Monday, August 31, 2009
happy as a little bird
I've been wanting to make these little birds for quite awhile now. I used Arcadia fabric by Moda. I ordered it online from a shop that happens to be in Atlanta - maybe I'll go visit them in person one day.
These are so quick and fun to sew. But I must say, I think stuffing is an art. My first couple were a little lumpy and lopsided. I think I was over stuffing them. I also didn't clip my curves before I turned them, so some were a little wrinkly, too. Hmm, wrinkly and lumpy birds - sound cute, right?
The yellow one was fraying really bad at the tail, so I decided just to sew it shut with the machine and let it fray. I kind of like it.
Do you know how hard it is for me to get a picture of something at my house without a little one trying to get in the shot?
Once our den is painted, I'm going to make a little wall art with these pretties and a nice branch. Yes, I know it's been 4 months since we primed the walls.