Sunday, January 28, 2007

Australia day and another little bird

We have had a nice relaxing Australia day long weekend, seeing friends, and checking out the sleepy historic town of Gundaroo. Here is Thomas ready to go on one of our trips. He now takes up the whole car capsule which amazes us because he was so very tiny when he first came home.

This afternoon Warren looked after Thomas while I added a little bird applique to a t-shirt - a late birthday present for a favourite two year old. I used fusible web and then just straight stitched around the edges.

I was inspired by this gorgeous applique of little horses.

I'm hoping the applique will survive washing, at least until she grows out of it.

The bird design was adapted from the cute little bird on this tag, but much simplified, to reflect my basic sewing skills. I had intended it to be more subtle, but couldn't resist a touch of Japanese fabric for the wing.


blair said...

Gabrielle, it is just beautiful. I love bird imagery and you captured a little one's version just beautifully. If it reassures you, our horse applique has been wash weekly since I made it last year, no sign of coming off at all.

Jo said...

I love your t shirt, the bird is lovely. Don't know how you find time with such a little one to look after!

Anonymous said...

Very nice design.Very very cute!