How to spend a snowy few hours....
As I have already mentioned I treated myself to a magazine this week called 'Style at Home'. I don't normally buy them as they can be quite expensive, but this one was just £1.99 and I had been given a Sainsbury's voucher for my birthday and I didn't want the whole lot to be spent on potatoes, bread, eggs, washing powder, bleach...........etc...etc!
Anyway, here is the super new publication I chose;
It had a great article on Chloe Owens, author of "All Sewn Up", followed by a piece on 'How to Blog' and so here I am having a go at blogging!
Now these two articles alone would be worth the £1.99, but there was lots more to interest me, including some super makes from a new book by Eline Pellinkolf, with the chance to win a copy;
The five projects which Style at Home featured in this month's copy are all very pretty and spring-like, so what else to do on a freezing cold snowy day than stay indoors and make a little birdie!
Here is mine feeling very glad to be inside looking outside;
I made a couple of small changes from the original pattern, the first was sewing up the end of the tail. In the magazine he had a frayed tail and being made from linen looked super-cute and very shabby chic!. As mine was stitched in cotton, this seemed less appropriate. I also used two small seed beads for the eyes rather than working them with thread. The final slight change I made was to put a couple of shaping stitches in the beak, which makes him look slightly more duck-like, although whether this is an 'improvement' or not is a matter of choice!