Monday, March 28, 2011

Nesting...


I usually hang a spring wreath on my front door, but this year I decided to do something a little different...


I found this flat wicker basket and filled it with a luscious spring bouquet. I love it ... and so does a certain expectant bird in the neighborhood. Don't get me wrong. I understand the nesting thing. I've never hatched an egg but in my younger days I had giving birth down to a fine art, so I understand wanting to feather one's nest and create a comfortable little home for a new arrival. I just don't think a flower arrangement on a front door is the place to create such a home. However, I can't blame my little feathered friend for wanting to surround herself and her little ones with flowers. In that way we are very much alike. 

A couple of days ago a birdie of another variety, made its way to our home. Do you see her there in the branches?


I was visiting my favorite blogs the other day when I came upon a post at the DIY Dish.  The post highlighted a video where Kim and Kris were hosting fabric designer Joel Dewberry. I was hooked from the get-go. I happen to love Joel Dewberry's fabric collections, so I watched the entire video.


On the video they demonstrated how to make these cute little birdies and offered a free downloadable PDF pattern that is found in Joel Dewberry's new book! {Thank you!} 


I made a feathered friend that night.


This is one kind of nesting bird I don't mind in the least...


7 comments:

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

I love your basket of pretty flowers on the door. I saw this video too and thought those were the cutest birds. Yours looks great,, love the fabric choice

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

I missed that video/post, I'll have to check it out!
love your touch of spring!
gail

Melissa said...

The flowers are gorgeous...so springy and happy.

Chris said...

Love your door basket! I too changed my usual wreath for a basket, but it is a metal one with all sorts of wild flowers "springing" out of it. :) Your cloth birdie is adorable, love the colors and the cute eggs too. :)

Jillian said...

I love the door basket and birdie. Such great ideas for spring crafts!

annemarie said...

Love the bird and your front door arrangement!

Shannon said...

I've got to learn how to make a bird like that! I'm thinking little pink and red ones would go beautifully in a nursery.