Tuesday, January 29, 2008
birds of a feather...well, you know what they do.
Yeah! My bird garland is complete! I'm not sure what made me want to do this in the first place - my love of birds and frill, I suppose - but it turned out quite lovely. I used hand-me-down scraps from my mom, some from my humble fabric bin, and clearance swatches from WalMart.
Day 1: Drawing a pattern, pinning, and cutting. This helped me through the James Bond movie John Jay made me watch.
Day 2: Sewing and stuffing. I experimented with the different stitches on my machine to sew up their tails. 4 birds down, 8 to go.
Day 3: More sewing and stuffing. I was in such a hurry to finish, I sewed one guy shut before he got stuffed. Hence the head count of 11 instead of a nice even dozen...curses!
Day 4: String them up!
They spin, twirl and are totally useless...and I love them!
They were originally intended for Judah's room, but turned out a bit girlie. They can perch in my room for a while until they migrate somewhere else.