Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Blackbird And Pouches

Last Saturday  Kalona      posted photos of small pouches she had made .It was quite late in the evening when I saw them but I just had to have a go, the fact that Kalona said they could be made in 15 mins. was just too tempting .
I followed her guidelines for the first one using wet wipes as part of the construction and in fact these give a wonderful texture.IMG_6096
then I made one using  a piece of what I believe is vintage Laura Ashley fabric
I was getting a little carried away at this point and decided to stitch a heart on  the front. But the fact that  it was very late and I was tired , it ended up upside down on the back.IMG_6099
So  Monday/  Tuesday I made a few more

Each one a little different and I was able to practice making buttonholes.
Thank you Kalona
Early this morning I heard the familiar bang of a bird hitting our large patio windows. Judging by the sound I knew it was larger bird than normal and I could hardly bring myself to go and look. I was right it was beautiful blackbird ,and at first glance I thought she was dying as she was on her side with blood coming from her mouth. She was twisting and shaking and in great distress,I could not leave her in the exposed position so I picked her up and placed her in ivy so she could die in peace.
This is a poor photo but you can just make out the blood from her mouth.
As I had little Miss X with me  , I was unable to go check until a little while later,
but she was breathing much better.
and a few hours later, on checking she had moved right into the ivy,probably to keep dry and warm ,as it was a miserable day.  I went to smooth her and she moved then fluttered a little further down the was such a great feeling , and I told her as she disappeared into a shrub that I wanted a extra special song from her tomorrow.


  1. What nifty little pouches, I can think of so many things to use them for. I love that little green leaf!
    Bless you for offering refuge to that little soul. I hope you wake up to her song of thanks in the morning!

  2. Mary the pouches are beautiful! I love how gorgeous and practical they are. And the one with the heart up side down, as I always like to say - that's just how you wanted it to be, right? :)
    I hope the birdie is ok. It's always sad to see an animal in distress. I often try to help them - cats, dogs, birds, bats. I will always remember that bat, so tiny and flee infested, but so cute! I called him "Iron man" - in Serbian of course. :)

  3. Thank you both for the comments

  4. Love your bird story. Sometimes I get so busy that I don't notice nature anymore. As I took my dog out this morning, I noticed all the leaves were off the tree in the backyard. I thought, "how did I miss that?" You were lucky to get that moment with the bird, a chance to connect with nature in such a positive way. So happy to be connected with you!

  5. Thank you Jenny I know what you mean,I guess some times we all miss the simple things,it really was a magical moment as she seemed to trust me.

  6. great pouches..and poor little bird

  7. What a busy BUSY lady you are!!! Your pouches are quite lovely and tempting, even for this non-seamstress! Thank you for sharing your blackbird story and photos. Sounds like a happy ending :D - vicki xo