Tuesday, June 24, 2008

{ sew inspiring }

This sweet skirt and tutorial took me right back to my 7th grade home economics class--even the fabric is similar to the one I made. If I could, I'd create one of these little lovelies for every day of the week.

Cute top + simple wrap skirt = the perfect summer uniform.

Alas, I've since lost what minimal sewing knowledge I had back then. One of my summer goals, however, is to get off my bum and try my hand at some simple projects using this. In preparation, I've been stalking a handful of sewing blogs and have been drooling over the inspiration found on this week's featured blog--Spool--including this amazing bird mobile

Bird Mobile

So many possibilities...a baby nursery, a playroom, or your craft room (what a great way to repurpose and show off cute, leftover fabric scraps).

Three Little Birds

The birds can be handsewn using this free pattern. Create a batch for baby shower favors or stuff them with a dense filler to make some adorable book-ends. And if you're really feeling ambitious, grab a few branches and some eye-hooks and create your very own custom mobile.

Do any of you readers have a favorite sewing blog/site...I'd love for you to share it with us.


Laura said...

Thanks so much for including us on your gorgeous website. I'm so glad you like what we've been doing! Now that I know about you, I will be checking back often!

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Oh my...oh my...bestill my heart! I adore that sweet mobile! Dare I attempt to make it as I know hardly any sewing at all? What lovely finds Suzanne! You go on with your bad self and make a skirt! :) I want to see it when you are finished(no pressure!) :)

Robin said...

Love the skirt, very cute. And of course I love the birds, I need to sew myself a whole flock of them!

One of my favorite sewing blogs is A Dress A Day, you can find it at http://www.dressaday.com/dressaday.html

simply seleta said...

Sew loving this....and sooo wishing I could sew!!!

mandco said...

Ahh thank you! I want to make that skirt now, and I looove the birds! Super cute!

littlebyRD said...

Love a wrap skirt! I have a great pattern from the 70's that is a reversible one - fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Hi! What a fabulous blog you have here! Thanks for sharing.

I was wondering if you might have that pattern to make the bird mobile...it seems the link has expired or has been taken down. I am about to be a first time mommy and have been trying to figure out how I can make a little nursery look cute when there's no real room in the budget for it. Thanks! You can email me at info@stacieddy.com.

All the best,


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