Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bird and Nest!

Yesterday I wanted to try a free bird pattern I found on The DIY Dish. I like the idea of making one with a gusset and this one was so simple to make. I messed up the eyes, since all I had was some glossy plastic ones Tomorrow I will get better bird eyes at the craft store and replace them. I also want to antique it, that will cover up my sloppy sewing, lol. But, my daughter is over washing her weeks worth of clothes, so I will have to wait to stain it.

Then I went to work on a new piece to practice my machine applique and my machine sensor told me there is lint in the bobbin case and won't sew. No amount of cleaning helped, so she went to the shop today, I am sad. But, I will get the new upgrades while she is there, so that is good.

I decided to take back the kitty fountain, they didn't like it and hey, 8 bucks is a lot to me, lol. I bought my daughter a bath mat in the sale rack and found this wonderful nest to go with my bird. Perfect for spring decorating. I think I will try some more birds in different fabrics, and maybe reduce it to make some small chicks too.

16 comments:

Firecracker Kid said...

Pretty pretty birdy and nest. I love the fabrics you used. Make another one and you'll do better:)
Ugh! That always happened to me with my sewing machine too. So frustrating, it's like the machine knew I didn't have a clue and was tormenting me... LOL.
Carol

Gayle said...

The DIY Dish is done by a couple local gals here in Utah - it's so fun to see that they're getting a name for themselves - and a presence in the crafting community! Your little bird turned out so cute!

Jacque. said...

darn cute, Debbie!

Silvia said...

That is really one of the nicest Birds I seen for some time! The fabric you used suits it well. Have not heard of The DIY Dish but heading on over there now

Courtney said...

I love your bird. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of a cool site!
Courtney

Dora said...

What a pretty bird! You did a great job! I'm going to check out the link now, thanks for including it.

paulette said...

SEW sweet and perfect for a Spring Decor...Love it!
P

primitivebettys said...

Sweet bird! Thanks for the link to it too. :)

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the post about the bird and DYI dish. I have never heard about it until your post.
I checked it out and thought it was cool.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Love your little bird -I'm going to grab that pattern too...thanks for sharing.

Staci said...

Your bird is darn cute! I love the blanket stitching on the wings, and the penny rug underneath it all.

Linda said...

LOVE it!! Bird is so cute!!!

acorn hollow said...

such a cute bird and nest.
I do not like to sew that much as I have a very old machine and the tension has a problem now and then.
cathy

LenZie said...

Hi Debbie, Love your bird and nest it is so Spring. I am ready for some Sunshine.
I may be buying a farm if this house sells and a loan is approved. i will get some California Rd Sheep. SMILING> LenZie

BubzRugz said...

The bird is lovely... ..it is quite fiddly working with small pieces... but they look so good...
Hugz

Angie Padilla said...

Lovely bird! I sure don't see any problems with the sewing. And love your setting with the nest. (: