Wednesday, 8 May 2013

It is for the birds hop and giveaway!

Hello and welcome to my stop in the "It's for the birds" blog hop. As usual a huge thanks to Mdm Samm for coming up with such great and creative ideas and inspiring us to create wonderful things. And a special thanks to Mary for cheering (and organising) us all along the way!

I signed up to this hop with absolutely no idea of what to make... I had seen a few times vintage birds shapes into appliquéd items, loved it, but never made something of the sort... until a few weeks ago there was a birds week at The Graphics Fairy (I love this blog it has amazing vintage images released every day).

And voilà, this is what I made... vintage bird inspired needle cases.



For the images, I downloaded four different birds shapes from the site, printed them off in a size I liked, then traced their silhouette and made it into templates. I used colourful fabric that would contrast the cream background I was planning to make for the needle cases.

I have previously published a tutorial on needle cases (you can download it for free here), but I wanted a simpler take on it this time... as I wanted a super quick project... I managed to make four needle cases in an afternoon! So I guess that counts for quick!


And I have made available the bird patterns for free (here) so you can also make some quick projects with it.. And if you are up for a quick tutorial... please visit my previous  post (here)... but don't forget to continue reading for the giveaway!

And now for the giveaway!

I am celebrating my 100th post, and what a better excuse than a blog hop for it! And that's I why I made so many needle cases... don't worry I am not hoarding them! I am sharing them... and the first one will be for one of my lovely readers and followers. Look how lovely they look with the tulips from my garden!



So what do you need to do? Well simply follow me, in any way you like Google (the blue "join this site" button on the right had side bar), Bloglovin (the + button on the side bar), Facebook, Pinterest, etc and leave me a comment below. Make sure I can contact you back to let you know if you win! I will ship it anywhere and will randomly select a winner after the blog hop is finished on May 15th.

Now don't forget to visit the other creations on show today...


Wednesday, May 8


Have a fantastic day!



100 comments:

  1. So cute, love them!! Congrats on your 100th post! (I follow via my rss reader.)

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  2. I follow you with Bloglovin' Those needlebooks are fabulous!

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  3. Oh to have one of your beautiful creations would be wonderful!! Thank you for sharing with this giveaway,,and Congrats on your 100th post!

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  4. Parabéns 100 postagens.Estes seus pássaros para mim são andorinhas lindas,amo.Obrigada.

    seguindo no Google, Bloglovin e vou para o Face agora.
    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  5. Oh these are beautiful. I am a follower via Bloglovin. What a fun hop this is gonna be. And happy 100th post.

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  6. I follow your blog through Google. The needle books are just lovely! You did a great job!

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  7. These needle books are just beautiful! I love the fabric that you chose for the birds. I am already a follower :)

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  8. I am a follower of your blog through Google and I am participating in the bird blog hop. Your needle cases are beautiful.

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  9. Love those needle cases - particularly the pockets inside the covers - might have to pinch that idea from you! I'm already following you on bloglovin', google and facebook and I've just added Pinterest and Twitter. Congrats on 100 posts :)

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  10. Your needle cases are so pretty and the tulips are gorgeous. I'm a seasoned follower of yours ;D
    Thank you for the chance

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  11. Love that your needle case has pockets for scissors. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I'm one of your followers.

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  12. Nati these cases are simply beautiful...the colors, the quilting, all of it. Wonderful! Blessings, marlene

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  13. Followed thru GFC, and now thru Bloglovin! :) Love your blog!!

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  14. nice needle books. love your project. gfc follower

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  15. Love your beautiful needle cases! I follow via email. Thank you for sharing your birds.

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  16. Those little needlebooks are so fresh and the colours are like jewels. I have my fingers crossed..I have become a follower via Google Friends
    Cheers
    candy_cats@hotmail.com

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  17. These are super sweet. Love the fabrics/colours you used.

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  18. Your needlecases are adorable and such a great idea with the appliqué. I think I must try myself. Thanks for a great give away and for sharing your creativity

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  19. That's so cute! I hadn't seen your blog before, but I follow you now (on bloglovin) because I adore your style!

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  20. Oh My Goodness - just beautiful !!!! love the colors & the design - And finished to perfection !!!! Thank you for the links ;)

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  21. Very pretty. They look rather elegant. Great job on these!

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  22. Love them and you know I follow you because I so want your puppy - just for a visit not to keep forever :-)

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  23. Very cute birds..love how bright they are. And your needle cases are just wonderful...would love to be the lucky winner.

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  24. Great needlecases! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  25. Lovely needle cases. The tutorial is appreciated.

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  26. Your needle cases are beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  27. Lovely needle books. I like the one with the echo quilting the best.

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  28. Love the way you did the birds. Great job on the cases.

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  29. I follow you in Bloglovin :)

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  30. Beautiful! And I love the interior pocket!

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  31. I follow and your needle cases are beautiful, great practical with beauty!

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  32. wonderful needlecase.Thanks for the tutorial!

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  33. Beautiful needle books! I love the bright contrast of the birds against the white background. Thanks for sharing!

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  34. I'm a new follower, love your blog and the needle books!

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  35. Oh, I love, love, love this. Beautiful! I have bookmarked your tutorial and am following you on bloglovin. I'll be making this soon. It would be a great project for my quilt club.

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  36. How pretty!!! You did a wonderful job on the needle cases!
    (I already follow you.) :)

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  37. I am following you by email. I love the needle case. Congratulations on 100 posts.

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  38. Thanks again for the tutorial, beautiful birds.

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  39. Your work is just beautiful...I love the colors of those birds! I follow you (of course) on Bloglovin. :O)

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  40. I love the needle cases; they turned out so lovely. And those appear to be swallows appliqued on them--great job!

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  41. Lovely needle cases and thanks for the blog recommendation! Thanks for being on the hop!

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  42. I love these needle books - they give me such great ideas for gifts. Thank you for sharing!

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  43. Really beautiful work. Love the birds on the needle cases. I follow you on bloglovin

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  44. How cute are the bird needle books! Perfect for gift giving and hop giveaways. Thanks for providing the links, Nati. Following on google and in my sage feeds.

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  45. how sweet! your tutorial is really good too. great entry in the bird hop.
    thanks for stopping by my blog to see my birds. good luck in my giveaway.

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  46. So cute as usual. You always make the cutest small projects.

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  47. Oh, these little birdie needle cases are too cute! My needles are always slipping into the couch folds when I am sewing and watching TV.
    Thanks for the tute, in case I am not the lucky winner.
    I am on your e-mail list and follow you too.
    Nettie
    nettiecrain@live.com

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  48. Those are stunning. Your fabrics are just beautiful. Following you now on Bloglovin.

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  49. Love the little sewing kit ~ the birds are beautiful!
    I follow you via email!

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  50. Darling little birds, love the fabric you used. I follow you via email.
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  51. How pretty. I love it. I am a new follower.







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  52. Lovely sparrows! And needlebooks are so handy!

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  53. Hey, I follow you on bloglovin, love the needle book! hadas_a1@yahoo.com

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  54. I'm a new follower, your work is beautiful. Great idea for showcasing the birds.

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  55. Love your vintage needle book. You do an awesome. Glad you are part of the hop!

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  56. I really like your needle case - it's the first one I've seen with a little pocket. A nice place to store that seam ripper (we hope we never have to use!) and a thimble... Thanks for sharing your tutorial and pattern links. And yes, I will be following you. I love these blog hops, it's a great way to find new blogs that I might have otherwise missed!

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  57. Wow! Your needle cases are stunning. I noticed you also provided a tutorial further back on your blog for them. The fabric you selected for the applique was perfect-it reminded me of Laurel Birch. I have a sweatshirt of hers and a pair of earring with birds on them that I have had for many years, purchased at Macy's long before her fabric was available. She was an amazing artist. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  58. I am a follower and I love your needle book. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  59. Hi Nati I just fell in love with your needle cases and I loved the fabric you chose. So I decided I would like to follow your blog so I can come back and see what else you do when I have time. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Nati, love your needle cases. Very nice!

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  61. Congratulations on 100 posts! Your posts come directly into my email and I enjoy them very much. Lovely needle cases :)

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  62. What a lovely needle cases, Nati, very original and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. I follow you through gfc. Those are beautiful needlecases and thanks for sharing how you made them. Your quilting is wonderful too.

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  64. Beautiful cases! I love the fabric choices as they make the birds pop.

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  65. Very beautiful and useful too! I follow on Bloglovin'.

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  66. The needle cases are beautiful. The colors bounce off the white background.

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  67. Your needlecases are so lovely, the birds are bright & beautiful. I follow by email.
    Thanks for the chance to win one. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  68. Love the needle cases. I am an email follower. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
    bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. Thank you for the giveaway and the lovely needlecase tutorial. I've never made a needlecase before and I don't own one (YET). I'm an ongoing follower by email. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

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  70. love your birds on the needlecase! thank you for the graphics fairy link and the chance to win your pretty case.

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  71. Very well done!! Thanks you so much!!

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  72. Those birds are so gorgeous, and the needle cases turned out so great! Congrats on post 100 - I follow you on bloglovin' and wouldn't miss your blog for the world. :)

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  73. Very pretty little needle cases.

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  74. Very neat needle cases. I'm going to check out the Graphics Fairy blog, too.

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  75. These are lovely. I am now a follower on FB

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  76. Beautiful!! You are so creative! Thanks for sharing with us today. I follow you by e-mail.

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  77. This is beautiful! Thanks for the introduction to The Graphics Fairy.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  78. Your needle cases are lovely.

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  79. So lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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  80. These are gorgeous!
    If I'm not lucky enough to win one for myself I shall definitely be making one!
    Thank you!!

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  81. Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

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  82. Thata a great idea and look so beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
    Bente

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  83. Follow on blog lovin - love the cases!

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  84. Hi!!! Love the vintage birds!!! Wonderful on the needle cases!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!! I am a happy follower and added on bloglovin!!! Thank You

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  85. Your needle cases look wonderful! The Graphics Fairy is such a great resource.

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  86. So sweet - you make wonderful things!! I am a follower :)

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  87. I need to make a needle case...Thanks for the giveaway. I am a follower via email and GFC. vickise at gmail dot com

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  88. I'm a Bloglovin' follower and I love your vintage birds as the remind me of Swifts and Swallows. I'm soooo going to checking out that Graphic Fairy site so thank you for also sharing that with us. The vivid colors of the birds do really stand out against the background of your needlecases and I would love a chance to win one of them. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  89. Congratulations! I follow you on Facebook and would love one of these beautiful needle cases. Thanks!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  90. Love your birds...they are perfect. Thanks for sharing!

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  91. Wonderful needle cases. New bloglovin' follower.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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