So today I decided that we should try to make birds. Holly and Lexi's artwork has been all about Spring and Easter recently -- eggs, bunnies, flowers, trees, birds, etc. We're all ready for spring. I've been reading the "Spring" section of Scandinavian Stitches, and decided to try out the bird and nest pattern. I love all of the creative ideas in this book! The nest is cute and was relatively easy, but the birds were tricky.
I let the girls pick out material from my fabric stash this morning, and we went to work. The first bird looked terrible. There was no way to save him. So we started over. The second two birds weren't too bad, and the girls had fun picking out buttons for their eyes. Lexi pulled the legs off of hers accidentally, after it had been stuffed and finished. We decided that her bird would be best suited for sitting on eggs, and Holly's bird would be in charge of bringing back worms.
I made a 4th bird after bedtime. And I realized that next time, things will go more smoothly if I try out the project first, without the company of little artists!
|4th (& last) bird|
I'll stick to quilting from now on!