Virginia Lindsay of Gingercake and Gingercake Patterns gave us her Day Out Purse + Variations and discussed The Balancing Act of Putting a Price on Handmade. Virginia’s latest book is Pretty Birds, 18 easy-sew projects including this little owl on the cover! Each of the birds can be made with a lot of personality and small amounts of fabric (perhaps those special scraps you’ve saved?!).

Virginia and Running Press are giving you the owl as a free PDF project download. They’re also hosting a giveaway via Running Press through 3/17 in conjunction with the Pretty Birds book tour. You could win one of five free copies of the book and a bird fabric kit.

Photos by Ivan Jones and excerpt illustration by Jess Hibbert. Reprinted with permission from Pretty Birds © 2015 Virginia Lindsay, Running Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group.

Looking for more inspiration from Virginia and Pretty Birds? There are lots of upcoming book tour stops!:
2/25 You Go Girl!
2/26 Erica B. DIY Style
2/27 CraftSanity
2/28 Recycled Crafts
3/2 Lorelei’s Blog
3/3 FaveCrafts
3/4 S is for Sewing
3/5 Lori Greenberg
3/6 Killing It As A Grown Up
3/8 Pretty Things Blog
3/10 Sweet KM
3/11 Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts
3/12 Buzzmills
3/13 Girl Like the Sea
3/15 Cut Out + Keep