I decided to make felted flying Birdie holiday ornaments this year for Toni, Terri and Sarah. Why birds? I like birds.
Roving, Fiber and Feathers
Ms. Bluebird nearly complete
I like to needle felt with a leather glove on my left hand. I stab myself less often.
Carding the roving to blend colors for Ms. Pink
Ms. Pink takes a break after completion
Yet more carding and color mixing for Ms. Green
Ms. Green with her pins still in; I glued and felted in the feathers and embellishments.
As I was making the Birdies, I realized that the glamorous Ms. Pink bore a slight resemblance to Toni. Bluebirds have a special meaning for Sarah who also loves glitter. (Ms. Bluebird took a dip in the glitter when I wasn’t looking and Ms. Pink made a hat for her.) Ms. Green wanted a skull charm necklace so she would look good with Terri. I did not have one, but she let Ms. Bluebird and Ms. Pink do her hair like Terri’s, complete with red bangs. Ms Green thought she looked Sqwaksome!
I left the Birdies resting on their communal perch. They are now in their new homes.