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Flee Fly Flown Cloud Blanket Design

While I will admit that being pregnant has caused some spaciness where my brain is concerned, that’s not what this post is about. Although it does have to do with little ones and sewing.

To catch up on a few things from this summer, I wanted to dive into a little show and tell.

Cloud Pillows by Flee Fly Flown

It seems that the baby boom is continuing among my friends and so I’ve been busy making lots of blankets both on Etsy and for friends. One I was especially excited to make was for my friend, Kiki’s, little one.

Flee Fly Flown made by Cloud Blanket

Based on a few things she had told me about what she was planning for the nursery and a few things that reminded me of her and her husband, I came up with the following design and matching cloud pillows that were made of 2 different fabrics each so they could be turned over – mixed and matched.

More show and tell soon!

- Colleen McIntyre Wisniewski of Flee Fly Flown

So I got a little ahead of myself last week when I mentioned that I had something big to launch this week. As these weeks have been going, there just aren’t enough hours in the day, and I have a short week with little time to plan or write. So, I’ll hold you in suspense for one more week on that front.

Tomorrow I’m off to Michigan for more wedding related planning and festivities (my first shower!), and so I thought I’d give another little sneak peak into a project I’m working on for the wedding. Plus, I realized I whizzed through a bunch of baby blankets this spring and haven’t done any show and tell.

So here goes!

Back in the day (highschool), I was that nerdy, crafty kid who took an interest in beading but I haven’t done much lately. Now seems as good of time as any to jump back on the bead bus, so here we are, 7 years later, making a few things for the wedding. I won’t give too much away until the big reveal, but here’s the mess I’m working in at the moment.

DIY Bead Project by Colleen McIntyre of Flee Fly Flown

You’ll see the black, blue and white flowers on the right which are vintage French beaded floral arrangements that my dear friend, Lizzie, sent me earlier this Spring. I think they have helped to re-ignite my bead obsession.

And as promised, here’s a show and tell of this Spring’s blankets made for a close friend’s new baby and as gift orders for friends-of-friends.

Chevron, Doily and Turtle Quilts by Colleen McIntyre of Flee Fly Flown

More craft, fashion and inspiration coming at you soon!

Thanks, as always, for reading,

- Colleen McIntyre of Flee Fly Flown

fleeflyflown: to escape, go elsewhere and come back with something learned, to share. Not restricted simply to physical travel; also includes (but not limited to) escape into craft, music, art, design. A good book. The people you encounter everyday or once in your life. Unforgettable flavors and foods.

You’ll find inspiration, projects and anything else creative that comes from the adventures of this bird’s travels. So with that, away we go!

With any journey, you begin it with some mode of transportation. So, I’ll start with a quick Etsy roundup of things that take you away in a whimsical, Wizard of Oz sort of way. The Hot Air Balloon. Take a look at just a sample of the different items I found (and have added to my wish list) if you search under Hot Air Balloon + Handmade. Enjoy!

Found on Etsy - Hot Air BalloonsTop row, left to right: Vintage Hot Air Balloon Cards (set of 12) $16. Vinyl Wall Art $24. Brooch $20. Center row: Nimbus Dress $20. Balloon & Bird Necklace $36. Digital Collage Downloads $1.85. Bottom row: Pillow $20. Lollipops (set of 10) $14.95. Notebook $22.

Later this week – a quick and easy D.I.Y. to (slightly) lighten your load.

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