This project is either really late for this year's Christmas tree or really early for next. Since our tree has been down since December 28th, I think I will choose to call him early for next year's celebration.
I made this little birdie out of some felt, fabric scraps, and embroidery floss. I meant to make several of them to give to friends and family, but bird ornament #1 didn't fly out of the workshop until January 2nd. Yep. I think I will most certainly call him early for next Christmas. Is that cheating?
Speaking of cheating, I did have to cheat a little bit to get this pencil roll done.
The triplets had a birthday party to attend a week before Christmas. I don't know about you, but when one of my girls asks for a handmade gift for a friend's birthday, I can't say no. I don't know if I'm flattered that they think my stuff is cool, or if I see it as a way to get out of going to the mall to shop for a gift. Whatever the reason, I always say, "Sure. Let's go down and dig through my stash!" Because of my inability to say no, the morning of this particular party I was frantically stitching up a storm. Try as I might, I could not get the binding on before the party. I printed off a gift certificate and put the project on hold. I am happy to report that I did make good on the project well within the boundaries of reasonable time. Not before Christmas, but shortly after.
Here's a peek at the inside.
As you can see, I'm still in love with that Amy Butler full-moon polka dot. I think this addiction will only go away when the fabric is out of print. Writing that gives me the shakes. I wonder if I should buy some bolts of it. Maybe I need an intervention...LOL!