It’s finally done…

The wall hanging I started so long ago, that is.  Since I had used the birds from my blog banner (in their original color), I decided to make the hanging a tribute to my blog (and to the Etsy shop of the same name I’ll eventually open.  Need to get on that, come to think of it).

I had this rather grandiose plan of adding hand-made fabric or ribbon roses, perhaps around the corners of the bird images or just scattered here and there.  But I really prefer clean, simple lines (also, I am fairly lazy), so I left it as is.  Could not resist, however, the “bling” of gems on the crown and glitter on the letters.  I had to dye clear gems with alcohol ink, as I didn’t have any the exact right color. 

I really do love the look of a “busy” collage with lots of elements and tons of colors, and I admire anyone who can do it well.  Personally, I’m really bad at it.  So I stick with what I know – clean and simple.

I haven’t made a way to hang this yet; it’s just clipped onto our deck railing with clamps so I could take the picture.  I might sew two fabric tabs at the top and slide in a branch or a dowel.  A branch would be much cooler, though I’d have to go cut one from a tree and then make sure it isn’t infested with yucky insects.  ::shudder::  (Maybe I’ll ask Dude to do that part.  I’ll tell him I’m not strong enough to cut the branch myself.  Yeah, that’ll work.)

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One Response to “It’s finally done…”

  1. Terri Says:

    Your wall hanging is so cute! Love the colors, the prints, and of course the birds. It came together perfectly! Good Job! (Yes, tell Dude you can’t possibly cut a branch, you’re far too delicate.)

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