Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Birds Of a Feather.

Well, well my craftily creative friends,
it seams that Autumn may be upon us. The trees now have some gold and red on
 their leaves and there seams to be is a nip in the air.
But this is very apt.
I have recently been asked to create an autumnal, bird themed
collection to go to the beautiful 
Blue Gallery in both Shifnal and Shewsbury 
which are both situated in the stunning county of Shropshire.

When asked for specifically birds of an autumnal feel i instantly thought of my Momma Crafter 
(who has always been keen on keeping an eye on the birds in her garden)
When i told her of the brief i had been given, she suggested i go and find
"The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady"
Which to her surprise i had never read before.

For those of you who have never had the pleasure of this delightful book,
it is the hand-writen diary of Warwickshire school teacher and artist Edith Holden.
You travel through the months with Edith reading her thoughts, monthly motto's and favourite poetry. Each page displays her illustrations of local wildlife, plants and flowers.
A truly heart warming read.

From the very first page I was full of craftily creative excitement.  

 It has been a great source of inpiration for
 my new collection

So here it is, the start of a a new season and the start a new collection and theme.

Please keep your crafty eyes pealed of more bird themed goodies.
The collection may 
(or may not)
some beautifully birdie hot-water bottles for those cosy winter times

Footnote: They stick together!


  1. Fantastic projects. Dropped in seeing your card on MIM

    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  2. What beautiful birds, you are very talented, they are so full of life I'd not be surpised to hear them sing - the blue tits are epecially stunning

  3. Beautifully done and very clever. They picked the right person for this display project.

  4. Ahh...thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment.
    You have been to see the lovely Jan then at Blue.
    Gorgeous work, I'm sure each piece will 'fly' off the shelves, as your work is very desirable. xxx

  5. Pretty Birds! I think I should read that book.