There are a few new birds in the shop.
This update is a little different so please be sure to read the descriptions. I’ll also be adding a few new birds to my etsy shop tomorrow, 2/29 at 2PM EST. I’ll also be listing some one of a kind birds on etsy , as the spirit moves me, over the next week or so.
And something new in progress – really just beginning.
Sometime next week there are going to be new birds in my shop. The birds will be available in small editions, for example, this bird is an apron girl.
*The apron girls are a small edition of birds made from a vintage apron. My birds are handmade from vintage materials so each has its own personality, unique characteristics and name ( that will be a surprise). Please allow for, and celebrate small variations. The bird you receive may not be identical to the bird in the photo but it’s going to look an awful lot like it.*
Some of the other editions I’m working on are picnic girls, corsage girls, jollies, dandies, wassailers, woebegones, prairie girls etc. etc. etc.
I will also be updating my etsy shop with one of a kind birds. If you’re on the mailing list you will be notified of updates.
I got a wretched rag of a quilt ( almost for free). I love how absolutely ruined it is.
I planned on using it just for little bits of frayed color on owls and bats and things but there are enough usable bits to make birds as well. This is jasper.
He is the first in a small series of birds called woebegones- birds who have had problems but have persevered.
I bought a couple big boxes of old lace and trim and stuff and I’m having fun sorting through it and washing it and ironing it and thinking of things to make.
The photo above is just some highlights ( you can click the pic for details), there are tons and tons of good things.
I know someone who makes wonderful wool bears ( and other things) who’s name begins with E.
I think the little E. monograms (love the dot) would make a perfect signature for them.
On a rainy day. Lot’s of it. Bird supervised.
I’ll have birds for sale in the very near future in my shop and etsy as well. This next update will be a little different and I’ll tell you about that soon.
I just got a great box of old fabric, it’s very old- 1900-1910 but most of it is unused. The pieces are cut in pattern shapes so I’m guessing it originally came from a tailor’s or dressmaker’s estate. My estate has a lot of birds in it. Anyway, it found it’s way to me and I love the little prints, especially the black and whites. The one on the lower right makes me think of Lena Corwin’s blog ( as always,you can click the image for a better view).
And something else: little bird couples all dressed up and waiting to have their official portrait taken.