Friday, September 11, 2009

Stepping Outside my Primitive Comfort Zone


Ok...Going to try something a little different then what I am used to making. I don't know exactly what you would call this style, maybe shabby chic? You tell me. I made these birds with vintage tablecloths. A while back, I had a special order from a lady that wanted me to make her 20 birds with fabric that she mailed to me. Some of the fabric was old vintage tablecloth fabric. I liked the look of the way the birds turned out. So I sought out some vintage tablecloths on ebay and made up these birds. Just trying something a little new to see what happens. I'm not going to leave my primitive world behind by no means. Let me know what you think. I tried using the plain white background like so many use on etsy. Do you think they would look better with the background that I always use, the rustic wood? Will be listing these birds on etsy tonight.

15 comments:

Doreen said...

They are great!!! Yes, definitely shabby chic :)

Love them :)

Hugs, Doreen

Brenda said...

Love those Tammy! Especially the red one!
Brenda

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

I love the new birds ..I strictly am primitive too ..but I love all styles ..I think I would call these Vintage Shabby. and I think they would look great displayed on both backgrounds so those who like a bit more shabby style can see it on the white but the prim gals can see it their way ..because they really can go both directions !

your Work is beautiful !


Blessings ..Sara

KKL Primitives said...

Whatever they are called - they are really pretty!!! The blue one is my favorite!

Donna said...

How lovely! They could be classified as shabby chic, but also could be considered modern. Yes, yes, keep the white background. It is nice and crisp, with emphasis on your gorgeous birds. I would think that your new birds would sell very well!

UPON A HILL said...

I think that they look pretty cool! Shabby!

Carla said...

Pretty cute.

TeresaM said...

I like them Tammy! They do look nice with the white background.

Outofmymind said...

I ADORE the birds. AAAAGGGGHHHH!!! So great.

WoolenSails said...

I think they are beautiful. Love how you cut the fabrics and used them, the way you did. I think with some walnut spray they would look like antiques, so you could do them both ways.

Debbie

Tammy said...

Gorgeous, is what I call them. They are a mix of primitive and shabby chic. If you were to tea stain them then they would lean more towards primitive. They are adorable!
~Tammy

rockriverstitches said...

Thanks everyone for your nice comments! I might make a few that are stained too.

Tammy

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Oh I love them...the red of course is my favorite...these will appeal to alot of people..even those who love prim..these are wonderful..;)

Shirley said...

I love the one done in blue...it reminds me of Blue Willow China. Of course, red is my favorite color so I would have a hard time choosing between the two.

Francien said...

Just found your blog Tammy and i just love that and your birdie..I ordered your mailpattern at Rockriverstitches because i would love to try and make some...hope all works out..i like the ones you have allready made with rustic wood...but as a bluefreak i that one too..or the red one...hm....love them all exually...not much use am i??..
greetings Francien from the Netherlands