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« on: April 12, 2005 08:00:46 PM »

It took many hours of my regular insomnia time to figure out how best to make the legs . . .   Wink

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I'd like to make hundreds and have them all over the floor of the living room.
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2005 08:04:06 PM »

You should whip up some pattern pieces for this and post them. That'd be great. I know lots of people who'd love these.
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2005 08:04:32 PM »

very cute!
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2005 09:54:39 PM »

I thinking having a flock of birds on your floor that don't move could be construed by some as rather creepy but that bird looks super cool and its legs look awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2005 10:40:04 PM »

Beautiful little birdy!
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2005 09:47:22 AM »

thank you for your comments . . . I'd prefer not to post a pattern, . . . but the main thing with the legs was to make both legs as one piece and not separate. I have very thin, very flexible copper wire, and I fashioned one leg and the toes by bending lengths of the same piece of wire back and forth, repeatedly, into the main shape, then with the same wire encircled and thus held together the multiple wires of each toe and then the leg together by twisting the wire in a tight coil around them. then when the first leg was finished, did the same thing for the second, all with the same one piece of wire, leaving a few inches of one strand of wire between the top of the first leg and the top of the second. This way, the legs are then threaded through the body of the bird like an upside down U, with the legs coming out the bottom, and the top inside the bird, packed in the middle of the bird with stuffing on all sides, to keep it in place and stable. I hope that makes some sense.
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2005 03:24:00 PM »

those are really great. you make some really fascinating stuff!!!
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2005 03:46:24 PM »

that is quite heartbreakingly lovely...

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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2005 05:42:26 AM »

That is really really pretty!  I love the different fabric across the top!  And those feet are amazing!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2005 07:51:53 AM »

I have very thin, very flexible copper wire, and I fashioned one leg and the toes by bending lengths of the same piece of wire back and forth, repeatedly, into the main shape, then with the same wire encircled and thus held together the multiple wires of each toe and then the leg together by twisting the wire in a tight coil around them. then when the first leg was finished, did the same thing for the second, all with the same one piece of wire, leaving a few inches of one strand of wire between the top of the first leg and the top of the second. This way, the legs are then threaded through the body of the bird like an upside down U, with the legs coming out the bottom, and the top inside the bird, packed in the middle of the bird with stuffing on all sides, to keep it in place and stable. I hope that makes some sense.

Would that happen to be fun wire?
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