Saturday, May 1, 2010

Chickadee-doo

While driving around in my hood- I saw this cute white house with a cute bird hanging on the front door. Over the next week, I drove by and admired this bird. I couldn't get it out of my mind. So one day I took my camera and snapped a picture.Super Cute!
I went home, and got to work. First I cut out a pattern. I free-handed it.
Next, I went through my stash of fabric- and picked out a cute combination.
Then I pinned the pattern to the fabric and cut out the pieces.
And wahla I had the makings of a bird.
Sew around the beak like so.
Then sew around the legs like so.
Next, pin the beak, legs and body together. Make sure the ribbon, beak and legs are INSIDE the body.
After sewing together, cut little triangles around the whole bird.
Ta-da you have a bird!
But something is missing... An eye! Since I am not good at zig-zagging the edge of things- especially circles, I used some wonder under and attached that eye to the bird.
Next, you gotta stuff that bird full of stuffing and stitch it up.
Lastly, display it for the whole hood to see.
To tell you the truth, at first I thought this was a craft fail, but I think it is starting to grow on me.

5 comments:

Emily said...

I think it is fun!! Very adorable and unique :)

Angela, A Mama with 2 Cents Worth to Share said...

visiting from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative. I love you Chickadee-doo, it is soo cute!
Angela
A Mama with 2 Cents Worth to Share
amamas2centsworth.blogspot.com

TheNormanFive said...

How cute... love it.. visiting from New Friend Friday with the Girl Creative.
Erin
thenormanfive.blogspot.com

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is adorable! I love how unique it is and think it looks great on your door! Super cute! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Michelle Rayburn said...

So cute for spring! Thanks for linking up to my blog hop.

Michelle
from Trash to Treasure Decorating