The new issue of Somerset Studio (May/June) is now available. And inside you’ll see a couple of my projects in the “With One Stamp” department.
I used “The Nightingale” stamp (“Birds of a Feather” set from Tweety Jill, which contains 15 different stamps) to create this canvas…
…as well as this necklace (collage on bamboo tile).
With birds on the brain (which often happens, especially during this time of year), I used some wire (left over from a jewelry project that I recently goofed up) to create this cute, little nest.
Taking a tangled mess…
and turning it into a little nest feels satisfying. And it’s an added bonus that this nest comes in handy for housing my beach finds of sand-tumbled stones.
The addition of a single feather (also from my collection of beach finds) seems to add a good measure of balance.
With the weather getting warmer I’ve been feeling especially energetic, with a strong urge to do some feathering of our nest. So I’ll be stepping away for a couple of weeks while I gather the bits and pieces that I hope will make our home feel fresh and comfy…more modern yet still homey. Our family has lived in our current home for about 8 years now, and I haven’t done much to it since we moved in…so it’s time. And I’m excited! How about you…have you been feeling an itch to do a home makeover also?