I'm still busy working on my piece for a child advocacy center in Louisville. I was totally blocked as to what I would make and started looking through some coloring book pages for inspiration. I love how whimsical and "sleepy" the owl looks, and the little bluebird makes me happy. The owl is made of wool and is hand stitched. The bluebird is made of fabric handstitched with embroidery stitches to Eco-felt. The leaves are two pieces of wool stitched together with embroidery stitches. I thought two layers would give the leaves a bit more depth. I picked up the fabric for the tree from a LAFTA meeting (a giveaway). I painted it (it was too light) and hand blanket stitched it to the background.
I'll be adding embroidered musical notes for the bluebird and begin the quilting as soon as I can get to it. Check back if you'd like to see the progress.