When I saw what my hands had played with while exercising free motion machine embroidery, I had to laugh: somehow it made me think of the early morning arguments with my teenage son ;-)!
Using very simple outlines, a bit like childrens' drawings, makes it possible to transfer the forms into almost every material.
I liked the look of these birds and pondered upon how to make a brooch with the motif - while experimenting, I came up with this:
The bodies are cut out of discarded plastic cards (same stiffness as credit or club cards), covered with patterned washi tape. In good old malfatto manner, I just attached the broche needle and other metal wire components with duct tape.
Bits of wire - sometimes combined with scoubidou strings - and some beads for embellishments made the rest.
(German summary: Zwei Variationen von Vögel, einmal genäht/maschinengestickt, einmal als Broschen mit Recylingmaterial.)