My youngest son is in reception class and its run by some lovely creative people. At Easter they set up an egg hunt following the brightly coloured feathers of the mythical colly hocky bird. The teacher told me that it comes from a welsh mythical bird that had the most amazing plumage. I can't find any reference to it as I am probably spelling it all wrong. This egg hunt has had a big effect on him and whenever we are out walking and find a feather he is sure it is from the colly hocky bird. He has a birthday coming up and when I asked him what would he like me to make him he asked for a colly hocky bird. Now not one to be daunted by the fact that this is a mythical bird with amazing plumage I set down to make one. Now my colly hocky bird is a cross between Elmer and a chickummyjig with a ribbon tail. I am very pleased with it although her legs are not quite right hence the picture how her propped up but I always thing bandy legs add to the charm of homemade cuddly toys!
Right now that I have achieved that impossible task I will move onto the next..... get to the bottom of the washing.... no I give up on that.
The pictures are of the same bird, its blue on one side and red on the other