We're huge fans of Amy Butler's fabrics and sewing patterns and we know many of you share our affection (here and here for example). Every once in a while Amy offers free project downloads on her website and we thought you'd be interested in one of her latest: (no-sew) silhouettes made from her Nigella fabric line. As if this weren't enough of a treat, we just learned that she has a book in the works focused on sewing projects for children. Well, knock us over with a feather!
The PDF download (third from top) contains silhouette patterns you can cut out of fabric of a bird, rooster and butterfly as well as instructions for how to mount them to canvas. Make yours big or small or applique them onto pillows, bedding, towels or clothes.
There's a terrific interview with Amy about starting her business and maintaining creativity at Craft Boom which is well worth a read if you're a fan. The juiciest tidbit in the interview is news of her forthcoming book, Little Stitches for Little Ones, from Chronicle Books. The diaper holder above is one project - see Craft Boom for more. The book is slated for release in September and you can bet we'll remind you again in the fall.