First thing in the morning when you wake, take a moment and listen. The songbirds are singing the song of the morning wake up call. My head tunes into the song “Oh what a beautiful morning” as sung in the musical Oklahoma.
What joy and pleasure they bring if we but will listen. Take moment to breath slowly and thank God that he created such beautiful creatures. Do you have a favorite?
Sometime ago I was in a store and I could hear birds, not just one, but many. To my surprise there was a family whistling, not just any whistle but whistling the songs of songbirds. The family were brilliant and very talented. I think that I could have taken an hour or so just to listen to the concert that they were putting on in the store. I can whistle, but just a few basic sounds. Thank you for letting me hear your sweet songs.
I ran into a post on Pinterest about making some stuffed birds to sit on a branch in my kitchen window. I tried the design and I did have success. Not my favorite sewing activity.
With my appreciation all those that have the talent to sew birds. This list I have complied a list of handmade birds that I admire with links to their respective websites so you can learn more about how to make or purchase from them.
Little Birdie by Sharon Holland
Sharon Holland lets us have a free pattern of her Little Birdie. I might just have to try to do this bird. Great for a pincushion at the sewing table or sitting in a window or used as a mobile for a children’s bedroom.
Patricia Welch Felt Bird Ornaments
Patricia Welch Designs Wool Felt Embroidered Baltimore Oriole Ornament. Great option for those looking for a special Christmas gift for the fans of the Baltimore Orioles. Of which my husband is a big fan.
MMM Crafts – Twelve Days of Christmas
Because everyone loves the Twelve Days of Christmas, so why not make these felt ornaments for your home and enjoy them for many years to come. Larissa Holland of MMMCrafts does exceptionally well at creating these felt patterns of birds and other things. This year she is doing the characters from The Christmas Carol.
Primitive Folk Birds
The Prim Place is where I found these Primitive Crows on a Stick. They will work great for Halloween and Harvest time.
Just a Fabric Bird
I am not sure which I like better. These little birds look like they might be easier to make. HobbyCraft Blog from the UK is where I found these instructions.
These are the fabrics I chose to make my birds.
Katie Bird Pillows
Pillow heaven for all those bird lovers. Katie’s bird pillow pattern is quick and easy and will brighten the room. Besides, the kiddos will carry them around and you will find that you are picking up the bird pillow in places that you would never have thought it would land. You can always make an owl pillow to join his/her Katie Bird Pillow. Just fly on over to Gingercake to get the pattern.
The fabrics below are a collection that would be beautiful for a girls bedroom. Just put some branches in the corner by a bing bag chair and let her read to her hearts content.
Blue songbirds by Ann
Ann Wood made these very cute bluebirds, they would sit so nicely on top of a fireplace mantle. There is no way that I want to attempt to do these, but I appreciate her ability to make fabric look like real birds.
As you can see the variety of birds that you can make are limitless. Time and materials are all you need to create something great. Creativity starts only when you make the choice to start. Which project will you tackle next.