Tuesday, March 4, 2008

SPRING Birdie

I took these at the same time. The top one I took outside...it was 7:00 am, the bottom one I took inside. Not sure which one to use!! Let me tell you about this one. The base is a handcrafted piece of pottery. I love the green color! I was going through my vintage millinery flowers and came across a whole hat!! I hadn't used any of it, Not sure how that happened. Well, I immediately tore it apart. The tag said I paid $2.50, what a deal! Ok, here is where the fun came in...I took the netting which was stiff and soaked it until it became pliable and cut out a circle, put it in a bowl and hit it with the hair dryer until it was set...it made the perfect little nest!!! How neat is that!!! It goes perfect with the base. I aged the bird...(oh...I still see the white pin, I'll go get that off!!) I used my beloved Glimmer Mist to age the rayon ribbon. How do you like that tag! I spritzed it with my GM is shimmers, after it was dry I pen and inked the nest and wording. The button is embedded in an aged green sealing wax.
What would my post be like without a photo of my kitties. They are both sharing the Penthouse, of course one is lounging on the "Rooftop" The one inside the Penthouse is usually banned to the basement condo. So today is a "good" day. lol

17 comments:

Sugar Bear said...

I love the green accents - one of my fav colors.
Karla

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

how adorable!! I really love it! :-) xo Britt

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

I love this latest bird, as always! And the little nest you pen and inked is wonderful too. Do you think the cats know the bird isn't real? They look as if they might like to see!:-)

Alison Gibbs said...

Those kitties are loving their penthouse.
How sweet your bird looks
Alison

Meggie said...

Your latest nest is soooo lovely. I love the green pottery and tag. Your birdies are always sweet. I'm always happy to see photos of your kitties.

Adla said...

Hi there Laurie,

Thanks for popping by my blog. I'm loving your little pin cushion birdies, they are super cute! I shall be back to visit you and you are welcome to linger by mine anytime :)

chat soon , Adla

Natasha Burns said...

Beeeeeeeautiful! Laurie I love green and this is wonderful! Love the penthouse too, LOL!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Just adorable . . . love the green! Your cats are enjoying that new condo, aren't they!?!!

Ana Baird said...

That little bird is gorgeous and adorable! Great work!

She'sSewPretty said...

That turned out so pretty!!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Beautiful! And your kitties are pretty cute too in their penthouse! :-)

Melissa

Robyn said...

I have missed you and your blog! It is good to be back!
Hugs,
Robyn

Scrappy Jessi said...

so beautiful! i just love all your creations!!
oxoxox,
jessi

Signature Vintage said...

just beautiful! My goodness, I'm off to explore more of your blog and will be back often! Thanks for a great visit!

A Romantic Nest said...

Laurie,

Those are the best birds I have seen, so darling! You do a fabulous job!

Lynne Laura
A Romantic Nest

Kari & Kijsa said...

Laurie,

Everything is wonderful! Love the glitter and the sweet birdies!

Have a blessed and beautiful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Esther Sunday said...

Hands down, you make the cutest pin cushions! Love, Esther