I love the ‘make a wish’ bunting that Jenny made for her friend’s baby shower! Such a sweet idea - to make wishes full of sentiment, love and hope ready for the little one coming soon. Lucky baby I say!
If you follow us on instagram you will know that I have been going a bit potty about the little birds that have been flitting about my garden and surroundings. I have watched them looking for food and nest-building materials; perching prettily on fence, branch, aerial and roof top and I have heard them singing such pretty tunes to each other as they go about their birdy business! Oh how I have fallen for them! I have become quite excited and preoccupied and some would say, slightly obsessed with my feathery friends. I think perhaps because I live in a city, I have grown to appreciate and feel lucky about birds being around. We've spotted robins, bluetits, great tits, blackbirds, goldfinches and the obligatory pigeon.
We are now supporters of the wonderful RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) and received this amazing haul in the post…..
My brood and I are very much looking forward to exploring the nature reserves looked after by the RSPB and learning more about birds and other wildlife! I’ll report back!
Of course I have been trying and mostly failing to photograph them, to capture their colours, their feathery cuteness and funny little movements. It is now a mission my kids join in on too:
Child one, two or three: “Mummy!! Quick, a bird...it’s the robin again”
Me: “Ok, coming!....shhhh!, don’t move!...right, just focussing.....oh bother!”
Groans of disappointment, usually followed by giggles.
On occasion I have succeeded in capturing them (in photograph form!) and amongst the slightly ‘out of focus, not quite a full bird, just the movement of the wings as the bird flies away’ photos, I have actually taken some decent shots if I am allowed to say so myself. Here’s my slide show. Bear with…..
These winged wonders have not only inspired me to get my camera out but to get crafty too. I have done a bit of sketching…I’m calling this A bird in The Hand…...
I have made a perching blackbird embroidery hoop. Don’t blackbirds sing so beautifully?.....
I have made a brooch using some plywood and an old vintage stamp featuring a parrot. I got my junior hacksaw out for this project - fun!…I’ll grow up one day and be allowed to use an adult hacksaw!.…
We have expressed our love for the birds in decoupage form too! My boy and little girl decoupaged an owl and a penguin…….
I decoupaged these letters….
I am not sure what I am going to do with them (put them on the wall perhaps?), but I just had a compulsion to create them. I suppose that is creativity for you! I decoupaged them using my stash of Mollie Makes papers and these wooden letters. They were quite simple and satisfying to do and I think they look great. Decoupage letters are going to feature in many of my crafting projects I think!
Well lovelies, lots of love as always. After all the crafty goings on around here this week, I need to put my feet up with a cuppa. Oooo but what was that flitting past my window!…..I’ll just get my camera………..