I am happy to report that after two years of felt crafting I felt confident enough to sew together a little felt sparrow right in front of the children - in other words time was of the essence. Within 15 minutes she was finished. I used the same pattern as I did when I made the springtime fingerpuppet bird and chicks, but I created a circular base and stuffed the bird with a bit of rice so that it could perch in it's nest without falling on it's side.
Although North was quite amazed with the nest and had a lot of questions (Is it an owl's? Is it a possum's?) I must admit I was the one most awestruck by this miraculous cloister of thin twigs threaded together to form a warm little cradle.
Made with unquestioned loving intuition.