Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Birdhouse Gourds

Many of you are visiting local pumpkin patches for decorative mini gourds, jack o'lanterns, and cider doughnuts. Make sure to pick up some larger gourds (Ornamental or hard-shell) to get an early start on making gourd birdhouses for next spring. They take about 4-6 months to fully dry and harden. Here is a full set of instructions for making Birdhouse Gourds.

Image © Colin Purrington 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Flock Boxed Notecards - Eleanor Grosch

These gorgeous bird notecards are created by designer Eleanor Grosch of Pushmepullyou Design. The set includes vibrant, stylized designs of a snowy egret, peacock, california quail, bird of paradise, pheasant, and crowned pigeon. You can find them here at Bas Blue.

Image © Bas Blue

Friday, October 24, 2008

Biscuits and tea?

This cute serving tray is by the french design studio ibride, and available at Kir DeVires. Hang it on the wall or use it to serve tea or breakfast in bed.

Image © Kir Devires LLC

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wowwee - Zazzle Shoes!

I have been very intrigued and impressed with that I decided I would customize some of my own products! I made some keds shoes featuring my bird illustrations and I already won a "Today's Best" Award for Oct 15, 2008 for my goldfinch shoe! I am so pleased and excited! It makes me want to make more! My store's name is Birdique (A Bird Boutique). Hmm, maybe I should switch my etsy shop name to Birdique too.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Want to make mail more fun? Buy some bird stamps! is a great site to upload your own photos and designs or choose from thousands of sellers' designs. You can even sell yours! They have a wide assortment of products from t-shirts, buttons, mousepads, mugs, hats, the list goes on and on! I am loving the postage category! You can make custom stamps for weddings, announcements, or holidays. Create postcards of your new pet bird, using sites like or, and send them with $.27 stamps, featuring your pet bird!

Here are some designs I like,
Birds in Love by MarbiaStudios
Peep by HeatherReMix
I Love You by Brooklyn parrots

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Relax with Bird Pillows

Kick up your feet and relax with these cute bird pillows.

1. Areaware Mini Chat Pillow at Velocity
2. Clacket Lane Cushion by Mibo at Hiddent Art
3. Cardinal on Agapanthus Rectangle Pillow by Joom
4. Alone With My Thoughts Bird Pillow by Olive

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

New Prints Available!

I have two new prints available in my store, Wren's Song and Downright Downy! I am also working out the production details for making 8 x 8" (1 1/2" thick!) gallery wrapped canvas prints. Coming soon!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Bird Fashion Finds

Here are some great fashion finds to display your love of birds.

1. Fauna Magpie Necklace from Paraphernalia.
2. Museum of Modern Birds Dress from Anthropologie.
3. Colbalt blue pelican dress from the Full Spectrum.