Friday, November 12, 2010

gingham birdie


i stumbled upon this sweet stamp set over at hobby lobby the other day, and immediately fell in love with this fabulous gingham birdie.  and the fact that i had a 40% off coupon burning a hole in my jeans pocket made the decision easy that this little cutie was coming home with me! 
 after we got home, it was time to get acquainted with each other, so i stamped the image onto a piece of scrap fabric.....



and then i gave him some much needed legs (they're long and lean, just like i wish mine were.....) and a wing that was a former tear-shaped shell button, along with a black bead for an eye.  but no gingham birdie is complete without a happy garden to wander in, so i stitched some colorful french knot flower buds to make him feel right at home.  
and now that we're good friends,  i might even show this little birdie where my chocolate stash is......well, maybe.....

hope you have a great weekend!



32 comments:

debi said...

What a sweet tweeter!!!

Patty S said...

oh, he is sweet! i love the long legs and esp. the pretty flowers he is standing in! have a great weekend!! xo

nacherluver said...

Look how he matches your glasses! Uber cute.
;)

Monkey Mind said...

He is so adorable.I love those long legs!

CelticWoman said...

oh what a little time and love will do, this is just adorable. Hugs

Eden said...

He's ADORABLE!! What a clever use of a stamp!! I say, don't show him the chocolate!

Christie Minchew said...

That is so darn cute! You really have a way of putting the elvie stamp on that...stamp :).

Sue K said...

Your little birdie is just too darned cute! You have so much talent and imagination! I love the little french knot flowers. I just bought a ton of emb. threads on Etsy and have been learning the different stitches. I will have to try these little flowers. Cute cute!!
hugs, SueK

rachel awes said...

lovelovelove your birdie
& those bumpy flowers!!!!
xoxox

Pat said...

so cool! LOVE your blog!!!

Janie Husband said...

oh, how adorable....love the little flowers also.....;-)

Pat said...

He's adorable!

Becky Shander said...

Wonderful details, and I especially love how you grounded the piece by stitching colorful flowers along the bottom edge.

PaperPumpkin said...

I love it!I love it! You make everything look so easy, lori. Genius. ♥

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Simply adorable...love it with embroidery and the legs...looks terrific!!

Createology said...

You have taken the simple sweet bird and given him a whole new dimension and character. I love this! Happy weekend to you...

LuckyDog said...

How precious! And don't you love those 40% off coupons?! :)
Happy creating!!

Beedeebabee said...

Lori, how ADORABLE is this! I love your little birdie, and his sweet flower friends too...I know he must be very special if you're thinking about sharing some chocolate!...Some sweets for the Tweet! hee hee hee....Have a fun weekend, Sweetie! xoxo Paulette ;)

Martha Lever said...

He is so cute, Lori! I love the little flowers too. Have a great weekend!!!

Alisa said...

I love this birdie with the lovely flowers!

Sonja said...

What a great idea. And of course your stitching is fab.
Have to go shopping for some fabric-friendly stamp pad. :)

Martina said...

Love that birdie - such a cute project! Everything you do is so carefully done!

Kim Hambric said...

I love what you did with your new bird. He/she looks so pleased to be among those adorable flowers. It's great to see how you made this bird your own.

Tara said...

how so very cute he is!!! oh my, wish i had those long legs too.
have a great weekend.
hugs,
tara

PrairiePeasant said...

So sweet and always inspiring!

Kerri said...

so sweet! and those little colorful flowers add a perfect balance!

Cat said...

OHHHHH! Sweet!!! I love the little birdie standing in the flowers!!!

Dymphie said...

love your long-legged birdie Lori :)

aimee said...

i would have never guessed that this little birdie originated from a stamp! i love what you did with it!

Lancerika said...

He is just enchanting:)
love the little details,
How do you do it?
Wish you a great week ahead:)

Jennifer DeDonato said...

So cute I love it! Those flowers are wonderful!!

Jane Farr said...

Your gingham birdie is adorable!! and his little garden is the perfect setting. He pairs nicely with your "cheaters"! Great design Lori!

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