Hello and welcome to The Capricious Crafter blog! Who or what is the capricious crafter? Well, that would be me, Becky, a sixty something child of God, wife, daughter, aunt, great aunt, friend and lover of crafting, cooking, reading, travel, and more. My husband and I have been married almost thirty years and are looking forward to his retirement at the end of 2014. Our plans are to buy a new camper and hit the road as much as possible. Oh, the possibilities are endless for our future!

I am a child of the 1950's and that is definitely my favorite 'era'. I collect Fire King items from the 1940's and 50's, clear glass or crystal glassware, especially pitchers, cream and sugar sets, etc., as well as old dishware and serving pieces, vintage fabrics and so much more!

I have been crafting for as long as I can remember, and definitely from my early childhood. I remember my mother teaching me how to make paper dolls from the Sears catalog and 'shirt cardboard' from the cleaners. And now I still love playing with paper! My primary crafty passion is paper crafting items such as mini albums, cards, tags, etc., however I also enjoy crocheting, some sewing, embroidery, mixed media art and art journaling, felt crafts and so much more.

My purpose for this blog is to share the crafts I make, foods I cook, decorating and caring for my home, new products I try, treasures I find at estate and yard sales, my collections, and anything else I come up with. I hope you will join me on this journey ... it's going to be a very 'capricious' ride!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sharing My Crafty Projects ... A Sweet Birdie Ornament

A while back I was searching Pinterest for felt ornament ideas and found THIS sweet birdie, and promptly fell in love! 

And of course I had to make one!  I did a freehand sketch of the shape of the bird body and wing, and pulled out some felt, needle and thread, brown ink, Christmas stamps, and a few trims.  Next I sketched a bit and finally came up with a pattern for the bird's body and wing, and got to work.  After a bit of trial and error I came up with this ...

Isn't she sweet?  My sewing machine is incapacitated right now (it didn't like sewing thick denim for a journal cover I was trying to make) so I did it with needle and  thread.  The back isn't really pretty, but it was a prototype, so I'm not too worried about it for the first one!

Have you done anything with felt lately?  I would love to see it, so share a pic or a link to your blog post in the comments and I will pay you a visit.  Have a wonderful day!