Monday, February 28, 2011

This is for the birds

I have a thing for nests...and birds...and lots of other things.  But lately my mind and crafting keeps going back to birds and nest.

Yesterday I knew I needed to get some crafting done for my first craft show, that's only a month away now.   
                                  {beads of sweat forming at the brow with anxiety}
My daughter was under the weather for a couple of days, she then passed it onto me so I was out of commission for a while.  I was definitely starting to feel the urgency to make a dent in all those "some day" projects.  Well, yesterday was the day.  My daughter was in a very agreeable and happy mood so I took advantage and worked while she played. 

I pulled out some vintage baking tins I had snagged this summer.  I altered some early  in the year into Christmas ornaments but wanted to make something out of the rest that I could use or sell for Spring.  Well, birds and bird's nest got stuck in my head. 


The crazy thing is the following actually went through my head:  "If I were a bird, what would I want in my nest."  Yep, now I am imagining myself as a bird.  That makes me officially crazy doesn't it?  Oh well, my husband's been telling me I'm crazy for years.  Anywho, I decided that if I were I bird I would love a nest make of vintage tea-stained lace, strings of pearls and bits of ribbon.





I then got out my trusty (but dwindling sheet music) and cut out some "Song Birds".  I used my Tim Holtz tea stain distress ink and inked the edges of the bird.  I hot glued her onto a twig and perched her in her nest.




I really have nests on the brain.  Next up on the list of "one day" crafts is burlap nests.  I also altered some mason jars and made some postcard pillows yesterday.  I'll share those soon.

Have a great day!



39 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I love the bird and the "springy" but not TOO "springy" feel. I think I am going to make one and put it in my bird cage! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  2. Love your singing nesting birds ... very springtime!
    Thanks for linking up to Voila! .... hope to see you next week ; )

    xo
    Jill

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  3. I'm so in love with your beautiful creation! Thanks for sharing!

    Kelly

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  4. I love that you have "one day" projects. That's the only kind that I can commit to. =) Thank you for sharing your pretty nests with us!

    Blessings... Polly
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  5. What a great idea for nests!Very clever.Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Love your bird and nest.
    I am crazy for birds and nests and many other things, too.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  7. What a clever idea ~ very tweet. Sorry, couldn't resist:) Have a great weekend.

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  8. So cute!! I love the bird made out of old sheet music! So beautiful! :) I'm ready for spring now!


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  9. I saw this on be different act normal. Love these! Sooo cute!

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  10. This is adorable! Stopping by from TT&J

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  12. It's so darling- I just love birds and nests and sheet music on top it! So sweet~ thank you for sharing at FNF!

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  13. That is so cute and would be absolutely perfect in my newly decorated guest bedroom, which has a faux headboard decorated with sheet music -- come see!! (plus i'm having a giveaway...)

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  14. So cute and creative ~ the sheet music bird is the perfect touch!

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  15. I'm mildly obsessed with birds in my house. I don't have any actual birds, but I have bird soaps, a bird mirror, bird figurines, a bird, planter... It's great! Love your post and blog!

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