1. Pink Feather Ornament from One King's Lane 2. Feather Fan Dinner Napkin from Coral and Tusk 3. Feather Garland from Paper Source
I love feathers.
I love them in bright colors for craft projects, hand drawn or painted, dipped in gold, on actual birds and especially, ON FABRIC! I'm so excited about Mark Hordyszynski's new line for Michael Miller Fabrics called, Birds of a Feather!
As soon as the fabric arrived, I made Little O a dress and took some photos while we practiced our yoga moves... in boots :) Love that girl!
Pattern used for dress- The Wednesday Dress by Cali Faye
Last week I chatted with Mark about his new collection, Birds of a Feather, and here's what he had to say about each pattern:
Tweet - "Birds have always been popular throughout the years, with trends specifying (sometimes without specificity) which particular bird is singled out - the owl, swans, and flamingos are always good - so I chose to do a very generic bird. Inspired by the no-nonsense form of Scandinavia design, Marimekko and the Modern Quilt Guild, simple shapes suggest more detailed parts such as a tear drop shape for wings, or sticks for feet, or a triangle for the beak or crest, or tail feathers."
Scwambled Eggs- "I think of alien space pods from sci-fi B movies from the 50's."
Twig- "is a fractured stripe."
Quill - "I had been experimenting with combining the almost rigidly drawn outline in the shape of a feather with the very loose, again very simple and almost suggestive, stroke of a marker of paint brush."
*Instructions for the standard size pillow case will be available for free on Mark's blog: www.madhatterofmaui.blogspot.com
*The machine embroidery can be downloaded (for a small fee) at the digitizer's website: www.theneedleworkfactory.com.
*for information about the bucket hat, pictured above, contact Mark through his blog.
Mark made an adorable reversible bucket hat for a newborn using Tweet in Aqua (pictured below)
For some really great feather DIY projects, check out Scrap Hacker. And for a tutorial that mixes paper feathers and glitter (pictured below), visit Hand Crafted Parties.
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