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« on: August 04, 2012 09:26:49 AM »

It's been a while since I have posted any of my birds. This flamingo was a recent special request from a friend of mine that moved to Alaska and needed something bright and cheerful to keep her company.





And this little magenta and yellow song bird I have had done for a while, but I somehow forgot to share him. I was trying to recreate the original green canary that my future mom in law now has with more colors. I think this one has been the closest, but he is a little bigger than the original.





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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012 10:24:47 AM »

I absolutely love your birds. They are all so gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012 10:29:16 AM »

Really love the flamingo with its unusual square eye.  The pose is exactly right.
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2012 11:08:54 AM »

Thanks guys! Cheesy

I thought the square eyes would be the perfect touch of silliness. I gave my friend the option of felted eyes or buttons, and she wanted buttons. I asked her what color and she wanted a surprise. The color isn't too crazy, but in person, they reflect the light really strangely with a yellow-ish rim around the border. The buttons came from a vintage stash I acquired when living in Florida still.

The pose was also super hard to balance, but I am glad it worked (and that it wasn't windy outside Wink )
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2012 01:40:47 PM »

It's beautiful! You always make the coolest felted things. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2012 02:17:37 PM »

Love these!
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2012 05:41:08 AM »

Very cute!!! Good job getting that flamingo blanced on one leg!! That sort of thing isn't easy! =^..^=
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2012 06:15:06 AM »

Very cute!!! Good job getting that flamingo blanced on one leg!! That sort of thing isn't easy! =^..^=

Haha, thanks. I took advantage of my magical (civil engineering) abilities Wink Taking a whole bunch of classes dealing with load paths has kinda made this thing a snap for me Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2012 08:46:46 PM »

Oh goodness, he's too quirky and adorable. I looooove the proportions on these two. The flamingo.... <33333. Love that pose, love the awkward little square eye, love those exaggerated body parts. I'm just a wee bit jealous of your friend!
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