The Blue Jay is not seen in BC although the Stellar Jay is seen on Vancouver Island where I live (larger and not as bright at the Blue Jay seen in southern Ontario)
While I was looking through my stash of possible fabrics for this doll I came across a beautiful blouse that I bought on impulse but hardly ever wore (I am well endowed and this blouse accentuates this)! The blouse is shades of blue with made from a technique seen in Japanese tie dye. I thought why not, and so I had my fabric. I decided that this doll could have a longer skirt so that she would look great on a mantle but also hanging on a wall.
|This doll sits about 10" tall and if hanging on the wall is about 18" tall|
|Her mask can be removed to reveal her wee face and her nest necklace|
|Back showing her bright feathers|
I made her a wee mask to mimic the Blue Jay and then I added her feathered back feathers to pay homage to the beautiful tail feathers. I even used the front button section of the blouse as part of her head dress to resemble the distinctive crown of the Blue Jay. Overall, I was very pleased with the result.
The Blue Jay that this doll holds is made from felt. This doll was fun to make and I hope you enjoy her.