- Last seen: on October 18th, 2010, in a box amongst tissue paper on her way to the U.K. She has yet to reach her destination.
- General Description: She’s a flamingo with dark brown eyes. She’s approximately a foot tall. She’s very light. She is made from an old pink T-shirt. She wears a yellow and pink felt hat that looks like a flower. She is adorned in small felt flowers, and has a yellow ring around her beak. She’s very well behaved and never says boo.
- Distinguishing Features: Both her eyes are on the same side of her head. The tops of her feet are green with little salmon-coloured hearts. The undersides of her wings are orange. She has cork-screw legs. She will answer to exactly no name because she hasn’t got one. Sniff.
I never named the flamingo because ultimately she isn’t mine. I am only her creator. I made her for the Softie Swap held by The Clip Café earlier this year. She actually belongs to Amy @ The Happy Daisy and I felt it was more appropriate that Amy name her. I now regret that decision. Now there’s a little pink floral flamingo bobbing amongst the bitterly cold waves of the North Atlantic with nothing. Not even a name. Sniff again.
If anyone sees this flamingo or has any information regarding its whereabouts please contact me or Amy @ The Happy Daisy anytime, day or night.
Now please have yourself a safe and happy day!
Tragic! Poor little flamingo.
Oh my goodness! She is such a beauty!! I'm so sorry that she is lost 🙁 But thankyou so much for making her especially for me! I love her! And if she ever arrives I will cherish her always! Thankyou! xx
Oh i love her….i want one lol, i just love her legs Michele……..cant wait to hear what her name will be when she is received.
Awww Michele, what a shame, she is so very sweet.
I'm in the UK so I'll keep an eye out for her – however, if I do find her I may just have to keep her all for myself!
I'm sure she'll arrive eventually x
Mrs A. says
That is so sad. I will keep my eyes and ears peeled for her. Hope she turns up safe and sound soon.
She is so gorgeous but alas I've not seen her flying over Shropshire.
oh my gosh, this is too cute! Who-ever receives this adorable flamingo will be delighted!
Oh no! I sure how she arrives, just very, very late. I too love those legs! How did you make them? I am so glad that you had a good photo session with her before her trip, just in case!
Michelle L. says
Oooh, she's sooo adorable! Love her to pieces! How did you do the legs? The flowers are your usual bits of artful magic. I'm sure she's just taking her own sweet time, hope she arrives soon.
Dresden Quilter says
I wish I had. If she flies to my house, I will let you know.
The Wool Acorn says
I have a sneaky feeling she met up with a boy pink flamingo and he talked her into making a little side trip. Clearly not in her best interest and I think we can all throw a disapproving look their way when they turn up. She knows better and he's a bad influence. I expected more from her. I'm very disappointed, young lady.
Dear Michele, I found your blog not so long ago and I admire your incredible imagination and creativity! The flamingo's destiny touched my heart… Poor sweet creature – all alone who knows where around the world! Poor sad Amy, too! I hope she'll smile very soon when the parcel reaches her home! But still, if something bad has happened to the No Name Flamingo, if she's got lost, I do believe she'll find someone to love her. Maybe you'll have to introduce to the world her newborn sister??
P.S. I like her feet – they are remarkable and "unique au monde!":))))
How heartbreaking for you and Amy. I'm sniffing, too. My worst swap nightmare is to make something wonderful and see it lost. So sorry, Michele.
OOOOOOOOOhmygoooodness! Look at that! She is too cute. I just want to reach through the screen and give her a good squeeze. I especially like that her eyes are on one side of her head, haha!
How did you make the corkscrew legs?
The Clip Cafe says
Oh i have tears!! All that work and she is missing!! 🙁
Michele Pacey says
Thanks everyone for your kind words. In answer to the question of her legs and how they are made. Well I started by winding up several pipe cleaners which I then covered with a tiny tube made of 2 colours of T-shirt. I then wound these around a pencil to get the cork-screw effect.
Oh! She's so pretty!! I hope she finds her way to Amy soon! She is just the cutesy thing!!!
Soooo cute ! I love her legs too … Hope her inside is not being analysed by the Customs ….
Oh no, how sad. Hope she makes it to her new home. She is such a beauty.
Found your lovely blog via Suz http://shropshirescrappersuz.blogspot.com/ who is making your brilliant toilet roll flowers.
Anne P says
Do you think the pink flamingo will fly down through here in NC in the US on the way to the UK? I doubt it, but a nice thought. I hope she make it safely. Please let us know, AMY. And what you have named this floral beauty.
Oh, I love, love, love this beauty!!!!
(My birthday is in april 😀 )
I hope she will find her way home.. a year ago I received a parcel what was travelling 1, 5 months..
Still no news from the migrating flamingo ???? And , by the way, hope you are all better now !!!
It's just not right when hand made, hand stuffed treasures go missing. Surely the postal fairy will hear your plee and she will be returned in one piece. Flamingos are absolutely my favourite bird, from my time living in Florida. We don't get a lot of them downunder, but I will keep a look out in case the ocean currents bring her our way.