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?
As co-owner of Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, I teach sewing classes to children and adults. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.