My long, long, LONG time coming half of a doll trade with *Magweno
I hope you like it, dear!
I imagine this to the be a juvenile specimen of this species (name suggestions?). They spend their very early days as tiny fluffy shell-dwelling creatures living in the undergrowth. Then they mature to this long-legged form and run around under the bushes, occasionally climbing branches with their little wing talons. Their crest develops and they gain individual markings. As fully mature adults, their wings are semi-functionally, allowing gliding, and their shells are shrunk into a kind of small shield on the back.
This one you can see is quite friendly to humans.
Needle felted wool over wire; feathers; plastic eyes; Paper Clay beak and shell; and Lumina Clay talons. Stands at about 6.5 inches tall and rests at 9 inches long with tail curled.