Thursday, 25 January 2018

Robin Redbreast


When I posted a pic of some of my new sewn snowmen I said I had some other ideas I wanted to try which I never had time for last Christmas. One of the things I wanted to try was a robin. I found several examples on Pinterest, some front view, some sideways view. I prefer to use dies wherever I can as it makes it much easier to cut everything uniform and is also a good way to use more of my dies. 

I started with a brown diecut stitched circle suing a Lawn Fawn die. The stitched holes show faintly on the felt which is useful for a sewing guide. I then cut a red circle the same size, cut it in half  and used a MFT stitched basic edge die to round the top edge. The wings and feet were cut with Spellbinder heart dies.  The eyes with a small circle die with black brads. I tried cutting a triangle for the nose but didn't like the stitching but then I had a brainwave. I backed a small piece of felt with Stick It and cut a small heart, cut off the top of the heart and removed the backing and the Stick It works perfectly on the felt. 

I shall be making several more of these and I then had a further brainwave of something else to make which I shall post another day, maybe next week.

I would like to enter this into the B for birds challenge at ABC Christmas.

25 comments:

meg said...

love the robin great idea on adhering the beak.

Glennis said...

this is so cute, I am sure it will sell well

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is so sweet and creative using the dies. Love him.

Xx

Valerija said...

Beautiful Marianne!
Valerija xx

Diane said...

How cute is this Marianne, love it xx

Pollard Carole said...

So cute and thanks for the instructions as well These will sell really well I'm certain Love and hugs Carole x

Janette said...

So cute, very sweet ..xx

Margreet said...

Wow, you are so versatile....love this felt robin!
xxx Margreet

Christine Dol said...

You have so many great ideas! This is so stinkin cute and will definetly sell. Totally adorable!

cotnob said...

Your robin as adorable Marianne, so cute.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

misteejay said...

Adorable Marianne - such a cutie.
Toni xx

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful!
Hugs
Linda xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Your felt robin is so cute and fun!

Janice said...

Love your felt robin!
Janice x

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is the cutest little robin!! I love it!! What a fun project!! It makes me smile!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Fikreta said...

so cute1

Carol S. said...

Another winner!!He's very cute Robin, no problems selling this one. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Judith said...

so cute Marianne - can't wait to see your next Idea! xx

aussie aNNie said...

ooooooH CUTE.XX [aNNie]

julie_woolston said...

Aww what a cutie, love him.
Hugs Julie xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Aww so cute, I love your little robin, so well made Marianne, I'm sure they will sell well at your stalls, Kate x

Karen Knott said...

Very cute, great idea for the beak :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Sarah said...

He is adorable Marianne, how clever to use stitched dies xx

Mrs A. said...

Fab use of your dies to create the Robin. Hugs Mrs A.

Dot said...

Super cute little Robin....such a creative use of dies. Thank you for joining this years first challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope to se you in february too.
Dorte x