Sunday, February 13, 2011

For the Birds

I'm taking a little non-embroidery themed interruption for a good cause. My lastest project is for a charity auction for Journey Towards Sustainability to pay for Eco-N-Motion  mobile education. The mobile classroom will travel to schools and other venues in the Charlotte area to teach kids
about sustainability and the enviornment.

The theme is based around birdhouses and I knew when I decided to participate that I wanted to make a cuddly tree friend similiar to this plush I made is 2008. I made a few updated and changes to the design and I am really happy with how it turned out.

Birdie lives in his cute blue house, protected by Tree Friend. The house is attached to the base, which is covered in green faux fur "grass". Birdie has a bit of velcro on his tummy so he can sit on his house or be taken off for play. Tree Friend has velcro on his leaf hands so he can hold Birdie or hug with his long branch arms. When not being played with, he can wrap around Birdie's house to protect it.

Birdie's house is decorated with buttons and cute felt shingles. The felt is made from recycled plastic bottles!

Birdie was based off a pattern from Fun Dolls by Aranzi Aronzo. I made the chest a different color and used fleece instead of jersey. The beak and eyes are beads. I really love how cute he turned out and I want to make more! I also really like how Tree Friend's "branch" nose turned out. I rolled and stitched together two long, thin strips of brown felt. His leaf hair is made from fleece stitched between two pieces of cotton.

If you're in the Charlotte area, tickets are $20 and the fundraiser is March 31. You can find more information here. (The submission date has been changed from January 25th to February 15th.)


  1. Hello Birdie and Tree Friend! I find so much love and warmness here. x

  2. This is awesome. I am stunned by all your stuff. I've been reading through but had to comment here.