Sunday, 8 March 2009

Cake Toppers (the story commences)


Girl Bird in progress I, originally uploaded by rachel-catherine.

M and I got engaged on the 28th June 2008. The next week back at work I started looking at wedding blogs and stumbled across Peonies' blog. Reading through her archives I came across two posts, the first showing two bird cake toppers and the second the instructions detailing how to make them.

I printed out the instructions and had a bash a few weeks later but my attempt looked so poor that I abandoned the project for a while. Last night however, I decided to have another bash. This time, with the aid of a sewing machine I made much faster progress and finally after a few hours Girl Bird started to take shape.

These two rather poor quality photos show her as she is at the moment: body just about intact, wings and veil made but pinned on, legs formed and sort of attached, tail attached but needing to be sewed to the body and pins for eyes.

Still, I think she is rather sweet. Her tail and that of her Boy Bird (yet to be made) are peacock feathers to match our theme...

8 comments:

Marie said...

Wow! She looks amazing. How lovely they're going to be. Very impressed at your craft skills. x

Jenna said...

I love the imperfections. Is that insulting to say it like that? I hope not, because I think she looks so much better than a made-to-order, judged to be perfect, creation by someone else.

Kristy said...

That is one sassy looking bird! I love her! Are you going sew the veil on like that? I definitely think you should. And I love the peacock feather tail! Nice touch.

Peonies and Polaroids said...

She looks gorgeous! I can not wait to see the finished results.

They're going to look so fabulous with their peacock feather tails.

Rachel said...

Thanks Ladies. I am rather pleased with her, even if she is a shameless copy of Peonies' idea...

The veil is sewed to itself and pinned on to her head in the place I will sew it eventually. I rather like the lace rosette look (although I think my own veil will be a little more traditional!).

Just trying to make Boy Bird to match - I think I am going to have to change fabric as M's old suit is a little difficult to work with, so may just be the wings.

Blablover5 said...

Looks wonderful. Can't wait to see Boy Bird to go with her.

Cyd said...

I can't wait to see her with the peacock feathers, so adorable!

Rosalie said...

Impressed, she's beautiful :)