July 29, 2010

My Creative Space.

Every little birdie needs somewhere to live, somewhere they can call their own and maybe start a family!
I saw a gorgeous nest used for display in a shop, I wanted it so badly, it was beautiful! So what is a girl to do......make her own!
I was sitting at my sewing machine on Saturday afternoon looking out the window watching little birds ( willie wag tails ) come and go from the old grapevine, I was thinking that I could go out and cut all the old vines off and tidy up a bit!
Then it occurred to me that those vines are quite flexible and might be easy enough to turn into my very own birds nest!
I had no idea how or what to do, but I struggled and persevered for a few hours until I had something which resembled a giant birds nest.
Putting it all together twisting and threading all that vine into place didn't do my hands any favours! Note to self........Wear gloves next time! I put it in a tree thinking I could leave it and some little feathered friends would make it their home!
Then I thought a little family of owls would look kinda cute all sitting together in the nest while waiting to be shipped off to Shop Handmade.
It's going to be hard parting with this lot because they are all so cute, especially this little pink and white one!
I think it would look so beautiful sitting up high in a little girls room. I'm definitely going to make some more, just like I'm going to make another nest next season when it's time for the vine to be cut back!
Thanks so much for visiting today. If you want to see many more creative space head on over to kootoyoo and say hello.

16 comments:

garcia.sol said...

Thats incredible!!! You are so talented! I'm in awe :)

Knicky Knacks said...

That's just fantastic! You've found another talent for sure! I think you've tapped into an age old tradition of basket making that has been sitting there waiting in your DNA. I'm now looking around my backyard, thinking, what could I use???

Amanda said...

Totally in love with this ..Crafty!

Crochet with Raymond said...

Love it! It's so cool! My mum owns a florist shop.. I'll send a link to her so she can enjoy your work too, she'd love it!

74 Lime Lane said...

i love your nest, and with all the owls sitting in it, what a great display. fantastic job

Michelle said...

That is fabulous, and the owls look fantastic sitting there together

Bianca said...

LOVE IT! I have tried my hand at weaving so many times, I just end up with a tangled mess!! you should branch out and do some more weaving and basketry -you've an obvious talent for it!
xB

Rainbow Child said...

oh my gosh you are amazing!!!! your owls are too freaking sweet!!! veyr authentic looking nest too ;)

Mel @ Little Ted Canvas said...

You've done an amazing job on the nest & your owls look so gorgeous in there!

by marie-nicole said...

That looks sensational!!! You are so very clever.

Bugalugs aka Jacqui said...

You sure you weren't a bird in a past life??? You're good at making nests ~ looks beautiful and I just love those gorgeous owls!

Maxabella said...

This has got to be my pick for the 'My Creative Space' sites I've visited so far today. I really love it and I think you're so clever for tackling it in the first place. Oh, I do have a question though, do owls actually make nests? Not that it matters a jot!

Mira Narnie said...

i love the little nest - it is just so sweet and lovely!

Mary said...

Wow, I love the look of those sweet little owls in the nest. Great job!!!

byebyebirdie said...

great nest and I'm wondering if it took you very long to make?

Renee said...

What a fantastic nest! And your birdies look beautiful sitting in it!