Thursday, May 22, 2008

Spring Robin

Finished up this sweet robin today. It will be listed on my website for sale in a little while.

I wanted to have have her sitting in a nest and didn't know where to get such a thing, so I made one!! I think it turned out pretty cool!!

I first started with bark covered wire, attached some old cotton batting, then weaved in and out some twine, added some excelsior, Spanish moss, sheet moss, and some twigs from my yard. I found a branch in my back yard that was in the shape of a "Y" and attached the nest to that. It was actually pretty fun trying to make a nest!

Friday, May 16, 2008


So tonight while eating supper I am looking out my kitchen window and notice something moving in my neighbors bushes across the street from us. It was a momma Wood Duck and her babies!! I watch them for awhile while I am cleaning up the dishes and notice she is heading toward the street!! I just prayed that no cars were coming as they made it across the street, directly to my yard! I quickly grab my camera which just so happens to be on the kitchen counter and snap 2 pictures of them as they come up to the bushes in my front yard. Then my cameras batteries die. I am lucky I got those 2 pictures before they go into the bushes. I think I counted 14 baby chicks from what I can tell from the pictures. They were so cute!!!! That really made my day that I got pictures of them. Never seen a Wood Duck around here before. I've seen Mallards but never a Wood Duck. I looked up on the internet about the ducks and the male Wood Duck is gorgeous! Lots of different colors.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Etsy Treasury

Cathy aka Hazelruthe has included my Americana Star E-Pattern in a treasury she made at Etsy. I love being in treasuries! If you want to take a look, go here There are some really great primitives that you will want to check out! The treasury will expire on Saturday afternoon, so hurry on over and take a look!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

New Birds

Finished up a couple of new birds today. Listed one on etsy today and the other one will be listed tomorrow. I'm working on various other projects and trying to get a little bit of flower planting at the same time. So glad the weather is warming up!