Saturday, January 02, 2010

Felted birds


 

Sophie and I have been needle-felting today. We decided these guys might make nice Christmas tree decorations for next year. We still need to buy some little beads or bead-end push pins for eyes, and some pipe cleaners for feet, but we're pretty pleased so far. They're all winter birds we see around here a-plenty. Top to bottom: Bohemian Waxwing, Stellar's Jay, Black-capped Chickadee. More to come. Erin has threatened to make a turkey vulture for the top of the tree.

10 comments:

  1. Wow! They are so cool!

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  2. How big are they Miranda? They are gorgeous!

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  3. The chickadee is about 3 1/2" long, the waxwing about 6", the jay a smidge longer.

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  4. Those are amazing - very lifelike. I'm impressed.

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  5. Did you use a kit? Those are lovely and my 14 yo dd loves to needle felt. If it's a kit I would like to get her one.

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  6. We just used random bits of dyed wool roving purchased at a Waldorfy-type store. And used our bird book obsessively.

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  7. They are lovely...a far cry from my needle felted pumpkin and carrot. This might be just the inspiration I need for my mother-in-laws birthday....

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  8. Miranda, those are so cool! LOL at the turkey vulture for the top.

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