Tuesday, May 7, 2013

It is my day to share in "It's for the Birds Blog Hop

Thanks to Mary for being our head cheerleader and of course to Madame Samm for helping us stretch our creativity!!!  And also to our wonderful sponsors that make it just a little bit more fun.  I love making anything with birds on it....They are to me what stars or hearts are to other people.  So here are a few of my birds and what I decided to do with them...I hope you enjoy:
Mr. Yellow is stuffed and the wings are hand  stitched


Mr. Rooster has   cotton with added felt very colorful with beads for the eyes

Ms Pinky is stuffed felt with added beads and cotton made buttons for her wings

Ms Pretty Yelllow has lots.  She is dressed with felt, cotton, beads, buttons and her wings are decoupaged cotton then folded and sewn in place...such a cutie..

Mr Orange is done in all cotton with beads and tulle for his wings.

Mr Lite Yellow i could not get a good pic of no matter what I did but he is stuffed and embellished with beads and ribbons..

And in the end I connected them with wire, beads and crystals and made into a window chime so when the sun sits on the crystals they just shine as they should

Here is one of my most prized pincushions made from wool....she has added beads, lace ,silk ribbon embroidery and crazy quilt stitching.  She was worth all the time it took to make her.

I also decided that my little wooden  seat needed to have a black silhouette painted on it and this was done with outdoor  patio paint, a stencil then sealed.  With all the rain we have been getting in TN lately I think this took the longest to do....lol
I hope you enjoyed my little bird show and here  are the others that are joining me so please visit and leave a comment to let them know they are appreciated..
Tuesday, May 7~

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And if you happen to get this far I have a little give away:  oh how about a half of yard of some tweet fabric to make your own birds with a new bird stencil.   The pic is with the stencil I used because the one I bought for the give away is in my car which my DH took to work this morning but I assure you it is a new one.  Enjoy your day!



87 comments:

Amy said...

You bird window chime is just beautiful! Love that you painted the bench, the stencil is very pretty on it! Great work on your pin cushion.

Mary said...

Too cute. I love all your birds. You did a great job.

Judy B said...

What a wonderful way to showcase your birds! I bet they sparkle in the sun. Your pincushion is darling and your stenciled bench is really sweet. Thank you for sharing.

Janarama said...

Very pretty bird creations. Mr. Rooster is my favorite.

Theresa said...

Lovely, I especially love the silhouette stenciled on the bench!

Nati said...

I was thinking of asking you about the stencil you used for the paint when I got to the end and found my chance to win it, I sure hope I do as I love it!

Nati said...

I seem to have lost my comment somehow, it was long and nice telling how much I love the painted bird. Thanks for the chance to win.

Patty C. said...

Love the silhouette stencil !!!!

Mara said...

I love all of your little birdies on the window chime

Lavonna ZWB said...

Lovely birds. Thank you for sharing them with us. :)

charlotte said...

I love the idea of a birdie wind chime with sparkling crystals. Great job!

Lisa Marie said...

Love your creative projects!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Lovely birds show, each and everyone is so unique.
Thanks for sharing and the chance to win ☺
Bente

krislovesfabric said...

I love Mr. Rooster :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh wow Sharon!!! I just love this idea of a wind chime. Very very nice!! And thank you for a nice giveaway.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

What clever ideas! I really love the painted bird bench.

Sowing Stitches said...

A lovely display of birds! The addition of sparkling beads...perfect!

newsurfiegirl said...

What a wonderful collection of birds. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

Your prized pin cushion is absolutely adorable. Thank you for the chance to win the material and stencil.

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newsurfiegirl said...

I love your collection of birds. Thanks for sharing.

Thearica said...

The wind chime is definitely unique! Love that! The bird stencil is awesome too!

patchouli moon studio said...

Sharon your birds are wonderful. I like that bird stencil that you painted on your wooden seat too. Tomorrow you will see that you and I had a similar idea, although not the same exactly, when you see my birds.

Britt-Inger said...

Your birds are so lovely. Thanks for sharing your creativity

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Very creative birds! Thanks for sharing.

ga447 said...

You have been busy, they are adorable, I love birds. Thanks for doing this.

Jeanie said...

Love all your cute birds....all lined up like a bird totem pole! thanks for the giveaway!

Linda said...

What a great accent for your patio! Your birds are all so much fun! Love the stenciled bird, too!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Wonderful birds...lots of work! Thanks for the chance to win!

Vickie said...

Great birds Sharon !

Scrapatches said...

Your 3-D birdies are sew tweet! I love the pincushion! Thank you for sharing ... :) Pat

Leanne Parsons said...

You sure have been busy! I really love the bird stenciled on the bench.

paulette said...

TWEET!! Thanks for the chance!! Very generous of you!
Paulette

Patty said...

I love your string of birds. What a great idea.

Just Quilt It said...

I love your wind chime--it will look so cute in your yard. Your pincushion is adorable--I love all of the cute pincushions out there today. Nice work!

Marianne said...

lovely birds and a sweet idea. You have been busy with this one. like the bench too.

Katie M. said...

What a great idea to make a 'dangler' from the birds. I would love to see it with the sun reflecting off the beads. Thanks so much for sharing.

Gwen said...

What a great idea, to make a bird wind chime! A lovely group of projects for sure!

Madame Samm said...

Look at your birds adorable...how lucky for us to enjoy your creativity

Linda J said...

It looks like you were having a ball making all the various birds for the window chime! How cute is that bench too, Sharon! So clever of you.

I wondered if you were getting the same weather system we had here in NE central AL. It has been hard to find a sunny day these past two weeks, today is no exception.

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

So cute!! Great job! :)

Rhonda said...

What a fabulous and clever birdy display. Great job. I'd love a chance at that pretty fabric.
Take care.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Adorable little birdies you have created. What fun you can have with them!

Lou said...

What a cute bunch of tweeties:)
Love all the colors!!! I feed the backyard birds and enjoy watching them everyday:)
Thanks!

sew.darn.quilt said...

What a fun flock of feathered friends :)
Thank you for sharing and for the chance.

jan said...

Your rooster just cracks me up - he is adorable - but I am partial to roosters:) And your stencilling is terrific - I always get wobbly edges. I love that stencil - great job!!

apple blossom said...

love your bird chain and bench work nice job

Carrie P. said...

thanks for sharing your sweet birds.

Anonymous said...

Wow! You really are "for the birds!" Lol-just couldn't resist. Love your birdies. Thanks for sharing, Sharon!

Anonymous said...

Wow-you really are "for the birds!" Sorry, I couldn't resist. Thanks for sharing, Sharon.

JanesQuilting said...

Your birds are all just fabulous...I love your ideas.

barb said...

I love anything birds!! I have a lot of very serious health problems and one of my very favorite past times is watching birds out of my window babscorbitt@gmail.com

Emily C said...

Love the pink birdy pincushion. How cute and pretty.

Carol said...

How cute to create a bird hanging chime...love it! That little pink pin cushion is quite a prize. :O)

Martina said...

Your birds are too cute! Love them all. Great idea with the string.

Needled Mom said...

Your birds are all darling and I LOVE the idea of the strand of them. Very clever!

Rosa said...

Your birds are pretty nice.Thanks for sharing your ideas and colorful birds!!

feltfree på Åsly said...

So adorable your birds. Love them Thanks for sharing.
Frederika

Gill said...

I like all your birds - I love birds too!
Thank you for a great giveaway!

Nancy said...

You idea of connecting all the birds is great! I like Ms.Pretty Yellow's wings.

Charlotte Thompson said...

Loved your projects. Would love to win that fabric also. I am a follower.
quiltlikecrazy@hotmail.com
Just in case I am still a no-reply blogger!

carla said...

Hi!!! All of your birds are too cute!!!!

Unknown said...

Birds are such fun to watch. We use to travel with books to help us identify what we were seeing. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Frances said...

What a good idea to hang all your cute creations together. Sew pretty.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I loved your bird show, so much fun!

tink's mom said...

I love each and every one of them. Like that you used them so creatively.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved your super cute birds!! Your stencil came out beautifully!! Would love to win that super cute fabric!!

LJ said...

What cute little "tweets" you made and what a lovely way to enjoy seeing them. Your lavender birdie is adorable with it's crazy quilted wings. Great work!

Cindy said...

What a fun wind chime...so bright and cheerful. Each bird is so cute.

This Dog's Mom said...

I absolutely love your bird mobile! I am definitely going to make one of these for my sewing room. I have dogs and a cat, but some birdie friends would be delightful. And I wouldn't even have to walk or feed them. Thanks for sharing!

Janet said...

Cute birds and so creative!! I love them. And the purple pincushion is wonderful.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Penca de criatividade,parabéns!Obrigada.
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lefuntz said...

So many birds and not a quilt in sight. I love that you shared something different. Your bird chime is wonderful. But that little pincushion has really stolen my heart.

gtcoursey said...

You pincushions were so cute. Lots of work. Thanks for sharing.

Pauline said...

I love your string of birds, it's so colorful, the pincushion is adorable and your stencil bird is gorgeous, thanks for sharing!

Beth Strand said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing them! pbstrand@msn.com

Newbie Jen said...

Lovely projects! And that stencil is wonderful!

Kathy H said...

Very cute bunch of birds. I like to see a whole bunch of them at once. Makes them seem even cuter.

MoeWest said...

Your birdy window chime looks great! I like the stencil too. Thanks for the giveaway.

Vivian said...

Your string of birds is so cute, very colorful.

Tricia said...

Sharon.... Your birds are bright & colorful. What a delightful sight they bring to you every time you look at them. I LOVE the bench. The stencil would make a great addition to a tree quilt that I'm designing at the moment. ;) Thank You for sharing them with us and for the chance to win your wonderful goodies.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Karen O said...

HOw wonderfully creative! I am so impressed.

Anonymous said...

I love your birds i made a wool felt collection of birds to use as pin cushions but did not embellish them with the darling flowers.

vicmil ataoldot com

Marcia W. said...

i love all those birds in a row -- so cute in 3-d
I made it all the way through so please put my name in the pot too.

Suze said...

I've always known TN to be a home to crafts and you are certainly the epitome of that. I love the windchimes! And the bench is adorable. Thank you for participating in the blog hop and being a great inspiration. I'm sorry that I am so late in viewing your post. I hope to see you in future hops soon.

Pamela said...

Your rooster is so fun! I love him! Thanks for sharing!

nicolesender said...

The stenciled wooden seat is really nice. Enjoyed your birds!
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Amy W. said...

The bench is very cool and the rooster was my favorite. I am a cancer survivor too, sewing helps to take the mind off the evil c word.