Cock doll and pattern

I’ve done this paper one at about one year ago as an eastern gift for my daughter’s friend. However this cock is pretty good toy for all seasons and can be made not just from paper, but from a fabric too.

The pattern (should be printable) is simple and easy to create.

Description of the pieces:

1. Body (8.5 x 8.5 cm) – 1 piece

2. Wings and tail – 3 pieces of each color (6 pieces total in my case)

3. Base of the body – 1 piece

4. Beak – 1 piece

5. Foots – 1 piece

6. Eyes – 2 pieces

7. Cock’s comb – 2 pieces

*

Form a cone from piece 1, fill it with  cotton and close it with the cover 3. Glue the cone to the foots (5), add the other pieces in order as you like it.

The finished cock doll is at around 13 cm high.

Wish you a wonderful and happy game!

To catch the wind

One of my favorite places for the summer days and nights is the sea beach. I’m in love with everything there – the water, the sun, the sand, the wind, etc. I adore the smell, the light, the sounds. To keep a piece of them during the rest of the year (and specially to survive a little bit easy the cold and dark winter) I decided to catch the sound of the wind in the sea shells.

It’s super easy and you need just natural materials as shells and wooden  sticks, some thread and no special instruments, but only pliers,  screw-driver and needle.

Use your imagination to put all of the materials together.

And, yes, you can do it on the beach. It’s even better to do it there, because you can listen immediately how the wind is playing at the instrument.

Here are some more ideas for patterns. Enjoy! And please if you decide to make a wind catcher, do not forget to show it to me. 🙂