Sunday, 27 January 2008
A Pointy Bird
Oh Pointy Bird
Oh Pointy Pointy
Anoint my head
Meet my pointy bird. I made him following the instructions in Sue Pearl's Book, Felt Friends, an absolutely fabulous purchase which has made me a very happy person this week. I have loved Sue Pearl's work since I found her on the International Feltmakers Association site last year. She even has a website called felt better! How great is that. Her website is here.
Pointy bird was fun to make, although i have to admit the instructions were a little vague at some points and i did get confused but worked it out by looking at the pictures. Half way thru felting I got frustrated, mostly because my boyfriend was watching Battlestar Galatica and not paying me any attention, and I put pointy bird in the washing machine on the wrong setting so he came out a little deformed and his wings had fallen off.
"He's a freak of nature, we should put him down!" was my fella's constructive comment. Also "He's ugly." At that point I think I stopped speaking to him!
A little tugging and stitching and pointy bird had both wings and eyes and did NOT look like a freak of nature "Ahhh... he's beautiful" said the boyfriend... Huh! Men!