Friday, October 31, 2008
Yes, I know it's hardly June, but this idea has been percolating in my mind for quite awhile. This is my "Stash Story"! In case you can't tell, this is a Magpie, the bird that likes and collects shiny things. She's ready to adorn her nest with some purple! My stash has lots of "shiny things" in it. I guess I'm just a magpie at heart. Sometimes I feel like I must be a 5 year old girl, who likes pink & purple, glitter and shine, although I must say, I draw the line at princesses.
The bird is needle felted - I've never felted anything 3D before - it is challenging to keep the shape you want... The "nest" is made of felt with batting inside, stitched randomly with metallic threads. This is the most fun. I really like making things for which there is no pattern, just blending colors as I go...freeform and all.