Taking a drawing or painting and translating it into fabric and thread is challenging and delightful. This mini art quilt of a cheery brown bird is a rendition of the painting Happy Bird, part of a little bird told me series. Created with a sewing machine and thread instead of a paintbrush, it mimics the colors and mood of the original but in a new, fun and touchable way.
Freeform crochet allows for lots of experimentation and creativity. This scrumble combines yarn in a few go-to colors normally reserved for paint and art quilting. The combination of colorful yarn and crochet stitches with plenty of texture makes for a cheerful little piece of crochet art.