Just heard that tomorrow in Southern Nevada, it will get up to 70 degrees. I am wanting to get out in the yard! I love birds, and have found some wonderful images, and ideas on blogs. Below is an idea I got from Karla's Cottage. I hope she doesn't mind me getting the idea from her blog. (You simply must check out her blog, it is so inspiring for me.) I just admired it so, that I had to try and make some for myself. I made two of them and these are my versions of her idea.
Sorry about the outlet plate in the background.
Please try to ignore it. I had fun making these and had lots of fun going outside to gather the sticks
and old grapevines. It was such a fun paper project. I used vintage buttons and some felt leaf trim,which I purchased from the Speckled Egg. And it is all done onto chipboard cutouts.
Here is a chicken egg, believe it or not. It is in my fridge, and was given to me by my egg man. He gives me all the prettiest eggs that his hens lay. I think this one is very unusual. Love this image, and I learned that some of this speckled on the eggs is just pigment. If you get a very speckled splattered pigment egg, it is probably because the hen hasn't laid for a long time. (as they do in winter) I just love natural colored eggs.
On one of the swags, it says 'we have a great thing' I sure feel that way about our 'nest' (our home)
Another lovely victorian bird image.
I used vintage book pages and vintage music sheets. Wow was this ever fun creating. Not sure where in my home I will hang it. I am keeping one and giving the other as a gift.
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!