Well, I took the challenge and spent all Tuesday night and most of Wednesday afternoon playin' around with an idea for my sweet bird fabric...
I thought "what about lovebirds in a birdhouse?" so that's where my 'makin' it up as I go along' design began...
Sew blue squares together for the main background, and a green grassy edge along the bottom.
Prepare a birdcage that allows my lovebirds to be cosy and romantic!
Need to 'frame' the birdhouse. Choose fabrics for flowers, stems, leaves. Draw up the applique shapes...
Join the flower stems with a heart...
(cause this is a lovebirds project, right? )
The green bottom border needs something more.
Draw and prepare some pots to applique beneath the flower stems.
Add a bright border from the flower fabric!
Still needs something more.
Aha! This is what the design is all about...
What about the flower centres? More applique? No.
Choose cute little blue buttons to sew on at the end...
Now I can choose threads and begin the hand applique.
Pretty pleased with this so far...
Step 9 : Stitching in progress....
So you know what I'm doing over the weekend, don't you?!
What will you be stitching?
bless ya heaps,