Needle Felted Birds by Melanie Ann Green

Make 100: Birds 8 & 9, Blue Footed Boobies

A pair of boobies… I wasn’t quite satisfied with my first one and boobies should come in pairs so I made another.

I also made an instructional video about checking your boobies, very important… don;t worry if one booby is slightly bigger than the other. This is natural.

(check your Boobies)


Make 100: Bird 7 Pheasant

He’s a pleasant pheasant … he looks like he’s in a bit of a hurry, I feel like he needs a bowler hat and a newspaper tucked under one wing!



#Make100 Bird 6 Needle Felted Flamingo

There might be a few flamingos in this project I love making them and I can’t seem to ever be 100% happy with a flamingo I’ve made.


I also started my own Youtube Channel where you can see me finishing and talking about this flamingo.

Please have a look at the video and subscribe to my channel if you like it and want to see more




#Make100 Bird 5 Heron

It’s been a little while since my last blog, the Kickstarter went crazy and I couldn’t keep up… and then it ended over 1000% funded! I’ve been plodding along, catching up with all the things I missed and all the boring stuff that goes into running a business.


Here’s the 5th bird, Heron… I’ll catch up with my posts over the next week hopefully. There should be some longer posts with a few birds coming up until I catch up with myself.

#Make100 Bird 3 & 4 Chaffinch & Blue Tit

Chaffinch is one of my favourite birds… I saw one in the park and had to make him. I’ve made many chaffinches in the past but this guy has something cheeky about him! His little chum blue tit has always been a favourite of mine… to make and to watch.  Both are full of personality! There’s now a little over a week left on my Kickstarter project… I have a lot of work ahead of me but I am excited by the challenge!


#Make100 Bird 2: Galah Cockatoo

He’s not quite finished yet but he’s a cutie. He needs a feet perch and my cold addled brain can’t quite work out how the drill works so I’m waiting till I have a few and doing all their perches at the same time.

IMG_7209IMG_7236Much amusement has been gained from me walking around the house shouting “FLAMIN’ GALAH!” alot… although I suspect the only one amused is me! IMG_7218

#Make100 Bird 1 Adelie Penguin

My Kickstarter got off to a flying start… just over a week in and over 1000% funded… yes, you read that right!


After a slow start due to personal reasons I’m now getting into making the birds, here’s the first one, an Adelie Penguin nestled along the beads I use to make my birds.

Things have gone so well that I have had to add another 100 birds to the project so it’s quite big and scary but I’m p for the challenge!


MAKE 100: Needle Felted Birds on Kickstarter

Hello again!

It’s been quite a while since I last posted here, my plan to have a bird a day month every year was sidelined last year by events beyond my control but this year I am back with a brand new, ambitious project.

kickstarter bannerI’m taking part in Kickstarter’s Make 100 project to bring 100 unique birds into the world in the style of the original bird a day project. I’ll be posting the birds here as I make them, so please check out the project page on kickstarter.

I can’t wait to get started!



Blue Tit Giveaway

I’ve been a busy little bird over at the Felt Shack, Printing blue tits on notebooks and prints on vintage music paper. My facebook page is about to tip over to 7000 followers (which is very exciting!) so I am celebrating with a giveaway. Head on over to Facebook giveaway  for a chance to win a blue tit goody bag, with prints, a note book and a baby blue tit.

If you don’t have facebook you can still enter by leaving a comment on this blog post or signing up for my newsletter here:


Bird a Day Challenge – Mini Exhibition


Bird a day challenge Mini Exhibition


Bird a day challenge Mini Exhibition


Bird a day challenge Mini Exhibition


Bird a day challenge Mini Exhibition


Bird a day challenge Mini Exhibition


Bird a day challenge Mini Exhibition


Bird a day challenge Mini Exhibition


Bird a day challenge Mini Exhibition


Bird a day challenge Mini Exhibition


Bird a day challenge Mini Exhibition