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Little birds swap #2-Int

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Little birds swap #2-Int
Group:Crafting Queens
Swap Coordinator:RadicalRecrafter (contact)
Swap categories: Crafts 
Number of people in swap:26
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.95
Last day to signup/drop:May 13, 2012
Date items must be sent by:June 18, 2012
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Rye Rye has suggested I make this a monthly swap! So-here is #2.

Re : a small bird-between 3" and 6". Made from paper,fabric,felt,whatever medium you prefer to work with. Doublesided-so,if paper,for example,use something sturdy like cardboard between the layers. They should have wings separate from their bodies (not just painted or printed on),a tail (not necessarily separate),a beak,eyes-standard bird stuff! Give them either a hanger ie ribbon or a small,thin dowel to stand up on.Maybe ask your partner which they want their bird to have? Sticks might not make it safely through the mail-especially overseas.

Somewhere on them they should have an inspirational word (like "create" or "play").This can be attached to the bird anyway you like-printed or stamped,handwritten,glued on,a charm,etc.,etc.

Decorate your birds like crazy-bits of ribbons and lace,beads and buttons,pretty tissue papers,etc.,etc.

In the article in CPS magazine I got the idea from (Jan/Feb 2012) the author handdrew simple bird shapes,so don't worry if your birds are not perfect or particularly "realistic" looking.They are supposed to be fun,after all! :D

Any questions,feel free to ask!

Absolutely no flaking allowed! (Like I need to say that!)

Have fun!

Discussion

bluehairedmary 04/30/2012 #

Could I embroider a word on the bird?

bluehairedmary 05/ 1/2012 #

Just watching for now. The bird pattern I found (and used last night) here - doesn't have wings or eyes or definable beak. :( Makes cute bird stuffies, but doesn't meet up to swap requirements.

bstitched 05/ 5/2012 #

@bluehairedmary you could probably make this pattern work, just don't add the belly and create wings. Maybe use a stiff interfacing to give it some body, add some paint, glitter, embellishments and I think it would be adorable!

RadicalRecrafter 05/11/2012 #

I have to agree with @bstitched I made my last bird with a sewing pattern.It has a front and back body without the belly in the middle.Then I added simple wing shapes and made eyes and a tail from other things-like beads and faux flowers,etc. It doesn't have to have a separate beak-just the impression of one-which your pattern does @bluehairedmary

I hope that you will please join up! These really are quite simple and fun! As I stated , they really just have to give a general impression of a bird. Oh-and,yes-you can embroider a word on your bird! :D

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