Saturday, August 9, 2014

Pulling The Wool Over Our Eyes








If I asked you to guess what these are, what would you say? Would you say they are birdhouses? Well, they ARE! They are wool birdhouses. I found a rack of them in a store and was rather dumbfounded. Apparently they are all the rage now. They are made of sheep's wool, so they are waterproof. And the birds can pull out little fibers to add to their nest. They last forever with care. And people are also putting them INSIDE their houses as decorations! Would you buy one? Which is your favorite?

“Fake Messiahs and lying preachers are going to pop up everywhere. Their impressive credentials and dazzling performances will pull the wool over the eyes of even those who ought to know better.”

Matthew 24

20 comments:

Anni said...

Oh my gosh...these are incredible!!! I'm wondering if a bird would actually use them...and not fear the odd creatures. Interesting.

Sandra said...

i like the sunshine best in the first photo. no i would not buy one, but it is a great idea for the birds...

Ann said...

now that is really fascinating. I never would have thought that the wool would have been waterproof. Depending on the price (I know wool is quite expensive)I might buy one but no real likely. The apple or the flower are my favorites

Roan said...

Yes, I would buy one. I would probably pick the last pig. He's cute!

From the Kitchen said...

I like the "bird" birdhouse. I've seen them here in town but a lady bought the one I wanted so I didn't get one. Oh well.

Best,
Bonnie

Tamago said...

Wool birdhouse! Never seen those before. What an unique idea and they look so pretty, too! I especially love the flower shaped bird house. It must look great both outside and inside the house!

Patsy said...

I think I would but they sure could get messy, guess you can wash them.

Betsy Adams said...

Woooo--I would never have guessed bird houses... How neat!!!!

The kids gave me a new bird feeder for my birthday.. They got it at an antique store. It's a stain-glassed window bird feeder and so pretty....

Hugs,
Betsy

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Aren't these unusual?!? I have never seen anything like them.

Chatty Crone said...

Wool birdhouses - I have never seen them before. I love the pig - but it really doesn't have a lot to do with birds does it?

crafty cat corner said...

I love these, what a brilliant idea.
Briony
x

DeniseinVA said...

I'd get that little pig, so cute but then they all are, and what a great idea!

Rose said...

The third from the bottom is my pick! I would buy one and put it on the front porch....not out directly in the weather.

Chris Scheuer said...

I've never heard of these but they are quite fun. I really like the pig the best. Does that say something about my personality? :)

Small Kucing said...

These are so cute! I loive them especially the piggy

SweetMarie said...

I would buy one if it's not too pricey. I really like the flower and apple. :) These are really cool, Ginny!

EG CameraGirl said...

I have NEVER seen a wool birdhouse before. Fascinating!

SquirrelQueen said...

I would never have guessed they were birdhouses. Never thought about using wool for a birdhouse but it would be perfect. I like them all but if I bought one it would be the fish.

Susan said...

Hello Ginny....

Those are very different and colorful birdhouses!

I'd put the second one down, the pink, in my home office!

Wanted to say thanks for taking time to visit my blog today and to comment, too. Nice of you. Susan

Blackberry Lane said...

How interesting. I've never seen anything like these. I love the fish. I have a blog friend who has sheep in WA state and she makes a lot of crafts with the wool. I will pass along your blog info to her.