Little Birds

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
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Birds in progress. Well, actually this one’s done – I just have a design question if anyone’s ever made anything like this. The legs are one piece of wire inserted through the bottom piece of denim – so basically there is a bar holding up the bird from the inside. Like a swing. Hence the 3rd picture with it lying on it’s side. If anyone has suggestions how to stabilize the bird better, but still keep the design simple, I would appreciate it. I thought of inserting each leg as it’s own wire, or maybe pushing more wire into the body and bending it flat against the inside stomach (like in an “S” or “N” shape). Well, maybe just typing this out – I’ve solved the problem & now I just have to make another one and see what happens next!

I have bunches of coordinating fabrics picked up to make more of these little guys, just would like to tweak the pattern a bit more so the legs will hold up without swinging.

Sewing completely relaxes me, especially as I bring to 'life' something I've made up in my head. It's also a great feeling of confirmation lately to have been reading all sorts of news articles online about the 'health benefits of knitting/sewing/crafting'. (I knew it was good for me all along.)

7 comments:

  1. The bird is darling. I know for sure that I would have the exact same problem you are having. Your suggestions to yourself :) seem reasonable to me. Good luck.

    Danielle

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  2. cute! you're so creative and yeah, you got the talent, girl :D

    xo

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  3. Those are adorable! I could see a denim/bandana fabric bird, or a toile one. Cute idea!

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  4. Tammy those are adorable! I love them! You inspire me to want to get back to sewing! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

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  5. Adorable! I love the colors and the design just made me smile. :)

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  6. The little bird is adorable. Beautiful work as always. :)

    Thanks Tammy for the baby bday wishes. Guess I need to get used to calling them something other than "baby". We had a really nice weekend but we're all exhausted!

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