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« on: May 30, 2007 08:40:16 PM »

This is my first foray into larger needle felting. I made it for a lovely Craftster-chica in exchange for some cool craft books. It's over a metal armature, which i'm not sure really helped me other than make the beak magnetic, which was something i really wanted. He has his on little tiny rockfish(stripped bass) that he can have for dinner, or drop on people's heads. The nest is fairly acurate to actual osprey nests (i think) which look like a gigantic jumble of driftwood and branches. My boyfriend was kind and took the pictures for me, but wasn't able to get the close up detail of wings and tail. Overall, i'm pretty happy with it, though i made the legs too long and i'm really NOT happy at all with the claws/talons. next time maybe. anyhow. here are pics.


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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2007 08:45:54 PM »

Oh wow! I seriously thought it was real, because I came through the picture button. WOW.

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2007 03:39:58 AM »

Super concept and really like the going beyond simple needle felting with the magnetic beak, the nest, the fish.  Definitely the first needle felted osprey I've encountered. Well done!  Thanks for sharing it here.

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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2007 03:26:30 PM »

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

fabulous job. And I ADORE that he has dinner- that he can pick up with his MAGNETIC beak!?!? gasp!

ok- I'll stop shouting now.. thank you for sharing that Falafelgirl- and I love your name. (*grin*)

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2007 07:56:07 AM »

WOW!  That is a spectacular osprey!


« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2007 09:18:23 PM »

I love the needle felted Osprey! The Osprey's near my home have been really loud lately!  This morning I woke up at 5:30 am to sound of the bird's loud call. Later that day, I watched an Osprey with my binoculars on a tree-top, eating a fish!  So cool!  Yours looks just like the one I saw.
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2007 12:09:10 AM »

I love that you made him a nest too! I've been wanting to make a felt bird, but the shapes seems really fiddly and difficult.

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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2007 05:03:07 PM »

I'm a wildlife rehabilitator in florida and this bird is very accurate! So is his nest! Lucky girl on the other end of your swap!
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