Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Little Birdie Told Me....

I think everyone in blogland knows that Jenny and Wendy are hosting a Birdcage Week-End Sew-In.  The creations are FABULOUS.  I didn't take part in this one, between having too much to do and not wanting to do any fiddly sewing.  But as I looked at all the creations, I really wanted my own bird.  So, last night, I drew one.

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And I'm sharing it with you.  You can get the pdf file here.

My little birdie didn't like staying in a cage, so I left the door open for her.  She decorated her little home with lots of ivy.  I think she's very happy there!  I haven't stitched her out yet, but I plan to this weekend.  Won't you join me?  I think I will do her in redwork, but may make her sister in other colors.  If you make your own, I would love to see!

And now I have a question for you.  Have any of you ever straightened your hair, permanently?  I've had it done at a salon, but would like to do it myself, to save big bucks.  If you have done this successfully [or unsuccessfully!] I'd love to hear your story!

Have a great weekend everyone, I plan to sew until I can't see straight!

51 comments:

Jenny of Elefantz said...

OOOOOOooohhhh, it's gorgeous!!! I am definitely going to stitch this, Allie. I am bird-crazy!! LOL!
Hugs
Jen
xxx

Sew Useful Designs said...

Allie this design is SO tweet! I love it! Love it! Love it!!!! And i'm going to stitch it! Thank you sweetheart!!!
Hugs! VIkki xioxoxoxo

Joanne said...

Love that bird cage .... love your lemon tree too !!!

John'aLee said...

That is sooooo, soooo cute!

Heather x said...

What a cute drawing you've made, my friend....I can use this on my cards, thank you for sharing :)
*hugs* Heather x

Jytte R said...

This litle bird is really lovely. Thank you for your generosity.

Melody said...

Hi Allie, not only are you a lovely person, you are a great designer. I love this little bird. I love that he is free if he wants to be but has a little home to return to and I am definitely going to stitch him - in blue-work, I think

Sue said...

Thanks Allie, what a great gift you gorgeous thing you.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Allie I love it...I have just printed it out...will trace it tomorrow thanks so much...Peg xx

Vicki ♥ said...

Thank you so much Allie...I just love this gorgeous bird and the cage. I too dont like to see birds locked up. You are very clever with your drawing and I will get to stitching it up very soon. I love it! Hugs Vicki

Penny said...

Oooo...thank you Allie!!!

Debbie said...

I love this birdcage, Allie! I think I'm going to use it in a redwork quilt that's in progress. Thanks for sharing it.

midge said...

You are asking the me if I have tried to straighten hair :-)
Hair straighter queen.
In the end it always curls again.
No amount of any tacky "stuff" or hair drying or anything else for that matter. GIVE IN Gracefully :-)

Thanks for the bird Allie, I'm pleased you kept the cage door open.
:-) xxx

Caron said...

Oh my gosh, he is so CUTE!!! And you can draw! I sure wish I could. I downloaded your bird cage... I'll be doing that one! Love it.

Sharon said...

Thank you Allie!! It's beautiful! I'll be doing this one for sure. About the hair straightening...my daughter ended up with extremely curly hair and hard to tame. She never tried straightening it permanently (I'm glad!) but sometimes she will use a Chi flat iron to straighten it. It takes a long time to do it though.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Allie, that is just ADORABLE!!!! Do you draw these freehand and then scan them or do you draw them on the computer? I love that the door is open for the bird.

We looked at the hair straightening for our daughter. The problem is if your hair grows fast, the roots will have the curl/frizz/etc. pretty quickly even if the rest is straight. Blow-drying and then using a flat-iron took a long time since she has long hair. Then, we found the Conair Infiniti hair dryer. It has a comb-like attachment that straightens your hair as you dry it and it has worked really, really well. All she needs is just a touch up with a flat iron afterwards. I just looked on Amazon and you can get one for $21. It dries her hair fast and it dries pretty straight and without frizz and it stays straight until she washes it again. If someone has really short hair, it would be hard to use, but below chin length and beyond it has been wonderful.

Valerie said...

Oh I love the birdie. I am actually devoting this weekend at the Sparta Hilton to do that embroidery on that little practice daygown. I sure hope that I can do it. My daughter had her hair straightened at the salon too but she didn't do it herself. But she is coloring her hair herself now. That is something I want to learn.

Cathy said...

Allie, I will have to embroider your bird and cage. Thanks!!!

BubzRugz said...

That is really lovely - and so sweet to share it with us too..... thanks....

Patricia said...

Oh, Allie...your bird is the sweetest! I love it...thank you!

Hair straightening? Ugh! I used to straighten it myself, but it grows out much too fast. I'll never do a chemical straightening again.

A flat-iron has been the answer for me...even down here in the hot and humid south. I let my hair air dry for an hour or so, blow it dry with a hair dryer (about 10 minutes), then use a flat-iron. It will keep my hair smooth and free of frizz for days...even down here...until I wash it again. My hair is very dry...I can often go a week without washing it.

Wendy B said...

oooo Allie, I love this one! I think we've started a trend!!!! LOL I'm with Jen....Im not going batty, I'm going 'birdy'!!!
Off to download now!
sugary hugs
Wendy :O) XX

Michelle said...

I love your drawing! I'd make it but I don't stitch...lol!

Dolores said...

What a gorgeous little design. Thank you dear Allie.

susan m hinckley said...

Darling, Allie! Thanks for your generosity. Have fun with that sewing weekend!

Lizzie said...

Thank you for the sweet bird cage download. I love it and can't wait to use it! Lizzie

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

OH Allie - that is TOO CUTE! Love, love, love your creativity (smile)!

Terry said...

Thanks for this sweet pattern Allie! It's so pretty! :0)

Michele Bilyeu said...

Absolutely darling, Allie! Wonderful gift of sharing! Glad you are feeling better!

Michelle May said...

A delightful birdie Allie! Love her!
So glad you are doing better.
As for the hair question, no clue. My hair is stick straight!
xx, shell

Cheryl said...

Allie, she is sooo sweet! and just begs to be brought to life with some delicious threads on linen.. thank you so much for sharing :)
Cheryl xx

Janelle said...

Hi Allie
Your bird cage is gorgeous! It makes me want to get the needle out and start stitching straight away! So many other projects I should be doing though!

DAWNIE said...

Great work Allie - looks lovely. I too love birdcages.

Loralynn said...

How sweet! Thanks for sharing this with us!

Fiona said...

She is just gorgeous Allie - A bit like you really :)

Hugs - Fee X

Sue said...

Thank you for this lovely design. It's gorgeous!

Christine said...

cute pattern...thanks for sharing!

KaHolly said...

I came over from Willowberry Designs to check out this adorable pattern. Thank you so much for the free download! Something new and cheery to stitch on a cold, winter's day! ~karen

Carrie P. said...

Allie, it is so darling. Thanks again for sharing your talents with us.

Fleurette said...

Allie, your birdcage design is just gorgeous, I love it!

jan said...

Allie, I am trying to catch up and saw this cute birdie! Thanks so much for sharing it! I am glad your hand is better and I hope your mom is feeling safe.
J

Ivory Spring said...

Allie,

You have outdone yourself! I thought that lemon tree design was awesome... this is awesome-r!!!

Jan said...

Hi, Allie, I have just downloaded your birdcage pattern to add to the ever-growing to-do list. Thanks so much for sharing; it's absolutely gorgeous. Clever you. I am always in awe of people who can design and draw and come up with new ideas.

paulette said...

Thanks so much for the little birdie and bird cage...so tweet!!
Paulette

Khris said...

cute, cute, cute...thanks for sharing...I have now shared it on my Freebies blog too thanks Allie...hugs Khris

Marie-noelle said...

Merci beaucoup pour ce charmant modèle, Je le garde pour un jour prochain.

Rebekah said...

I love this birdie design! I totally want to stitch one up for myself. Adorable. Thanks for posting this!

La petite couturière said...

Allie! Un blog increible!
Te invito a que visites el mio y te hagas seguidora si te gusta!
Un besito, Celia.

Sylvia said...

What a lovely pattern, Allie. Thanks so much for sharing it.

Fiesta said...

The birdcage is adorable Allie. Thank you

Martine said...

It's very pretty ,i love it . Thank you

Rah said...

Found you via Pinterest. Love, love the bird in cage. Thanks for sharing!

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