Dirty Bird Crafts available at Demented Designs OC

Dirty Bird’s snarky cross stitch items can now be found at Demented Designs OC.  If you are in Orange County, CA come and check them out!  Demented Designs OC is a company that specializes in items that are handmade or handcrafted out of found or upcycled materials

They also carry Sourpuss, Lowbrow Art Company, Fluff, Manic Panic, Black Market Art, Classic Hardware, Se7en Deadly, Serpentine Clothing, and a few others. 

1046 N. Tustin St. #D
Orange, CA 92867
We are upstairs!
Open Daily 12p to 8p (hours may vary)
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My Crafting Buddy

This is Jack.  I think he enjoys yarn as much as I do.  Maybe for different reasons.  He is the Dirty Bird in my house!

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Mastering the Bobble Stitch

I’ve been busy with a new project that is all about the bobble stitch.  Until now it was probably one of my least favorite stitches.  This pattern from 5 Little Monsters Crochet changed all of that.

I started with this pattern and then ventured out to make  one of my own!  The red and light grey dishcloths are made using the 5 Little Monsters Pattern (I just added a few more rows to make them a bit longer).  The third dark grey version is my own Dirty Bird Crafts creation using my now favorite bobble stitch.  Check them out!!

I love how they turned out!!!

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Forever Scarf

It’s done!  This gorgous pattern from Rescued Paw Designs (find it here) was easy to make and with just a few stitches you make this beauty.  It took me about two days so it was a quick project.

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The puff stitches add alot of texture and interest.  This scarf was made with I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby in Ivory.  I think it would look amazing in any color!   Hmm….should I make the next one in grey or maybe a funky shade of pink?  Better yet, how about Dirty Bird blue?


Crochet Baby Blanket x 2

A glimpse of my latest WIP – a pink version of a blue blanket I just finished.  My cousin is expecting twins in a few months – one boy and one girl!!!  This is my gift for her.

This gorgeous pattern is called Pink Moscato Double Shell and you can find it here.  I found a gorgeous color – Hobby Lobby’s “I LOVE THIS YARN SUPERSOFT” in Iced Violet.  A soft grayish pink!!  For this one I also had a buddy helping me along.

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and here is my buddy – he’s hard at work as you can see!!


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More photos to come of both once I have them completed.

Check out the pattern and give it a try … you wont be disappointed!cropped-craftybirdONLY.pngXOXO