Watch the birdy!

I have finished the 3rd attempt at the lovely Ann Wood bird pattern. It is done. The grand-daughter has her 4th Christmas tree decoration and I’m extremely happy with the finished result. There were a few necessary tweaks but only on a personal level, the pattern is excellent and I highly recommend it.

I used a slightly thinner gauge wire for the legs this time and got a much more natural looking leg and he still managed to stand up on his own. I changed the wings, I’m absolutely useless at invisible stitching so it made more sense for me to sew flatter wings on, I also managed to slip in a bit of organza. LOOK! I have rolls and rolls of the stuff, I have to get it used!

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I also gave him a felt beak which was then slightly embroidered and sewn on, it worked far better for me than the air dried clay beak, that thing did NOT want to stay on.

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Isn’t he cute? I’ve added him to my facebook page but now I’m inundated with people wanting one!! I’ll be making a bunch of them today and if they are good enough, I’ll be sharing them out 🙂  Keep following the facebook page Hanging by a Thread for updates!

From an original pattern and design by Ann Wood Handmade

The Little Bird pattern was designed by Ann Wood, copyright 2014.

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