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Thursday, March 17, 2011

"Homespun Heart" Bird

I really thought that my 'heart' month was over.  But then I came up with this design and just had to try it.  Here I am, ready for spring and all things green and I end up engaged with deep pinks/corals and blue.  I blame it on Caron's 'Wildflowers' yarn titled 'teak' -- once I saw the combination I had to use it.

This is the first time I've used 'Wildflowers' for the overall bird (rather than just the design) and it was an interesting experiment because it seems to have ended up looking 'homespun' - like a rag rug that has been made into a bird.  I discovered some wonderful grey buttons that I could use for eyes. I'm now on the lookout for 1/4" buttons in various colors.  Who knows what will come next - but I think I have hearts out of my system for awhile.

"Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken". - Albert Camus

3 comments:

  1. Hearts are always nice. This is a lovely bird with great details.

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  2. I love buttons for eyes, and I'm sure you will come up with many more ideas using them! I'll go through my button stash to see if I have anything unusual in that size. About being mired down by colors and hearts, it's really not officially spring yet, so this last one fits. Plus, that space on the bird's body probably just screamed for you to put a heart there. It's perfect!

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