Sunday, June 12, 2011

True Love

They say swans mate for life and I like monogamy in a romantic in the natural world.  I have been on my theme of making birds from the book The Artful Bird and here are my latest creations.

Obviously I couldn't just make one swan.  That would defeat the point.  So I made a lovely couple using vintage cotton pique and layered their wings with some old ruffled eyelet embroidered curtains that had seen better days.  Their beaks are sewn from scraps of wonderful old quilt pieces.

I think in the natural world the male is a little larger but I gave him a smart bow tie so there would be no questions.
And the female got a little swatch of old lace.

Mr. and Mrs. Swan