Friday, 27 January 2012

Going for a song

I have been ever so slightly obsessed with birds of late!  Something to do with St Valentine's Day in the offing, the days lengthening and market time at the Maltings next weekend.  It may also have something to do with this CD, which I was lucky enough to get for Christmas and which I like VERY much...




I digress!

If you were reading yesterday, you will have briefly seen the results of this birdy-obsession in my contorted willow, paper-bunting-bedecked tree, but now I will share them more fully.

First the quirky ones...


These are mostly made with felt from 'Blooming Felt' (quick mail order turnaround!)  I love the colours, though the felt is quite different to the stuff I usually work with.



Beneath the wings, each little tweeter reveals a button-heart...


Then there are some more traditional types...


Vintage fabrics for wings...


And more button hearts...


Some have been left with an opening in case a special gift needs slipping inside.  I'm thinking solitaire.  I'm thinking diamonds.  You get my drift!


And each of these I sell comes with a magnet with a message I dreamed up.  I especially like this one, but I have others too!


And I have finally managed to get round to listing some of my things on Folksy.  So if you want to see the other messages, or what I have put into my shop, do pop along.  I will  be adding more stuff over the next days, and I will very soon be doing a linked giveaway...

13 comments:

  1. Very cute. I really like the first bunch with the hidden heart...sweet:)

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  2. Oh they are gorgeous!!! I'm sure they'll 'fly' out ;) You are very talented my dear, have a great weekend. x

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  3. Thanks for sharing the music - not heard of her before but really like the sound x

    Love the little birdies you have done too - lovely idea x

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  4. Hello,

    Just bought the pink bird from your folksy shop. I would like to have the message ' you give my heart wings ' on the magnet that goes with the bird.

    Thank you

    Have a lovely weekend.
    Leah :)

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  5. Thank you Leah! I am thrilled to have made a sale and the little pink bird will be winging her way to you tomorrow!
    x

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  6. Love your birdies! I was just thinking yesterday that I want to replace my winter ornaments with my Valentine's ornaments.

    I still did not get around it as I had to clean our shower 3 times today. We had a bad leak and I am cleaning the new tile floor and the walls. The leak was in the concrete floor so it was quite a mess. Maybe I will be able to get them out tomorrow. I am encouraged even more after seeing yours!

    Hugs from Holland ~
    Heidi

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  7. What lovely birds, I did not know you had opened a shop on folksy! very good and I wish you luck with the sales.

    Thank you for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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  8. What a sweet song, I hadn't heard of Birdy.
    Your hearts & birds are adorable...if not a diamond then a chocolate popped inside ?

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    1. Chocolates a good idea! Birdy is from your neck of the woods I think!
      x

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  9. ahhh such sweet little birdies, they are beautiful
    happy weekend
    love jooles x

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  10. Aahh they are lovely birdies, I have a real birdie thing too, not sure when it will stop! Birdies and felt are an even better combo!

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    1. Aww! Thank you - that is so kind! I will hop straight over and find out what it's all about...
      x

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