I finished this quail last night. She will be part of my summer shop update in a few weeks. She is one of bird designs that does not stand on wire legs. I put a smooth stone inside while I stuffed her so she sits up nicely. And I love making the crest on this…
The Artful Bird: Feathered Friends to Make and Sew
I am so pleased to share with you the cover of my forthcoming book, The Artful Bird: Feathered Friends to Make and Sew. 144 pages of bird sewing goodness, including 19 projects to make everything from a flamingo to a woodpecker, a swan to a wren. Step-by-step photos to show you exactly how to make…
parrot (one more time)
For many years I have been a strong admirer of dollmaker Shelly Thornton. What I love most about her dolls is their stuffed hair. Take a look at this doll, Eva, and you will see what I'm talking about. Instead of making hair from traditional materials, like yarn or string or even torn fabric, she…
I was at the local boutique earlier this week chatting with the owner, Victoria, about my birds and as we began to think together about a show/launch party in January, I saw her look over the dozen or so birds I had set up on her desk and say, "You like things toned down. Neutrals….
a gull and David Small
I finished a white gull this morning while the kids were at vacation week nature camp. I will bring this to my meeting with Mass Audubon in a few weeks. I enjoyed flying it around the house while taking its picture. Very fun to play with. Last week I got a PDF of the…
New wrens in the shop this morning.
For your love
My Valentine's Day collection is now for sale in my shop! This one is my favorite.
Valentine’s Day Collection Coming Thursday
I'm so excited to show you a collection of lovely handmade things I have been working on for Valentine's Day. Birds of several varieties, including a quail, two wrens, and a sweet little bird in a white downy nest make up the majority of the collection. Each bird has a linen heart tag with metallic…
Valentine’s Day Collection
A little collection of handmade birds, and perhaps a few other things, will be coming to my shop next Thursday, January 14. I love the color red and I am having a lot of fun coming up with little, lovely red things to sew.
little tiny birds and the looming deadline
I made this little ornament today. It is about all I can finish now knowing I'm supposed to be writing and editing and drawing. That and another of these little assemblages. They are in my shop today. The book is in good shape I think. Really. I just need to buckle down and finish the annoying…
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