Softies trio

To give you an idea of scale, my hubby photographed my first three softies together. Note that the dog sits on a standard pin cushion.

Softie-Group

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Bird softie

Using the free pattern from Spool Sewing, I created this softie from felt and embellished it with embroidery. The inspiration for the stitching came from Doodle Stitching: Fresh & Fun Embroidery for Beginners by Aimee Ray.

This is my first bird softie and is unfinished (still open at the top) because I’m considering sewing a ribbon hanger at the top and adding a satin-stitched or seed bead eye. When it is done, I’ll post the photo on the Flickr Spool Bird Softies group.

Softie-Bird

I am also considering making Christmas-themed birds with holiday embroidery on it. If you have ideas, please post a comment and share! I am an embroidery and softie novice and appreciate any ideas/advice.