"Whats up next Honey ?"

19 Jul 2009
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These native birds to NZ are called Kotare (Maori name) or Kingfishers, they hang around our property mostly during the winter months when we have a lot of water lying around. I watched these 2 birds for at least half an hour as they flitted around the garden, and when they landed on the post and rail fence it seemed like one said to the other " Whats up next Honey ?" . I have hung the quilt of an old  fencing batten and have glued a copper cut out onto this and using fencing staples to attach fabric to the wood. The birds are actually stuffed and have a 3D effect.

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edyth wrote
on 19 Jul 2009 1:45 AM

so very nice, especially the curved shape.  How did you finished the edges of the birds, etc. ?  It is very neat & sharp  looking.

KalGal2 wrote
on 19 Jul 2009 9:13 AM

I like your little snapshot in time with these two. This is just too cute! Nancy

riverart wrote
on 19 Jul 2009 10:16 AM

I like the way you have it hanging.  Are you able to change out pieces or is this the only piece that can hang on the the fencing batten?

Bronwyn9 wrote
on 19 Jul 2009 6:44 PM

Thank you allThe kingfisher's were made completely separate out of silk scraps and then added to the background and stuffed with cotton wadding and stitched down with basic straight machine stitching.

I could quite easily hang another piece on the wooden hanger if I wanted to have a change.


lin-e-bee wrote
on 19 Jul 2009 11:29 PM

Well done Bronwyn pleased to see your kingfishers on here

on 23 Jul 2009 10:58 PM

I thought this piece was so attractive, being a birdwatcher as well as crafter.  Excellent work.


Helen48 wrote
on 14 Aug 2010 2:28 AM

Hi I just love this piece. It is inspirational. As I look at the picture, I find myself drawn into it.

Makes me wonder what the two birds are looking at.

What a great idea for the top and bottom  boarders. very clever :)