October 4, 2010

Hanging Bird Ornaments.

These little hanging bird ornaments are for a special order, shortly they'll be flying all the way to Tasmania to adorn a Christmas tree or two.

I took a bit of trial and error to sort out the whole wing thing.
In this trial one I stitched down the silver feathers........very time consuming and not quite the smooth finish I was after.
Then I had a go at using applique paper to put the silver feathers on, this gave the finish I was after and combined with some pretty string I think I'm done with the trial and error bit!
I'm having a lot of fun with this Blogtoberfest challenge, I've caught myself calling it Octoberfest a few times and had a bit of a giggle ...........I don't think drinking copious amounts of beer and blogging would work now would it?
Ok, I'll be back tomorrow with day 5, see you all then.

9 comments:

Brighton Breezy said...

They look great - I love the wings - you're so clever - trial and error eh? Looks like it paid off big time :)

sue said...

very very cute - I too design by making - I like to think of the whole trial and error thing as 'design development'!

Rosie said...

Blogs and beer? Perfect match!

Posie Patchwork said...

Beer & sewing - you make me giggle, hiccup. Is there anything double sided adhesive can't fix?? I love the stuff, buy 20m rolls at a time, much to the shock of the ladies at the haberdashery who say
"really, applique, how much do you do" & i just smile & say "tonnes". Lovely work, love Posie

Little Ted Canvas said...

Your birds are just gorgeous!...I think we could all have a few giggles over some drunken blog posts, imagine!

designed to a T said...

Simply stunning Brenda. They look fantastic...Terese

Leah said...

So sweet. I would love them to adorn my tree. Love the wings.

Chantal said...

Great result. The applique paper did the trick! The look beautiful : )

Rosalind said...

I don't think you could ever make anything dodgy!!! beautiful work as usual - saw your mini owl at the shop (1 left) it was very cute. I am looking forward to see some birds with the wire feet there too! happy sewing.