I heard the geese flying by overhead, and it is so nice to hear them, a sure sign of spring!
(Well, I guess if you live in the southern states, you are saying goodbye to them?? ) (DO they stay or do they leave there completely? Where I live, they arrive in the Spring, and leave in the Fall~)
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COPYING THIS PATTERN AND SELLING THE PATTERN ITSELF FOR MONETARY GAIN IS THEFT.
You are free to make items for sale with this pattern, however, please, give credit to Pamela of Our Pioneer Homestead for the design. Thanks so much.
- fairly easy.
What you'll need:
-Grey cotton fabric, sewing machine- threaded with grey, brown thread for whip stitching.
-small metal funnel; about 2.5"- 3" at widest; the older looking the better.
-a stick to jam tightly into the funnel- (extending it into the bird);
-a glue gun, twine,
-walnut ink, 2 black beads, brown acrylic paint and a small flat brush; (I used "bittersweet chocolate" Americana.)
Print pattern, cut it out, follow directions-sewing as specified. STUFF BIRD EXTREMELY FIRM. Pay special attention to the denseness where the stick will poke upwards into his back. Ensure there is a firm padding of stuffing there. Leave a flap of fabric at the opening, as you will use this to pull the bird downward onto the stick, and tie it.