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The Lovely Little Magpie-Lark

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The Magpie-lark I love these little guys, I see them every morning as I drive down the highway to Rye on the side of the road. Their interesting the way they wonder around often on their own or occasionally in pairs. They always look like they are in their Sunday best and just out of the shower. We are in Mornington, it does rain a lot.

Paper-sculpting medium is used shaped around a wire for the base shape. It is light and you can sew into the paper once dried to attach the fabric. I covered the shape with white silk fabric and black wool suiting and embroidered wings and feathers. The little beaks are from fimo. i like this little man ……

Written by Penelope Leonard

August 15th, 2015 at 10:26 pm

Posted in Birds, Embroidery, Sculpture

Little Birds

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Little Birds

I am draw to the tiny little birds that hop around our garden eating the aphids off the rose bushes. My little sewn birds were so much fun to create, though many hours of work they bring the wonderment of these little creatures from the garden to my bookshelf as a reflection of their perfect little beaks, eyes watching and their quick movements from one plant to another.

The base shape was made from the paper-sculpting medium Karen Brown used with my son, Andrew at school. Shaped around a wire base, the paper-sculpting medium is light and you are able to sew into the paper once dried to attach the fabric. With small pieces of fabric covered the shape with embroidered wings and feathers. The little beaks are from fimo. The nest I wove from small branches and wire lined with wool. I think I need to create some little blue eggs……

Written by Penelope Leonard

July 23rd, 2015 at 6:49 am