a little make


I made this little string of birds for a friend's birthday this week. I hadn't made anything crafty for a good long while and it was fun to get the fabric and thread out for a couple of hours of snipping and threading. I'd forgotten how absorbing it is to lose yourself in something like this. I used wool embroidery thread for the details and added a bit more colour than I would usually use, as my friend is a colourful person. I was pleased with the result and luckily, so was she.

Next week it's my own birthday and I'm planning a week away in a favourite part of the country. I'm going to take my camera and sketchbook and see what happens. Back soon.


13 comments:

Sue said...

What charming little birds. I have recently received two handmade gifts and they are the more precious because someone has taken the time to craft something especially for me.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Lovely little birds. I'm reminded of your stitching everyday as your little brown heart hangs in my hall! :)
Happy birthday and have a lovely break!
Vivienne x

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

These are charming, just as Sue says.

Have a lovely holiday :)

Gretel said...

They are simply lovely, I do like the colours and the use of wool in them. Good to see you making things again. Enjoy your artistic holiday and be inspired. x

rossichka said...

The birdies are just lovely! They wear such a nice mood!
Have a fantastic week and a wonderful Birthday, Sue!xx By the way, mine is next week, too.:)))

Karen L R said...

Happy birthday holidays!

Frances said...

Sue, your embroidery gives those little birds lots of personality...I do like the looks of their profiles, too.

I am doing so much knitting now, but also daily have a lingering look at my sewing machine, just to let it know I haven't forgotten all about it! Lots of ideas, just trying to find more time.

A very Happy Birthday to you, dear Sue! Have fun on your time away in a beautiful setting.

xo

Toffeeapple said...

Those are lovely, almost naive, I could happily live with those.

Vintage Tea Time said...

Those birds are really lovely! Have a good birthday! x

Gina said...

Very cute - what a thoughtful gift. Have a lovely week away and enjoy your birthday.

Rosie said...

Oh how lovely - I'd have been so thrilled to receive such a gift.

Sue said...

Oh they are so sweet, love how you've decorated them.

A time to dance said...

Love the birds....

Hello my love....I have just done my first post in years and it feels great.....I keep seeing you on pinterest and thought I would catch up with old friends....Hope you are well....