Thursday, April 14, 2011


"Unto this wood I came
 As to a nest,
 Dreaming that sylvan peace
 offered the harrowed ease-
 Nature a soft release
 from men's unrest."

~Thomas Hardy

My first felted piece-
a little nest-
a home for a few
colorful, cotton eggs.
Not sure how I feel
about felting items
I have so carefully knit-
we'll see. xx

Pattern based loosely from Natural Suburbia.


  1. SO CUTE!!! Wow, it's green where you are, how beautiful! *jealous!*

  2. Adorable nest! And the eggs too!! I love to felt actually, the texture, the transformation, the softness that takes over :).

  3. Looks pretty. Love Thomas Hardy-I need to have the girls read his books.

  4. So sweet! I love the little knitted eggs...

  5. Oooh... lovely. And I am gah gah over your ferns. We don't get enough rain this side of the mountain for ferns!

    Blessings, Debbie

  6. Oh just precious and lovely Tracey~ I understand about felting something you took the time to knit.... but it is wonderful!
    I totally expected to see a real bird's nest and then this little surprise made me smile!

  7. Well done! I especially like the knitted eggs!

  8. Very sweet! I haven't tried knitting a nest or eggs yet but have been admiring several in books. It is sort of 'scary' to felt after all that hard work. Glad it came out well.

    Found you via Soule Mama. BTW - I like the font you use for your blog - what is the name of it?

  9. So cute, I was convinced for a second that the birds found that one their own and turned it into a nest!

  10. Adorable! I especially love the colored eggs :-)

    Last spring I knit an egg that flips inside out and becomes a bird, and of course, a little nest for it to rest :-) If you'd like to see it, here is the url:

    I love the Thomas Hardy poem, and your photos.

  11. Hi, Tracy ~ ~ This little felted nest is absolutely adorably sweet. It was fun to have you visit my blog : ). Have a great start of the new week.