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Mollie Makes Feathered Friends


Big news, friends! A new book comes out today...one that I've been waiting on for nearly a year. Why? Because it's the newest Mollie Makes book from Collins & Brown!

Mollie Makes Feathered Friends is a collection of new projects all featuring birds. Now, I'm not really a fan of real birds being close to me, but cute and crafty avians? I'm up for it! Especially when they are as sweet as the projects in this book. Take a look at a couple of my favorites:

Mollie Makes Feathered Friends

How amazing is this? It feels so classic. I'd love to make this, although it may end up a lifetime work in progress...

Mollie Makes Feathered Friends

This is definitely at the top of my list from Feathered Friends. So good!

Mollie Makes Feathered Friends

And this one? I like it a lot...because I made it! I might need to make another so I can have one hanging in my office, as this particular one now lives in England.

Mollie Makes Feathered Friends

From simple and swift to complex and carry-through-life, Mollie Makes Feathered Friends will make a lovely addition to the craft book shelf (shelves?) in your nest...er...home. You can order now from Collins & Brown (the US edition will come out July 1).

Or maybe you'd like to win a copy? C&B Publishing is giving away one Mollie Makes Feathered Friends book to a lucky winner! There are a few ways to enter, and the giveaway is open to international winners too! Thanks, Collins & Brown!

Enter below using Rafflecopter, and be sure to tell me in a comment how you feel about real birds. Are they beautiful from a distance, fun to keep as a pet, or best only when made of felt and stitches?

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99 comments:

  1. Hi Mollie, i don't like to see birds in cages, i prefer to listen to them when yhey are in my lemon tree. I also love stitched birds and also love open cages to use as decoration. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  2. Owls are my favorite, and I'd like to raise chickens. My family is adamant that that isn't going to happen. Any knid of bird for me, really.

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  3. I love birds - I had a pet finch for most of my adolescence & I miss his bright peeping in the morning.. might be time to get another feathered companion. :)

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  4. birds are pretty, out the window, LOL Love to make them though and would love this beautiful book!

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  5. I love birds, but I would never keep one as a pet. My favorite bird is the kookaburra. They make me happy, and I can't help but smile when I say it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I love birds most of the time. There are a few birds that have taken to singing outside my window during the night and I am not too keen on them then! I always love birds in craft projects.

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  7. What a fun giveaway! I have no interest in having birds as pets (except for my dream of having one of those tiny owls), but I otherwise adore birds. I think their colors and patterns are amazing and I love watching how they interact with the world around them.

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  8. I've had a couple of parakeets as pets but mostly, I enjoy watching them from afar!

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  9. I love owls, and would love to have a pygmy owl as a pet. Otherwise, I don't want them as pets, but they are pretty to look at.

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  10. Bird Lover and Stitcher here! Owls and Ducks are my favorite.....

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  11. YAY, YAY for birds! chefl@swbell.net

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  12. NAY for birds in real life, but like you I'm all about it in the craft world!

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  13. I like being able to hear the birds. I like making bird feeders for them in the winter. And that's close enough for me! However, those adorable felt and fabric ones? Those can be right next to me in my craft room.

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  14. What a lovely book! I love birds, but we don't have any pets. I think they are super cute in crafts. Aileen

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  15. Birds are amazing!!!

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  16. I love yours the most! I need to make this.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  17. This looks full of lovely feathery ideas! Definitely one for my crafty bookshelf!

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  18. This looks as though it is filled with fun projects.

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  19. Yeah! Love crafting birds! I would love to win.

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  20. looks like a great book, the projects are all so cute!

    <3
    victoria
    povertyluxe.blogspot.com

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  21. Well... I have a bit of a bird obsession. I would LOVE to own this adorable book!

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  22. I am a sucker for a bird. I would love to own this book.

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  23. LOVE BIRDS.
    I put a bird on it in Portland before the show came out. I'm that cool.

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  24. I LOVE decorating with birds. I used to be a Vet Tech and we did a lot of work on birds, so I really learned to love them in real life too. I've also had a few as pets and would pass on that. They're MESSY.

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  25. We live in the hills and hearing birds chirping outside my window is one of my favorite things. I don't think I could ever own one as a pet. Besides the fact that I already have 3 cats and a large dog, pet birds kid of annoy me. All the ones I've been around are squawky instead of chirpy. I would definitely let felt birds inhabit my home though. :)

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  26. I am a birder and love seeing them, but only outside. I prefer them free.

    Heather M.

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  27. Yayt - love birds - these are such cute projects.

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  28. You know, Jamie and I really want to have it, but we never win anythinglol xoxo

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  29. Definitely prefer them made of felt and stitches. In saying that we have very beautiful native birds in NZ and I am happy to watch them from a distance! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. I love the bird motif, no matter what others think. They are always beautiful and cheerful.

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  31. birds are interesting from afar. doubtful that i'd have one as a pet. enjoy certain birds in crafts!!

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  32. Heather1:54 PM

    I actually hadn't thought much about birds one way or the other until this last year. I have enjoyed watching blue jays, cardinals & some other funny lookin' birds with really long legs (lol) playing in our yard! And their songs are so pretty!

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  33. I would prefer a dog to a bird as pet but have enjoyed watching and stitching birds ever since my grandmother (now in heaven) introduced them to me :) Thank you for offering this giveaway!

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  34. I Love Birds, its hard for me to keep them as a pet, but sometimes I've rescued some birds "lost" or hurt, then is hard to leave them fly away =/

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  35. Karen Farley2:51 PM

    Of course I love birds - I have a handsome canary named Ricky. He sings like Ricky Ricardo from I Love Lucy!!!!!

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  36. I love birds. It is fantastic to hear them singing early in the mornung.

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  37. Yay! I have a little 'bird sanctuary' in my back yard and my two year old son loves to watch them eat and splash in the water. & this book looks gorgeous!

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  38. I like to look of birds but I find them to loud to keep.

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  39. I like wild birds and have several feeders in my yard/garden. But I like crafted birds best!

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  40. Not a fan of "real" birds but absolutely love them in crafts.

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  41. Hello, I like watching the birds at my feeder and I like the crafty ones, but I don't like getting to close to real ones LOL!!!!
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  42. We (or should I say my husband) have a cockatiel. For me, she's fine as long as she's in her cage; not so fine when my husband lets her fly around!
    Thanks for the chance!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  43. I say yay :) My mom had a lovebird named Fernando and he was so cute!

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  44. I love most birds. A few weeks ago, I went on a raptor experience day where I flew a vulture, stroked an owl and held an eagle - it was huge and kept screaming in my face. I don't love the sparrow that wakes me up at 5am every day.

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  45. My Mom is a huge bird lover, so I grew up liking them. My favourite are the chickadees!

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  46. Anonymous5:01 PM

    Love birds

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  47. Love birds! We have a bird feeder and a bird book so we can identify the birds that come to visit. And recently, I have been loving birds as a theme in crafting and sewing.
    (majesticjenkinsATgmailDOTcom)

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  48. I love birds! So it's a yay for me! :D

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  49. Yay!!! Love birds.

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  50. Anonymous7:53 PM

    I typically don't like birds in real life (felt ones are much cuter), but a pair of doves has decided to make my back stairs their new home. They are so charming that I love my new neighbors.

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  51. I have 50 leghorn chickens (asked for 10) and 2 weeks ago adopted 17 other chicks from a petting zoo. They weren't "cute" anymore, but are growing up to be so cute and interesting! I also used to have a "pet" chickadee that would land in my hand and eat sunflower seeds (the others were to wild to land in my hand). We have canadian geese and ducks nesting around here, can't wait to see the goslings and ducklings swimming in the sloughs soon.

    I like birds. They're smart, cute, and interesting. :) Your book looks so amazing, and I want to try every project!! :D

    I make beaded jewelry and like making beaded feathers, and working with real feathers. Come visit me sometime (on the net.... Saskatchewan is probably to far. ;) )

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  52. I have 50 leghorn chickens (asked for 10) and 2 weeks ago adopted 17 other chicks from a petting zoo. They weren't "cute" anymore, but are growing up to be so cute and interesting! I also used to have a "pet" chickadee that would land in my hand and eat sunflower seeds (the others were to wild to land in my hand). We have canadian geese and ducks nesting around here, can't wait to see the goslings and ducklings swimming in the sloughs soon.

    I like birds. They're smart, cute, and interesting. :) Your book looks so amazing, and I want to try every project!! :D

    I make beaded jewelry and like making beaded feathers, and working with real feathers. Come visit me sometime (on the net.... Saskatchewan is probably to far. ;) )

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  53. Birds can be fun! We used to have a bunch of chickens that were funny & they would lay green or pink eggs. I'd love to have more :) In the meantime, the projects in the book are adorable & I wouldn't have to figure out what to do with all the eggs.

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  54. I only like fake birds ;)

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  55. Nicola Meyer10:31 PM

    I love watching birds, especially the Fish Eagles that fly over our house. Would never keep a bird as a pet. Also love birds in crafts.

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  56. I think birds are such enlightened, sublime creatures. I love seeing them in a lot of craft and sewing projects.

    I'd love to get my hands on that book-so beautiful. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  57. I am a total bird fanatic. I had to take Ornithology in college and got a bit obsessed...

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  58. So cute, I'd love to have this book

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  59. Wow!!! Thanks for the giveaway!! ^_^

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  60. I always loved birds, watching their movements, their colors, knowing if they are male of female. They are amazing creatures.

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  61. Maria C3:32 AM

    I love birds, especially the cheery ones that sing just outside my skylights. Not a fan of the tiny, persistent bird who keeps sneaking into my attic through the vents and refuses to leave! :)

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  62. Whenever I see a bird in sight, it reminds me that we have the choice to be free, to be strong and to simply fly :)

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  63. i have three parrots, so i love birds! sadly, my fourth parrot, a sweet little lovebird, passed away on tuesday. i have been a mess ever since :(

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  64. too cute!

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  65. i do love gorgeous bird brooches, felt ornaments and fabric.....I was swooped by a magpie as a child, so I am not fond of them to close to me in real life at all!!

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  66. This book looks so amazingly adorable! I would love to win it! I love birds- they are everywhere in my house (not the real kind though) but on everything!

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  67. Marie7:39 AM

    Sooo lovely!

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  68. I love watching birds. And I really need a telephoto lens for my camera because the shy sparrows in our yard aren't terribly fond of being stalked up close. This book looks fabulous!

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  69. I love birds! I've had some as pets when growing up and would eventually like to have another! They are beautiful and wonderful singers! This book looks amazing! Thank you for the chance to win it!
    I also love any birds in crafts!!

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  70. Awesome giveaway :) I have a huge tree in my yard that we fill with bird house so we can watch the bird. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  71. so cute! bird crafts are adorable.

    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

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  72. I love birds!! Real and not real. I could never keep one in a cage though. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  73. I like birds but would never keep one as a pet. I don't like seeing birds in cages. I do love making birds out of felt, paper or stitching! The monsoon season has just started in India,since I won't be seeing any birds for a while, I'll have to make some for myself :D

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  74. I like birds. There is a tree outside our lounge room window and I love watching the various birds that visit. There is a very tiny one about 3" long that is just so sweet but I haven't found out his name yet.
    I wonder what they would think if I out some crafty ones on a couple of the branches!

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  75. I love crafted birds! We had some birds as pets growing up and they are so messy so I wouldn't have one now, but we do have bird feeders out back and the kids love to watch them. We have a bird journal with all of the different ones we see!

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  76. I love bird related crafts, usually prints of birds. Seriously considering having bird print wedding invites for my wedding next year. :) So cute.

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  77. I love birds! Owls, cardinals, and blue jays are some of my favorites.

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  78. Birds are pretty much my favorite animal!!

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  79. Love birds. Real ones and handmade ones :)

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  80. Yes for birds! Thanks!

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  82. Yep, I love birds. Real ones and decorative. Thank you for the fun giveaway!

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  83. I love birds.. real or not. We have feeders outside our windows and whenever we get new birds our daughter says we have new "customers". :D

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  84. Yay for any kind of birds !

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  85. Yay for birds, especially crafty ones. :)

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  86. I love the cross stitch, very pretty!

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  87. Birds birds... great for us Nerds!!! Love em

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  88. Yay for birds! I love hummingbirds, they're just the cutest thing :)

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  89. Yaaaaaay. I love birds :)

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  90. Denise9:22 AM

    I love birds! Spend way too much time watching them when I should be stitching, but they are so interesting!

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  91. Hi Mollie! While I love birds in nature, I'm not a fan in the home. Just think they should be out... you know... being birds! Flying and eatin' worms and stuff. Love your blog! Thanks!

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  92. Those craft ideas are soooo incredibly cute! I want a house full of them.

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  93. What fun! Looks like great ideas!

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