Partridge in a Pear tree

One of our ladies in my WI is quite high up in the Christmas Swagflower arranging world and every so often she runs a workshop for charity, they’re brill! Yesterday it was the Christmas workshop, we made a swag for the door in the morning, full of pine cones, cinnamon sticks and lots of different kinds of foliage.

We had a lovely lunch then in the afternoon we made topiary trees, it took ages to put all the cupressus neatly into the ball of oasis! As soon as I saw it I knew what I was going to put on the top, the partridge on the front cover of the December Making magazine! I’ve been eyeing it up since I bought the magazine a couple of weeks ago!

Partridge in a Pear Tree

As soon as I got home I started going through my fabric stash, I decided to use a gorgeous blue/green with a swirly gold pattern for the main body. The wings are from a pattern I’ve nick-named my zazzle fabric,  a bright mix of pink, purple green, blue…in a sort of feathery swirly pattern! The effect was like the feathers on a birds wing, unfortunately I got confused when cutting out so my ‘feathers’ go the wrong way! The underparts are in a cream with a gold feathery pattern, I used the same for the pear.



The instructions were really clear and it went together fairly quickly and easily. The only change I made was to the feet, I extended them to make spikes for sticking in oasis. By the end of the evening I had a partridge in a pear tree!


Partrisge in a Pear Tree

I’m linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday and Show off Saturday


About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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4 Responses to Partridge in a Pear tree

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  2. lovelucie1 says:

    Really love your bird. A great project. My mum was seriously into flower arranging when we were small. I remember making a fresh green giant swag that ran down the banister every year. I took it completely for granted that we did such things at Christmas.


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