Welcome to the land of Clootielugs where squirrels, rabbits and their like rule the roost. I love to make and sew and find inspiration from many sources although nature in its many forms tends to be the thing that fires my imagination most often!

You can see and purchase many of my creations on Folksy:

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Feathered Friends

I've been very industrious this week making lots and lots of little birds both for a lovely large custom order and also in preparation for a craft fair I'll be at next weekend. The window sill in my living room would make Tippi Hedren run for the hills!
Our new kitten, Albert (Einstein of course!) was particularly interested in my little creations as these photos prove!!

"Birds? Really? I hadn't noticed...."

"Oh these? Mmmmm...nice aren't they?"

"Deserving of a closer look I think..."


This lucky little one got away and is now for sale in Clootielugs... and here are some other bird inspired items to be found in Folksy shops this week...

I love this little brooch which can be found in Folksy shop Silk Purse, Sow's Ear. There are quite a few bird themed pieces for sale in this gorgeous shop and lots of other treasures too!

I found this beautifully extravagent example of headware in Imogen's Imagination. I adore the colours on this fascinator and wouldn't it be the perfect statement peice for a summer wedding? Beatrice and Eugenie - please take note!

My next tweety find was this stunning textile nest made by Odette and found in Odette's Shop. It is fantastic and would look gorgeous sitting on a mantlepiece or shelf ...perhaps one of my little birds could keep those eggs warm?

Folksy seller, Little Black Heart has the most delightful range of bird themed cards nestling comfortably alongside scary zombies and monsters! This is just an example of one of the many designer cards you can find in her wonderful shop..there really is something for everyone!

I love the bold design of this silk scarf. Simple, striking and edgy, this scarf is a real stand out accessory! I love the weathered look of the tea-dyed silk and could see it being worn in so many different ways! Made by designer Lieutske Visser it can be found in Folksy shop Lieutske Visser Design


  1. Hello Jill,
    Thank you for posting my bird's nest on your blog. That's really lovely of you. I adore your little birds...they are gorgeous...looking so real standing in a little flock. Good luck at the craft fair...I'm sure they will sell easily. Warmest wishes, Odette Pineger

  2. oh wow jill, what a great selection...and new shops i hadnt seen before! uh oh, that may mean shopping! :oD

    thank you so much for picking my fascinator for your selection, unfortunately though i dont reckon it would raise 18k if i put it on ebay for charity :o(