And back to crafting!  Here is a little project I am very excited about.  As I mentioned before, I have a one year old son and am expecting a little girl in November.  And, I am so excited to have a girl!  I am already making cute little things for her room.  That’s where this little project came in.  I made several of  these peep-hole birdies, and I will show you tomorrow what I did with them!

I am also trying something new today. I made a pattern for these birds.  Please feel free to download it and use it.  Pattern.

As usual, I used things laying around my craftroom, so you certainly don’t have to do what I did.  I once again went to my pile of scrap felt.  I also used old upholstery samples that I picked up somewhere along the line for the wing part of the bird.  I like the contrast in color and texture that it gave this project.

Let’s get started!

Colorful felt, Contrasting Patterned Fabric, Embroidery Thread, Quilt Batting, Ribbon.

Step one: Following the pattern, cut out two body pieces and two pieces of contrasting fabric that are larger than the wing hole.

Step two: Place the contrasting fabric behind the body piece and using a running stitch, attach.  Repeat to other body piece.

Step three.  Cut out a piece of quilt batting that is slightly smaller than the body piece.  Sandwich the batting between the two body pieces.  Pin a piece of ribbon in place at the top of the bird.  Sew the two sides together using a blanket stitch.  I recommend starting the blanket stitch at the tail.

And done!

I think they are cute cute cute!

Here is a sneak peak at what I plan on doing with all of my little birdies!

Any guesses?

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