Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Harvest Bird Ornament



Throwing scraps away makes me feel icky, so I've been looking for some fun little things to make with bits of my "left-overs". I know there are other little birdie ornament patterns out there--a lovely little one is in Last Minute Quilted Gifts, but I wanted mine to be more bluebirdish, which is to say, plumper. I did some sketching and some drafting and this little birdie is what I came up with. It would be great in holiday colors for a tree, but I was thinking of harvest time when I created it--thus the orange and brown. I'll get a little pattern together to share. I'm also thinking the birdie would be cute made of just two pieces--maybe linen or felt--easier to make, too. I'll get the pattern on a link soon.

8 comments:

carrie said...

Love the fabric on this bird! Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Carrie from Dixie Mango and I'm in your Sew Craft Blog group. Have you seen the bird on lollychops.typepad.com? So cute too!

YayaOrchid said...

What a clever use of scraps of fabric! Turned out really nice!

I also wanted to introduce myself as I'm part of the SewCraft blog group. I look forward to seeing more of your lovely work!

Rachael Rabbit said...

Ooooh this is pretty!!

annamae said...

very cute! Love the fabric you chose. I'm in your sew craft blog group so stopped in to say hello! :)

Tilly said...

I'm from the sew craft bog too... Just wanted to stop by and introduce myself! I love your bird!!

Katherine said...

Hi I am from your Sew Craft Blog Group!! Cute Fabric choices, I likes.

and sew it begins... said...

Ooh I like the pattern you drafted for your bird. He's quite lovely! :D

dnicolle said...

Hi,
just wondering if you could share your pattern. I would like to make a mobile for my baby's room, and I love your bird! I think it would be so sweet with a bunch of them hanging from a twig, or a grape vine wreath, maybe with nest added.
thanks so much.