This past week, I've been making fabric doves, using a template from Spool
To make these birds, I salvaged the material from an old blouse and a clothing storage bag that had a damaged zipper. I strung them with beads that were all recycled from broken necklaces, and hung them in my living room (don't they look smashing with my curtains?!)
Three birds were left with the natural fabric colours, and two were tea-dyed to a slightly darker shade(the second and fouth birds are tea-dyed.)
Here's a slideshow with more photos:
I enjoyed making these so much, I started making a set of bluebirds, to hang in the office.
For these lovelies I used materials from an old skirt and trousers :
* tweet tweet *