The flea market was great again this weekend and I’ll give the full and official report on it later but for now here is the first thing made from new aquisitions, the daily bird bella.
She’s made from a spectacularly unflattering (love the print though) vintage dress. She is one of a small edition and will be in the shop at 1PM EST.
And work in progress in the strange golden light that I get in the early morning here.
The Park Slope flea market was especially good this past sunny weekend. I got these three fantastic little metal men for future dioramas and terrariums
and a bunch of amazing vintage pillow cases. I’ve got some ships in progress that I’ll show you next week and these will make great sails. Part of me wants to save them for the country home I will ultimately have but they’re just irresistible sail fabric so I’m cutting them up.
the daily bird nellie valentine.
and sammy buttons
He’s made from a vintage housecoat and he was going to be the daily bird today but I’ve decided to keep him.
This is the daily bird (7pm est) for today, ellie, very happy in her natural habitat.
And speaking of birds that get around check out this field trip.
I finished another new style of cake topper today; something a little simpler.
I Love this vintage blue rose fabric. I got it at the flea market this past weekend. I’ll show you some other good stuff I got later this week.
There are some new cake toppers in the shop.
Something for work in progress.
I sure do love to slap a glittery acorn on a little bird’s head once in a while. I’ll tell you more about my christmasy project later on.
The daily bird, anna. 7PM EST.
Recently, I gave the Pollyanna, a ship I made last summer, a little overhaul – new sails, a layer of paper, some pink paint and new flags and now she’s being auctioned to benefit The Children’s Aid Society . You’ll find the auction here.
And the daily bird:
Amybeth. She’ll be in the shop at 6 PM EST this evening.
The daily bird for April 16th, suki.
It did get a bit brighter yesterday for picture taking but I still needed a little artificial enhancement so I invested a total of about 15 minutes and 8 bucks in putting together a sort of simple light box I found at Make. I used drafting velum instead of interfacing and I had one florescent bulb and one incandescent ( wish I had two florescent) which were clipped on either side. I would have shown you the clip lights ( which I already had) but that would have meant taking a wider shot and revealing some embarrassing disarray here in birdville.
Here are a couple bird portraits taken in the box:
This is the daily bird abra
and nan. She’ll be in the shop at one.
Pretty simple and it made the difference in being able to take at least acceptable pictures on a lousy day in a place where I’m already kind of light challenged particularly in the afternoon.
It’s pouring in Brooklyn
and dark. I hope it brightens up at least a little because I need to take photos for tomorrow’s little shop update. It doesn’t look promising though and I might try making one of these.
Here is Batina, today’s daily bird looking very confident on a much nicer day in Prospect Park.
and here she is in her official shop portrait looking far less sure of herself and a little suspicious of the entire affair.
A little band of marauding spiders. These guys will be on their way to Nest in San Francisco.
And the daily bird marybeth.
She’ll be in the shop in about 15 minutes.