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.