June 9, 2008

For Lucy...

Lucy was feeling a bit blue last week, she gets a bit jealous sometimes as she knows that while she's at school, Luke is getting to spend time at home with me.  So I thought I'd tinker around a bit more with the bird pattern, and sew some softies especially for her,

So, I'd like you to meet the little birds...

The body is made from a thrifted jumper, I love the colour but it won't felt as it is 'superwash' wool, basically pure wool that has been treated so it can be machine washed.  However, I did give it a go, the thinking being, if you mistreat it enough, it may just give in (same tactic works with husbands too, I believe!).  This poor jumper has sat in our washing machine and been through every wash cycle for about a month, and has also been in my biggest pan and boiled on the stove!  It didn't fully felt, but it did go a little, enough to cut it up anyway.

(Mummy bird)

Both birds have a little bit of embroidery on their wings,

(baby bird)

I really enjoyed making these, it was one of those projects that gives you a warm fuzzy feeling while you are sewing.  I just wish I had a picture to show you, of the smile on Lucy's face when she saw them!

18 comments:

Lesley said...

They are gorgeous!! I can imagine just how pleased Lucy was with them :)

xxx

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

Of course what you should have done was made that jumper your very bestest, most prized-jumper EVER, put it on the most delicate wash cycle and then it would have shrunk to within an inch of it's life! (Just a thought - would tumble drying work?) They're lovely - I love your work!

jillytacy said...

How sweet! I can just imagine how thrilled Lucy was! My daughter loves little surprises like that too. She would have wanted a mommy & and a baby bird. Then a nest too!

Meridian Ariel said...

aww bless I can just imagine how much Lucy loves these little birdies. I love the colour and the little buttons on thier wings. lovely

Ginger said...

The best those little bird are so sweet love them! Great job on them!

Vanessa said...

Lucky Lucy, they are very beautiful!

Vanessa x

Maureen said...

?Hi,

I really love this mama and baby bird.
I love every mama and baby thing right now ;o)

Love,
Maureen

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

they are lovely!!!!!

Suzanne Vaughan said...

No slugs or dolphins to be seen! They are fab as usual...

So, when is the bird softie swap????

Hells said...

They are really cute. Lovely colour too.

val said...

they are sooooooo sweet! You could make a little nest for them too!

megan said...

oohh - i love these - lucky lucy - will you be doing a tutorial for these too?!

Suzie Sews said...

Just so sweet

Kitty said...

Well I'm not surprised Lucy was pleased - they're gorgeous! I love that damson colour too - wonderful. x

Michael House said...

I adore those little birds, they are jsut gorgeous! Vanessa

kimberland designs said...

They are so gorgeous!! Your daughter is very lucky to have such a caring and talented mum =)

the flour loft said...

these are really lovely.. i have a jumper just that colour ready to be made into something.. funny thing is it didn't felt either.. it looks identical... maybe it is a sister jumper!
ginny x

Florence said...

These little birds are gorgeous - she must have been delighted...they have such characterful little faces! x