My kids (4 and 7yrs) are just nuts over Angry Birds right now. First off, credit where credit is due. This project was inspired by one I saw at Obsessively Stitching: http://obsessivelystitching.blogspot.com/2009/01/make-it-for-you.html
I loved her project, but I made a few key changes. First, I used a different material. She used fleece, I just used craft felt. It's cheaper, and if my little ones destroy it, then it cost me about 50 cents in materials and I can just make another. It's not as stretchy, though. Second, I didn't appliqué the pieces the way she did. She sort of sewed extra on and then cut away the excess. I just appliquéd pieces that I pre-cut and attached with a satin stitch. Third, some of the sizes were adjusted. Forth, any tiny pieces (like eyeball dots) I hot glued on, as my sewing machine would eat it. I also did an extra zig zag edge stitch on the inside seams to give it a little extra sturdiness, since they will probably be thrown around quite a bit.
So, here we go, this year's Christmas present! First, a couple of group photos.
And here is another shot of the big pigs.
And the baby pigs.
Red and blue birds. And by the way, I swear the blue bird bottom is even. I think it got squished when I was hiding them from the kids.
Same birds, different angle:
Black and yellow (all the same birds, different angles).