Monday, October 17, 2011


Welcome to the Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop!! I am so excited to be working with The Twinery and Sizzix's very own Eileen Hull for this blog hop!


There are 60 designers participating in this hop using 12 different dies! Isn't that fun! Here is how the blog hop is set up:
•Each week, for 6 weeks, there will be new projects featured in the hop. You don’t need to worry about finding a long link list or a specific post, because that little button on the top right side bar will automatically take you to the most recent projects. (This is week 3 of the blog hop)
•Did you miss a day or miss a week? Don’t worry, just visit the “FAQ” section at the bottom of this post for more info!
Don't forget to visit Oh My Crafts for a chance to WIN this die!!

The die that I am using for this project today is the Sizzix Scoreboards Bird Die !







The Twinery Twine I used :


Now let's take a look at the projects! I decided I wanted to try the die on wool felt and make some cute handmade Christmas ornaments for my children.


Since wool felt can be a little pricey, I measured just enough to cut a bird, for 3 of them. I ran it through with a double layer and took it right to my sewing machine. I left a small opening for the fiberfill and then stitched to close . The pink bird... I added wings and vintage buttons.

The brown one got a pinback. It is a festive touch on a sweater!

The little jingle bells were from a local craft store. They are the perfect size & colors. I love the marschino twine...it looks great with these adorable birds!

There is so much you can do with the bird die! I thought it would be a fun package topper too!

Some other ideas I had: Hair clippie, Magnets, Napkin ring holder, Cupcake toppers!!

Be sure to click on the Sizzix Fresh Vintage icon (below or on my side bar) to see what the other designers have done with the Bird die! You are in for a treat!





Thanks for visiting!



Caroline

26 comments:

Eileen Hull said...

Caroline- I love these cut from felt! What a cute batch of projects- now I have to get at my sewing machine! Thank you so much for joining us on this hop. Your work is beautiful!

Karen B said...

Super! These birds are fabulous! I could see a whole little tree done with different birds. Very inspiring!

Tara Noel said...

What beautiful ornaments and I love your use of buttons. Wool felt is one of the most versatile things to work with!

Eva said...

oh so super cute, I love the one on the gift box!!!
Eva :0)
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craftsncoffee said...

These are so pretty cut from wool felt, and I love how you embellished each bird differently. Gorgeous as ornaments, mobiles, package toppers, etc.

Miriam Prantner said...

Those little birds you created are so cute! I love the little guy on the present.

Beth said...

I love your felt birds - they are lovely!

Monika Wright said...

Very chic and so expertly crafted, Caroline. I adore each and every one!

Roxi Phillips said...

I WILL be making these! Love them!

Subriagirl said...

Beautiful Caroline!

Anonymous said...

So, so cute! Who would have thought, felt???

Cindy Rippe said...

I didn't think of felt but I'm glad you did! So pretty and easier than cutting out a bunch of ornaments with a pattern and scissors. Your designs are great! Thanks for sharing.

MORMOR said...

I am so in love with your felt birds. They remind me of some vintage ones my mom had back in the 50s. I need to make these.

Mylene said...

These are so sweet. The bird looks fabulous made from felt. I love all your ideas!

Peggy said...

Love this idea. Thank you for sharing.
Peggy Allen

Anita Braddock said...

How cute is this Beautiful bird love the colors and that you made them for the tree.you have done a great job. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win
abbraddock@msn.com

Jen Carter said...

Oh wow. You did such a fabulous job with these birds!! They are beautiful!! Gorgeous work!

KimberlyRae said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee
All these fluttering lil
B E A U T I E S!!
Great Talent you have!
Hugs and Blessings,
KimberlyRae
kreationsbykimberlyrae@hotmail.com
http://kreationsbykimberlyrae.com/blog

Julia Cheang said...

Your bird projects are so cute and adorable! You are so creative to think of so many different ways to decorate and use these darling little birds.

Hussena said...

i love the cute felt birds they look so so adorable and such a nice gift idea too!!

Indy said...

What cute birds! I love them as ornaments.

maryz said...

These birds are fabulous! Beautiful !

Stephanie said...

these birds are all SO pretty Caroline! great idea to use these with felt!

Jonathan F said...

Caroline, these birds are insanely cute. I want every one of them.

Julie Ranae said...

Caroline...these are absolutely beautiful projects for the Sizzix showcase! I adore them!

Bee Burg said...

Adorable! Love them, the fuzzy texture of felt is just perfect! :-D