Sometimes it takes a nudge. Birdie had been sitting in my ‘get the pattern written’ box for quite a while. Then, during a class discussion about Albion stitch, I showed the cute Easter version of Birdie, and the enthusiasm to bead one was, simply put, heartwarming.
I revisited the construction and decided to give the birdie some tail feathers and a crown, which only took a few sparkling crystals and some metallic beads. Another flock was born! The Year end prompted me to re-colour the Birdie to include a Christmas Robin.
The response has made the many hours of finessing the details, worth every minute, and I love how people are making their own versions of Birdie, based on their bead stash, and their imagination.
If you want to join in the fun, the PDF with all three variations is available in my PDF store here.