Fabric Bird Possibilities

I just discovered that my links to the Fabric Bird pattern are broken, so I found a new link to a similar bird.  There’s an entire Flickr Group called The Spool Bird Softies jam packed with beautiful ideas.  This photo is from Sew This is My Life.  And here’s a link to the original pattern on Spool.

My friend Linda, found the original pattern.  She’s always on the lookout for great ideas to pass along, which is such a huge help! The post even has a link to the pattern, which I just printed out and it looks SUPER SIMPLE.

Linda suggested that I make some for my branch in the living room, which I agree is an awesome idea! I’ve had trouble coming up with something for summer and this just might be the answer. I think I even have time to do some sewing.

Now I just need to find some appropriate fabric.

Thanks, Linda!

Oh and speaking of birds, remind me to tell you Terry’s latest bird story…kinda sad, but hopefully not tragic. Let’s just say that no one’s going to be calling him Dr. Doolittle anytime soon. I have pictures too. Stay tuned…

Belated Easter Decorating:

So here’s the next version of my branch on the living room wall with Easter Eggs. Sorry it’s late, but I wanted to post it anyway. As you’ll soon see, I’m behind on my posts, so be sure to scroll down if you haven’t been back in a while. There may be several new posts since you visited last.

I know that the pastels don’t look great against the red sofa. I have a white slipcover that I need to try on the sofa, which I think would look much better.


Project update – Thursday (To keep me accountable)

As mentioned before I’m trying to finish a few projects around the house before I start my new job, so in order to keep myself on track I want to try to post some of the items I’ve completed.

Yesterday I took down all the “Winter” decorations. That would be anything that’s not specifically Christmas, that I didn’t feel like taking down in early January. Since the weather’s getting nicer here, it just doesn’t feel like winter any more so it’s out with the snowmen, snowflakes, pine cones, etc. and in with the Spring decor and colors. Here are a couple of areas that were changed.

Top of the armoire in the living room:

Winter – I just love these trees from Crate & Barrel! I also got a gorgeous silver tree to add to the collection from my friend, Sharon.

Spring: (pictured at top) These are all things I already had (the sofa in here is red, so I stayed with those colors). I have a collection of bird houses. I don’t use them as much as I used to, but still keep a few around.

Guest Bath:

Winter: Last year I found a versatile red, green and gold plaid shower curtain that can be used in the fall and winter. It goes great with the buttery yellow walls of either bathroom.

Spring: Another plaid shower curtain with wonderful greens, blues, yellows just brightens up the room. Those awesome aqua candles were a gift from from friend, Linda. They look great in this room! This bathroom is still a work in progress…more to do to finish it off. I’ll probably bring in some flowers of some kind later, but I like where it’s going.