Wednesday, February 20, 2008

NESTING...

good morning!!!

tweet tidings to all! sooo corny i know...BUT THE SUN IS SHINING AND I'M ALL GIDDY! i sooo think all the doldrum days is soooo depressing! NEED SUN! We got rain the other day...flooded many streets in our area...then froze...the sewer drains are blocked by snow...since there is sooo much of it...the snow banks have migrated into the streets 3' plus in some areas which makes for very narrow streets! The snow has frozen to a crisp crunchie..nearly impossible to move, ice... then compound that with a car parked on both sides...and some streets are near impassible...don't know why some people would park directly across from another vehicle...knowing how big some cars/trucks are now... anyway...

i was busy yesterday...making my first nest for Heather's nest swap...




I created the entire nest including the birdies...i began with crocheting a white nest from vintage bias strips then wound twisted tulle in shades of green and blue around the outside of the crocheted basket/nest...i tacked it into place in several areas...then i added bark wire top handle and limb for mama bird to sit on.....(it is wire covered in a dark brown paper that looks like a tree branch!) i stitched the birds into place. (birdies are my own pattern) then i wrapped the handle with wire embellished with green flowers and added some additional tulle and tiny blue flowers! Then i coated the interior white nest strips with glue and added white glass glitter to sparkle up the nursery! (i also added a bit to the top handle for a late snow glisten... I like the way it turned out!

I have the second nest all ready to begin today...it is different in material...as the second one i crocheted from gold wire...including the eggs! the wire actually took off the color finish on the crochet hook...here is the beginning...



i wove all kinds of vintage lace and sheers into the wire...and need to still secure them into place and decide what kind of birdie would nest here!

Also worked on a 1-2-3...piece of art...we are having a swap over at altered art swap for a set of these...sized at 3"-2"_1"...they look just sooo sweet framed as a set! I was inspired by Sandee, who did a set of these and posted them on her blog...THEN SHE RAK'd me with a set!!!!
these little sets are very addictive...and go together quickly!
which did come first...the chicken or the egg? hee hee


hugz til nest time...(geez...i'm sooo bad)

4 comments:

Scrappy Jessi said...

your nests are amazing!
i love the blue one!
gorgeous!!
oxoxox,
jessi

The Rose Room said...

You are incredible! Rachaelxo

Room 21 said...

Now how adorable are these? You done good sweetpea!!!

Fran said...

WOW!! Love your nest and birds. They are FANTASTIC! and CUTE!! Love how you worked the vintage lace and tulle in the nest. Very cleaver.

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