Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sunday Favorite Birdies

Edit-  This post was originally posted on March 14th, but I wanted to share these fun ideas again.  These fun bird pins would be great gifts for Christmas, or even as a hostess gift for Thanksgiving.  I'm linking this up to Sunday Favorites over at Chari's blog Happy to Design.

It's pretty stormy here, but it seems to be rain and not snow, for now.  In New England we all know nothing lasts for too long. :)
My Unitarian church hosts a huge (no really it's something to behold) Country Fair every September and participates in the town Holiday Bazaar in December.  I've been "blessed" ;) with being the chair for the Country Store booth at the Country Fair for the last couple of years.  It is a blast, but it's a huge amount of work.  In the past, the crafting work has fallen on a small group of crafters within the church.  This past January, I helped launch Crafting Hands to help get new crafters involved and ease some of the last minute production burden for these events.  We had our second workshop this past Friday and Saturday and these cardinals were among the many fantastic items created!  (I'll post other crafty goodies later).
These are going to be sold as pins for the Holiday Bazaar (Dec 4, 2010 in Littleton, MA) and we have 20 others that have flown to homes to be sew together and brought back for painting in May.  One of the helpers found a pattern at home to make a dove pin in the style of the cardinal (that should be a fun flock too!).  I thought these fine feathered friends would make for some fun card inspiration!
I used Bird and Nest from Memory Box, then stamped it with Cardinal Red Archival Ink and Timber Brown StazOn ink.  Technically the bird isn't a cardinal, but he's so darn cute!  The papers of from my scraps and are Basic Grey, Bo Bunny, and Pink Paislee.
I added Stickles to the berries on the bird's nest twig and to the "dots" on the sentiment.  You can barely see it in the photo, but I also freehand "stitched" around the edge of the background paper with a marker.  The layout is from Sparkles Sketch on her Christmas Challenge blog.  I send a crazy number of Christmas cards, so every motivation to get them done early helps! :)

What gets you motivated when the weather is yucko?


  1. Hi Moriah,
    I'm visiting you from Sunday Favorites at Happy to Design. These little Cardinals are so cute!

    You ask what motivates me when the weather gets yucko? Well being in California we very seldom have yucko weather. In fact today was stormy and cloudy with thunder and lightening and it was just beautiful!!!

    Yucko for me would be the middle of August when it's over 100 And I'm not too motivated to do anything other than blog on days like that. Have a happy Sunday and I'm going to be hosting my first every giveaway sometimes this week. Hope you can pop over and enter!

  2. Those cardinals are adorable. Love them.
    Your card is so pretty.
    What gets my motivated when the weather is yucky, honestly a good nap :)

  3. Hi Moriah...

    Welcome to Sunday Favorites, my friend! I am just tickled pink to have you join in with the fun of Sunday Favorites!

    Ohhh...I love all sweet birds and your little cardinal pins are sooo beautiful! What a fabulous crafting project...I love it!!! I also really enjoyed the beautiful handcrafted card that you created! What a gifted and talented lady you are! Your community craft fair sounds awesome! Sure wished that I lived closer...I just adore going to craft fairs! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful crafts with us for Sunday Favorites! I hope you'll join us again, my friend!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  4. Those are just darling! Who wouldn't want to wear one? I'm smiling just at the sight of them.

  5. Ohhhhhhhhhhh, those cardinals would make such adorable pins!


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