Tag: Raven

Baby Crow Free Pattern Find Your Muse


by Silver RavenWolf
copyright 2018

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Baby Crow can be made easily from felt in a very short time, making this project a super fun activity for children!  I structured a simple, versatile design so that you can create baby crows for quilting applique, primitive cloth (add ¼ inch seam allowance) stuffed animal/ornie, felt, or paper crafts.  The Baby Crow (Marmalade she calls herself) shown in these instructions was created out of felt.

Supplies for Felt Project–
Black Felt
Yellow Felt
White Felt
Black Pipe Cleaner (optional)
Wooden Skewer (found in the grocery store)
Raffia (optional)
Orange Perle Embroidery Thread (optional)
Polyester or Natural Cotton stuffing (you can even use cotton balls)
Embellishments (you choose – optional)

Tools for Felt Project-
Scissors
Glue Gun
Tweezers or Clamps (optional)

Magickal Formula
Rosemary Herb
Lemongrass Herb
Ginkgo Biloba
Gotu Kola
Peppermint
Ashwagandha
3 Pumpkin Seeds
3 copper pieces or pennies

babycrowsmallStep One:  Re-size pattern to your liking.  You may like to have a BIG baby crow, or a little one.  You choose!  Cut out pattern from paper.  Place pieces on felt and cut out all parts of the bird.  The pattern tell you how many you will need of each piece.

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Step Two:  Glue eyes and beak onto front bird body.  Glue stick (if you will be using one) and pipe cleaner to inside of second piece.  Gluing these items now saves hassle later.

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Step Three:  Gather the magickal supplies you will use to include in the body of the bird.  You may wish to add a special crystal, a lock of your hair, or dirt from a prosperous place that supports your creative gifts.  The formula given here is only a suggestion — you may wish to choose a different blend entirely.  For example, your baby bird can represent good fortune, healing… whatever you desire.  I also stitched around the beak with orange thread to give the bird a bit more personality.

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The formula shown here was specifically designed for calling in the powers of your muse!

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Step Four — I gathered together all my magickal ingredients and placed them in a small muslin pouch.  I also added a paper sigil for awakening the muse within, or you may simply like to write a blessing on a small piece of paper and insert your heartfelt words into the baby crow.

Step Five — Begin gluing the front to the back of the bird, about an inch at a time, adding the poly stuffing in small bits as you go.  The intent is to have enough padding under the face of the bird so that the stick doesn’t show and give the bird a bit of a dimensional feel.  Once the bird has cooled, simply fold the wings and affix with glue to either side.  If you want the wings to stick out a bit, just glue the top portion of the wings to the body, wrapping the wings from back to front.

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Step Six:  Finish the bird by adding your own unique embellishments!  If you don’t want to use the stick for display purposes, you can glue or stitch dangling legs made of beads, or black cord with small blocks tied to the bottom for feet.  Use your imagination to make the coolest Baby Crow ever!

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!  I hope you enjoy making Baby Crow.  Be sure to visit my shop https://www.whispermagick.com for a great selection on soy candles.  You can also fine me on FaceBook, Instagram, and Twitter!

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Free How to Make Primitive Grunged Crows/Ravens and Bats — Addition #3 to original article #silverravenwolf


Primitive Ornie Bats designed by Silver.
Primitive Ornie Bats designed by Silver.

No Witches’ ornie collection would be complete without flapping bats, flying ravens, and squawking crows!  Here are my two newest patterns for you to enjoy:

The Bats!

Please note that pattern is a little lopsided on purpose, to give the bat his or her own character. You can easily adjust to more symmetrical if you so desire.
Please note that pattern is a little lopsided on purpose, to give the bat his or her own character. You can easily adjust to more symmetrical if you so desire.

I took the Black Cat pattern and expanded it.  Top stitching after you turn the bat right side out (and before you stuff) adds a lot of character to the end result.  The bats wings actually look leathery.  These bats have sparkle, glue on eyes.

Silver's Bat Ornie Pattern
Silver’s Bat Ornie Pattern

The Crows/Ravens

To add a bit of jazz to these crows I embellished the wings with a bit of gold glitter. Grunged tag on a bit of black hemp provides a bright message.
To add a bit of jazz to these crows I embellished the wings with a bit of gold glitter. Grunged tag on a bit of black hemp provides a bright message.

You only need to cut out one wing per bird (front and back), which folds over the body of the bird.  For variety, you could also make two wings, and attach them on either side.  I hate sewing through painted fabric (such a pain), so I contemplated long and hard on how I would attach the wing.  I decided to paint and grunge the body and wing separately, then affixed the wing on the back of the bird with Liquid Stitch Glue.  To hold the wing in place while drying, I wrapped the bird in rubber bands.  I tightly pack the stuffing in all my ornies, so using the rubber bands worked; however, if you have only lightly stuffed your bird, he may crinkle during the drying process if you use the rubber bands.

To distinguish the crows from the ravens, simply paint the beak orange/yellow (for crow).  Notice, in the following picture, the ravens do not have the wing attachment.

Raven ornies without the wing.
Raven ornies without the wing.

Crow/Raven Pattern

Crow Raven ornie pattern designed by Silver RavenWolf.
Crow Raven ornie pattern designed by Silver RavenWolf.

Notice you can definitely change the personality of the bird by moving a line here and there when sewing.  On this pattern, I have shown two different areas where you can leave an opening for stuffing the bird.  If you use the wing on your design, then leave the opening on the top of the bird.  This way, your closure will be hidden when the bird is completed.  Some stitchers choose to cut a slit on the back of their ornies, stuff through there, and then sew up.  I think this looks messier; but, then it is probably my own skill level — lol.

I do hope you enjoy these two new patterns!  And yes, I have been doing other things, like continually attempting to arrange and clean my craft room — still working on it!

Peace with Gods
Peace with Nature
Peace within!

Silver