Wednesday, October 10, 2007


This is the second house constructed with the painted fabric I made and used for the cicada house. This house is 6" by 8" tall. Much easier to construct at this size than the 22" tall first house.The inside is painted with pearl white textile paint on hand dyed fabric. The fabric is showing through on the colored leaves. I cut the leaf shapes out of freezer paper, after ironing them to the fabric I painted it white. The bird on the back is a bird diagram that was collaged to the fabric with gel medium as I was painting.
You can see the bird on the back wall when you look through the hole that I wrapped with cut embossed metal that is machine stitched in place.
The strips of metal have been cut with decorative scissors and stitched to the top of the roof. The I draw on the metal with a ball stylus and fold the edges down to attach to the sides of the house.


  1. Your work, as always, amazes me. I so enjoy seeing it, and appreciate your photos and instructions--not that I really understand the techniques, but it's nice to get an understanding of what all went into bringing about the finished product.

  2. Judy,
    I just stumbled across your blog...I love your work. I am a bird lover, I use birds in my artwork often. I am a painter, I have a friend who is an art quilter. I will send her your way to see your work. Thanks!

  3. This is amazing, I love that metal technique and that painted fabric!

  4. this is even more beautiful than the last piece-amazing work.I love that you can see the little bird inside. Awesome work Judy. Thanks for showing how it was made.

  5. So charming. I just adore it.

  6. I came across your blog at random and just wanted to say this is the most beautiful bird house I've ever seen! Just amazing as well as the other houses you have posted. Great work!

  7. wow - this is beautiful!! i like how you even painted the inside.

    :) Diana


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