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« on: October 16, 2016 02:01:33 PM »

I made this for my partner in the Video Game swap. She mentioned the phoenix more than a couple times; so I had to make her one. I've admired the work of Abigail Glassenberg for years and have always wanted to make sometime like her works. Luckily, she has a book called 'The Arful Bird.'

Luckily, she includes base patterns and gives advice on how to put your bird together. I used the crow body and the flying wings of the gull to make this Phoenix. I lucked out finding the perfect fire color batik fabric. The base of the body and wings were red flannel. After sewing it together, I sewed and glued all of the feathers on. Originally, I sewed the wonderfully sparkly eyes on; but they were wonky. So I took out the stitches and glued them on. I lucked out finding these beads. It looks like it has eyelashes!!! The beak is made with air dry clay and painted.

My partner liked it, I hope you do too.

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2016 06:59:25 AM »

Beautifully done!  Rocks.

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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2016 12:12:15 PM »

Awesome work! That really is the perfect fabric!!

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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2016 04:29:03 PM »

 I love seeing birds made from that book!  Your phoenix is brilliant.

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