It's been a some what productive week...
or shall I say,
as productive craftily as things go these days...
I participated in my second swap
& I not only designed & created a
PINCUSHION for the SWAP-
but I actually just popped it in to the mail!
Heather Valentine organizes the swaps for
The Scrappy Girls Club
and assigned me
a swap with another Robyn!!!
We exchanged some emails...
her favorite color is teal- and she likes animals.
So I gave it some thought & decided...
on a "Robin & her nest" for Robyn!
found a bird pattern to download
off Internet & gathered my scraps
converted bluebird to a "Robin" with a "red breast"
stitch & flip
Outlined a plate to sew selvages in place to weave a birds nest
Selvage birds nest trimmed for "residency"
birds nest from bottom...
I pulled all the selvages within...
nest, I sewed edges...
and stuffed in place to allow raised edges for "nesting"
Rice filled bird (tail side)
hand sewn closure of pincushion...
attaching wings and tail
Beads sewn in place for eyes
another scrap for beak
perched robin pincushion in her nest
Pincushion Ready to fly south...
In the Robyn's Nest