Today has been a wearisome day, and tomorrow we fly away to New York for something not so delightful. I wanted to share therefore a sweet little bird (since I see there are many bird lovers out there) that sort of cheers me up. I bought him from a tiny toy store about a year ago, with the intention of giving him as a gift, but he was so cute, I kept him for myself.
He's a clay whistle actually. You fill him up with a little water, blow through his tail, and out comes a warbly trembling sound. I can just imagine him singing with verve and brightness.
Of course that led me to wonder if I could make one of these little guys myself. Perhaps with the help of this tutorial, I will.