Sweet Fabric Bird

finished bird.jpgSome weeks it seems as though I don’t have a spare minute to breathe let alone craft, but after going for a while not creating anything, I get a serious itch. I am working on decorating my girl’s room and this is one project for it, a sweet little fabric bird. It was so windy today I had a really difficult time photographing him, he just wanted to fly away, so the picture is not brilliant. He is a sweetie though. I used a vintage sheet I picked up at a thrift store, and some vintage buttons. The wing is made from some fabric from one of the babe’s dresses that she outgrew. He has cute little crochet legs and wooden button feet. I really enjoyed working with vintage fabrics, buttons, cotton yarn, an alpaca blend yarn and hand embroidering as well. I think that is a lot of his charm is that he is a hodgepodge of materials. I’m hoping to have a tutorial up by tomorrow in case anybody wants to make their own cute birdy. UPDATE: The tutorial is now available here.

crochet, home, nature, sewing, thrift store finds • Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 • 10 Comments »
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10 Responses to “Sweet Fabric Bird”

  1. What a sweet little birdie. I love the colors…robins egg blue with brown. yum. Looks like fun new decorations in the making.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Thanks, I really do love the colour combo, I was excited when I found that particular sheet.

  3. Hodgepodge is good! I say Hotch-potch but I like hodgepodge better so I will be adopting it from now on!
    Your Birdie is very special and very charming indeed!

    Love Sarah x

  4. Emily says:

    He is so lovely – can see some special ones made for christmas too – would make lovely tree decorations! Will be back tomorrow for the tutorial x

  5. Jennifer says:

    Thanks you guys, I had lots of fun making him, I think he will like his new home in the girl’s room. Going to try get the tutorial done tonight, hoping my babe will sleep more than she did last night.

  6. Anna, Sydney says:

    Oh my… what a lovely blog. I stumbled upon you through Attic24’s blog, which is the only blog I follow religiously. Now I’m going to have to follow your blog as well! Your photos are lovely and the way you write is very “feel-good”, if you know what I mean.

    Thank you for sharing!

  7. oooh lovely, so nice when you get some time to craft, isn’t it…I just made one like that but a heart…

  8. Jennifer says:

    Anna, I’m so glad you stopped by. What wonderful compliments, high praise indeed. Thank you.

    Sarah, I find it so relaxing when I get some crafting time in, plus I love looking around my home and seeing things that I made with my own two hands.

  9. Charity says:

    Your little bird is so sweet! I know just what you mean – there are times I just *need* a little creative moment! 🙂

  10. Amy says:

    adorable. I prefer the piece-mail method, too. a little bit of this, a little bit of that.
    have fun writing the tutorial! I will surely be stopping by to check it out.

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