Bird Ornament and a Card


Inside the current issue of Somerset Holidays & Celebrations

…you’ll find my article…

…which features a greeting card…

…pillowy bird ornaments…

…presented in humble paper bags, dressed up simply with a single black bow.

Within the article you’ll find the specific instructions for how to create both the card and ornaments.  And BTW, as usual, most of the materials that I used for these projects are from my pile of recycled bits.  Making something from nothing is so satisfying…do you enjoy creating with spare parts as well?



26 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. I saw this project in the magazine. Beautiful, as always Becky!
    xo
    jeanne

    September 22nd, 2011

  2. Yes, I really like to play with what´s lying around on my desk, may it be the rests from finished projects or scraps I´ve cut from this week´s newspapers …

    September 22nd, 2011

  3. i love that clicker tape!!! can you still find those?!!
    i adore all you do & be & bird. xox

    September 22nd, 2011

  4. Love these to bits and I just love how its finished off in a simple brown bag. Oh how I love the simple things, so elegant and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    love me :-)

    September 22nd, 2011

  5. I haven’t seen this issue, yet! Tomorrow, I have to head into the city. I hope to find a copy!
    These are lovely; it is the magic of the simple things and random bits that leads to the alchemy of your creations! Your talent is making them appear simply stunning~ I would never know, these are spare parts! Off to play with my spares ;D Thanks for the inspiration~xXx

    September 22nd, 2011

  6. Thanks so much Becky for contributing and being such a great pleasure to work with. These were such a great project!

    September 22nd, 2011

  7. laura huffman

    oh so you. love them, and the presentation, just perfect. I used to make ornaments for everyone at Christmas- felt, sequins, bits and pieces. going to have to make time to play again. keep inspiring me. love it.

    September 22nd, 2011

  8. so lovely. i have a little container on my desk where i put all the “potentials”. oh, i am feeling the season of the holidays already.

    September 22nd, 2011

  9. Becky you have done it again. Congratulations on your publication. These cards and soft bird ornaments are just the most perfect little non gender gifts to have on hand for all those unexpected guests or visits to others homes. I adore your simplicity of design. I just may need to get busy creating from your wonderful inspiration. Thank you dear…

    September 22nd, 2011

  10. Wonderful Becky, just wonderful. I love the card with all the music; it’s the music that has always been such a big part of Christmas for me and that card captures it so beautifully.
    That magazine won’t land here for another 10 days at least and that will be a long wait indeed!

    September 23rd, 2011

  11. I did see it and read ever word and loved every photo.
    Simple and wonderful.
    Great job, Becky.
    Loved it, as always.
    Hugs,
    Suz

    September 23rd, 2011

  12. Wonderful work Becky!
    I love the idea of using recycled materials and do that very often. It gives me a nice feeling that I brought to life something that would otherwise be thrown away.
    Thank you for being such an inspiration! :)

    September 23rd, 2011

  13. Thank you for the kind words ladies…this has me smiling into the weekend.

    September 23rd, 2011

  14. Tami Roth

    SO SWEET!!

    September 23rd, 2011

  15. this is such a sweet idea Becky. i already have a copy of this issue and can’t wait to create some like these for xmas!

    September 23rd, 2011

  16. I love the ornaments and know I have the spare parts! lol I need to get a copy of the magazine. These would make great gifts. Thanks, Becky!

    September 23rd, 2011

  17. Your projects are beautiful and that you did from bits makes it even more wonderful. I love using up that tiniest bit of stuff just waiting in a big bowl on my workspace :) Thank you for sharing!

    September 24th, 2011

  18. Simply beautiful…lovely!

    September 25th, 2011

  19. Love this project Becky. The little bird and music notes are so sweet! I love the brown paper bag with the bow too. Cute!

    September 25th, 2011

  20. Becky, I love all of your work in this issue, which I picked up recently, Thanks for your recent words of support. Look for my articles in the Winter Sommerset Life issue, Altered Art and the current issue of Green Craft. Your work has been so inspiring to me!

    http://www.mel-designs.typepad.com

    September 25th, 2011

  21. Becky,
    Congratulations on being featured!!!! The article looks so lovely, I’ll have to check it out when I’m in the city next time.

    September 26th, 2011

  22. Oh yes, I do!
    I’ve admired your work in Holidays and in several other publications… Your work is so very inspiring and gives me joy. Thank you!
    Monica.

    September 27th, 2011

  23. Pam Holderman

    So lovely and now I must start thinking of the holidays – yikes! And I always use recycled items in my work. I have been using buttons from my mom’s collection lately and that is a wonderful way to remember her.

    September 28th, 2011

  24. Pam Holderman

    Oh and I love using upholstery tacks too!

    September 28th, 2011

  25. I am really getting into creative packaging now, and making my own papercrafting embellishments by upcycling things I already have at hand. It does feel quite satisfying!

    Beautiful creations Becky!!

    September 30th, 2011

  26. Wonderful!! And such a beautiful issue, i was just in Barnes and Noble flipping through…thank you for your awesome holiday ideas and easy instructions! These days I love clipping words and phrases from newspapers…use them on cards and all kinds of stuff.
    Enjoy your lovely neighborhood, so beautiful in your photos!
    ~Scarlett

    October 3rd, 2011

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