I used fabric from Joanns and had so much fun designing this!
I used the little bird in the fabric as a pattern for the appliqué. I cut the letters and bird on the Silhouette using the Sewable Fabric Interfacing! It was much easier to use this time, but PLEASE ALL - use the thin media cutting mat. I tried the thick and the interfacing is still stuck to it, it was a mess! I tried to peel it off, but it didn't work, washing it off didn't help either. Luckily I have another mat.
To make your own appliqué using shapes in your fabric you can either scan or take a picture of the fabric and open the image in Silhouette Studio. Then either trace or draw around the parts of the image you want to make. *Some drawing may be required.
I love how the bird is a combination of things: Fabric, Fuzzy Heat Transfer Vinyl and Embroidery! I even chose the appliqué stitch that I did because I thought it would add even more texture to the bird!