Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It's a BOY!


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.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tea Time

I am a huge tea drinker! Mostly green and herbal teas. I just had to share these wonderful tea finds with you.

Preening Teapot from Anthropologie


Origami shaped tea bag and packaging by Russian designer Natalia Ponomareva


Charley Harper porcelain tea cup and saucer


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Free Valentines from Ollibird


Wow! Looks at these cute valentine drawings by Alma over at Ollibird.com. Their blog features this free valentine download. You know I will be printing these out! Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Place for Delicate Things


Some lovely little ring holders to display your treasures.

1. Birdie Looking in White Porcelain Dish by JMR Pottery

2. Bird and Nest ring holder by Rain's End

3. Maple Leaf Bird Bath Dish by Urban Outfitters

4. JOY dove tiny text bowl by Paloma's Nest

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sweet dreams...

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.


© 2008 Dwell Home Furnishings
© 2010 Urban Outfitters Direct

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Alice's Aviary


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.


© Alice Melvin, www.alicemelvin.com

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Holidays


Hope your holiday season is going well so far. And may it be filled with hot cocoa and buri fiber bird ornaments.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wedding Bells & Birds


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.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Martha Stewart DIY Bird Wedding


Songbird Cake


Thank you cards


Ring pillow

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!

© Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Andy Birch





Andy Birch has illustrated birds for international bird identification guides and journals. He has some original works available online, including these beautiful watercolor creations.

© Andy Birch 2008