Can You Stand One More Bird? :)


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Well, two more. And one more pincushion. Now that March is here, I need to catch you up on what I made in February that I haven’t shown you.

Sorry, but I DO LOVE making these. So addicting.

AND I have some tips to share with you on making these birds, in case you plan to make a few.  And then I will get on with the other stuff you see in the photo.

Making Birds Tip 1: Reinforce the beak section with a patch of batting. When you turn the fabric inside out, you will only need to add a tiny bit of stuffing.

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Making Birds Tip 2: This tip is from my husband. Use a thin pencil with an eraser on the end to push a tiny bit of stuffing into the beak. It worked well for me. He saw me struggling to fill the space. (Which is the real reason I decided to add a bit of batting first.)

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Making Birds Tip 3: Don’t overstuff the neck area. Won’t topple over as much.

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OK, I am done making birds. You can take up where I left off. Have fun making them.


Now let me show you the rest of my “Bird and Pincushion” project. :D

I recycled this DVD box with zebra duct tape and made a carrying box for my two new birds.

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Then I duct taped these quilting pins. Just to be different.

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Here they are stuck in my new Cathedral Window pincushion which I also love making.

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Sigh!! Got to move on. Can’t keep making the same old stuff. Can’t keep showing you the same old stuff, even though in different colors.

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Time to move on to something else. Next!!


Friday Linky Parties. Check them out!!

http://www.confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/2012/03/can-i-get-whoop-whoop-busy-week.html

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6 comments on “Can You Stand One More Bird? :)

  1. Carol says:

    How fun!!! I love your birds, BUT, I think I like the purple the best.

  2. Connie says:

    Some more great birds! You are having fun!

  3. Crystal says:

    I totally understand how fun it is to try a new item or pattern, and then want to make a bunch of them in different styles or fabrics.

    Love your use of the DVD box! And hubby is too cute helping you! It’s nice to have a live-in supporter of your creativity! :-)

    If a pencil isn’t handy – a crochet hook can often be just the thing to arrange stuffing in a small space. Choose a hook size that will fit without putting too much pressure on the seam.

  4. Sarah C. says:

    How fun! I especially love the duct taped pins!! Whoop whoop!!

  5. Linda says:

    Sweet! I’ve made a few fabric birds. It’s fun but I wouldn’t want to make a ton of them. I like the way yours turned out. Best wishes, Linda

  6. How fun! The red and zebra prints look great together, and the pincushion is a neat twist on a cathedral window! What a great idea!

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