11 December, 2011

Rockin' Robin

So a few weeks ago I had it in my mind to make a festive robin. It's great when you have a clear idea of what you want to make - it makes it so much easier.

My idea expanded to put the robin on a 'cake' but he needed something else.  I then hit on the idea of an English postbox.
I trailed gorgeous 'Cutie Pie' flowers and leaves.  These gorgeous little flowers have the special advantage of being 'Flowers for the Children'.  Manor House Creations will kindly donate 15% of the proceeds from all these flowers to World Vistion.  You can see more details here.
As I've used them in a Christmas setting, I added a sprinkle of snow to my leaves and tendrils and added my own tiny pine cones.

My robin is posting his christmas cards (I made tiny envelopes).  I don't think his christmas parcel will fit in the letter box though! He also has his Christmas list ready to tick off as he goes.

My robin started life as a polystyrene egg.  I punched out hundreds of tiny hearts and glued each one individually.  I made his wings and a tail before adding his santa's hat. 

All the flowers are Manor House Creations and the papers are My Mind's Eye (I Believe).

He will definitely take pride of place once I get the house decorated for Christmas (we still have no kitchen at the moment and our house looks like a war-zone).  Ho Hum!

Thanks for popping in.
Enjoy your weekend.


  1. Love his little letters!

  2. This is such an AMAZING project Morag - it must have taken you forever! you are so talented!


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