I’ve wanted to make some of these adorable birds for quite some time. So tonight I finally dived in.
I made this first one as a prototype before dinner. it’s always a good idea to test a pattern or technique before getting too far into it. I did make a couple of mistakes on this that I had to pick out. But by the time i was done, the process all made sense.
I used this tutorial to learn how to make these birds.
It cost me $10, but is really worth it. There is lots and lots of detailed instructions with photos. And it includes examples of how you can make your birds different. There are also pages and pages of photos of different birds. I feel pretty confident that in no time I’ll be able to whip out birds without looking at the instructions.
I whipped up four birds tonight. They went together pretty quickly.
I’ve wanted to make a wall hanging for a friend to cover an electrical panel in her bedroom. She has very different taste from mine and isn’t crazy about all the bright colors I use. Plus, she wanted some brown in the wall hanging to tie into her carpet. I’ve really struggled with what to make for her that she’ll like and that I’ll enjoy making. I think these birds might be what I’ve been looking for.
I’m going to make four more facing the opposite direction and then start playing with a layout. As of now I have no idea what this will look like when done.