Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Little Bird to Make for Spring.......

There's something about little birds that make me happy, maybe it's the promise of spring.....
I wanted to share with you how I made this little chirpy fellow.
I drew the shape on some coffee filters, then I used a stamp, except I made this one upside down! Oh dear, next time I shall pay attention.

After you stamp it, or dip it in tea to stain, you just sew him up, stuff it with a tiny bit of stuffing and then embellish it with whatever you want. Already I can think of so many variations....... I will have to post more pictures, I think I have a few more ideas!!!!

I know Valentine's Day is past but I just received these sweet cards. This is from Donna over at Brynwood Needleworks. If you haven't been to visit her blog, please go and check it out, I am always amazed at all the projects she is working on, I don't know if she sleeps!!! I love this hand made ATC card, thank you Donna!

Here's a Valentine from my friends Amy and Alfredo..... so cute! Check out Amy's blog, Inspireco and her Open Sky Store, she has a sweet doll pdf that you can download.

31 comments:

stefanie said...

soooo cute!!! haha, I have done that, upside down, you made me feel better.

Andrea said...

Adorable!
Blessings, andrea

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Love that sweet little bird. More inspiration...so little time!
xoxo
Donna

PS. I thanked you for mentioning my ATC in your pincushion post (Susan makes the sweetest little animals!)

Charlene said...

LOVE your little bird!!!! He is soooooooooo very sweet! Glad to see you are feeling well enough to create. We are having snow again today. So strange for Texas. HUGS! Charlene

Jennifer said...

You are so sweet to share it and I love it - I was thinking about doing a brown bunning using a drawing and a brown paper bag! Thanks, stop by...Jennifer

Mayflower said...

Hello dear Margaret, I'm happy that you are feeling better now. What a beautiful lovebird, so lovely with the letters on it.
And what a lovely postcards you've get.
Warm regards from Mea

Lou Cinda said...

LOVE the bird!! Even upside down he is gorgeous! The embellishments just set him off.

Great job!

Lou Cinda

BellaRosa said...

Margaret amor, I LOVE your adorable lil bird...Thank you for your lil tutorial! I love when everyone does that...now I have to shop for a large text stamp like that, I have a french script one but it is a narrower stamp :) I can't believe how much loveliness I have missed on my favorite blogs being gone just a few days :) So I am off to catch up and few of your posts :) Besos, Rose

Ps...your Valentines are lovely! :)

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hello Sweet Margaret,

Love your bird...aren't you so clever?! I love the idea of using a coffee filter...you bird turned out so lovely!

What adorable cards and thank you for the links!

Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!

Hugs,
Karyn

Linda K. said...

So many things one can do with coffee filters! Roses, and now little birdies. Wonderful little tutorial for such a cute little bird. Donna is a friend of mine too, her handiwork is out of this world. Such talent and inspiration. Thank you for sharing!
Linda

TinyBear said...

I love birds too - your little bird is too cute - love it

La Table De Nana said...

The bird is so sweet as well as the card..s..But my that little bird is a great idea!

sjmcdowell said...

Sweet little Birdie!!
Thank you for sharing him/her with us...
Hugs at ya....Susan

Lori said...

what a darling little bird...thanks for sharing the how~to Margaret!!!

Elise said...

totally adorable and soooo original. thank you

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

What a great idea for coffee filters. I'm going to confess I was saving the used ones. I still have done nothing with them. Now I know what I can do. Thank you.
xo...C

MyLifesAStitch said...

Great cards!!! And I love the wee birdie! It is so cute, but so simple... maybe my little Leah and I will do our very own this weekend. If so, I'll be sure to post results! :)

Lisa said...

Cool! Something else to do with coffee filters! I love the Valentines too!
Hugs, Lisa

Shirley said...

I am so glad that you are feeling better. I love the last two post that you did. I am a little behind reading. I had to share my computer for a couple of nights and I wouldn't get it until almost time to go to bed. Of course, there was also the time out for the Olympics, the ice skating. Thanks for sharing all of your pictures. Take care.

Jane said...

Such a cute little bird. I have a stack of coffee filters up in my studio that might just sprout some wings!!
Jane

Cheryl said...

Darling!

Jientje said...

I hope you're feeling better? That bird looks great, unfortunately, I don't have that kind of coffee filters. :-(

Michelle (Shell) May said...

What a sweetie of a birdie!
You are so darn talented my friend!
hugs and friends,
shell

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Margaret,

What a sweet little bird and made out of a coffee filter is great.
I hope that you are having a great week and keeping well.

Hugs
Carolyn

LiLi M. said...

I love the bird and I wouldn't have noticed the stamp being upside down untill you told us! Love this idea, I think I will make hearts and eggs this way, thanks for inspiration!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

That is one sweet tweet! How clever you are.

Diane said...

How easy looking and yet so nice. I can see several of these perched in....well, just about anything. I'm going to try some.

June said...

Margaret what a darling little bird. I love the stamping on the filter. Thnk you so much for sharing how you made this cutie. I would love to try my hand at it. I love how giving all you artist are.
hugs

one gal's trash said...

Tweet Tweet says the coffee filter bird...Charming! Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words.
x
Pam

Lynn said...

Love your little bird, thanks for sharing how you put him all together :) Hugs, Lynn

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Awe Margaret, I love your little bird! I have that rubber stamp too...I'm going to have to try this...it's precious! And you make it look so easy~
Thanks!!!!