Hello all! It's been a while since I posted, but I have been busy... we're expecting our first baby! The home office, where all my creative bird prints and creations occur, is being half converted into a baby-friendly zone. I still need the office to work from home during the early months, so it is not a full nursery. But most of my supplies, including my archival printer, is temporarily being moved. My store will be on hiatus for a short while, but it will be back with new prints, new products, a new name, new blog, and even a new consignment location in Long Grove, Illinois!
Meanwhile, I have kept myself busy crocheting little gifts for my baby boy, including booties, hats, and this cute bunny. The pattern is by LuvlyGurumi.
As the sharp bite of winter air and early setting sun causes you to turn in early, think about the sweet dreams you will have in these lovely beds. Chinoiserie duvet cover (above) from Dwell Home Furnishings and Cardinal Tree throw (below) from Urban Outfitters.
Alice Melvin is an extraordinary illustrator and children's author. I came across this gem of a poster, Alice's Aviary, while reading the blog, The Baking Bird. One of Alice's children's book, titled "Counting Birds," is such a cute idea and beautifully drawn.
Wow, I have been on a long hiatus. I have an excuse though, I was getting married. Any bride can agree that it is the most busy and stressful time of your life, at least until you get pregnant. :-) It feels great to be finished with all the wedding planning. Being the crafty girl, I took it upon myself to DIY and make my own invitations, cake topper (needle-felted birds!), centerpieces, ring bearer pillow, table luminaries, and engagement photo guest book. It was a spectacular day, but I am looking forward to my simple life again... crafting, blogging, TV dates with my new hubby.
The photo guestbook was a big hit. We had some terrific engagement photos. I could look at our wedding photos all day long and relive the wonderful memories.
Somebody must have told Martha Stewart that I love birds. She has a whole gallery of DIY bird decor, treats, favors, and accessories on her weddings website. I love all the ideas. And I want to do them all, but I have to pick and choose, because time is running out and I can only produce a limited amount of crafts in one day. Thanks for bird love, Martha!