Is it a plane? A bird passing through on it’s way back to the amazon rainforest ? Why, it’s the Fabridon!!
Hello friends! A deep dive into the sewing stash unearthed a kit for making this quirky bird.
I haven’t made stuffed animals or birds in decades. But the Fabridon is more an art piece than a stuffed toy, and the name says it all: The “Fabridon” , “Fabric Art-in-a-Bag”. The kit was sold by a company with the melodious name of Hawthorn Needles and Butterfly Wings, and I ended up purchasing it at a sewing show or conference many years ago. It has the look of a colorful bird from the amazon rainforests. I tried to locate the company online but apparently they are closed. If you really want to buy this kit, I found some on eBay.
Anyhow, I made the bird quickly (it’s a quick project) and it’s here for you to enjoy. I had fun!! It was a change of pace from garment sewing – like a palate cleanser which refreshed my sewing chops.
Components made, and ready to go together.
Below: Done! Sewn, stuffed and glued; and perched on the kitchen counter.
The Fabridon is an art object, but I’m at a loss for where to put it. Some options are listed below, but feel free to chime in with your ideas.
- An untraditional Thanksgiving table decoration! This is my daughter’s idea, because at first she thought it was a stuffed fabric turkey. Hmmph.
- Use it as a pinchusion? I’m a proponent of form and function.
- Nestle it in among housplants to emulate it’s natural habitat?
I may do a stash dive again soon, my friends! Meanwhile, the Fabridon is popping up everywhere …..
Have a great autumn!