Nellie"s Needles

Monday, March 16, 2009

Birds in the U.K.

"Flitty" flits about in the United Kingdom. Go here to read more about him. I like his fancy headdress and tail feathers.
There are wonderful "tweets", birds made of wool fabric with fancy fabric wings, made by Jackie in the United Kingdom as well.
Make a trip to her blog, Dog Daisy, to check out more of them. They are real characters!


Joyce said...

I didn't realize that your birds were migratory. Lol. Maybe some will soon turn up here in Canada now that spring is around the corner. I'll let you know if they do! I am about ready to start a new project. Why not birds?

Nellie's Needles said...

It would be fun to see birds join Arlee's funky bird to make a flock in Canada.

There should be birds forming flocks all over the world since there have been over 8,000 views and over 900 of those viewers have downloaded the pattern ;-)

Jackie said...

Thank you so much, Nellie. I was looking at stat counter and this came up so I popped in.
Its lovely to have a link to this with your much more complex birds. I am glad some are in the UK.
I didn't realise you had a pattern available.

Mermaids Purse said...

Thankyou so much for your lovely comments Nellie - it is a wonderful pattern so thankyou so much for sharing. I am thrilled to see my bird on your blog x

MARIKA said...

I say thank you for your kind words of appreciation.I like your wonderful artwork very much.Marika

Nellie's Needles said...

Mermaid Purse reply to my inquiry about the blue legs on her bird:

I used 18# paper covered cake decorating wire, covered with acrylic paint and free machine zig zag/satin stitch. The wire is actually too rigid to attach the feet to the legs successfully but it was what I had to hand. 24# would be much to thin to hold the weight of the bird but I have ordered some 20# so am going to try another one with that.

acereta said...

These british birds are absolutely gorgeous!