Over on Spool there is a free pattern for a lovely bird.
Made up in contemporary prints like the birds illustrated the design is a sure win with the crafters set but since it it a 3 piece pattern it would lend itself to being embellished. So hand embroiderers and crazy quilters would also find this pattern appealing.
These birds would make lovely gifts but I also saw these little birds as possible Christmas tree decorations either embellished or left plane depending on your taste. Yes I know its June but I start thinking of this sort of stuff early …
While we are talking about free sewing patterns available online over on Tipnut.com is a huge list of 56 free Apron patterns you can make