12.17.2008

A Partridge in a Pear Tree~

Y'all are probably getting sick of these little birdies...but I had to share them with you one last time. I decided that I would make a bunch of them to give out as our neighbor/teacher gifts this year.




I just tied a little tag around their necks that said...
"Merry Christmas from our nest to yours!
An old German tradition says that if you find a nest in your Christmas tree you will have a healthy, wealthy and happy new year. Here's a little bird to hang on your tree in hopes that it will build you a nest!"


So simple, but so cute. And because some of you have been asking. Here is a link to the pattern for these little birds.


Have a lovely Wednesday...only 8 days 'til Christmas~

23 comments:

Leigh said...

Simply precious! I wouold be honored to have a bird in my tree. The thought and time you put into your gifts will be treasured. Homemade is simply the best kind!

Jen r. said...

These are fabulously cute!

The Rose Room said...

They are so sweet!! Rachaelxo

Darlene said...

How cute is that and with the German tradition tag just fabulous!!I LOVE that! I'm going to check out that link for the little birdie to see how hard it is...you tend to make things look easy but I don't know......

Lady of the Mote said...

they are sweet

southerninspiration said...

What is it they say.."a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush?"...well, a bird in the hand is a nice little gift! so cute!

Suzanne

Victoria said...

Oh these are just darling!!!

Shannon said...

Only 8 days!?! I am ready but it is really sneaking up on me!

Those birds are sooo cute!

Laurel MacD said...

What a great tag! Love them!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I am going to mark this post so I can come back and copy you sometime. I love the birds, they are so pretty and vintage-looking!
Carrie

Carrie said...

So cute what a great idea!

Holly said...

I think that they are absolutely adorable!!! I would LOVE to get 'a partridge in a pear tree'! Way to be such a busy crafter.

Ashley said...

What a great idea. Printing that tradition just makes it so personal. Love it!

Juice said...

Love love love this project - it might be my next year's Christmas gift. :)

Angie said...

I just love these birds and think they are one of the cutest gift ideas I've ever seen!

Mindy said...

They are really cute! What type of fabric did you make your birds out of -- felt, fleece?

Ms. Tee said...

Those are so sweet - I may try to make them. What a great gift idea! :)

Sims Family said...

I love the idea and threw one together really fast. Unfortunately my whole family thinks it's a dolphin! I wonder what I did wrong...

Susan S. said...

That's an awesome little gift and even more special because it's homemade. I didn't know that interesting tidbit fact about nest in Christmas trees! Very interesting!

Kasey said...

what a sweet idea! you're so crafty!

Wendy said...

Hi Mindy! I made them out of felt. Very forgiving, but not as stretchy as fleece...I'm afraid fleece wouldn't keep it's shape as well. Cottons work great for the birds too, but they are a little harder because they aren't as forgiving as felt.

Holly said...

Great idea! Saving it...

Our Complete Family said...

Love your craft! Those are some lucky teachers and neighbors I tell you!!!
Merry December~ Les