I made these sweet little birds a couple of evenings ago. I needed a break from crocheting squares for my latest blanket, and these were the perfect little project as they were so quick and enjoyable to make. The pattern for the little birds can be found here and the little hearts here. I used a 4mm hook and DK cotton yarn.
I loved reading all your comments about craft books! So nice to know that others share my love for crafty reading material. Lots of suggestions too for some lovely books which I hadn't considered before...my wish list is now a bit longer than it was!