February 22, 2010

Five Little Birds

I was recently lucky enough to receive a birth blessing from my lovely, lovely friends and aside from being pampered for the morning, which was of course present enough, I came home with some really lovely handmade gifts. This one, from my dear friend Rebecca, is too sweet not to share:


I love that she was inspired by Kata Goulda's book, Handstitched Felt, but made the image completely her own to so sweetly represent our growing family. I think that's the very best possible use of patterns: as inspiration and instruction, but with enough freedom to really personalize what you're making. (Take that with a grain of salt, since I'm someone who has a really hard time following patterns exactly as written.)

Happy stitching everyone!

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