This weekend, creative inspiration hit and I had the chance to take some time to follow it. If you get the chance, I strongly encourage you to do the same--it is so rewarding! A project in the latest issue of Stitch magazine caught my eye.
I have no need for a wall hanging, and wasn't interested in making something large (I have enough quilts in progress to last my family a few generations!). The bird's nest in this project struck me as a very clever use of fabric scraps. So I started playing.
The bird's nest cosmetic zippered pouch turned out so well, that I couldn't stop at one. The raw applique will fray slightly over time, lending to the charm of the feathers and nest.
I made a whole rainbow flock of birds! The flock can be found here. Sometimes a piece of something can inspire a whole new project. Much like a painting can inspire a quilt or a poem can inspire dance choreography, crafting and sewing magazines can give you much more than the specific patterns contained within their pages. What is your favorite creative magazine?
Knitters are the best! I knit badly, but I love to sew lovely bags to keep their projects, needles and hooks in order. I also teach sewing, and you can find many sewing resources here. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.