Another nursery project in the can!
I pinned the edges together, connecting the guide dots as described in the instructions that came with the pattern. I hand stitched the pieces together, leaving the tail open.
Next, I stuffed each bird with stuffing until they were nice and plump.
I picked all of the glue residue off of the shade....it was tedious, but worth the effort.
I gave it a coat of copper spray paint, and got to work securing the lampshade frame to the lamp. I had leftover gold chain from another project that I used to affix the shade.
I used safety pins to get my birdies into place and determine their final arrangement.
I ended up moving only one bird.
Last step was to sew the birds into place.
Tada!! I am soooo proud of this piece....I feel like it is a fair representation of things that delight me (birds and crafts), and also reminds me of a very special bird who was a part of my life for 7 years.
I still need to figure out what to do with the light bulb socket. The lamp isn't plugged in, so it's not really a hazard at this point, but I do want to get it covered up to remove the temptation.