Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Easter Chicks and Bottles

So I found this cute pattern for crocheted Easter egg covers and couldn't resist.
Mine look a little bit crazed and are definitely not as cute as the original pattern but I still love them. This is a free pattern posted under Donna's Crochet Patterns. Go have a look at the originals! They are super sweet.

And.......even more bottles. Who knew one person could hang on to one shape for so long? I reached the sticky point in this 100 bottle project around the 45-50th bottles. (See post here about said sticky point.) I was just hating myself for even thinking up the challenge. But now, I can barely convince myself to make anything else but bottles. These new skinny ones are my favorites so far. The shape beckons to me and I just want to fill up a whole room with them.


Eero said...

They do say if you truly love making something you should make it 100 times.

The tall bottles are great! You are so productive as an artist.


Undaunted said...

Your little chicks are so cute! And I love those skinny bottles! I really like their... wonkiness :)

Leanne Pizio said...

Wonky! I love that word. They are most wonky and that is my favorite part!

thanks Eero....I hope after 100 I will be ready to stop.


jafabrit said...

I am with you on the wonky being neat :)
Leanne check out my blog entry link to the glass crows of william morris. I just know if you had been to the show with me you would have gone bonkers, it was just brilliant and when I saw the crows I thought of you (in a nice way)..

Love the little chickies.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...


We'll put our order in for a tall, skinny, well-weighted, wonky vase! Wait until you see how it will look with our vintage, wonky vase collection! Hope you are numbering them!

Mrs. GDP

Gwen Buchanan said...

Holy crow these vases are groovy... Happy easter too!!

bindu said...

Those easter chicks are adorable. And I love all your bottles! These are awesome too. Curious about two things - (1) Did you make them on the wheel? (2) What's the grey color you put on? Do you scratch it out later to show the pattern? (sorry for being so ignorant!)

btw, when I saw your name on the comment you left on my blog, I thought you were some new visitor, until I clicked on it!

ArtSparker said...

Very architectural, like medieval towers.

queencraftygirl said...

Adorable chickies! Where did you get the pattern? I bought some new yarn at Hobby Lobby and I can NOT wait to start crocheting again. Pretty yarn inspires me... :)

Love you,


Good eggs, so sweet!
I love the pattern and shape of your bottles!

Leanne Pizio said...

Thanks for the post on William Morris Jafa! It blew me away! Anyone who love birds, crows, check this out on Jafa's blog. Fabulous.

Thanks for the write up Ms. GDP. It looks great and you are sweet to think of me.

Thanks Gwen!
Happy Easter back at you.

Hey Bindu,
Not at all ignorant. This is a process that isn't used as much these days though it was immensely popular with the Grecco-Roman era. These bottles are hand built with coils. The grey paint is a clay paint called slip that I brush on the whole piece and scratch away. The process is called Scraffito or Sgraffito. Loads of fun!

Love the idea of towers ArtSparker.

Hey Miss Queeny. the link is in the post. Hit the words Donna's Crochet and the pattern should come up. Enjoy! can't wait to see what you do with it.

Thank you B&W!


MadSilence said...

I love the Easter egg covers.
A coworker sets up seasonal displays in our office...the crocheted egg covers make a pretty display.

ArtPropelled said...

I think these lanky bottles are my favourites too. Just BTW, We have a pottery range (tableware)here called Wonkiware.

david santos said...

Really great work! This is Art! Very cool!

Happy Easter!!!