Sep 20, 2009

one cute chickie...

It's in the details...
right side view...

left side view...


bringing up the rear...
I know, I know, I have way to much time on my hands. This little chickie was hatched from an idea I saw on a Valentines day post by linda albrecht. It was one of those little creatures where you say, "I could make that," only this time I actually did...
The details...the little bird is made out of brown felt, I drew up a pattern on cardstock, traced it and cut it out and sewed him up, right sides together, leaving an opening to turn him right side out. I stuffed him with fiber fill and hand sewed up the opening.

The beak is also felt, which I folded in half and hand sewed to his body. The eyes are blue pearl stick ons. I cut out paper wings and felt wings as well as a paper tail and felt tail. I overlapped the two, zig zagged them together and glued them onto the body. I embellished him with all my favorite things, buttons...pearls...flowers, both paper and cloth...an old key to who knows what...ribbon...and of course, some eggs.
I didn't have a nest, so I improvised with some twig ribbon, moss and my good old trusty glue gun but you could just as easily by one at the craft store.
Now what to do with him...maybe put him onto an old box or jar full of buttons. Maybe sitting on some old books or on top of a bird house, hmmm...let me know what you think. Where should this chickie feather his nest?
Blessings,
Patty


4 comments:

6p00e5503ab33c8833 said...

oh, patty, simply adorable!!! i love him!! i decided he is a boy, btw...i love the idea of sitting him on a vintage jar full of buttons...i can totally picture that...just perfect!
chelle

Patty M said...

thanks, chelle. I have an idea as to what I'm gonna do with him...you'll have to wait and see.

Janelle said...

That is so adorable. Kudos for doing it after you've said, "I can do that." I might have to try that! I've got a lot of old felt laying around. LOL

marie said...

What a sweet little bird! I love the idea of paper and felt combined.
So where did the little "chickie feather his nest" at?
Too cute!!