Aubrey & Nissa ~ a garden angel and her bird

My very good friend, April, is a bad influence on me. bad. bad. bad. Are you listening, April? bad! hee!  😛

She showed me a book on Amazon, Scandinavian Stitches, by Kajsa Wikman. Of course I had to get myself a copy.

Once I started flipping through it, a light went off in my head regarding what I can make for the next craft challenge in a group I’m in. March’s challenge was to use recycled materials.

I gathered up an old pillowcase, a table runner, cutter quilt, wee branch/sticks that fell out of our next door neighbor’s elm tree during a wind storm (lots of those lately), some wire I saw next to the out door trash can, and some needles/thread/glue.

Meet Aubrey and Nissa!

I made Aubrey out of the pillowcase, her wings are from the table runner. Her legs and arms are scrap fabric I had in my scrap basket. I used very thin twigs from the elm tree for her hair. Stuffed her with scraps of quilt cotton batting that I have so much of after making quilts.

Nissa was cut from an old wedding ring cutter quilt. More elm twigs for legs. She is also stuffed with cotton batting.

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About sleepycathollow

I'm Michelle and live in Northern Nevada ~ beautiful mix of high desert and the Sierra.
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6 Responses to Aubrey & Nissa ~ a garden angel and her bird

  1. aprilsatelier says:

    Too… stinking… cute!! What a fabulous way to use up linens that may need new life!

    I am NOT sorry at all. Pbbhhhttt!!!!!!!!!

  2. Tickled Red says:

    How cute!! I love them. not to mention all of the blue quilts are knocking my socks off lady. I have a project or two for you 😉

  3. Super cute. Love the use of vintage/recycled fabrics. And I also love that book! I just recently whipped up a version of the holiday houses. Isn’t that book the best for playful ideas?

    http://birdandbicycle.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/scandinavian-stitches/

  4. Pingback: A House of Her Own | April's Atelier

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