Wednesday, December 22, 2010

deck the halls...

with birds of jolly!

With our past year's origami ornaments mysteriously missing (perhaps accidentally recycled!) I decided that the decorations of this year's tree should be a bit more durable. So when over the summer, my friend Anna purchased these strings of birds:

I had my Christmas tree inspiration!

With a little internet research I found this lovely (and FREE) pattern from Spool and began to sew (by hand still because I am scared of my sewing machine). It made me quite happy. I used up leftover fabric from my computer case, wedding and old clothes--that bright red fabric with the white flower is from a 70's dress of my mother's!



I let Squatchie stuff the birds which is why they are so plump. I think some of them look like dolphins. But they still looked nice on the tree, don't you think?


fa la la la, la la la LA!

6 comments:

Annie Donwerth Chikamatsu said...

I love it! I also love sewing by hand. Sewing machines can take the fabric away from you.

mbennett said...

Those are gorgeous! That gives me an idea for next year's tree.
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jama said...

Peep peep, chirp chirp! Adorable photo of you, love the chubby birdies :). Happy Holidays!

yamster said...

Lovely! The first photo is the best, though. Maybe you should stand in for your tree sometime. :)

Grace Lin said...

Thanks all! I love my little birdies!

anne said...

very lovely! I love handmade ornaments made simply.