When we last left our little bird in the Felt Along, he was firmly anchored to the background felt with a Blanket Stitch. He was sightless and beakless and obviously in distress. You would be too if you didn't have a beak!
Taking pity on the hapless bird, an eye is cut out of purple felt. It measures about 1/2" across. Sharp little scissors cut felt easily and precisely. (Well, you have to have your fingers in the scissors. The scissors just don't cut on their own.)
Size 8 thread in the Wisteria colorway. This finer thread will be easier to stitch around the tight curve of the eye.
|Ow! That's gotta hurt!|
Another small dot, measuring about 1/4" across and in the same blue color as the background square, is cut for the inner eye. A little notch is cut out of the dot so the bird looks like he's looking at something.
Later I realize that little notch didn't really do the trick. The eye needs a stitch of light colored thread to give the eye more focus.
Please join me in tomorrow's Felt Along when we tackle the longed for bird beak!