Sunday, May 17, 2009

tweet!

I thought I might change things up a bit, shake up my sewing repertoire. Since Twitter has made such a big splash, I thought perhaps a bird design was in order. In the Great Closet Caper (I told you all how I was over it and wouldn't bring it up anymore...I guess I lied) I found a bunch of jeans that MacGyver had ruined in his mechanical "pursuits." Rather than throw all of that denim lusciousness away, an old rusty bell went off in my head and I decided to keep and "repurpose" (new, hip term for "reuse") the old pants. Way, way back in my high school art class, I discovered I had a knack for applique (waaaaay before it became so popular). Being that all the birds I'm seeing on blogs are cute and fat, I made this fat bird from leftover fabric scraps. I think I'll embroider "twitter" or "tweet" on the denim. Oh, this is going to be a purse. I forgot to mention that. One side denim, the other, pieced fabrics. Maybe I'll stick a heart on the other side of that denim seam...

I'm open to any suggestions. My creativity has been ebbing and being that you're all smart folks, I could use your help...SOS!

4 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I like what you are doing!!

I have been saving Bebo's old jeans. I have also saved all of his sports shirts...some are so tiny!!!

I am going to try to make him a quilt out of all of that.'


Before he is 93.

J said...

Oh, I like that! I love birds, owls are my favorite...you know, incase you are keeping track of that kind of info...Jenny loves owls. :0) I have a ginormous storage tote full of old jeans that I use in rag quilts...they are really good for that. They are also good for the back of picnic quilts (a pieced backing).

You will show us the finished project right?

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! I love it. Tell me, though- is that hand applique or machine applique? I love the look but haven't really learnt how to do it.

And you don't need an SOS- all of the idea that you've listed are brilliant! Just go with it and make sure to post pics of the finished masterpiece!

randi said...

Cute idea! I like the plan of patchwork on one side, appliqued jeans on the other. Can't wait to see it finished!

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