He's made from an old driving glove. My husband had thrown the gloves in the bin, I'd say they're pretty old, but I could see a use for them. I made the bird from the same pattern as the blue tit.
I machine stitched on the wings and cheeks and then snipped between the lines. Then I made holes round the edges with the machine as I thought it would make it easier to hand stitch the leather pieces together.
... almost 3 months later and I'm glueing in the legs!
His beak is the end of a golf tee (thankyou Sharon!).
I'm glad I waited because just recently I got this book out of the library.
Matt Sewell 'OUR GARDEN BIRDS'..... I love this book, gorgeous little drawings of birds,water colour painted. Beside each bird Matt writes an amusing description about the bird and its character.
So I finished him off with a cap and a scarf.