Friday, June 05, 2009

Fabric Birdhouse

I decided this morning that I wanted to make a fabric birdhouse. I saw one a while back on the internet and for the life of me, I could not find the one I liked so much. The one I liked was quilted and all kinds of crazy fabric was used. But, I just had to do it anyway so I came up with this one.

I started out by using 8X12 canvas pad pages for my pattern. After some folding and cutting I was able to construct a paper birdhouse. I used masking tape to put it together so I could see if it would work. It all seemed to fit together nicely so I dove into the fabric and cut out my patterns. I filled each piece with batting to make it stiffer and easier to stand. I used the sewing machine to sew the quilt like pieces. I applied the little "opening" with a felt circle and the blanket stitch. I used the blanket stitch to assemble the entire piece. I stuffed with polyfil.

Now that it is done, I have all kinds of ideas to make it a little more creative. Oh, and hubby says I should put a loop on the top so we can hang it like (and he said this) on the edge of the windows and curtains. Really?! LOL.


Artist Linda Drake and Lunar Designs said...

really cute.. I love the idea..
and bet you will be off and running with some more. can't wait to see them!

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Very sweet! Miss ya already! Love ya, Renea

Mechelle Harrison said...

Lesley thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm glad you like my cello painting.

Mechelle Harrison said... more thing the fabric birdhouse and birdie is adorable.

Debbie said...

Guess what just came in the mail! My adorable fabric to-be-determined and a great surprise book! You know how I love a book. This one is even pretty to look at. Thank you for making this a great Saturday:)

Poetic Artist said...

Cute bird house..Looks like you had so much fun.

Joseph Pulikotil said...


Very lovely birds nest and a cute bird to stay in it.

If you hang it real birds might come and stay. Try it and see:)

Fantastic creativity!

Have a nice day:)

Micah Holden said...

PrEcioUs!! Love the birdhouse. So darlin!

tammy smith said...

yep this one's a keeper---you gotta make more of these!
or perhaps I'm just partial to anything with birds in it...anyway, it's great!
tammy smith
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