MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Fun putzing


I'm more or less between projects at the moment, so today has been a day for play and putzing about. Awhile ago Nellie Durand posted a tutorial to make these cute little birds and I've been saving the instructions for a rainy day (which it happens to be doing right now!). It's another case of using what I have in my stash so the legs & feet aren't quite what Nellie used, but they don't look too bad. I ended up having to weave fine wire in and around the joins in the feet and have also added a spot o' glue to hold them in position. All the same, my birdie takes a beak-dive every little while (guess he's been imbibing altogether too many rotten berries).
The tutorial can be found on Nellie's site here: http://nelliedurand.blogspot.com Look in her sidebar under 'Labels' for the 'Birds' listing and you'll find it. And..while you're there, check out Nellie's Lake series!!! Thanks Nellie for the great tute.

3 comments:

dogonart said...

Love your rainy day project. Checked the link - impressive. Erm...... is this what you might call "being given the bird?"

Nellie's Needles said...

Sooooo cute!
My friend who made these birds with me has come up with a solution to keep them standing. She has glued the birds feet to a rock, a shell, or piece of driftwood. I may be doing the same before I gift the ones I've made.

teodo said...

Wonderful your bird. I too have done one.
ciao ciao