Here is my absolute favourite....The Blue Wren. He was a class I took at Sovereign Needlework in Ballarat with the very talented Lesley Turpin-Delport from South Africa.
Just look at his beady little eye.....
His body is long and short stitch the gumnuts are stumpwork and satin stitch for the flat ones the branch was I think coral stitch and those tiny claws are bullion wraps and wraps and wraps!!!
Close up of his tail feathers, silk and organza ribbon embroidery with some ostrich feathers out of Lesley's feather duster thrown in!!