It was okay.
I wasn’t entirely happy with it.
So I did some more work on it. For one thing, I found the perfect base for it. A very old, discoloured filigree silver dish. It must have held a cystal bowl at some stage. Anyway, it was perfect.
Goodbye wooden base, hello gorgeous silver base.
Now it was a birdcage, not a cloche.
So, what does a birdcage need? A perch… and a bird!
I’d seen these gorgeous little fat birds made of fabric on Pinterest but I seriously didn’t want to sew. So I made up my own birdie pattern and made it out of felt – I cut up a piece of wet felted ‘fabric’ I’d made, then felted colours over it to create a colourful little bird.
Here’s the finished product…
Don’t you just love the typewriter? A friend of mine found it on the side of the road on a hard rubbish collection day and had to fight off 2 guys to get it for me! What a friend!
Its all rusty, the bits are kind of welded together and no parts move, but isn’t it great? I think it’ll look great with the right plant growing around it on the porch. If I can find the right plant for the porch… Only succulents can survive summer on our porch!