Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Angry Bird Adventures

In my last post I told you the story of making an Angry Bird. Today I will share with you the adventures of one very cute bird. I gave Connor the bird to take on his business trip to Pennsylvania. He was gone for five days. On one of those days I got a picture every few hours on what Mr. Angry Bird was up to. They made me laugh out loud-literally. I thought I would share.

Waking Up

Ironing clothes-gotta look sharp.

Waiting for the train-a little time for introspection.

Riding into the city.

Time for breakfast.

Making a sale!

Reading Ziggy's blog (one of Connor's Delta Chi brothers) when things got slow.

Back at the hotel playing Angry Birds before going to bed. He has the high score.

Brushing his teeth.

Drying his hair :) (This is what Connor does to dry his hair after a shower-that would be wearing a beanie to keep it flat)

Hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

I just couldn't wait.

Get ready...its story time.

About a month or so ago I was reading my favorite blogs and I came across this short little post. The writer Amanda Jean had made a little bird from a new game for iPhone/iPod called Angry Birds. Connor found this game awhile ago and loved it. He was obsessed for a bit and would make me drive on road trips just so he could play. When I saw the post I knew I had to try and make one for Connor. Amanda didn't really give any explanation for how she made the little guy so I tried to figure it out on my own. I studied the picture for awhile, found the right fabrics in my closet and gave it a shot.

I only had red fabric so I did my best to make this guy,

Ummm.....well he's ok. It looks like the red bird kinda but not really what I had in my head. It actually looked a lot better when he was sewn together but still flat before I put any stuffing in. I just couldn't get the stuffing to cooperate. I stuffed him in the closet to wait for Connor's birthday (April 23) as that was my original plan.

Over the next few weeks, I continued my daily blog reading and stumbled upon this. Ok, if you didn't click go do it now. Alright did you see it? Awesome right? That is what I was looking for. So cute and it looks just like the game. I telling you click the link, you'll see what I mean.

My next step was to pick up the fleece at Wal Mart and get to work. I picked up the fleece about two weeks ago and have been planning on getting around to it. As I said the original plan was to make this for Connor's birthday but  last week he had a business trip coming up (he is Pennsylvania now) and I was going to be out of town as well. I just couldn't wait. I decided to make it so he could take it on the trip with him. I was leaving on Friday after lunch so I had taken the day off of work. After getting up and making sure I was packed I decided to see if I could make the bird before I left. That gave me about two hours. I knew it was crazy and I should have waited but I couldn't resist. I got everything ready and made my own Angry Bird in an hour and a half. You want to see? Sure you do.

Oh wait he is still inside out. Sorry I'll try again.

This is what I was looking for! So cute yet so angry and the perfect travel size. Try number two was a success. I learned a few new techniques as I made this little guy and have plans for more little birds in the future. In fact I'm planning on making some more characters from the game soon.