Last night the Wellesley Women Artisans group got together for craft night. We learned how to decoupage glass plates from Laurie and generally had a really nice time chatting together. I love craft night!
My friend, Elizabeth, came armed with a huge box full of vintage sewing patterns for me! And tucked inside was a plastic bag full of vintage linens, including two pieces of ivory cut-work lace.
This morning one piece became the wings for this bird.
Something I love about making birds is that almost anything can be used for wings. I've never tried gathered lace before, but I love how much body this piece had. The stiffness allowed the wings to easily extend, making the bird look like she is about to hop.
I've put this one in the shop now. Crafty friends are the best!
Oh wow! Gorgeous! (and I agree, crafty friends *are* the best!)
Elizabeth Cohen says
It gives me joy to see that napkin have a new life!
Qu’est ce que j’aime tes oiseaux, ils sont superbes et si poetiques!
Bravo, felicitations pour ton travail
Bon week end, Myriam
So pretty…I just tried using tiny angled snippets, using strips of ripped sari silk.
I used velveteen as the base. It was amazing how “feather” like the small shards were when layered. It was time consuming but I loved the result.
You are soooo clever.
Jane Nielsen says
That is such a cute bird! How much?
Thank you! You'll find him in my shop: http://www.whileshenaps.etsy.com