Tuesday, January 29, 2013

ornament ideas....

I love bird ornaments and thought it would be fun to show some for inspiration.    I was googling them but the new pop up is DRIVING ME CRAZY.  Very few would behave so it is a good thing I only needed a few! 

This one has a tutorial at vintiquities


I made this one for myself last year....

these were found on piece 'o cake's blog....

BirdOrnament-02 copy

and this cutie was on etsy here...in case you want to order one.

bird ornament, appliqued bird ornament , ruffle bird ornament, fabric scrap ornament, Christmas ornament, fabric bird ornament - No. 178

this one is made by Robin who was part of a past swap...
Totally sweet!!!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

sneak a peek....

Whoooooooo loves ya baby?

a teaser for my partner :)

I sure hope she's going to like these circa 1950s owlies!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Birdie ideas...

Birdie partners have been emailed and I am SO excited to get this swap underway!!!!  Don't forget to post some related things HERE!

I'll start us off with 5 birdie bunting/garlands I found via google....I included links to give the artists credit for their creations.   I will do another post later in the week with some other ideas but feel free to do some yourselves!

A cute felt bunting on etsy

Handstiched Felt Bird Garland Bunting, lime and turquoise

another cute birdie bunting on etsy

Red Birds Handmade Fabric Bunting Prayer Flags by Lindy by the Sea contemporary nursery decor

And a birdie garland on Folksy

Bird Bunting

this Christmas bunting from Annabel Vita's blog


and a morning bird garland from Gillargirl

Whatever you do, have fun!

Friday, January 11, 2013

"A Little Birdie Told Me"...SWAP CLOSED

Who is ready for a little handmade birdie love?  I am!  

You will create 1 bird decoration for your partner in the season of her choosing:
Bird decorations can be wreaths, bird ornaments, bunting, etc. and can be sewn, crocheted, knit, felted, stamped, etc.
Also include 2 tuck ins from her answers and do some blog stalking to get a few ideas!  Tuck ins can be handmade or thrifted, stash goodies, etc.

*If you are not crafty but want to join, feel free to purchase a lovely handmade bird decoration off etsy or another site. 

Sign ups are through midnight January 19th.  
Mailing deadline is FEBRUARY 9th. Please ship using tracking and email me the number.  Feel free to ship EARLY...especially if your partner requested Valentine's Day colors!

Cost: Your package should be valued at about $20 before shipping.   If you can create it for pennies from your stash, that is fine but if you *purchase a handmade bird and purchase the additional 2 tuck ins, the value should come to about 20 bucks.

If you want to join, please register

One last thing. Please do me the favor of posting the swap badge on your blog to encourage others to join in too.  I'll be hosting another swap each quarter of the year in 2013!