Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Handmade Gift

My friend Tanya ( makes these gorgeous Voodoo Dolls to sell and gave me one as a gift on the proviso that I make something for her in return.  It's probably been close to a year since she gave me the doll and I finally sat down yesterday and made something for her (especially since it's her birthday next week).

So here's my very first attempt at hand making / sewing a doll-type item and I chose a bird that I saw on Samm Menzies' blog last year (you'll find a picture of Samm's birds on this post ... much more beautiful than mine).  The actual template comes from another site Spool (here's the link to the pattern - ) and it looks really easy to do, but when you're not very good at using a sewing machine, or reading a pattern and you've used a fabric that frays, it's actually more challenging that it looks.

Anyway, I think I've made good on my promise to give Tanya a hand-made item and I'm pretty sure I won't be making any others (so no orders please) ... but you never know!!!

"A true friend is the most precious of all possessions and the one we take the least thought about acquiring."
~François de La Rochefoucauld~

1 comment:

Tan in a tree is me said...

Oops was i not meant to see yet? Promise ill act surprised :P
Aren't i lucky, i love that its something new to you too....
Cant wait, maybe i can sit him on top of my new stand, like an angel?!?!