I love these little birds, made with vintage materials from Cotton Bird Designs. They are so pretty and delicate. This one is made with an antique map of France.
This one is made with a florist's receipt, dated 1894.
Have I saved the best until last? I think I am into word birds, myself, but I couldn't resist this lace bird, made with antique tulle lace and ivory satin.
Cotton Bird Designs also takes commissions; I think these would make a beautiful present, if you had a copy of a favourite poem, or even a high quality copy of an old family photograph.