I'm so glad I finally get to post this!
Back in April, I did a photo shoot for my buddy Jack's 1st birthday :) It was really fun! We tried to do the get messy with cake and then have a bubble bath type photo shoot, but Jack just was not interested in getting messy, lol. Before we got into the cake though, we just did some regular portraits. I didn't know what Liz (Jack's mom) would want as far as pictures went, so I brought a few animals with me in case we needed props. That may not have been the best idea since Jack latched onto my red bird and did not want to let him go. Consequently, we have many shots where the bird makes an appearance.
As soon as I finished the shoot, I knew Jack needed a red bird of his own to go with his pictures :) One that has baby safe eyes (Jack really loved chewing on the bird). Now I know that I can't give something to Jack without also giving something to his big brother, my main man Sawyer. Incidentally, Jack loves red and Sawyer love blue. I learned this back when I made each of them hats (here and here). Since the bird is such a quick pattern to make, I just made one in each color!
Aren't they just too cute?!
I had to show this picture. The bird on the right is Milbert the Red Bird - my first ever amigurumi (also one of the first things I ever crocheted). Look at their size difference! They are made using the same yarn and same pattern - the only difference was me. I wasn't so great at tension back then so Milbert has quite a few stitches that are larger than others, also he is much more oval shaped than Little Red. Little Red is more like a ball with wings whereas Milbert is bigger and more oblong. Funny how much difference even tension can make. I still love them both :)