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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Bird Purse - Secret Revealed!

I did some more beading on the appliqué on my bird purse yesterday:

Bird Purse

With all the excited of setting up the new fish tank, I couldn't sit still long enough to stitch so I didn't get in as much stitching time as I would have liked but that's ok.

Now, you're probably still wondering what that glittery green stuff is to the right of the bird. I didn't think anyone would figure it out.

It's one of those glittered floral picks that you can use to tie on packages or to make flower arrangements:

Glittered Pick

I found them at Michaels Craft Store back at Christmas time. They were on sale so I bought a bunch of them thinking they would be great on Seascapes. I was looking for a piece of lace the other day and saw these in my drawer and thought, "hey, I can use a piece of that on this project" so I clipped a piece off and sewed it on!

If you want to give this a try, I just want to warn you: some of the glitter will come off onto your CQ. Not to worry! After you get it sewn on and add some do-dads to it, just hold it face down over a waste basket and tap on the back a few times and the excess glittered will fall off of your stitched piece!

I've been told that I use some unusual things on my CQ projects and yes, I do! The great thing about crazy quilting is that there are no rules. If I can sew it on, I will sew it on!


Kim said...

WOW!!! That's coming along great! I can't always see your logic in using the fabrics you use for the "block" so I'm always amazed to see how it turns out when embellished.

Thanks for sharing your progress!

Susan said...

I love how this looks, and I love your attitude about CQ. =)

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