My old gray wool skirt.
I decided to cut it up and make package toppers.
I had black and white toile scraps leftover from re-covering a chair, along with some assorted trims and vintage buttons.
I cut out simple shapes for the bodies, wings, and front pockets (to put stuff in).
I also cut a pattern out of the toile to see what it would look like.
I sewed the eyes, beaks, and pockets onto one of the front pieces, then sewed the two body pieces together, filling them with a bit of poly-fil stuffing.
Lastly, I sewed on the wings and added the trims, bows, vintage buttons, and red berries.
There are times when I’m working on a project and I just know something is wrong but I can’t put my finger on it. Does this ever happen to you?
Then when I see it posted on the computer screen, I see the problem right away!
Such is the case with this last one . She needed more contrast: gray for the pocket, perhaps,and black around the eyes.
Love this vintage button! It looks like glass.
I think they turned out so cute!
When I showed them to my 4 year old, however, he said, “They’re too pointy.”
Too pointy ?