Monday, June 17, 2013

Felt Bird with Free Pattern Link + Summer of Color: Week 1

My daughters and I have been busy crafting for the local farmers market which features food, crafts, and art. It's been quite labor-intensive, yet we've enjoyed making a variety of items from the patterns and tutorials for products that I found online.

One of the free patterns I found was for embroidered birds on Do Small Things with Love. Originally, I came across it on Pinterest and pinned it.   

I went through the wool felt that I had on hand, and came up with bright colors that I felt looked good together: lime/citron green, turquoise, lemon yellow, magenta, and orange. 

 I cut the pieces for the birds from the wool felt and stitched them together using cotton embroidery floss.

The birds are lightly stuffed with wool from sheep that I raised many years ago. I'm surprised that I still am using the wool...but cleaning and processing the wool each year resulted in many bags of it in various forms (e.g., cleaned, carded, roving, batting).

Coincidentally, when I was looking at the birds this morning I realized that they also were in the colors of the first week of the Summer of Color challenge: citron green and turquoise. 

I had hoped to do window stars for the six-week challenge, but didn't have kite paper in those colors. So,  I'm thinking that crafting with wool felt and/or crafting a variety of items from what I have on hand may be the route to go. 

At any rate, the little wool felt birds were easy and fun to make.


Shahrul Niza said...

Hi, Ann :). I really enjoyed your gorgeous stars from last year's SOC :). Now I get all excited, seeing pretty, happy birds coming out to play!!. LOVE!

Paula Jennings said...

such adorable little birds!

Kristin said...

Oh my gosh! They are absolutely adorable! LOVE them, xoxo

scrappyjacky said...

They are so them.

Rita said...

OMGosh! These are just the cutest little things!! Love them! :)