Thursday, July 12

wedding cake birdies....


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

7 comments:

Julie said...

Really cute! And I agree... it's hard to gauge how something will look once it's stuffed. Your persistence paid off, though. :)

Michaele said...

I totally have to go for the pun:

They're so *tweet*!

Perfect pair of lovebirds~

Michaele

amit said...

nice photos i like it
Thanks for sharing all these blogs and phots


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tamdoll said...

These are adorable!

Ana Lopes said...

Hi Julie,
Those birds are absolutely cute!.
I loved your beautiful blog with so many delicate things!Thanks for sharing it.
I'll be glad if you visit my blog.

Hugs from Portugal
Ana Lopes

www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Ana Lopes said...

Hi Julie,
Those birds are absolutely cute!.
I loved your beautiful blog with so many delicate things!Thanks for sharing it.
I'll be glad if you visit my blog.

Hugs from Portugal
Ana Lopes

www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

absolutely adorable!! People are so darned creative with their weddings these days and I love it!! :)

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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