Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New felt birds and new resolutions!

Dear friends
Well hello 2012! I have to confess right here and now that I just don't do new year resolutions. I am so bad at keeping them and then I get cross with myself. The ancient Romans started the popular trend although the Babylonians preceded them - making plans to own more livestock by the following year.
So although I don't need any livestock or extra sacks of grain by the end of the year I do intend to make little weeny steps of improvement and the first one is to put some work up on my etsy site often. It is SO covered in cobwebs I will need to do a clean!

These little handmade felt birds are the first to appear and will be up by the end of the week.

I have had such fun making the felt and constructing them and am just adding a bit of hand embroidery to them before they are ready.

Well every best wish for keeping new resolutions - apparently having a friend that you check in with each week is a good method for helping to stick to them. A great excuse for meeting each week for coffee - unless of course your New Year's Resolution is to give up coffee!!

Happy creating!




  1. These are beautiful birds, Elizabeth! And that's a great resolution- entirely obtainable!
    Now giving up coffee- hmmmmmmmm.......I've just been writing about my craft resolutions also...it's a fun project! I love visiting your beautiful world of colour here! Happy New Year!

  2. Happy new year to you too, Elizabeth!
    These lovely birds are a gorgeous start of the year !

  3. So fun, they make me think of spring as does the 52 degree temperatures we are having daily here in Montana. It will probably confuse the birds and the plants if it keeps up much longer.

  4. Love those cheery little birds!

  5. I LOVE your felty colorful birds!
    Everything you make makes me happy...love seeing your work in my textile books and magazines. Wish I lived closer so I could come take a workshop with you!

  6. these birds are amazing I love all the bright colours!!

  7. You are a very talented artist!!