Hi all.  I have been spending my time sewing away to get ready for these shows I am doing in Novemeber.  This means I am not doing too many new things to share with you here on the blog.  I don't like just showing pictures of things of that you have already seen!  BORING.  But I do have something new that I spent a couple days trying to figure out and that turned out to be really cute.

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Zippered pouches made from the Katie Bird Pattern.  This was a suggestion made to me by a person I met at the handmade arcade last spring.  I loved the idea and have been waiting for the right moment to make some.  They are so cute.  THEY WERE A HUGE PAIN TO MAKE.  I don't know if I am missing something basic or what but the lightbulb that usually goes off in my head and translates a project into easy instructions simply did not work this time.  

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My seam ripper worked really hard for me the last few days.  Thank you seam ripper!  Why would this project be a pain in the neck?  For some reason, it was hard to keep the shape of the bird looking good while still putting in a zipper and a liner.  

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I may come back to this project over the winter and see if I can make it simpler!  It should be simple, right?  I did love the way I made the wing this time around.  People asked for the big Katie Birds at my last show so I made a couple and did the wing the same way as I did the pouches.  These big ones are so fast and easy!

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Here is a picture of Katie Birds being love birds.  AWWWW.  cuteness.

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And again from a different funky angle.

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The wing is cool, huh?   Of course the cute AnnKelle and Joel Dewberry fabric always help too!  

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