You all know I have a thing about paper. I am a book lover, and a book can draw me in just by the quality of the paper or even the size of the book. I like odd sizes and special touches, and this book is not your standard size, and it has rounded corners. I LOVE that!
|Not shown in this stock photo -- the rounded corners. But they're there.|
This book is clever in so many ways. For one, you don't have to rip up your book to get to the patterns. All you need is a SmartPhone or other device that can scan the QR code, download what you need, and you're off!
HOOOO doesn't like owls? (See what I did there?)
The birds you can make are an owl, a canary, a penguin, a dove, an eagle, a kookaburra (sans the old gum tree), a bluebird, a cardinal, a woodpecker, a seagull, a chick, a robin, a fairy wren (someone make me one?), a swan, a parrot (pirate not included), a peacock (yes, please), a hummingbird (more yes, more please), and a flamingo.
You can do a lot with these birds -- turn them into ornaments, put them on a stick and display them in a vase, add a pocket on the back (the owl is a good candidate) for your phone, etc. There are lots of ideas and really pretty photos in the book to give you great ideas to branch out even further.
I know how to sew, but haven't for a long time. But having known how to sew, from hemming pants to sewing a dress to making curtains, I can tell you that this book can be utilized by anyone with a willingness to learn. Stitches are simple, and the most fun is picking out the fabric!
I will be giving away my copy of this awesome 126 page book AND some fun fabric if you leave a comment below (be sure your name is connected to an email on your blog or give me a way to get in touch with you). PLEASE pass this giveaway around to your crafting communities of Facebook and share the love and help Virginia Lindsay feel awesome!
Zack will draw a name on April 9th.
Ready, set, bird time!
Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking on the right side bar of this blog (please and thank you!). She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party® and author of the book "Bead Soup" via Kalmbach Publishing.