15.11.10

Little Birdies


I made this little bird for a friend and it turned out so well I made one for myself. Then I had to get some things made for a local holiday art show so I turned out ten more! I've been bird crazy! The main body is made of silk dupioni and the breast and tail feathers is made of a silk stripe. The wings are embroidered and the crest on her head is beaded.


While this one is made of silk, I have made them in felt, cotton and just about anything else that isn't stretchy. I made this pattern up in two sizes, this one is the tiny one which is about three inches long and the larger is about five. I'd really like to post this so you could go to a link and download the pattern, however, I'm not sure exactly how to do that. So, two things here...if you want the pattern, just leave a comment with your e-mail address and I'll send it to you as an attachment. The second thing, if you know how I could put it on here as a link, please let me know how it's done!

7 comments:

Sandy said...

So creative and absolutely adorable!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Silk dupioni is one of my favourite fabrics! Cute wee birdie - love her beaded crest.

K. Crane: Big Fat Art Cloth said...

Yes what a sweet little bird. I love it!

Suztats said...

So cute, these will be very popular!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I am working on some small birds made from bits and pieces of my scraps. Happy Thanksgiving with your family. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Dianne said...

cute little bird...I'd love to have the pattern! my email is
dbcarey_2000@yahoo.com
I can see a little red one perching in my Christmas tree...
thank you!

Connie said...

Hi Susan,
Your bird is so pretty. I'm sure lots of people would love to see the rest of them. I was recently at my doll club Xmas party - QA in Richmond,Va. and your name came up. Lot's of us are keeping up with your blog and those that took your class had nice things to say about you. So even though your far away I wanted you to know we still remember and miss you.