Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Dik Diks!











I love all things birdie! and things on sticks, I also sub to Sew Somerset so when I saw the little birdies(Dik Diks) by Jenni Horne I had to make one!.. There is a pattern available in the mag (Summer 2009)From an original by Betz White. I didn't want to do the exact same thing so I put mine on a swing!
Many trips to the beach were needed for the perches!
The bodies of mine are made from calico, gessoed, stamped with Stazon and coloured with acrylic paints and Stewart Gill metallics, lots of bling added with the BeJeweler!

20 comments:

Mole said...

Very cute!

Sid said...

That SG paint really shines Gail, love your driftwood perches. Gorgeous work !!

Paula said...

wow....are any of them going cheap? bad joke...would you sell any of them? I'd love to own one,if possible.

Linda Elbourne said...

You did a great job ... the paint finish is amazing!

craftytrog said...

They're stunning! Love how you decorated the birdies, and the little swings!

lottie said...

Oh they are gorgeous - I really love the bird with the big buttons on its wings. You sewed them all by hand - wow

That magazine looks brilliant - what a great pattern

Angelnorth said...

These are great, love the patterns and the little perches are fab! Thanks for reminding of Betz White too, haven't looked her up in ages!

Jenni Horne said...

They are super sweet! I love the painted fabric idea. Isn't it amazing how one idea leads to another...to another....Glad I inspired you.

kazzells said...

gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous really love these tweety friends great work
kazx

Tinkertaylor said...

Bling looks fab Gail and they've photographed great but believe me when I say they're even more stunning in real life

HannahBanana said...

Pretty tweety pie. x

voodoo vixen said...

Your birdies are gorgeous!! Brilliant colours and I love that they sit on their swings.

GlitteryKatie said...

*sighs* more loveliness!!

Dan said...

So cute! :)

Minxy said...

OMG these are just so cool, i love um, and want to try one, in fact i'm gonna rummage straight after this post to find some materials lol.. thanks for some inspiration, my mojo was totally flat till i popped on here x

allyf said...

OMG they are gorgeous. Love the idea of them on perches too.

Chicken Licken said...

They are superb! I just LOVE them all!

Carmen said...

Beautiful - I may have to hunt down that mag and some of the other books you've mentioned on your blog. I'm another lover of all things birdie and winged so am going to come back to your blog later tonight for a proper looksee :)

Terri said...

Your bird is wonderful! Makes me want to make one!

Billie said...

Hi Efemera

Love love the birdies. So beautiful.

Best wishes

Billie