Saturday, February 13, 2010

BIRDS MAKE THE NESTS THE BEST!

I can't seem to put away my bag of white wool and boxes of vintage lace! For some reason I'm having a great time playing with all the possibilities. I'm still sorting through the larger lengths and pieces to make wraps and scarves, but in running across all the little bits, I decided they need to be appreciated too. In a previous post, I blogged about a fantastic nest that was made mostly out of fur and hair of the animals of my friend's farmette. So I thought I would take a page out of the birdie's book, and make nests with what was available! There is no contest, of course, the birds win hands down! My nests would never survive a rain storm or high winds, or be able to raise a family, but I think they're kinda cute for home decor. I think I will make more of these and take them to the Kane County Flea Market in 2 weeks. I certainly have enough lace to do so!


































21 comments:

Lori @ Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Oh, your nests are just gorgeous! They are sure to be a hit at the flea market! Wish I could go...

Enjoy the Seasons said...

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Greetings from Holland...

Lululiz said...

Oh what an excellent use of little bits and pieces, the nests are so pretty. I have promised myself that I will make some nests when we are back in France again, with bits from the garden, but I cannot find little iddy biddy eggs to put in them anywhere.

Laura said...

Love your sweet soft nests with just a touch of angel vine. Are those felted wool eggs? Beautiful creations! :) Laura

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Love your sweet nests made with gathered finds (just like the birds)! I'm sure these should sell well for you.

Blessings,
Susie

Karen Valentine said...

These are so cool!!!!
Thanks so much for your happy birthday wishes! I hope you have a wonderful and love filled day tomorrow!!


Karen
My Desert Cottage

mzerr said...

I love these, so elegant and beautiful!

Blessings, Melissa

June said...

Well Judy, I think they are right up there with the birdie's homes. And they are definitely in my color scheme too. I just love what you do with your little bits of leftovers. I think these little nests are so charming and I know that you will have great luck with these at the sale.
hugs to you dear one

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh my sweet girl, these are so beautiful to me!!!! You will have NO problem at all selling these little beauties ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Dar said...

Quite Clever...your nests are so billowy and sure to sell well at the market...have a great time listening to all the remarks about them.
Blessings

gill said...

i put out my cotton wadding scraps from my upholstery projects for the birds to make their own nests!!
gill

Anita said...

these are awesome Judy! I like the pot with the green too....

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I've seen a lot of nest but this is one of the loveliest I've seen!
Your lace scarf is gorgeous!
Happy Valentines Day!
Carole

Ama said...

Well if you aren't a true mama-of-nature. :o)

These would be lovely tucked in a Spring wreath.

Good luck at the flea market..

Smiles for U today :o)
Ama

oldgreymare said...

While I was fiddling with household things, you made some lovely things! A much better use of time.

ANy bird would be proud to call one of your "nesties" home

Suzan

Zuzu said...

Another gorgeous idea, Judy! These are amazing!
And I couldn't agree more about the birds winning hands down! I am currently working on a fairy-sized box w/ a bird's nest (for my shop when is reopens) made from grasses. Hubby thinks I'm crazy, but I LOVE bird nests! :)
Have a wonderful day,
Zuzu

Debby said...

Love your nests, what a great idea.
Debby

Brynwood Needleworks said...

My goodness...You're so creative. I love the way your mind works.
xoxo
Donna

Tumbleweed Trails said...

What clever little nests. These would look terrific adorning my porch.

Jody

Lou said...

These nests are the most adorable I have ever seen!!! Exquisite!!
Lou xx

Mary Ellen said...

You must show us how you made these- I love the nests!!
(sorry for all the comments at one time- I am playing catch up from the granma stint!