today i am working on some little felt birds to go on the top layer of a wedding cake. my darling friend Renas daughter is getting married next week and they wanted some little wool birds with heart shaped wire feet to sit on the frosting of their top layer.
my first pattern ended up looking like a short, fat birdie with a weird tail.... horrifying!
it is always hard for me to anticipate what a sketch will look like after it is sewn and stuffed.
i slimmed the tummy and tail down, added longer legs and the second one came out much better (thank goodness...)
both birds are handsewn with a tiny blanket stitch and have embroidered eyes. i used a fine even wool felt for both birds. the 100% wool felt from the magic cabin is perfect for this project. the wings were cut with scalloped scissors and sewn in place so you could position them a bit. i like the bride to look a little flittery. the bride has a tiny flower applique and a vintage beaded sequin pin, while the groom is wearing a black bow tie.
they are packaged up and on their way. i think i will use this same pattern for some wool bird ornaments this holiday season.....
you may now kiss the birdie~ happy thursday,. Julie