I began making these needle felted birds so long ago – last year, I think. I found a shoe box with six of them in various stages of completion. All this one needed was her shawl and a bit of chalk rouge to be finished.
Actually, the way the shawl sits on her, it’s more like a babushka – birds in babushkas! Very cute, I think.
So I plan to finish the rest of them and put them in my Etsy shop. The hardest part is cutting up the vintage hankies for the shawls. It seems a waste, but then how many people actually use handkerchiefs these days? It’s a new life for them.