It’s for the Birds

It’s Blog Hop Day for me 🙂

Thank you to Madame Samm for organising these blog events for us to enjoy and to Mary from 1 Piece 2-Mary who is the cheerleader for this extravaganza.

The only rule for this Hop was that whatever we made had to include birds so as I’ve been having a bit of a ‘thing’ for Tilda creatures lately,  a Tilda bird was the obvious choice for me to make.

And so without further a due may I introduce you to Carys the Hen…




I hadn’t made the Tilda hen before but the pattern was pretty straight forward, the fiddly part was turning the body pieces the right way round – does anyone know a quick trick to do this – I’d love to know 🙂

And some close up details…

love those feet!
The button is just perfect – and it was in my stash – how lucky is that!
I bit of top stitching to finish it all off nicely.


Thank you for visiting, it’s been great to see you 😉

These are the blogs which are sharing their creations today – why not visit them too 🙂

Monday, May 13 (That’s me!)

Until next time,

Chris x


71 thoughts on “It’s for the Birds

  1. LJ

    Carys is wonderful. What an outstanding job!! Carys outfit is so adorable and your topstitching on it was perfect. What a great bird project!

  2. Mara

    Wonderful, you did a great job. has any one had any suggestions about how to turn the fabric, if not, go to Hopeful Threads blog and check her must have notions section she just did a blog post about an item that helps with turning last month. If you can’t find it write me and I will get the name for you.

  3. Chris- Your Tilda Hen is adorable,I love all the nice details of her, nicely done! As for turning anything small like that those “fasturn” tubes work the best. Yes, they are expensive but if you break it down to .50 cents or less per project, the math seams fine you just have to use it alot. lol… Jane

    PS: Thanks for stopping by my blog and the nice compliment!

  4. I’ve never heard of a fasturn tube before. I use the handle of a wooden spoon to turn fiddly pieces of sewing. I noticed your the only participant in this blog hop from WordPress. Do you manage to comment on the other blogs? Sue

    1. No I hadn’t heard of one before either.
      Yes, commenting on Blogger blogs is fine – but wordpress blogs do come up as a ‘no reply blogger’ so unless I put my email into the comment box I never get replies. It’s something to do with Blogger not recognising WordPress so there is nothing we can do about it – shame really.

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