One of the challenges that I faced for this piece included curved piecing. I used this to created the branches in the piece. As you can see the curves were simple and few!!
I added leaves using fused applique...(oops picture is on its side, but you get the idea)
and set myself to adding a nest using wool roving, some feathered fur and some dyed kunin felt that I distressed. I used fine tulle to hold it in place till I could stitch it down.
It didn't look the way I had envisioned it so I added some decorative wool to the edge to create some additional depth and texture. The sewing machine foot kept getting caught in the wool, so I covered this with tracing paper and stitched it all down. This is what it looked like.
I tore away the paper and then added eggs. I used a pigma pen to create the cracks in the egg and a tiny sliver of yellow felt for the beak. Do they look like they are ready to hatch?
Whew! I managed to try some things that I had not done before and I must admit, even though frustrating at times, it was fun to see the idea I envisioned turn into a reality.
Stop by the Tangled Textiles blog and see what the others came up with.
Till the next time, keep stitching.