Meet Chuck. He’s a sparrow.
He’s called Chuck because of the pattern on his chest, you see.
And now, let me introduce Robin.
Robin is a very friendly robin.
One day, Chuck and Robin ran into each other on their evening walk. (Here’s a worm’s eye view of their encounter…)
And they got into a long conversation about the best berry bushes in the neighbourhood. (Here’s a bird’s eye view of their conversation…)
They discovered that they have so much in common, they became BBF! (Best Bird Friends)
One LKF (Little known fact) about Chuck and Robin, is that they’re stuffed with this synthetic sponge material that I harvested from the packaging for a watch. The sponge material was made into a box shape originally, which I cut into bits.
I’m trying to avoid buying Polyester stuffing as much as possible, as I realize that there are lots of things around the house that can potentially be used as stuffing. I’ve been using the cotton balls that my parents used to sell in their convenient store over 10 years ago. What else could you use 10+ year-old cotton balls in an unsealed plastic bag for? They’re the perfect size for my small fridge magnets. And also the t‑shirts that are too old and ratty for donating. I also plan to shred those and stuff plushes with them.
Last but not least, I made Chuck and Robin following this pattern on Roman Sock. Check out all the cute critters on the blog! Especially the Ultimate Squirrel. I’d love to make an Ultimate Squirrel one day…
Have a happy Tuesday!