Friday, February 27, 2009

French General Fabric Stash Contest

Those are my birds!  A few months ago I stumbled upon a "fabric stash" challenge on the French General's website.  The challenge was to dig deep in your fabric stash and create something using only items you already have.  The easy part for me is that not only do I have a huge fabric stash, I also hoard things like antique bisque bird heads, lace, vintage beads, acorns......So I started these little birds- the Sisters.  Check out French General's blog entry here and vote for your favorite entry! (the funny thing is I used very little fabric for these little birds- they stand about 3 1/2" - 4" tall)
I started by wiring arms to the chipped-up bodies, and attaching the heads.  Each one really took on a personality of it's own.  This is the next group just waiting for clothes.
Then each little bird got an outfit made from bits of an old quilt & lace.
I'm so excited to be seen on one of my favorite sites!  French General has the most amazing selection of vintage beads & findings, kits, textiles, millinery flowers, and books.  I was surprised more people didn't take on this challenge- it was a lot of fun- and it inspired me to dig out my secret stash of bird heads :)  Don't forget to vote for your favorite- the winner gets $100 gift certificate!        

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