Based on the hummingbird pattern in this book.
Friday, January 29, 2010
"Tiny beaded animals"
By Marie-Claude Burel, published in 2005
No longer available
My copy of this book is a downloaded version (shame on me!), because the original became unavailable just this Christmas. I had it in my Amazon shopping cart, but when I finally could afford it, it was gone :( If it ever becomes available again I'll definitely buy it.
Like the other book by the same author the layout is very practical, with the pattern/chart on the same side as pictures of the animal. The animals are presented with scientific names and a few facts, and they are sorted by class/type, like reptiles & amphibians, birds, rodents, insecteaters, etc.
Contains 30 patterns, some of which include:
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The scarab is the blue beetle to the right. Shown here with a ladybug and an ant, because this is the only picture I took before giving the scarab away to a friend. Based on the ladybug pattern in this book.
Modeled after my mother's pet, a Senegal parrot named Jakob. He passed away a few months ago, more than 40 years old! Based on the cockatoo pattern in this book.