Artificial Nest

As soon as my friends on Facebook caught a news story of the local Carolina Waterfowl Rescue needing help from crochet and knitters, they started sending me messages. I sort of felt special that so many people remember that I like to crochet.

As soon as I read the article from the news, I was interested. I contacted them to confirm and make sure they were still needing little nest. I know how places can get an overwhelming amount of support from caring people.

Every year I choose something to donate my talent too. I always feel like God gave me the gift of crochet, so this is my way of giving back. Once, I crocheted fifty tiny baby hats for an orphanage in Haiti. I have also donated crocheted baby hats to local hospitals for their preemies. Last year I donated a box of red hats for "Little Hats, Big Hearts". It's a charity that provides resources and raises awareness about congenital heart defects and hospitals all around give each baby born in February a little red hat to wear. Here is the post.

So I was happy to find something else to donate too. The waterfowl rescue is reaching out to crocheters and knitters to supply them with some artificial nest for tiny birds they rescue. I found some wool yarn at the dollar store and thought it was perfect for this project as it was a natural fiber and natural colors.


I am allergic to wool so I have never made anything with wool fiber but I could not resist. Fortunately, the wool did not irritate me at all while making these. The texture is cotton soft but the structure is hard and stiff. Like a rug. 


They are not made perfect and even have a few flaws, but I think that adds to the nature of the purpose. They only asked that the nest be crocheted using two strands of yarn and stitched tight so the little bird legs would not fall through the holes. I whipped these up in just a few hours and shipped them to their location. I hope they can be of use.


Looking at these make me think of little nesting bowls. Well, that's exactly what they are.


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17 comments

  1. You are the cutest thing ever, Lisa! What a great way to give back with your talent!

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  2. That is so awesome! I want to learn how to knit or crochet so badly! I am going to make a point of getting my mother to teach me asap! I want to help the baby birds too!!! Whata wonderful cause! Annster's Domain

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  3. Lisa, I think they look amazing! And how sweet of you to donate your time and talent! We all have a gift that we can use to help others...this is wonderful! Hugs!

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  4. You do good work. I’m going to recommend that the boss double your salary:)
    That is a great way to help.

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  5. You are one of a kind my dear. Sweet and caring from babies to fowl. They do look like nests and MUCH more comfortable Imma betting.Good on you lady, youare very talented and That looks so confusing to the neophyte, I am amazed at how you do it.
    Lve from over here, where we have some little kittens somewhere. I got a box and towel just as soon as I read your suggestion, but she had already gone into hiding to 'drop' the kids. I hope she will use it later when I place it under the edge of the house.
    Love from over here...Sherry & jack

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  6. What a wonderful program. Your nests look so cozy. I admire you for using your talent in such helpful ways.

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  7. Those little nests are adorable and what a wonderful thing to be a part of.

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  8. What a beautiful way to give back Lisa. I'm just hearing about this. Most of my crochet items are currently in storage, but if I come across anything here I would love to make some of these crochet nests and send them off. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Those look great Lisa! I saw this post too and thought how wonderful those would be for the birds.
    Have a great weekend!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  10. The nests are so cute! I think it's wonderful that you use your talent to help those in need. I've been trying to learn how to crochet but just can't seem to get it.

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  11. what a wonderful idea. great job.

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  12. Wonderful idea! And the nests are gorgeous!

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  13. thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

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  14. Great post and I've shared on FB, too! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday this week!

    Mollie

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  15. These are brilliant. I love that you share your gift of crochet each year, that's so beautiful.
    What a good thing that these didn't irritate your skin as you made them. Maybe it's prolonged exposure that's a problem and as you whipped these up so quickly it didn't have time to irritate you.

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