Swan Trophy Head

For my daughter's birthday I found a great idea: a crochet swan trophy head. So I bought the pattern book, written by Vanessa Mooncie, bought yarn and started to crochet. I've made something from a book by Vanessa Mooncie before (maybe you remember this flamingo) and although I consider myself an advanced crocheter, I found her patterns a bit difficult to read. But in the end I had all necessary pieces and could put them together. Unfortunately the piece of feathers was much too small for the swan's body and because I didn't feel to start all over again, I made something up. Instead of making a new, larger piece of feathers (crocheting the feathers I found taking the most time to make), I bought white feathers in the craft store and attached them one by one to the swan's body.  Also quite a job, but it takes less time than crochet. Here's the result.



Both my Crocheted Lanterns and Sicilian Pistachio Cake were featured this week. The Lanterns were featured by Creative Jewish Mom, by Sum of Their Stories, by Oui Crochet and by Creating My Way to Success. Thanks, Sara, Julia, Susie and Jill.

The cake was featured by Scrapality. Thank you, Andrea.


  1. Beautiful! I have this book and have made the zebra, stag, and bear!

  2. That is beautiful. Those feathers do look like a giant pain though.

  3. Very cute! My daughter would love something like this. Love the feathers! Visiting from Thursday Favorite Things party.

  4. Very creative! Thanks for linking up at the Home Matters Link Party! We hope to see you again next week:) #HomeMattersParty

  5. This sounds like it was quite a labour of love - you got there in the end! I hope your daughter loves it!!

  6. That looks great! Thanks for sharing it with us at the DI & DI Link Party.

  7. How darling! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  8. Thanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW DIY party

  9. Well done on improvising for the feathers, Liz. I'm sure your daughter will love it.


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