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!


  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!

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


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


  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!

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

  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...)

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

  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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