14 March 2010


Here are some of my favorites from the "Make and Take Loonie Bar". 

A couple of years ago I realized I was collecting "birds and bits".  There is some sort of bird or bird related bit in nearly every room plus there are a few related projects in-waiting about.  So of course this small sweetie, sponsored by local paper company "upsy daisy Designs" caught my eye. 

The basic structure is a "milk carton" - how clever!  I came home - filled it with spanish moss, inked up all of the edges, punched a hole in the top for a ribbon hanger, inked and shaded the bird (I also added a tiny blue rhinestone "eye" but it doesn't show here), added the itty bitty flowers and green silk leaves, gold leaf on the roof edge and used my favorite platinum stickles around the window, in the scallops of the roof edge and centers of the flowers. 

Crafty Secrets oh my gosh!  Their website has been one of my home pages for ages - you know "vintage anything is my thing"!  Their booth was smack dab, right there in the doorway - I was in and out all afternoon and of course that is where I spent!
This "make and take" was straight from their Vintage Postcard Kits".  I was so excited, I really wasn't getting anywhere fast on the "doing" part.  Sandra was excellent - patient and helpful.  At home I shaded and properly trimed the edges, added my own ribbons, cinnamon Stickles over the nest, gold leaf faux stitching,  itty bitty flowers with pearl centers, green silk leaves and altered some glittery green brads for a bit more dimension.  I glued a vintage button to the back of the dangle to give it a bit of weight.  See the back?    Do check out all of their products at craftysecrets.com  - a guaranteed "drool site"!  Just a side note, we are just starting to see banner and garland kits (what tooks so long?), I think you will now start seeing more banners and a variety of dangles, cones and shadow boxes.  Check out the shadow boxes from Crafty Secrets while you visit.

1 comment:

  1. Your birdy house is so sweet ! And those tags are inspiring me to make some bookmarks for the swap.


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