Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bird Applique

I think we have birds on the brain around here. We have been growing these little chicks in my living room for the last couple of weeks. They have a few more days before they are big enough to go out to the big pen. We hear their sweet little chirping all day. The girls and I decided they needed a new Summer outfit, with birdies of course! So this is what we came up with. I bought shirts for $2.99 at Walmart, added this sweet little applique-super quick by the way! Then I made a couple pair of shorts with a little coordinating ruffle. I love the pink and brown fabrics. Well since I already had it all drawn out, I wrote out the directions for a free pattern download. I have a new system for downloading patterns, it's much easier than before!
Just click HERE (or on the word tutorials at the top of the page), click add to cart (pattern is free), follow the prompts to download.

Can you tell I took these pictures after the girls wore them? LOL! Maddie's is on the right. The kids have been so funny with chicks in the house! The chick in the picture is Jamima Puddle Duck- because Molly's favorite movie is "Mrs. Potter" and "Jamima Puddle Duck" is her favorite book. One day Molly said "Mama, poor Jamima Puddle Duck she's such a dumb little chicken." I said "Why is she dumb?" And she answered "because she thinks she's a duck!" I hope I will always remember these little things that they say. Tim went to the fire station with Ben last night for a union meeting. When he got home I asked "Tim, where have you been?" He said "I went to the fire station and talked to da guys". I couldn't help but snicker at my little four year old man! He thought he was so big going to work with Dad.

Now that my shop is open I want to start a mailing list so I can keep everyone informed about new patterns and freebies. If you would like to be added to the list just comment on this post and leave me your name and email address, or you can email me at mamacaffee@hotmail.com.

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Karen said...

I love the little birdies and their rick rack beeks. So cute!

Alisa A. Thoms said...

too cute...everything, everyone. after a week and a half i finally got to catch up on your blog! i missed too much. no more honeymoons for me!

I so wish you could accompany me to the Philippines one year with all that sewing talent. My girls would love to learn!

Kath said...

Lovely outfits. I bet the girls just loved them! :~)
Please put me on your mailing list.

Steve & Molly said...

Cute, cute! You make me wish I had a Walmart around here so I could find a nice t-shirt to sew those on! The t-shirts here are not super high quality, but we do have a used clothing store with stuff from the States and I think I may just have to go hunting there for some solid colored t-shirts to try this. I have some coordinating fabric for skirts for the girls and this applique would be adorable for a cute shirt to go with them. Thanks for sharing!

Tanya said...

Adorable birdie!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I am new here and don't normally read blogs...I came here from a craft site to see some of your dresses and started reading...I have triplets so I was reading about the twins and looking at all the pics. We have nicu pics too. Our girls were 8 wks early, now 8 months old. I also read the post about your mc, it brought tears to my eyes, I had an early mc in my 3rd pregnancy, I have a total of 6 kids ages 8 months to 18!

Cactusflower said...

You do such beautiful work. I just found your blog today, and I love to sew clothing for my children and others, and I am doing some basic crocheting -- please put me on your list!