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.
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.