Friday, September 11, 2009

handmade inspiration...birds on a limb

The change in weather has given me more time for sewing. These little birds were made using spool's free pdf pattern. You can get lots of inspiration from the 350+ pictures in their flickr pool.

The tricky part was figuring out the best way of attaching them to the limb so that they could be suspended and spin using a fishing line tackle. That took quite a bit of time, but it is something I've wanted to experiment with for a while so it was worth the time and effort. And after I got the mobile hung up and took a few pictures (sorry about the poor rained all day), I decided that I needed to do some tweaking. So you might see these guys again.

The birdies take very little fabric. So go digging through your scrap box...picking out the fabrics to use is my favorite part. I used several of my favorite Japanese prints. They sew up easy and are small enough to sew completely by hand for a nice little take along project.

And for a little more inspiration...if you are in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area, John is doing a demonstration at the Radius Gallery in the State Museum of Pennsylvania for Harrisburg's 21st Annual Gallery Walk.

And for those who enjoy sewing, I am very excited about another giveaway that I will be announcing at the end of next stay tuned.

Have a great weekend!


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