Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I just listed these one of a kind primitive feather stitched eggs on etsy. I really love sewing the feather stitch. Looks so cool! I'm currently working on a special order for a couple of spring robin birds. Hope to have them finished by the end of the week. Will try to get a pattern made up for them also.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Finally had some warmer weather today!! We were in the upper 20's!!! Tomorrow in the middle 30's! woo hoo!
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
So that was my excitement for the day. Kept busy most of the day working on another Valentine Heart Door Hanger. Hope to have it done to list on etsy tomorrow.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
My sister found a recipe from the Birds and Bloom magazine for homemade suet, so I thought I would post it for all to try. I have yet to try it as I am waiting for the birds to eat up what I have which is store bought. My sis believes the birds prefer the homemade kind. This is a picture I took of a flicker on my suet last year.
Melt in a pan all the following ingredients. Cool and pour into forms to harden. I'm going to use the plastic forms from the store bought suet cakes.
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1 cup lard
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 2 cups cornmeal
- 1 cup flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
Other ingredients you can add are, cereal, crushed egg shells, any kind of berries, raisins, bread crumbs, seeds, chopped apples.
I've been busy making my folk art birds and have most of these listed in my etsy shop. I'll be adding more tonight and tomorrow.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
I've been busy the last couple of days sewing more birds. Slowly my inventory of birds has been dwindling down, especially after a lady in Spain bought 7 of my birds. I just listed my first Valentine item in my etsy shop tonight. Feels good to get back to sewing and listing on etsy again! That's all for now....everyone try to stay warm. Don't forget to keep your bird feeders fill up so the birdies stay warm.