Bird of Paradise

February 09, 2012

I embroidered this Bird of Paradise during the festive break at my parents place. 

The "birds" look so majestic I think, perched above the bush looking out over the harbour.

I embroidered my bird of paradise onto some cream linen which was once a skirt with a rather large hole in it.  I found it in the bargain bin at our local thrift shop and couldn't leave it there - with it's  lovely soft, yet thick texture.

I made this embroidery into a little zippered purse.


Linking up with more creatives here.  xx 


  1. I LOVE bird of paradise flowers!! and your embroidered version is beautiful! - lovely purse you made it into too!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. I love your embroidered bird of paradise! How can you not love colorful embroidery thread, a flowers and some beautiful reused fabric:) Cyndy

  3. very very sweet. I love the strelitzia, so easy to grow.
    have a great week.

  4. Lovely crafting project!

  5. its totally the simplicity!

  6. Its also refreshing to visit a blog without having to prove you are not a thank you so much for that...

  7. I still remember the first time that I saw birds of paradise flowers- I was stunned by their beauty. Love your embroidery.

  8. Hi Lisa. I have Birds of Paradise in my garden and I love your embroidery of them. Thanks so much for linking up with Thriving on Thursdays.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx