Ooooooooooooooo this is more than a weeny bit exciting, don't you think???!!!!
More than a year and a half has passed since I first created and shared this design.
So many of you have waited extremely patiently for me to arrive at pattern-sharing time, and there have been a few hitches and delays along the way. Your patience and understanding has been very, very much appreciated.
I've been working very, very hard this week taking lots of additional photographs, re-working some elements of the finished design, trying to remember long forgotten details (how did I make that sunshine?!).
And while I have grafted, I have thought a lot about the process of designing, creating, sharing and inspiring. Putting it all out there into the Big Wide World so that these little crochet birds become very much more than the written lines of a pattern.
They turn into a wonderful, joy-filled Global Connection, something that I hope will bring creative happiness to many hundreds of you all over the world.
I like to think about you making your very own Bower Bird, selecting colours, working those stitches, creating a piece of decorative crochet that will make you smile broadly.
I want you to have as much fun as I have! I want you to jump up and down with excitement when your first bird hatches!!
So......I have spent countless hours writing up a full-blown tutorial for this project. I warn you now that it is very, very long. No detail has been left unexplained. There are ninety nine pictures. And over five thousand words. I want you to feel like I am sat right next to you, chatting through the pattern to you, helping you every step of the way. I am with you in spirit, I am right there in your hooky hand. Enjoy.....I really hope you enjoy every single minute.
The pattern is HERE. Yaaayyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And the original Bower Bird ta-dah post is HERE, in case you feel like you wish to revisit.
ps I thought you might like to see ALL the Bower Birds that have been made in my studio workshops this year. Thank you SO MUCH to all of my lovely workshop ladies for working my pattern so beautifully and encouraging me to share it here on my blog. Your flock of birdies will provide a lasting visual inspiration here on Attic24............
Oh, and one last thing.....I've not yet had time to create a printer friendly version of the pattern, but my lovely hubby tells me it's possible to make a PDF pattern file which printers approve of, he says he'll help me do it. I hope you can be patient a little longer for that technical jiggery pokery to happen. At the moment the tutorial is in no way printable I'm afraid, unless you wish to make a Bower Bird Book, it is waaaay too long. But I promise I will do the PDF thingy as soon as I can.