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Guest Project — Love Birds Wall Hanging {tutorial}

 Hello all you wonderful Tatertots &Jello followers!
I am beyond excited to be here sharing a tutorial with you today. I met Jen at CHA this past January and wasn’t a bit surprised at how nice she was. If you get a chance to meet her you won’t be sorry.
 My name is Dresden and I absolutely love blogging!
My blog is dresdencarrie where I share tutorials, my favorite things, recipes, and just about everything else. I work full time as a Graphic Designer for Silhouette America and love it! It is such a fun place to work and I am so grateful for my job. In my free time I post on my blog and sew. My mom taught me to sew growing up and I am so glad she did, it is my favorite hobby.
Today I am sharing a tutorial for a wall hanging I made out of some scraps of fabric and an old frame I had laying around (actually a wedding gift that I wasn’t too fond of :))! The inspiration for this piece came from a pillow found here and a card found here.


First I took this frame and painted it a nice white color so it would stand out against the fabric I chose.

 Next I cut out all these little birds using the Silhouette with the Fabric Interfacing on my fabric.
Then I arranged the birds on my piece of fabric, which actually didn’t take too long after I got out my giant ruler. You want to know my favorite thing about the fabric interfacing from Silhouette? It is double sided, so once I had the birds in place I simply ironed them on and they stayed in place the whole time I was sewing them on. You could of course use the no-sew interfacing, but I prefer the sewable because I love the stitched look. I chose a tiny zig-zag stitch in pink to give them a little more character. After sewing it you could either wash the entire piece or do what I did…use my fingernails to fray the edges. Once they were sewn on I put it in the frame and there ya go!
 It’s been a real treat being here today! I hope you’ll come visit me over at dresdencarriereal soon!

Thanks Dresden. that is absolutely adorable!!
Check out these other wonderful ideas that Dresden has shared:

{Check out this beautiful Ruffled Skirt that she made – love!}

{Cute LOVE pillow tut}

{How cute is this Ruffle Shirt? So pretty}

You will love following Dresden. Plus, you can find out all of the Silhouette updates :)
And, she designs some of the fun Silhouette Online Studio images like this one {one of my favorites}:

And head over to her blog for a really fun GIVEAWAY today!! 
dresdencarrie

xoxo

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PS –   I Love To Create is hosting a LIVE party called Let’s Create It Live which takes place TODAY from 9-11 am PST. with fun projects and $300 worth of prizes to give away!!
It’s going to be fun!!! 


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Comments

  1. lauren@warmandfuzzy says:

    OMG what a dream job to work for silhouette!! your tutorial makes me want to learn how to sew! NOW! hoping I get a sewing machine for my birthday…hope hope hope!

  2. This is such a cute project! Love the texture of the fabric and the colors of the love birds.

    I couldn't find a contact for you but I wanted to say:
    I have subscribed to your blog but I have never gotten an email notification when your blog is updated :( Is their a glitch? I would love to be notified when you update.

  3. so cute! thanks for sharing.

  4. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    What a fun and pretty project! I need to get started on making some neat stuff like this for my home. I love my Silhouette, but I don't think I'm as creative with it as I could be.

    Great guest post. :)

  5. Jennifer says:

    I love this- totally adorable. I see a smaller version of this in my immediate future. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  6. Jenny @ Embellishing Life says:

    I love that! I think I have to make a paper version :)

  7. Michelle says:

    Such a pretty tutorial! You always find the cutest ideas! I will have to go follow her blog!

  8. sooo cute!! love this!!

  9. Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle says:

    Fantastic guest post, that art is so cute!

  10. Jessica at Me Sew Crazy says:

    this is adorable! I would love one in my sewing room :)

  11. My Little World says:

    Oh I really really really want a silhouette!

  12. Jayna Rae says:

    That little framed art is to die for. Another "I can't wait to own a Silhouette" project. Plus, I just love the name Dresden. I thought of naming our second boy Dresden, but we thought it was too close to Desmond; our first son is a Desmond.

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