These little birdies are off to a new home tomorrow. They look a bit sad don't they?
Not to worry. I know they are going to good homes where they will be well looked after.
They came into being after I got myself a copy of this delightful book. It is full of wonderful bird designs and inspired me to make these.
I winged it with the pattern; no pun intended, and so they are not the most elegant of birds but I love the way the hand painted fabrics show themselves off in these creations and I think I will be attempting some more stuffed animals soon.
This fella below is staying home with me. He was the prototype and a few mishaps occurred, one being that I stitched the wrong sides together (AGAIN!) but after the others were finished I thought "What if" and produced this version.
I forgot to reverse the wing shape while cutting out and so his wings are blue from one side and pink from the other.
I like these mishaps so much that I think I will see them as a design opportunity.