April 29, 2009

Kingfisher & Bullrush,

I've had a bad week, anyone who follows me on Twitter will already know I hit myself rather badly on the head with my car door on Friday and ended up in A&E (or the ER if you are American).  That is the closest I've ever been to knocking myself out!.  I think I just have to accept that I am accident prone, coming to that conclusion after sitting down on my sewing needle!

After the head incident, I'd started thinking I must have knocked all the good ideas out too, until a trip to a local charity shop resulted in a couple of illustrated nature books.  That helped get the cogs working again.

Kingfishers...,

such beautifully coloured birds,

and Bullrushes.

Not easy to photograph the two together!

42 comments:

Kate said...

Great kingfisher - so glad you didn't lose the pattern!

urban craft said...

such a sweet birdlie. Love the measuring tape and button!

Ariane said...

I love it. They both look great!

Michelle said...

simply beautiful! I love your work! You are such a inspiration! And so glad you are better!

andrea said...

Oh so sorry:(
Hope you feel better!!
I love the little bird:)
~Andrea

Robyn said...

Oh Amy, I also have this book!!
Actually mine is a diary..an old one. I love it!!
Your Kingfisher is sooo beautiful!!
So much.. that I'm wondering... hoping.. that you might be doing a tutiorial or a pattern for this...please?? *grin*
Sorry you hit your head badly...a bit scary when we do silly things like this..
Take it easy and get better soon.
Oh and thankyou so much for your constant gorgeous inpsiration.
hugs to you,
Robyn xx

Kala said...

I love kingfishers, this is gorgeous!!

HappySquirrel said...

Ouch! You poor thing. Hope you are getting better (I fell of my bike the other day and can relate to the pain!). Lovely finds in the charity shop. Maybe I should check mines out soon too.

julie said...

l love the kingfisher you are so talented,l been looking at your other items and they are all as equally stunning.Hope you feel well after you bang.

janet clare said...

ouch! Hope your head is better now. The Kingfisher looks great, by the way.

Gail said...

Oh....this is sooo cute! I love your little creatures! Hope your head is better now?

Gail x

Gina said...

Your kingfisher is fabulous. Hope you've recovered from your bump on the head!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Oh my gosh...your bird is unbelievable...so wonderfully made!

Take care of yourself...and watch out for those dreadful needles.

Stay Creative, Carrie

thetwowindmills said...

So beautiful! The amount of detail in it is stunning.

The Dotty One said...

This is gorgeous - great work - the bump on the head obviously didn't knock out your creativity! :o)

sara said...

Beautiful bird.

Dolci Fusa said...

I'm sorry to hear about it!
Are you feel better now?

I've received your fantastic Rusty. I was worried it would be missed because of the earthquake there was here, but it arrived safe. I'ts simply perfect! Thank you!
I've posted it here: http://dolcifusa.blogspot.com/2009/04/si-torna-alla-normalita.html
Hugs,
Veronica

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Wow! Your kingfisher is gorgeous! I think it is my favourite of all your little creatures so far! Really fab! Lucy x

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

P.S.

Sorry! I meant to say - hope you are feeling better after your head-banging incident!

Take care!

Lucy x

Rose Charles said...

i love the kingfisher he is fab! :-)

hope your head is feeling ok? Im not sure if it helps at all, but I am very accident prone myself, I guess it helps to know you are not the only one X

Rose XXX

Emily Pickle said...

Hi, hope your head is ok! Just popped by to say hi and that I am trying to get the Northern Belles blog up and running again as it has been a bit neglected recently! Would love to hear from you. I also have my own blog Emily Picke Material Addict - all comments welcome! Kate x

monda-loves said...

ouch! blimey, as if the head wasn't bad enough, but sitting on a needle too! Your kingfisher is lovely.

Monda
x

Lesley's Creations said...

Your kingfisher is gorgeous, sooooo sweet! 'Ooo', I hope the head is feeling better now. xx

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

i really love your kingfisher - i really think he is your best softie yet - my grandmother used to live on a house right on the river bank and there were kingfishers there the really are the most beautiful birds.

Busters Mom said...

Hope you head feels better. Love how you can look at a book and make up a cute little bird. That is talent.

Busters Mom said...

Hope you head feels better. Love how you can look at a book and make up a cute little bird. That is talent.

Whosies said...

i can relate. not to today...but a few years ago i punctured the backside with a skinny crochet hook. looks like things are getting better though. funny how things turn out.

Karoline said...

Ouch, I hope your head is better. The kingfisher is gorgeous

Suzanne Vaughan said...

LK - I love the kingfisher - fab colours and design.

Hope you are feeling ok?

clare's craftroom said...

Fabulous !

Ginger said...

What a great pattern love how you made them both outstanding!!
hugs ginger

Dawn said...

You are amazing!

IdaDown said...

The kingfisher is fabulous

Swirlyarts said...

I hope you are feeling better now and that Kingfisher is gorgeous!

Joely Whiting said...

Glad you are better and have your groove back. love the little kingfisher, it is very cute and you are very clever. love to see all the things you come up with and read about your adventures in crafting.

Carrie P. said...

Glad you are better. The kingfisher is so cute.

Greedy Nan said...

Hope your headache is better soon! Your creative spirit wasn't damaged however as we see from the lovely kingfisher.

Cornelia said...

Eine Wunderschöne Seite.

Karin said...

I love your kingfisher! And those books look amazing too.

Fancy Elastic said...

oh, wow, oh wow! I love kingfishers, and bullrushes... both together, and so beautifully made is like some sort of dream...

Sorry for gushing, but this one really hits the spot for me.

x

AnnieB said...

amy - so sorry to hear about your accident - can't believe have been so off radar am only finding out now, in June. Aargh! anyway - hope you all fine now. Got to say these kingfsihers and rushes are I think my favourites of all the things I've ver seen you make. I absolutely love them. Inspired!

Yarni Gras! said...

he is just lovely :-) where is his little fishie?