Thursday, 9 May 2013

It's for the Birds + giveaway

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When I saw that Mdm Samm was having a blog hop called 'It's for the Birds', I had to join!!  Thank you to Mdm Samm and our cheerleader Mary from I Piece 2 Mary for being our feathery friends, coordinators and cheerleaders all in one!

My favourite birds are the quirky and cute ones as you will see from what I made.  Here are the other 'chicks' participating today:
Before I show you what I have created for the hop today, here are just a few projects I have created in the past with some feathery friends:



I love making birds and projects with birds on them - they are just so quirky and cute!  What have I made for today's blog hop?  Another quirky bird of course!  This one is three-dimensional and wobbles!  


I adore birds as you may already know and I have only shown you a few of my creations in the mosaic! The pattern for this 3-dimensional bird can be found here and I highly recommend it as it was so easy to sew together.


For his legs, I used pipe cleaners and just cut as much of the fuzz off as I could.  As soon as I find the right thickness of wire, I will make more of these little birds!  For his body, I used an upholstery fabric sample from John Lewis that I had in my stash and the frayed edges add to the quirkiness and character of the little bird!  I used beads for his eyes.


I hope you enjoyed your visit here today!  I am also having a giveaway!  Up for grabs is a piece of my very own handprinted fabric on Kona, Coats thread, a fabric tape measure, three marble-y fq's and some British candy!  Why such a crazy selection of things?  Well because I am a quirky 'bird' of course!  

It's For the Birds giveaway - a little bit of a 'warm' selection!
To enter, please leave any comment on this post.  Winner will be drawn on the 16th of May by RNG or similar and contacted by email so be sure that I can reach you!  Feel free to follow me by Bloglovin' for a second chance!  Open worldwide!

Happy chirping flying hopping!

112 comments:

Linda said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing.

Catskill Quilter said...

Love your little bird! So very cute!

Joyce Carter said...

Oh, Amy, your little bird is so adorable. He would be so cute sitting among my flowers. Thank you for the chance to win some great items.

Joyce Carter said...

I follow you through GFC--Bloglovin.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Adorable! I love his little legs... so clever.

Needled Mom said...

I love your bird and the beautiful feather quilt!

Nortiness said...

what an adorable bird!

Orange is my favourite color so this whole giveaway just looks totally gorgeous to me!

I've never even thought of making my own designs! My kids would love the ones you've got there on a cushion for the sofa!

Nortiness said...

I follow you through GFC and Bloglovin and RSS! :)

Sue said...

What a cute little bird! I love his wobbly legs!

Theresa said...

He's so cute, love he's how you made his legs!

Marianne said...

Quirky and cute. yes he is.

Vickie said...

That's one cute birdie and that feather hanging is very pretty !

Sasha said...

I follow through bloglovin!

Sasha said...

I'm impressed you managed to get a john lewis fabric sample. Last time i was there i asked for a sample of some fabric we were thinking of using for a roman blind and they offered to photocopy it for me!

Judy B said...

Now that bird is sew darn cute! Love your feather quilt behind him. Thank you for sharing.

S Walker said...

What a clever and unique project. He looks so adorable next to that brightly colored leaf.
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OhioLori said...

Coooool lil bird!!

Love the Give-Away surprises!!! Your own fabric is such fun too! :)

OhioLori said...

I did follower before, thru GFC...but am follower thru Bloglovin for sure! :)

Deborah said...

cute bird :-) I love your hand printed fabric - I just showed it to my son the other day as an example of how to draw on fabric (he wants to make a present for his teacher). Thanks!

Deborah said...

I follow you on bloglovin :-)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh how simply darling!

CarrieM said...

Bye bye birdies!

CarrieM said...

I follow you through bloglovin

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

Very cute bird!

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

I follow you on BL

Lavonna ZWB said...

So very creative! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Nati said...

All your birds are gorgeous and the new one is so cute! And I have been craving to do a fabric like your handprinted one since I saw it in your blog... I do hope luck is win me today and I get to win it now...

feltfree på Åsly said...

Sweet birds. Thanks for sharing
Frederika

heart of charnwood said...

Cute birds, and what a fun giveaway, love your handprinted fabric too, so i'm in!

heart of charnwood said...

And i'm all bloglovin'd up! :o)

Just Sew Sue said...

Love the quirky bird and the feather block behind him.

Britt-Inger said...

Your bird is so cute. I love him. Thanks for your creativity

charlotte said...

What a cute bird. Yes, I sensed that you really liked birds. Fun stuff!

Sharon said...

Very cute bird...I am also a bird lover so us quirky birds have to stick together have a great day...

Marla's Crafts said...

Very cute little bird and the feather block turned out really nice. Thanks for having a give away.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your bird is great; very funky and folksy!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Love the bird. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sowing Stitches said...

Fun projects! I love your little quirky perching 3-D bird. I may brave up this weekend and try my hand at a few of these adorable creatures!! :)

Madame Samm said...

simply cute

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

Your birds are real cuties!
I've sewn birds once, from a Tilda pattern, and they turned out super-cute, but I had some awful moments when I tried to turn the beaks.
Thanks for the chance!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh that little bird is too cute!! Thanks for sharing with us.

Jeneta said...

I LOVED my visit today! I have made one of your little hanging/ornament birds with the ribbon tail and plan to make some more. They are so cute, quick and easy!

linny said...

Your little bird is very cute. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.
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Thearica said...

Your birdie is too cute!

Mystica said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary said...

Love your wobblie bird. He is so cute. Thank you so much for being part of this hop.

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Super cute birds! Love that little quilt too :)

krislovesfabric said...

What fun legs your birdie has!!

Esther F. said...

Sweet tweet! ( treat ) :-)
Thank you for another give-away!
esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com

Patty D from NC said...

very cute - thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

Love British candy!

Beth said...

I follow on bloglovin and email

Marcia W. said...

Wow! I love the bird paired with the tree wall hanging. The two together make a great decorative accent. I'm off to download the bird.
Here's my entry into your drawing ... as like the hand dyed fabric too.

Emily C said...

Very unique and intereseting bird. I would not have thought to use upholstry fabric. Very nice.

Carol said...

Such a sweet little bird and the feather mini behind it is beautiful!

Gill said...

Amy your little bird is fabulous!and I love the feather too!
Thanks for the link to the pattern!

Gill said...

Bloglovin' follower!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I love that super cute little bird!! All your projects are beautiful!!

Just Quilt It said...

Your bird is so cute--nice to see something a little different. Great job! Oh, I love marbled fabric!

Heidi said...

Love all your birds, thanks for sharing! Your 'quirky' bird is too cute !

Heidi said...

I follow via email :-)

Beth Strand said...

Adorable, as usual! I'm wondering if I can translate that bird pattern to felt and glue and do it with my younger kids...hmmm..summer is coming! Thanks for the inspiration! pbstrand@msn.com

Margaret said...

What a cute bird. You are very talented.

Margaret said...

I follow you by e-mail and bloglovin

Abbigail said...

I love the little free standing bird! It's so cute! Great job and I hope your flock grows!
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Linda said...

Your little bird is adorable! I love the feather block, too!

Linda J said...

Yes, quirky and fun would describe your bird rather well. He looks like he would fit right in with the others you have made making for an interesting flock!

Jan Baker said...

My sister is as crazy about birds as you are. I think I will have to make her one of those wobbly birds.

NotionNanny said...

so cute. Thanks for sharing

patchouli moon studio said...

What a cute bird!

apple blossom said...

lovely projects thanks for sharing

Pauline said...

This is a great bird, I love it - thanks for sharing!

Kathy H said...

I liked all of your bird projects and the little free standing bird is very cute. Did you have to reinforce the pipe cleaners? Mine usually wouldn't support any weight.

Gwen said...

Your little bird is so quirky and cute!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love your birdie! Thanks for the link.You may be able to find other wire in the flower section of a craft store. (although I rather like your pipecleaner legs)
Thanks for the chance to win.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

I follow you by email, but I'm going to try to sign up for bloglovin now.

Diann said...

I love your cute little bird.

Leanne Parsons said...

What a cute and quirky little bird! Great job.

carla said...

Hi!!! I love all of your little birds!!!!

carla said...

Hi!!! I am a happy follower!!!

Unknown said...

your little bird is darling and looks so good in front of your feather quilt. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

beaquilter said...

uhhh I LOOOVE sour candy, well I love licorice too, being from Denmark :-) but can't find any GOOD stuff in the US :( hope I win :-) your birdie is cool!

Patty said...

Love your birds. Thanks for the link so we can make our own. And of course I follow you.

PippaP said...

ohh my DD would love me to make that fabric into a pencil case for her :)

KT said...

Cute! thanks for the chance

KT said...

I follow via email...Does that count?

Janarama said...

Your little wobbler is too cute and so unique.

Rosa said...

Cute little bird!!

Rosa said...

A happy follower.

lefuntz said...

Very cute! I love the pipe cleaner feet and the way your little bird is posed.

Amy said...

The feather is just lovely, Amy! The bird is super cute! Great job!

Usha Murugesu said...

The bird is so adorable...sometimes I have wished that I had wings...to fly away to see the world instead of spending hours in the car or plane for holiday journeys.

Usha
usharaneem@yahoo.com

Janet said...

You are a real birdophile (is there such a word?) The little 3D bird is super cute!

barbara woods said...

Cute birds thanks

barbara woods said...

I follow you

tink's mom said...

Wonderful bird. So different. Great imagination. Love your previous endevors also.

Lou said...

Your birds are Quirky and tweet:)

This Dog's Mom said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I love stuffed birds and will definitely make one of these. Her is another bird tutorial that I like: http://nelliedurand.blogspot.com/2008/04/bird-tutorial.html

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a great flock of birds you have! Love them all. Thanks for sharing with us, awesome job!

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Stitches said...

thanks for sharing and the giveaway too...

MizMccrerrand said...

I like those marbled fabrics! Thanks for sharing!

Tricia said...

I loved the mosaic of your past projects. It's neat to see them is such a diverse way. But I have to admit the 3D bird stole my heart in the cute factor. I'm going to have to buy me some pipe cleaners so that I can make one of them too. Thank You for sharing your flock with us. And for the chance to win that yummy prize package.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Tricia said...

Oh I forgot to mention that I actually you two ways. By e-mail and bloglovin'

Thank you again for the chance to win your great prize package.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Sophie Hedley said...

Very cute!

Sophie Hedley said...

I'm now following you via bloglovin' :-) x

joyce said...

I follow you by email.

joyce said...

I love birds too. I make sock owls, felt owls for my Christmas tree, Robins for the tree and Penguins for the tree. Want to try paper piecing. Maybe when school is our.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

I love your bird, very well done.
Thanks for sharing all your birds!
Bente

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
I follow you with GFC and Bloglovin.
Bente

LJ said...

Your birdie is just a cute as can be. He looks like he's just listening and waiting for the worm. Wonderful!

littlelixie said...

Already follow your blog - always enjoy reading.

nicolesender said...

I think your hand printed fabric is great!
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