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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Birds around mean Spring is coming!

 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.


Sandi McLean said...

Of course you "lifted" the idea - adorable!! Do you mind if I "lift" from you? Might be fun to do a "pass it on" and see how far it goes. Have a lovely spring like day!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Michele,
first of all I love your new Blog look!!
The nest banner is wonderful great job.
Thanks for stopping by and or your lovely comment.Have a great day.

JoAnne said...

Hi Michele,
Love the way your banner turned out! I saw Karla's too and thought I would try one. It always takes me so long to "get around to it".
I am however doing a bird matchbox swap in my matchbox flickr group.
If only I didn't have to work for a living-lol...

Elliah A. Terry said...

I love birds, too and have noticed that there are a lot more in our yard lately. I am so excited for spring (and not just because I'm having a baby).

Beautiful job on all of your bird projects.

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Beautiful banner!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your creations are beautiful with so much attention to detail. I love that speckled egg - too precious.
Thanks so much for visiting with me. I'll be back to look at more of your creations.
Hope you can see the rest of my pictures too.

Suz said...

You made some absolutely beautiful things. I loved your many bird things and your real egg! I had some trouble getting on your site directly from Karla's. You might want to double check the link because I would hate for people to miss your treasures.

Erica said...

Your banner is so lovely! And that egg is fabulous! I couldn't use it :) You'll have to blow it out and save it for your spring decor.

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