Wednesday, December 22, 2010

...More Vintage Fabric Birdhouses....

See the previous post on my recent discovery of my vintage fabric birdhouses I made last year. This one is my favorite- the roof is covered with vintage buttons and bits, and the red crushed velvet is covered with antique lace. A miniature red chair sits outside on the porch.....
This shabby chic style house features country blue and red florals and toiles, with a vintage drawer pull perch and a lace doily.
Certainly not very practical, but I really love making these....
The yellow house is a bit more formal with a vintage pocket watch dial and antique skeleton key perch. The fabrics on this house aren't vintage- but I like the mix of old and new.
There they are- my lost birdhouses. They are back in their box awaiting spring, when they'll either make nice birthday gifts or the shelves of my Etsy shop.
As I promised my family- no more computer time this week. (just a few sneak peaks!) Lastly, I want to share a Christmas card by the Sisters of Notre Dame. It reads:

the song of the angels is stilled,
the star in the sky is gone,
the kings and princes are home,
the shepherds are back with their flock,

The work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal the broken,
to feed the hungry,
to release the prisoner,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among people,
to make music in the heart.

Merry Christmas my friends.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Vintage Fabric Birdhouses...

Funny thing happened today... while I was hiding Christmas presents in the attic I stumbled on this box of vintage fabric birdhouses I made last summer. I was kind-of having a bad day & when I opened this box my heart skipped a beat!
I LOVE making these- all my cherished little vintage fabric scraps & bits, tassels and birds, vintage buttons and shells....
I packed them away after a show I did last summer. It was a successful show- my bags sold well- but nobody "got" these. People asked what you do with them? what are they? Can you use them outdoors? I guess I took it all a bit too personally and packed them away.
I'll post a few more tomorrow (I promised my son I wouldn't spend too much time on my computer this week)
I'm not sure what I'll do with these- they might make it to my Etsy shop, but I might wait until spring.
Well- more tomorrow. After a CRAZY craft show month I'm enjoying doing nothing but catching up on sleep and spending time with the family.
Have a peaceful night....

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Last Minute Market

This Saturday 12/18 is your last chance to come out and shop local at the Cleveland Handmade's Last Minute Market. More than 80 artists & craftspeople under one roof!
Admission is Free from 10-6- special early bird admission is $5 that benefits the Hunger Network. Forget the mall this weekend and Buy Handmade!
I'll be there with my leather wrap bracelets, vintage fabric applique pillows and bags, and the last of my little pincushion rings.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this a great craftshow season for me! I truly appreciate your support. Click here for more info on the Last Minute Market.
See you Saturday!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Bazaar Bizarre Cleveland!

No more mass produced mall stuff! Buy handmade!
I am so excited to be part of this event this year! More than 80 awesome vendors all under one roof! Next weekend- 12/11- 12/12. directions and more info here. If you can't come- visit my Etsy shop here.

11th Annual TerraVista Holiday Extravaganza!

THE best holiday show if the season! Join us this weekend for some shopping & cheer- directions & more info here.