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