said...

Liebe Doris,
Dein Entenküken sit ja außer süß nur noch süß!! Total putzig!!! Siehste, da hast Du dann gar nicht auf die Küken vom See warten müssen, wenn Du Dein eigenes Kükenmädchen hast.
Wünsche Dir und Deinen Lieben ein Frohes Osterfest mit einem fleißigen Osterhasen und vielen bunten Eiern.
Alles Liebe von der

Erika's Crafts Corner said...

Hi Doris,

I just don't know how you get Gizzy to sit this still all the time. Gidget just will not look in the camera long enough for me to take a picture. Try as I may, lol.

Well love the little duckling for Eastern. Personally have problems seeing good enough to make those little pieces, even with my glasses on. Love your color choice and whoever will get them should e very happy.

"Happy Easter to you and Gizzy"


Chatty Crone said...

Quack Quack - love your little ducks and Gizzy!

Love and Blessed Easter. sandie

AkasaWolfSong said...

Such a darling duckling Doris! And lest I forget, a handsome Gizzy too! :) I hope you have a delightful Easter Sister Love...and Happy Earth Day to You!

All my love,

Ginny said...

The chick is absolutely adorable!!!! I love everything about him! Everything you make is beyond cute!! And i don't blame you for saving the little chair, it is very nice! I don't know if I would paint it, the natural wood looks nice.

sprinkles said...

That little ducky is just adorable! Your neighbors will be lucky to receive one as a gift.

I'm not typically a dumpster diver either but I'm not too proud to admit that I've found an item or two and recovered it. That chair looks just the perfect size for Gizzy!

" me " said...

hihihihi!!! so cute!!!!

Sharon said...


Your crocheted duckling are adorable.

Love the little chair. You wouldn't believe the wonderful things I've found when I go to dump my trash! There's an area for people to put things that are still usable and you may take what you want. It's amazing what
a can of spray paint will do!

Ann said...

your little duck is adorable. I found a pattern for one recently and meant to try it since I've never done anything like that before.
I think that rocker was made for Gizzy. My sister in law has a friend that goes dumpster diving near the college every year at the beginning of summer vacation and always scores big with the things she finds. Besides, they do say that one mans trash is another mans treasure :)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

OMD, your little duck is just adorable - you are so creative. And keep that little chair - perfect for Gizzy.

Happy Easter to you too.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mindy said...

Very cute! Happy Easter!

Caroline said...

Your lil ducking is darling!!! Thanks for sharing. Gizzy looks right at home in his "new" chair!

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

I love the little duckling he is cute. What a find the chair was, it looks like a good one and Gizzy thinks so to.
Happy Easter. Julie.C

gin said...

love the ducks! I love dumpster diving too, although I've never lucked out to find a great item like your little rocker.

Pammy Sue said...

CUTE, Doris!! So you actually do crochet in Georgia sometimes! hee-hee. Happy Easter.

Karin said...

I'm glad you rescued that great little chair!! Your Gizzy is to cute to pose for you! That spring duckling is adorable - great job even if it was a bit fussy! Have a blessed Easter!