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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Birds & Bracelets

Hi everyone & happy Saturday!
I have a crafty creation to share with you...
SqUeAL! :D
But first I have to give credit to Edie over at Life In Grace.
She's hosting the 12 Days of Handmade Christmas.
If you haven't checked her out,
you must go now.
I promise, you'll be so glad you did!
On the 4th day of Christmas, Edie and Denise from Living Life Creatively gave to us 4 Calling Birds.
I couldn't wait to give it a try.
I printed out the pattern and then grabbed a scrap of toile fabric.
After one slight mishap (I forgot to flip the pattern around to make the other side of her body) I was ready to sew.
I started by sewing on her eyes.
Yes, she's a girl.
The pattern called for smaller eyes but my needle wouldn't fit through my small beads.
I thought it was easier to chose a different bead than find a smaller needle.
Lazy, yes, but whatever.

Next I sowed the front of the body to head piece.
On a side note:
That glowing yellow is a stretchy bracelet.
The moment I clicked the picture James used his bracelet as a sling shot.
And I was the target! :)

So I'm wondering, what genius invented these stretchy rubber band bracelets?
More importantly, why wasn't it me??

We count them, we trade them, we collect them.
BUT, I digress.

Focus, focus, focus...
Here I am attempting to show you what your bird will look like when you've sewn the front, to the head, to the back.
You got all that, right?!

Fast forward through a few steps and here you have yourself a sassy little bird.
Side view.

Front view.

And finally, here she is in all her glory.
Doesn't she look like she's kicking out her left leg??

So go, check out Denise and Edie's tutorial.
It's the real deal.
I am but a mere student of the masters. ;>
Have a great weekend and don't forget to let me know what you think.
You know I need your feedback!
God's blessings, Sarah :)


Denise said...

Oh, another bird, how sweet! It's nice to know that my design has birthed another friend! Very cute! Thanks for letting me know that you made one. It makes me feel all giddy inside! :)

Jennifer said...

Very cute!

edie said...

It turned out wonderful Ms. Sarah! I have to try this one soon. And tell your MIL thanks so much! You are such an encouragement to me Sarah and I'm so thankful for blog friends!

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