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Thursday, 9 May 2013

It's for the Birds!

I have been waiting for today to arrive. It's my day on It's for the Birds blog hop. 

Thank you so much to  
and 
for all the hard work they have done to organise this blog hop.

Also thank you to our sponsor

Clothworks


Ever since I signed up for the blog hop I have been surrounded by inspiration.
 In my garden



on my calendar

in the craft magazines I was searching through to find another pattern 

and a gift from a friend.

There were a few things I had been eyeing off at my favourite sewing shop too, so this blog hop gave me the perfect opportunity to buy them and make them. I have fallen in love with the Teddlywinks range of birds. So my first project was this Redwork wall hanging.


Then I started an appliqué 

but I am just not that interested in appliqué after recently completing a very large quilt using this method.
Part of the quilt which is a surprise for someone so you can only have a sneak peek!


So instead I made these two bags. I experimented a little with these making one with pellon wadding and the other with bag wadding. It was interesting and both waddings have their pluses and minuses.

I was hoping to get one of these Funky Friends made 
but unfortunately other things got in the way

Maybe I will do something with this too after being inspired by Bente on Tuesday.


Thanks for visiting my blog and don't forget to visit the other participants in the blog hop for lots of wonderful and interesting projects.

Thursday, May 9


65 comments:

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I had fun making the bags.

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  2. Your red work hanging and bags are beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments. I am so in love with the little birdies I think I might make some more of them.

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  3. I love your redwork birdie wall hanging. It is super sweet! The bags are great too!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments. The redwork design is beautiful I am hoping to make some more of them later.

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  4. Love the redwork! Beautiful job.

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment. Enjoy the rest of the hop!

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  5. Love your red embroidery, thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks for visiting and your kind comments. It is cute isn't it?

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  6. Your redwork is so beautiful. Love it. Thanks for being part in this hop and sharing your creativity


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    1. Thanks for visiting and your kind comments. I have really enjoyed my first blog hop and being part of the wonderful creative community here it is so inspiring.

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  7. So many differnt things you made. Lovely.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Frederika

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    1. Thank you for visiting me and leaving some kind comments :)

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  8. Very pretty things. The bags are lovely.

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  9. You've been very busy! Love the bags and the wall hanging.

    ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

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  10. Your redwork is wonderful! And I really like the bags.

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  11. Great projects. The red work is my favorite.

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  12. The redwork is just too simply cute! I need to look up those patterns!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for the very kind comments. If you click on the word Teddlywinks in my post it will take you straight to their site.

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  13. Beautiful work!! I can't pick a favorite

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  14. Wow, such great bird projects, everything is beautiful! :)

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  15. That little yellow bird took my heart :)

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  16. Beautiful projects,your bag caught my eye!!

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  17. Such wonderful projects and great ideas!

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  18. Great projects!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  19. lovely bags and I had a project was hoping to get completed for this hop that didn't get done but that is for another rainy day I guess. Do sew love your bags gorgeous

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  20. You have certainly been busy! I love all your projects!! Great job! (Wonderful inspirational birds there!)

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  21. Your bags are wonderfully lovely. And practicale. I Love it. I love the funky birds also.

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  22. What fun projects, something for everyone to start the day with your best tweet forward! :-)

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  23. All of your projects are fabulous. I especially like the redwork embroidery. Beautiful stitching.

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  24. I like all your projects, both made, and the ones laying in wait.

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  25. I love your bags! Great job on all of your projects.

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  26. Your redwork ist gorgeous, lovely wallhanging!
    And your bags are beauties, very well done!
    Thank you for linking up, I´m sure you will make someting wonderful with your stirchery.
    I´m looking forward to see it ☺
    Bente

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  27. I love your redwork birds! And the bags are lovely too! Good luck at completing the other projects--maybe we need another bird hop for motivation!

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  28. Wow. Are those birds really near you? Awesome. Thanks for all the fabulous inspiration. I think I want to make one of those funky friends too! :-)

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  29. these are so pretty! thanks for sharing.

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  30. Hi!!! Very pretty redwork!!! Love your bags too!!!!

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  31. I love the Teddywinks line of redwork, too. Very nice.

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  32. Your redwork is beautiful as are those birds that inspired you!

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  33. Even with two month preparation time, we always get to inspired to make everything we can think of making. I love your redwork, the bags are super, I love your work! Thanks for showing.

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  34. love your funky friends...you may want them for pecking order hop at the end of the year...now for those you did now....love them all...
    you just bring a smile or two..don't you

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  35. Great projects and ideas!!!!

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  36. Wonderful projects and more to consider to make. I know I bought a pattern that I ended up not using but there is that hop towards the end of the year.

    I think the redwork piece is my favorite but the applique is sooooo cute too.

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  37. Very pretty. the top pictures are really of birds in your garden, amazing!

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  38. Wonderful projects! Now they are everywhere inside and outside the house! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. I really love your redwork! All your projects are terrific!

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  40. What a wonderful bunch of birds projects.

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  41. I love all of your projects but the redwork is my favorite! And I see you have wonderful "live" birds that visit you too. Arent' they fun!

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  42. You have a sweet collection of birds! :)

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  43. Your work is just lovely. Love your stitchery!
    cheers
    maggie

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  44. You did a lot of wonderful projects. Amazing how so many of us keep going once we had started! Your purses are super. Thank you for sharing. Thank you too for being part of this fun hop.

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  45. Thanks for sharing all of your bird projects. Those sweet little bird faces are just so cute.

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  46. What an interesting choice of projects. Very pretty. The birds in your yard are lovely.

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  47. wonderful projects ... they're all so cute!

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  48. Love your projects and lovely embroidery! You did a great job!

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  49. Yes, the cross-stitch is too cute not to do something special with it. Loved your bags - fabrics are wonderful. I thought I liked the bag on the right the best - just to let you know what I thought about the batting/wadding issue. Super cute "Happiness" quilt.

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  50. Love your redwork piece and your other bright little birds. Your two bags are wonderful.

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  51. Nice redwork and I love your 2 bags. Those funky friends look like fun.

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  52. Great projects! And I can't wait to see the mystery quilt. It looks fantastic!

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  53. What unusual birds to see but I'm sure they are your normal birds. You did great with your variety of birds, I'd never would have thought about using those foamies ... what a great gift to receive. Now I love doing hand work in the evenings and that Redwork is beautiful and the message is so true too. Thanks for taking part in this blog hop. I also bookmarked the Teddlywink site too. So glad that you shared it with us.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  54. What a wonderful collection of birds. Jobs well done. Thanks for sharing with us.

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