Saturday, October 16, 2010

Birdie Inspiration

Last Night I was enjoying some kid free shopping at Shopko. I found my self wandering the Christmas aisles, and came across these adorable little birds. I was tempted to buy one, but then decided I was more tempted to MAKE one! 

So I came home and got to work, The original bird appeared to be needle felted, but it was clear that there was something inside to give it shape. So I decided to make a body and stuff it. Here are some of my pattern pieces. 
 I finished the body, which I made from quilt batting and then stuffed with fiber fill. I  then got started working on the hat. I used grey fleece and red yarn.

My Hubby Helped with the legs, he is brilliant I tell you! Drill & a Vice grip made these perfect little bird legs! 
after a few final touches, you know, the face. He is done!!



So what do you think?? 

42 comments:

Kim said...

yours is cuter!!! wtg!

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Patrice said...

Adorable!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

So cute!!! I agree with Kim. Yours is cuter :D

Mary Ellen said...

They are so precious!!! I love these little tweets!

slommler said...

I think your little birds are fabulous! I just love them. And they are all ready for those winter winds!
Hugs
SueAnn

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

Yours is so much cuter! I want one!!

Kristi said...

Yay, another Christmas post!! I just did a winter craft post yesterday.

Yours is WAY cuter! Great job!

~ The Speckled Dog

Missy Luukkonen said...

Thanks Ladies! And Kristi, I am so over fall and totally in christmas craft mode!!! I can't hel pit, that is all I want to work on right now!!

Megness@Murphy'sLawOnlyWorse said...

Yours are so cute!!! I LOVE them!

I love that you take pictures of things in stores and make them at home like I do...I was starting to feel weird for doing that :D

Wes and Tracy said...

Love these! So adorable! I may have to try one myself. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings, Tracy

Mandy said...

that has to be one of the cutest stink' things I've ever seen!

BabiesandBargains said...

I agree yours are 20x cuter. These would go cute on a x mas tree....or maybe cut some branches spray paint them silver or white and perch a few on them or on garland...oo the possibilities :)

Sherry said...

Your bird is just adorable. It is fun to see creativity at work. Thanks for sharing how you put yours together.

Cristie said...

So cute, I love them...they make me smile. Thanks

Erin said...

Yours is SEW much cuter anyway!!! ;)

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness. This is just. so. stinking. cute. I've been looking around your blog, and love what I see! Mind if I follow along?

Missy Luukkonen said...

Amanda, Thank you, I would love for you to follow along!! Welcome!

Jennifer @ Muse Lodge said...

Wow....your version is so much cuter!! I love these!

Misty said...

I agree with everyone else....your version is MUCH cuter than the store's version! Great job!

Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Jill said...

Oh they are just too cute! Fabulous work! well done!

Jennifer said...

I LOVE it!! So ADORABLE!! I'm like you - I'm always saying "I could make that"! LOL

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

oh I want to do this! I have added it to my "crafts to do" bookmark!! Also, I started a new linky on Tuesdays where I feature a tutorial (let me know if you ever want to be featured :) and then a linky for people to link up. Come by and add any projects you want! I am also going to feature etsy shops on my blog :)

Oh Sew Addicted said...

Cute! Awesome job! I saw your project on Sew Cute Tuesday!
carla louise
www.ohsewaddicted.com

Tiara said...

AdoRable!!!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

How. stinkin. cute.

Great job.

keepingthechristmasspiritalive365 said...

Your sweet little bird is WAY cuter! You did a wonderful job.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Janet said...

These chicks are so adorable! Love them!

jellybeanjunkyard said...

OMG! I love these! I so want to make one!Visiting from bloggeritavillie.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love this little birdie--so cute, thanks for sharing :)!

Corinna said...

It's adorable! Love it!

jellybeanjunkyard said...

I REALLY need to make these! LOVE! Featuring you on my blog today!
http://jellybeanjunkyard.wordpress.com

Swedie said...

Really Cute!

charlotte said...

Yours is way cuter!!!

kthamby said...

I so love your blog! Will you be putting these cuties in your easy shop or can I request a pattern? I have already purchased some like these at Real Deals but I would love to make smaller versions to decorate my tree with. Thanks so much for all your inspiration!

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kthamby said...

Ok so it keeps auto correcting ETSY

Kileen said...

Your birdies are way cuter! Love it! I love finding something at the store and then going home and making it.

Robin said...

These are so cute I can hardly stand it!!!!
xo
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Dana said...

Well I think yours are way cuter and I want some! Great job!

catnap said...

Adorable Birdies! Love them!

jollymom said...

Could you tell a little more about how the legs were made? Thank you!