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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Bird ornaments


When I was younger, I thought that only old and boring people are interested in birds.

 Guess what, I am there now :-).


I love watching birds, and one obliging little weaver bird is busy building a nest right outside my window.  My favorite couch is the perfect spot to observe him:



To have some birds (other than the chickens and the pigeon that loves to hang out on my rope light ...) indoors too, I made little bird ornaments:





If you would also like to make some, start by finding a drawing of a bird on the internet, and re-size it in Photoshop.
Then import it several times into a word document:



Print it out on T-shirt transfer paper. My printer automatically mirrors the images when I use the transfer paper setting:

 


Iron it onto some white fabric, following the instructions on the paper:

 


Roughly cut it out, also cut out some fabric as backing. Pin together with the right sides facing each other and insert a string:

 


Sew the two pieces plus string together, leaving an opening at the bottom:


 
Cut the fabric you do not need off:

 


Turn over, stuff, and sew the opening closed by hand:

 


Then hang it up and enjoy the little fellows:





 Have a wonderful day!



Lots of love,



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6 comments:

  1. Those ornaments are beautiful, Jutta! I, too, love watching birds. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  2. Beautiful, elegant, and quick! Great idea for gifting, too. That little weaver is gorgeous. Our little yellow beauties, gold finches, have moved south for the winter, and I so miss seeing them at the feeders.

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  3. I love it. What a beautiful ornament. So simple. I guess I've reached that age too because I am loving these birdies.

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  4. Jutta, your birds are too sweet! I can't imagine the patience to print and transfer and sew and cut, but the final result is so cool - definitely worth the trouble...

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  5. whaaaaaaahahahahaha, I can totally relate to the old and boring people's interest. But that was in Europe, and most birds are dull and brown-grey. That attracts the same kind of people. In Africa I found the birds to be more colorful, and more interesting :-)......

    BTW, your ornament birdies are really lovely!
    Big hug, dear friend <3 <3 <3

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    1. Of course, that must be it :-). Thank you darling Esther xxx

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