The Artful Bird

The Artful Bird – Feathered Friends To Make And Sew
Abigail Patner Glassenberg

So how many of you bird folks out there are crafters? How many like to sew? How many would like to try their hand at something like that? Well here is your opportunity. I was asked to participate in a blog tour and review this book. What a privilege! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and sincerely admire many of the Artful Birds I find in it.. Below are a trio of delightful Wrens.
This bird is my favorite hands down. And since I have a piece of wood with a woodpecker hole in it, I think I’ll have to give this bird a try. I have been sewing for many years, although it’s come in and out of my life depending on my time and interests. I made a Christmas goose once.The photographs and how the finished birds are displayed are most enjoyable. I could collect them all.. thing is, could I make them all?
I love the fabric style she chose for the birds main body. I have been known to have a pretty good sized fabric stash – this new hobby could take that to new heights for sure.
The book has fabulous instructions, illustrated every step of the way. A very complete needs list, including tools, fabric and other necessities for making these birds. There are even a couple of interviews with other soft sculpture artists at the end of the book which I really enjoyed. Although at first the birds looked difficult to make, upon reading the instructions, I am sure I could tackle one and come out with a masterpiece!

I included this beautiful Flamingo for my sister Lauren. She is also handy with a sewing machine, and I’m sure could turn out a bird as lovely as this.
I’m always on the lookout for interesting bird art, and I love quality hand made products. This book would give the serious crafter a great foundation for making Artful Birds, but also has the ability to sensibly guide the newbie crafter into being a successful Soft Sculptor.

For more information and where to purchase this delightful book go here and check it out.

To see what other bloggers have to say, visit the Blog Tour:

14-Feb While She Naps (Wellesley, MA)

15-Feb Swallowfield (Northeast Harbor, ME)

16-Feb Checkout Girl Crafts (Portland, ME)

17-Feb MummySam (Niskayuna, NY)

18-Feb Little Love Blue (Atlanta, GA)

19-Feb iheartlinen (Stone Mountain, GA)

21-Feb ClothPaperScissors.com (Stowe, MA)

22-Feb Elsie Marley (Madison, WI)

23-Feb Birds O’ The Morning (Loveland, CO)

24-Feb Shiso Mama (Berkeley, CA)

25-Feb Craftsanity (Grand Rapids, MI)

26-Feb Geninne’s Art Blog (Queretaro, Mexico)

1-Mar One Red Robin (Australia)

2-Mar WhipUp.net (Australia)

3-Mar Handmade Crafternoon at NYPL (New York, NY)

4-Mar Facebook @IWBooks (Loveland, CO)

5-Mar MimiKirchner (Arlington, MA)

(Interweave Press provided me with a book to review)

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2 Responses to The Artful Bird

  1. SewLindaAnn says:

    Thanks for the review, I’m looking forward to getting the book this week. I’m happy to have been directed to your site and have a look around.

  2. Thank you, Connie, for this lovely review! I hope you’ll make the woodpecker! I was so excited when I found that piece of wood with the hole in it. I just had to make a woodpecker to peck at it. Good luck and thanks again,

    -Abby

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