Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Aren't You Tweet (2 and 3)

So I'm going to try this Craft 365 thing. I'm counting Sunday's post as 1, sort of cheating but oh well. I'm pretty good about crafting everyday. Sewing is my therapy and after a day of retail I need some therapy. What I'm hoping this will improve is my dedication to blogging. I am terrible about blogging. I hate to take pictures, I don't like editing pictures, and I never really know what to say on this thing. But I feel like it's important for me to put my projects out there and maybe even inspire other people like I've been inspired by other blogs.

On that note, here's what I've been up to for the last two days. I have a picture of the plotting on my Flickr.

I started out by finding pictures of birds that I liked online and traced the shape onto paper with marker. Most of them had to be simplified so I wouldn't have a million little pieces. Then I traced the shapes onto some paper backed fusible webbing. I made it with a little overlap, but trimmed where I could so I wouldn't have too many layers.

Then I cut out the pieces, ironed them on, and stitched around the edge just for added durability.

I still have a bunch more to do, I think I made 11 or 12 designs all together. (There are more finished ones on my Flickr.) The outsides have been cut out and the birdies ironed on and the contrast fabrics are selected, so just a lot of sewing to do.

In other news, I was blogged on Craftzine (my second time). So exciting!

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