Why is it that we put off some of the most simple projects for so long? Case in point.. the cover for this bird cage. For 2 years now.. yes, 2 years this poor bird has been put to bed each night with all variety of bathtowels, sofa throws and the occasional piece of dirty laundry draped over her cage since I had not gotten around to making a cover. But now she is
living sleeping in style with this new cover made from a length of what I think is Amy Bulter fabric.. and think it's called Lotus.
To score more birdie-browine points I am even going to embroider her name on the front...perhaps then she will quite dumping her whole seed cup out onto the floor each day, since I am sure this was some form of protest having to due to the lack of a proper night cover!
For those wondering how I made it.. there is no rocket science involved ( good to know huh?). I took a large piece of the fabric and draped it over the cage with the print side down. I then used straight pins to pin away the excess fabric following the contours of the cage. I then trimmed away the excess fabric and sewed up the seams. I then refined the fit a bit and and cut open a slit on the front panel which I then self lined with a bit of bias I made from the left over fabric. The strap has a small snap on it and that holds the flap closed at night. Easy Peasy! It was a 1 hour project start to finish and I now feel like a fool that I did not do it 2 years ago!