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!

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Friday, 10 June 2011

"Pieces of eight,...pieces of eight..."

So said Captain Flint in Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island'.
I am planning a bird installation in some local woodland in a week or so and have been madly creating birds of all feathers. I have made this rather fine fellow(ess) for sale in my Folksy shop.

Named Polly, of course!

I think she looks rather resplendent with her trailing tail-feathers and, since birds of feather must flock together...here a few more parrot-themed Folksy finds....

First up this lovely bright fabric brooch from Teasemade. Made using gorgeous Liberty print cotton and 'made rather dapper' with the addition of a silver bow tie! I approve!

I love the colours on this parrot pendant from Folksy seller Raddington. The iridescence of the paintwork really gives this necklace a wonderful shimmer and finish. A lovely and unique piece for summer!

Listening for the tell-tale squawks I was led to NOfkantsCurios to this yarn and felt parrot picture. I love the feathers which Natalie has captured so well with her skilful embroidery!

Who's a pretty boy then?....ah ha! It must be you...Mr Tote!
This bag is bang on trend for the season. Made by Duddy and Day, from an upcycled tea-towel it's right up my street and is the perfect bag for the beach and beyond!

Well, since parrots are notoriously the friend of pirates I had to include some buried treasure in this post! Luckily for us this particular treasure is not really buried...with some careful searching and with X marking the spot I found it without too much trouble amongst the wonderful works for sale at Corvus Chainmaille. Made with sterling silver, Swarovski crystals and parrot feathers gathered as natural molt from pet birds, this necklace is a real find!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my finds this week - and maybe feel inspired to go on your own treasure hunt round Folksy!


  1. Thank you so much for including my embroidered parrot in your menagerie today. Our blogs could flock together.

    Your parrot looks very proud of his plumage, very colourful.

    Natalie x

  2. Love the parrots, what a cheery colourful bunch. Can't pick out a favourite, they are all great.
    I actually thave the exact same teatowel waiting to be made into notebook :o)

    {Dab and a dash.}

  3. Oh I do love a bright parrot, a whole bunch of them too! My parrot says he is ever so happy to have been chosen and has already made friends with the others. - Sami

  4. What great parrot finds! How amazing is that feather necklace! Your fella is very amazing too