Thursday, August 30, 2007

Added a Card

I have come across some wonderful crafty card makers in Blog Land. Here are a few that inspire me....Mish Mash , Shabbychick Junk , Vicki Chrisman I decided to sit down and make a card to hold the little tags that go with this black bird. I hand painted the pumpkin with watercolors. I miss placed my battery charger and had to order another one. So I will take a photo of the inside as soon as I can. I have added this to my pincushion on ebay.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Boo the Black Bird

I just finished this one of a kind Halloween , Fall, Autumn, Thanksgiving pincushion. I think this turned out sooo cute. I had this little spray of vintage flowers with fuzzy berries in my stash, the colors are perfect to go with the 60's "Fire King" cup. I glittered the pin heads and made different tags to take this little guy from Sept. thru Nov. I gave him a spritz of gimmer mist so it has a little sparkle to it. I just added this to my ebay today.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Roses painted on Vintage metal holder

I picked up this black metal "page" holder. I wonder if it was used back in the day of the typewriter to hold your paper that you were going to type from. Being metal. It would be a great place to attach a memo with a cute magnet, or to hold that scrapbooking page that you might be working on. I put this on my Ebay starting at a very low price. I painted roses all over it. If you can think of some more uses for this I would love to hear your comments.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Sweet Teacup with Vintage Lace & Pink Birdie

Here is another sweet tea cup that I'm putting ebay today. I was attaching the piece of lace and it was laying over the side of the cup...hummm, looked nice, so I left it. I'm working on a really neat cup for fall...cant wait to show you all!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sparkly Pink Bird, Tea cup

WoW!! Thank you all for all your support!! Everyone that I have met through this blogging is what keeps me going!! Thank you Thank you!! I had this tea cup and the roses are a darker pink, I already had the birdie dyed a lighter I got out my sparkly pink fabric paint and washed it all over this bird. It turned out so sweet and glittery. I just put it on Ebay. I will be putting on another one tomorrow.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Cloud 9!

I'm walk'in on clouds!! Jenny from Somerset said my birds would be published in the April 2008 issue of "Somerset Life". Doesn't 2008 sound soooo far away? Thank you everyone for all your sweet comments!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Cup of Sugar!

I just put this little pink birdie pincushion on my Ebay. This teacup is soooo gorgous! It is French Limoge. The pink roses are so sweet and the leaves are minty green. It has 3 pins that were dipped in glitter. I love the handle. This teacup was one I found in the charming little town of Sisters, Oregon. I also put on ebay this sweet ice cream scoop with a little wool black bird.

Monday, August 13, 2007

After and Before

I found this wall sconce and I didnt think it was very attractive so I hung it up and looked at it for a few days. There was a funny dip on the top, it wasnt flat. So I painted it, pink, glazed it, I then gave it a spritz of Glimmer Mist, washed on a little pearl paint, when I got it to the point that I liked, I had to dye some wool to match, for the bird. I added the pin cushion and vintage flowers on both sides then for a hint of sparkle I stuck on some austrian crystals. I placed a piece of vintage velvet ribbon around its neck. I made the leaves out of vintage green velvet ribbon.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Family Photo

Well, my babies are leaving their nest, it is an exciting time for me and them. I thought I would take a couple of family portraits before they fly off to California. Thanks to all of you that have left such kind comments and encourgement!! I love you all!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Great News for my Birdie Pincushions

Wow. Last week Jenny from Somerset Studios emailed me and asked me to send in a grouping of my birds to be considered for an upcoming issue of their "Live" magazine. She gave me a deadline as to when I need to get them to her, so I have been working like crazy to get them done. So here is what I have finished and ready to go, I have 4 more to finish tonight. I am going to get them in the mail tomorrow...then the worrying begins...will they like them?? Will they REALLY publish them?? Please let me know what you think...

Monday, August 6, 2007

metal things

Here are a few things Stacey found for her apartment. She loves this old metal and has quite a few pieces now. She has painted them aqua. When I remember, I will get an after picture. It's a nice way to remember what a great time we had in California. Is there a name for this metal?

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Goodies from my trip

Here are some of the goodies I got on my recent trip. I have already started putting them to good use. I found a great piece of lace and wonderful black and white trim. Look at this beautiful pink wool is just perfect for making my pink birds. I found a few old spoons, glitter and a beautiful cup. I love the old bottle, I bought some bath salts at a wonderful shop in San Fransisco that I have put it it, now it needs embellishing. See the beautiful black glass knob, I don't know what to do with it, but sometimes you just have to have it!