It seems that at this time of year; everyone is preparing for back to school;…
Hip hip hooray! I’ve finally finished the patterns and eBook! ‘How to Make Birds with movable Wings’ and all the patterns and instructions are ready.
What an undertaking it has been but I am so happy at how they have turned out! A whole flock of birds were needed to help me make and design the 27 pages! (yes, you read that right!) There are 4 full pages of patterns for the various birds and over 80 pictures, that is why it took so long.
As some have requested, having instructions all in one place makes it handy. No ads or interruptions. Depending on how well this works there may be more in the future. This eBook is available through my Store
There is a pattern for a simple Bird without movable wings. These use so little fabric that they could be made with almost anything. They do involve some machine sewing but if you are handy with needle and thread you may be able to hand-sew them! I do like to use some fabric glue when it makes sense.
As you can see I like my sewing notions, but the basics are all that you need. Substitute wherever needed.
I still marvel how simple and effective the painted birds ended up being. This pattern is a slight bit more chubby than the others with wings, that give more space for painting as you see fit. There are special species where you live so reference is readily available on the ‘net. The beaks and feet are more child friendly (over age 3) and simple bead eyes.
Another bonus is how to make a ‘soft’ nest that can be a carrying basket for the collection of birds. My grandson now has about a dozen species.
The downloadable eBook has step-by-step photos showing the complete process with explanation.
A few years ago Illustrated a few how-to books, one on fixing cars for women, and one for building bird houses! Instructional material is my forté.
I know the world is not such a happy place at the moment… I hope this project can offer some well-needed joy without extra expenditure or stress. Maybe there’s some special fabric or clothes that could be made into a permanent memory. How lovely that would be.
I am looking forward to some happier times, warm weather (here in Canada) and sunshine! So is this fellow! I will be happy if I can offer you some of the same happiness, if even in a small way. I am pretty well stuck where I am awaiting some surgery so I live with optimism… and hope. The birds are singing in the trees behind my house – ‘love it!
The Birds with Movable Wings:
I did it, it works… the wings open and close. Movable bird wings were my challenge; my unique design and like no other. Again, it takes no special equipment, maybe a bit of ‘trash’ plastic.
My shibori reverse dyed denim gave some nice options for the markings on the birds. You won’t look at your old jeans the same way again.
This fellow has escaped. ‘But that is ok, I’ll make some more. Each one has it’s own character and possibility of personalization. If you want to make some more Bird stuff (’cause who has enough?!) these sweet nests would be great with them.
Last year we were embarking on making masks like crazy (as I have had thousands & thousands of my patterns downloaded, so this year lets smile and make something CHEERFULL! Smile… and hug those close to you!