Sunday Stash & Peacock Finish

A finished project for once! Finally took the time to finish up my peacock. This was from a class I took a few months ago on making a stuffed bird. I love the end result and look forward to doing more stuffed creatures! It’s a nice change from quilting and sewing stuff all the time and lets you do some other things creatively that wouldn’t work on a quilt. ┬áThis peacock came from the book The Artful Bird, which I highly recommend if you want to try stuffed creatures.

Stuffed Peacock

Stuffed Peacock

Stuffed Peacock

Stuffed Peacock

Stuffed Peacock

Stuffed Peacock

Stuffed Peacock

Stuffed Peacock

My hand embroidery isn’t that great (respect to all you hand embroidery experts out there!) so some of the details didn’t turn out quite how I envisioned them. Overall I love him and he will bring quite a snappy style to a corner of my sewing room that’s for sure. My favorite part is the tail and the hot fix crystals that I added.

A friend and listener sent me a scrappy owl to cheer me up! Henry sits on my bookshelf with Totoro.

Scrappy Owl

I Don’t Do Dishes was having a sale on Etsy in lieu of her preparing to open her brick and mortar store so I bought some solids for my stash.

Sunday Stash

And while I was in Vegas I stopped by Quiltique and loaded up on fabrics and a few patterns!

Sunday Stash

Comments

  1. The peacock looks great!

  2. Your hand embroidery rocks–as does every other part of this bird (and all the other cool stuff you make!!)

  3. Hello Katie,

    Your Peacock is magnificent. Have fun with your new fabrics.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

  4. Hi Katie!

    Absolutely love the peacock! And I spy the Amy Butler Poufs pattern. I’ve been drooling over these! Would love to see your progress and hear any tips on putting one together before I embark on that project.

    Belinda

  5. Lauren says:

    I love it! I want it! I don’t want to make it! Can I have it!??? LOL!

  6. How fun is that!!! Wonderful.

  7. Fabulous Peacock and Congratulations on your finish. Creative Sewing Bliss…