And back to crafting! Here is a little project I am very excited about. As I mentioned before, I have a one year old son and am expecting a little girl in November. And, I am so excited to have a girl! I am already making cute little things for her room. That’s where this little project came in. I made several of these peep-hole birdies, and I will show you tomorrow what I did with them!
I am also trying something new today. I made a pattern for these birds. Please feel free to download it and use it. Pattern.
As usual, I used things laying around my craftroom, so you certainly don’t have to do what I did. I once again went to my pile of scrap felt. I also used old upholstery samples that I picked up somewhere along the line for the wing part of the bird. I like the contrast in color and texture that it gave this project.
Let’s get started!
Colorful felt, Contrasting Patterned Fabric, Embroidery Thread, Quilt Batting, Ribbon.
Step one: Following the pattern, cut out two body pieces and two pieces of contrasting fabric that are larger than the wing hole.
Step two: Place the contrasting fabric behind the body piece and using a running stitch, attach. Repeat to other body piece.
Step three. Cut out a piece of quilt batting that is slightly smaller than the body piece. Sandwich the batting between the two body pieces. Pin a piece of ribbon in place at the top of the bird. Sew the two sides together using a blanket stitch. I recommend starting the blanket stitch at the tail.
I think they are cute cute cute!
Here is a sneak peak at what I plan on doing with all of my little birdies!