Monday, 2 May 2011

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We've had lots of holiday days together and it's been a great chance to spend time as a family and also to catch up on a bit of crafting. I'm taking part in the online class "It's Sew Easy" with Julie Fei-fan Balzer and she has been showing us so many great techniques. Some of the early projects include things that I've done before but working together with new ideas and so I've have customized my own projects to try something new.

This little birdie includes techniques from two of Julie's projects, including customizing the fabric using stamps. The pattern for the bird comes from the book "Little Birds" by the Design Collective. It's a great little book that my mum bought me recently with loads of bird themed projects from lots of different artists.

I'll show you more of my Sew Easy projects tomoorow.

We've had another birthday here too, with a castle cake requested. Here it is complete with cone turrets, a biscuit portcullis and marshmallow battlements. The kids at the party had great fun picking the sweets off!


  1. Man, that cake is amazing! I really love the owl - going to go and check out the link now so thanks for sharing. It's really cute!

  2. Hi Emy, thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog.
    Love your bird! My grand daughter is named Wren & I am always on the lookout for beautiful birds. May just have to check out the book & class that you mentioned :)

  3. so cute!!! wish I could sew:(

  4. OMG! Love your bird! It's too too cute! And love that you made the lessons your own!

  5. The bird is fantastic & the cake is beautiful! Amazing work!

  6. Seriously cute birdie & the cake is amazing. :D