Sophie and I have been needle-felting today. We decided these guys might make nice Christmas tree decorations for next year. We still need to buy some little beads or bead-end push pins for eyes, and some pipe cleaners for feet, but we’re pretty pleased so far. They’re all winter birds we see around here a-plenty. Top to bottom: Bohemian Waxwing, Stellar’s Jay, Black-capped Chickadee. More to come. Erin has threatened to make a turkey vulture for the top of the tree.

Felted birds

10 thoughts on “Felted birds

  • January 3, 2010 at 9:47 am

    How big are they Miranda? They are gorgeous!

  • January 3, 2010 at 10:15 am

    The chickadee is about 3 1/2″ long, the waxwing about 6″, the jay a smidge longer.

  • January 3, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Those are amazing – very lifelike. I'm impressed.

  • January 3, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Did you use a kit? Those are lovely and my 14 yo dd loves to needle felt. If it's a kit I would like to get her one.

  • January 3, 2010 at 11:15 am

    We just used random bits of dyed wool roving purchased at a Waldorfy-type store. And used our bird book obsessively.

  • January 3, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    They are lovely…a far cry from my needle felted pumpkin and carrot. This might be just the inspiration I need for my mother-in-laws birthday….

  • January 7, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Miranda, those are so cool! LOL at the turkey vulture for the top.

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