Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bird-a-palooza!



After I made my Harry Potter shirt yesterday I immediately started thinking about what shirt I wanted to do next! Yeah, I'm a little addicted.  And I'm obsessed with birds, so birds it was!

I thought about making a "Bird is the Word" shirt (one of my favoirte family guy episodes) but eventually decided I just wanted a cute bird.  Here is the one I found on google.


It was love at first sight.  Simple, adorable.  I wanted it.  Then the more I looked at it, the more I wanted to add a fabric embellishment on my shirt! So I used the same method for this shirt as I did for my Harry Potter shirt to make the stencil.  Rather than print out the bird I just freehanded it onto a piece of paper.

This time I only put on two coats of paint.  I wanted it to be more thin so some of the shirt color would show through and create a pale aqua bird.  Before the paint dried I slapped on the fabric wing.



After the paint was dry I stitched around the pink and yellow fabric with turquoise stitching for contrast! I L-O-V-E it!!

Oh, and excuse the poor photo quality.  I didn't get to take my photos til late and the lighting in my house sucks at night.  I was too excited to wait!




Speaking of birds - I made a special trip out to the Berry Hill goodwill in Nashville today because I heard it was awesome.  Yeah, not so much.  Maybe for clothes, but their furniture was sparse.  I didn't walk away empty handed though! I found this hiding on a lower shelf:


Is that precious or what?! I couldn't wait to get home and paint it.  I was feeling lazy so I just used some spray paint.  Here it is now with its minature friend (which is actually part of a salt and pepper shaker set)!


Excuse my dusty table - gotta clean tomorrow.

So I got to complete some small projects today, but they made me super happy!

Cheers!
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27 comments:

  1. your t-shirt and your new hoot are adorable!

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  2. SOOO cute!! Just wondering whether you could share a tutorial about how you add the smaller party buttons to the bottom of your post? GREAT way to party!!

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  3. Very cute! You're a crafty gal ;) Love your new owl, what a great find!

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  4. Love both your shirt creation and your owl makeover - super fantabulous job!!! TFS!

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  5. Adorable. I wondered where you were going with that owl but it is gorgeous with a paint job.

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  6. I love the birdie T shirt. I'm a sucker for little birdies :) And love that owl. Precious!

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  7. aw cute!!! thanks for sharing:)
    http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love your little owls - I am about to do my son to be's nursery in owls and I have a couple I bought to do something with - spray paint here I come! :)

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  9. It must be the week for birds and owls - So funny. Come see my rooster and owl onesies!
    www.cookieandclaire.blogspot.com
    Love the shirt!

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  10. By the way, i am following your blog now and would love a "follow back" if you have a chance !

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  11. Adorable bird shirt!!! Love the look of every little bit of it...even the detail with the aqua thread! Thanks so much for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami

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  12. SO, I follow your blog (as you know) lol But I found this t-shirt on the Sizzle into Summer at jUdy's before I saw it on your posting. lol DIdn't know if was yours and clicked on it!!!! There you were!! lol Love the shirt ALOT. Maybe I will make one. The owls....well....you KNOW how I feel about them!!! :)

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  13. YOur little birdie shirt is so adorable. What a cute graphic!
    Yvonne

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  14. Wow sweet birdie and lovely owls.

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  15. Thanks for linking up to Craft and Tell! I just adore anything with little birdies!

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  16. Oh I LOVE your tees! What a great design.
    Found you on Handy Man, Crafty Woman and am your newest follower!! Love your blog!

    Quick question...how do you get your link party thumbnails arranged so wonderfully?

    http://www.releasemecreate.blogspot.com

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  17. SO cute...I LOVE birds!!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"...and putting my button on your blog!! :)

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  18. Cool! Love the colors you chose!

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  19. Saw you on the Somewhat Simple link party. I just had to tell you how much I love your little owl makeover. I have seen something similar on Etsy that I really want - never thought about how easy it would be to do it myself! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  20. So cute~ I love it!! What a little charmer! Thanks for sharing at my party! :)

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  21. Super cute! Thank you for linking up last week at Sew Woodsy! Please come back tomorrow and link up your most recent project!

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  22. my husband's aunt has that same owl and I have wanted to spray paint it yellow since I set eyes on it. Thanks for linking up your craptastic stuff!

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  23. Congrats! You've been featured on Fabulousity Friday! Come check it out & pick up your award at: http://sweetteaserendipity.blogspot.com/2011/07/fabulousity-friday-6.html

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