Isn't it crazy there are pink birds? Every color there is, a bird wears it in fancy combinations, or just pure design. I made this fellow after trying to make a very simple pattern that anyone could do. This little bird went through many trials before he stood all stuffed on my table, passing my scrutiny.
I used vintage wool from a thrift store blanket and completely hand sewed him. Using that delicate wool really called for hand sewing, and besides-sewing that way is fun.
I am not happy with his wing attachment, but I was gearing this pattern for someone who maybe had limited sewing experience. I do love it that the weave of the wool is so loose. The other side of the fabric is a gorgeous blue, which I used to make the bird's pants. Yes, birds have pants. They are feathers and they look like pants.
I have had so many birds as pets in my life. Ducks, chickens, geese, doves, a Bob-white, baby robins (which I released when they were old enough).
I used a fragile piece of ancient silk for the bird's top knot. This poor fabric has seen better days, but that's what I love about it now-it comes apart perfectly for his head piece.