Tuesday, December 21, 2010
...and one for me...
I was making Christmas presents, and I found the perfect scrap of white fabric to make this little bird from Tone Finnager's book, Sew Sunny Homestyle.
In the book, the birds are posed in wire bird cage, but I put mine on top of a vintage wooden spool.
I even used my little electric hand drill to bore two holes at the the top of the spool for the wire legs. The wings are made from a favourite scrap of Fig Tree and Co. fabric (I worked really had to make that fat quarter last and last) The spool is finished off with a frayed bit of the wing fabric.
I was really happy with the way it turned out. I made another bird on spool for a friend's gift, and yet another for a little wire cage I have in the hallway.
These birds are yet another example of how lovely Ms Finnager's projects are. They require few special materials or advanced sewing skills, very little little fabric, and yet, they really dress up little spaces around the house. If only we could easily obtain her fabrics and notions in this country.
Please, please, please Santa, bring Tilda to Canada...I mean, don't you live near Norway? Couldn't you pick up a few things on the way by...just asking...