Saturday, 17 August 2013

Little Gingham bird


Hello... Over the last weeks or so, my ME/Lyme's has been having a bit of a flare up, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's just payback from over doing things when I was away on holiday and not a full on relapse kicking in. I really do hope so.



So a few days ago I decided it was time to break into the emergency relapse crafting supplies. Something low energy and fun that I could easily pick up and put down and make from the comfort of my comfy bed. It was time to open the cute little 'Buttonbag birdbox'  that has been sitting and waiting to made in the Summerhouse for the last few months isn't it cute, do you want to see what inside the birdie box.


Lookie lookie it's a little treasure trove of colour.  I think this super cute birdie box is aimed for kids crafts, but I'm not the best at sewing and desperately wanted to make some birdies when I saw this cute little box. In my defence on the back of the box it does say children over eight and adults and as you know I do love  'all things birdie'

The box contains seven cute fabric squares, a sewing kit, stuffing, scissors some colourful thread and a pattern everything you might need if you follow the instruction.


The first thing I did was cut out the pattern pieces as per the instructions I decided I would make a super cute gingham birdie with spots and stripe too. A cheery little bird, the more pattern the better. It was at this point my inner creative took over and I ditched the instructions, which basically just showed you to stitch the two pieces together so that a raw seam was on the outside then sew on the wings, perfect for children who are just learning to sew.


I pinned my birdied together reverse side out so all the raw seams would be on the inside, when I turned my bird the right way out, sewing the three pieces together to get a three dimension bird.


 I then stuffed my little yellow bird as per the instructions and sewed up the gap.


Then it was time to play with so ideas for decorating my birdie.


I stitched two pieces of fabric together for each wing, I choose the blue striped fabric and the pink polka dot piece,  I used the decorative thread from the kit to blanket stitch around the edge of the little wings.


I decided on a black button eyes and cut two little pink felt pieces for the beak, and stitched them onto my yellow bird.  The buttons and felt came from my crafting stash.


Once that was done I just had to stitch the wings onto my bird with invisible thread, I only stitched the wings part of the way around, so that they are not flush to the body and the spotty underside of the wing is visible.


and Ta-Dah my little gingham birdie was complete.


Here he is sitting in the Jasmine in the Summerhouse garden this afternoon, I think maybe I might add a little hanging loop later to my bird but for now he looks quite happy sitting on my little blossom tree.

Happy Crafting

Clare xx

If you feel the need for a colourful little buttonbag bird box in your life I've put a link earlier in the post. Linking this post with KCCO- crfating on link up so why not check out what everyone's been up to.

36 comments:

  1. Love your gingham birdie, Clare! He's so sweet and what an enchanting kit - the birdhouse packaging for a start! Wondering whether to treat myself to one as therapy for a busy and slightly harassing end of summer! Take care, and rest up - hope you feel better again soon. In the meantime that gorgeous bird should keep your spirits chirpy! E x

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    1. Thanks E, I just could'nt resist when I saw the little kit, hope you get some time to relax as well this summer. x

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  2. Your little gingham bird is very cute and looks great anywhere you put him, and I hope you get better too!

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  3. Love your little gingham birdie, well done, it's so sweet! Hope you feel a lot better soon & wishing you a happy, sunny Sunday in the Summerhouse :-)
    Xx

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    1. Thanks Gilly, your wishing worked as it's been a lovely Sunny Day here today. x

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  4. He is adorable and you did a nice job with him. I think he's really cheerful. I hope you're feeling better soon.

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    1. Thank you, I think I can probably make about another six birdies, out of the kit, need to rest up a bit first though.x

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    1. Thanks M, it was lots if fun to make, would be a really fun activity for little ones too. x

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  6. Hope you're feeling better soon.

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  7. Hello Clare, I've just popped over briefly before tea and love your little birdie. I will stay awhile and look at other posts later, but thanks for your lovely comments on my blog earlier. Julie x

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    1. Hi Julie, thanks for stopping by my Summerhouse. xx

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    1. Aww thank you, thanks for stopping by the Summerhouse. x

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  9. Popped over from KCCO - what a delightful little bird. He's so happy looking! I will have to check out the kit; it looks wonderful. I hope you are feeling much better soon!

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  10. What a cute little birdie! As another person with a chronic illness, I can only imagine what you are going through. I hope, with you, that it is not a flare. I am sure your little bird brightened your day.

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    1. Thanks for you lovely comment and for stopping by he summerhouse, I'll be sure to pop over to your blog later. x

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  11. The bird is really adorable! Love the photos.

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  12. That is a most precious little birdie!
    I might have to make one myself, I've just acquired some new fabric and I am eager to make something... anything, so this is a great idea!
    Tammy

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    1. Thanks, everyone needs a cheery little birdie in there life. x

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  13. what a great bird, really neat kit!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by the Summerhouse. x

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    1. Aww thank you and thanks for stopping by the Summerhouse.x

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  15. How sweet! This looks like a wonderful project to share with my beginning stitchers.

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    1. Hi Nissa thanks for stopping by the Summerhouse, I think it a great beginner make. x

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  16. Very sweet bird. I meant to make these for the summer but never got to it. So many projects, so little time...

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    1. I sure know that feeling Bridgit, thanks for stopping by my Summerhouse. x

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  17. Oh, I hope you are feeling better!! I love your bird in the tree!!

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    1. Thanks Nicole, I'm slowly inmproving with lots of bed rest, thanks for stopping by the Summerhouse.x

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