Sunday, January 23, 2011


I know I've been pretty quiet lately. I have been doing stuff though. When Jennifer invited us to Ava's b-day party I asked what I could get her. Jennifer said, "anything. as long as it's not a stuffed animal. Except for Shaun the Sheep OR you could MAKE peep, quack, and chirp!" Riiiight. After Mary came in talking about peep, quack, and chirp I googled them. Hmm... Looks do-able. Obsessively Stitching had just done a long series on making stuffed Angry Birds, so I modified her pattern to make these:

Apparently it's a kids cartoon on PBS. The girls loved them. My children went nuts. After making these three birds I was harassed and cajoled by both of my children to make more birds. Knowing they had no clue who Peep, Quack and Chirp are I went ahead and made them Angry Birds. (They're from a video game, for anyone who is wondering) I now have orders for the tiny blue ones AND after my husband saw them he asked for one too. My plan is to make the whole set.

And sewing for myself.... First up a tunic from the Hilco Knip Mode.

The fabric is a stretchy meshy furry thing. Feels soft to the touch, but once I got it on it was pretty itchy. Not so much that I can't handle wearing it all day though.

Oh, I made the skirt too. It's canvas. I didn't think it would make a good skirt, but actually it's awesome! It has a nice weight to it and doesn't wrinkle too badly.

Next up McCall's 6120 with some striped knit from Hilco. I loooove this fabric.

Oh, I got my hair cut too. Right before the New Year.

Next to look forward to - Ethan is playing basketball. I have to get the pics off the camera and processed.


  1. love the little birds. But I really love your outfits. Your killing me wearing something new everday!

  2. I agree with Katelyn... The birds are cute (I love angry birds...) but the outfits are fantastic! Very fun fabrics! Love your hair too. I'm getting ready to cut mine. Soon. I think.
    You look marvelous!

  3. mom doesnt love angry birds she was OBSESSED with angry birds!! There was a whole month she ignored her family and played it!
    Love all of the sewing! And your hair cut! Very sassy!!
    Glad you posted again I missed you!

  4. Angry Birds is a lovely little stress reliever. Just sayin....

  5. You looked amazing in all of these outfits, I still can't believe you made them all. You Rock!

    Peep, Quack, and Chirp turned out soooo cute! I'm glad they worked for you. My failed attempt is still really bothering me.

  6. I was already drooling over how cute you are at Ava's brithdy party (sounds creepy when I write it)!! That hair cut is perfect for you! And the outfits! the cowl neck one is soo cool. And the birds...what can I are the best!!!!!!!!! Those birds are still going strong over here. The role play with them. Is that the correct way to say it? they give them voices and make them walk. I'm still so super inmpressed with them;)

  7. As I said when Jennifer posted these, LOVE the birds! You did a great job with them! And you're looking absolutely fabulous, what with the new 'do and new threads. Both of these pictures of you are just great. :)

  8. Love the hair and the outfits. You are sooooo talented!!! And BEAUTIFUL!!! Love, Margaret and Ace

  9. I mentioned it on her blog too, but any chance you'd make a set of peep for sale? Would love to have them for my daughter!