I am embarrassed. Sometimes the designer, sewer, painter in me cannot GIVE it up if I can't figure something out.
I saw some darling little birds on Pinterest and I have a particular OBSESSION for birds. Not sure what that says about me, but at this point in life, I don't fight it.
Sooo, rather than send for the 4 dollar pattern, I decided that I would make it myself.
I probably made 300 ( okay probably more like 20) birds outta muslin. Yes, it even bothered me in sleep and I woke up trying to get my brain around the specific dimensions that I wanted. Oh, my, GOODNESS. I am so picky about what I saw in my brain, and what I came up with...bah. I would throw it down and go bake more cookies. (see previous post.)
I finally decided that enough was enough and I could let someone else be a successful designer of cute fat birds. GRRRRRR. I ordered the pattern off of ETSY. The seller promised a download in 24 hrs or less.
I waited more than 24 hrs.
I waited more.
I emailed her and said very politely..."please send me that pattern".
( I found out that her PROMISE was not so great...) I emailed her again and I wasn't as patient. I told her to "resolve the matter soon."
In the mean time, I finally made a little bird that I liked. It was an accident.
I named him WHITMAN.
He looks a bit mad doesn't he?
I rather like his fancy tail.
He sits all alone in his plaster dipped nest
with a few feathers for comfort.
I think I need to make him a mate.
He looks a bit lonely in his nest all alone.
The pattern I used for him is here someplace.....I think.