I think I’m FINALLY getting there!

I’m always trying to find just the right BLUEBIRD FACE. I’ve needle felted quite a few of these birdies, as they seem to be the most popular item in my Etsy store.

Like I posted in my last entry, I try different things in the

“Search For The Perfect Expression.”

Different head shapes, different eyes, different eye-to-head ratio…always in search of what would satisfy my inner muse.


I finally got my paws on a Re-Ment box from the “Fairy Tale Tableware” collection that contained a tiny bluebird, much like the Lefton Bluebirds that I aspire to recreate (with my own flair, of course. Don’t want to FLAT OUT copy!)

For those unfamiliar with RE-MENT, it’s a great source of miniature stuff. I really can’t accurately describe what Re-Ment is without going off on a “tangent,” so you should check them out if you are curious: http://www.re-ment.co.jp/

(Oh, and don’t bother going to Chinatown in NYC and looking for any Re-Ment like I did…it’s a JAPANESE company. Woopsie!)

So this is the bird I received when I got the Re-Ment box from Ebay:

Are you still with me? I’m almost done!

So this teeny tiny birdie got me

excited and I put aside my other

projects momentarily to try a crack

at it once again. I needle felted a

bird late last night and was just

getting giddier and happier with

each poke!

Here is THE FACE!



(My hubby says it looks chubby.)

Now, I understand others may not even see any difference, and that’s okay. I don’t expect anyone to understand what I’m babbling about anyway! But I was excited, and thought I would share it on the Ol’ Blog. Perhaps other crafters, artists, BoneSmiths, and Creatives that also struggle with their own nit-picky-ness may come upon this and know



About Melanie's Menagerie

I am an avid crafter and love searching yard sales and resale shops for vintage and retro items. Recently married, I live in the mountains with my husband, but I am an original Jersey Girl. I love the beach (only two hours away!) and enjoy exploring New York City. (only an hour away!) I love to travel and have been lucky enough to visit many great places including Ireland, Bermuda, Jamaica, and most recently Rome! I enjoy hiking and mountain biking. I am hoping to promote my shop on Etsy called "Melanie's Menagerie" so please check it out and let me know what you think! www.melaniesmenagerie.etsy.com
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2 Responses to I think I’m FINALLY getting there!

  1. lawhimsy says:

    That’s awesome ~ The face is so similar to the vintage ones (and it’s also beyond darling!)! I so know how you feel when it comes to getting something “just so”. Here’s to nit-picky-ness and it’s totally worth it results!

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