The merino tops were used to make Birdie himself and he is adorned with an Angelina breast, the buttons were used for his eyes, giving him a slightly forlorn googly eye look! The fibres used to make his nest which I poked twigs into to add authenticity [obviously he would not have felt at home without some real twigs]. Finally I stitched the beads [which were egg shaped] onto the side of the nest and he was ready to be placed in his new home.
I embellished his cage with beads, buttons and a tag die I am obsessed with [keep your eyes peeled for some acrylic tag jewellery coming soon!] And a polite notice on a 7Gypsies metal tag, reminding the general public not to feed him - he is of a somewhat temperamental disposition.
So there we have it. A winning entry? Perhaps not but at least I have given life to a new Birdie, albeit one who never gets fed and whose eggs will never hatch.
Nothing like ending a post with optimism.
Till next time,