My big brother's 60th birthday - what to get for a present...? I was perusing the lovely homewares in John Lewis when I spotted this - gorgeous. But maybe I could make something...? Decided to try my hand at something pheasant-themed - a bit dubious whether my rough and ready applique methods (pins / a spot of glue / machine zig-zag) would meet the challenge, but apart from the much-too-big feet which were hastily disguised, I quite liked the result. Enough to wrap it up and give it to my brother anyway. It reminds me of the beautiful cottage we used to live in - we had a pheasant that would eat out of our hands, and also a characterful neighbour called Phil, so it seemed appropriate. Not sure my brother will call him that or anything else, but I hope he's a comfy armchair companion.