We had a baby blue tit in our garden the other day, and its mother was flying down to feed it – me and my little girl were watching. I decided I wanted to make something to reflect how my feelings are probably similiar to the blue tit mother’s, so I thought it would have the words ‘fly free little one’ on the project somewhere.
I started with a wooden birdie purchased from Hobbycraft in the sale:
You can see I ended up just using the words ‘fly free’, as I decided I wanted it to apply to myself and others that I know and love as well as my daughter.
I began by painting two coats of white acrylic paint onto the bird, sanded the edges to reveal a bit of the blue underneath, re-painted the eye, and punched two holes with my big bite for the ribbon to go through: