Hi everyone, hope you all had a nice weekend.
I've gradually been getting back to my crafting, and it feels good. Like many of you, creating has always been like "therapy" for me. No matter how crazy life got, I always had my crafting. Well, for a time I really didn't even have the heart to work in my craft room. So I have been quietly working on a few projects that I thought I would share with you today.
What could be more spring like than birds and nests and eggs! I had never worked with polymer clay before, so I thought I would try my hand at it. So, I created a bunch of tiny faux eggs, and had so much fun making them! After baking them, I painted the eggs a pretty robin's egg blue, then gave them tiny little brown flecks. I think they look pretty realistic, if I do say so myself!
All of the nests you see here are real. Hubby and I have been hunting for them on our daily walks. The nests are from last year, so no worries of stealing a new little birdie's home:)
This little nest below is so sweet. I think it may be a cardinal's nest, not sure. I thought it looked so cute in my vintage silver creamer.
This is a really cool nest! It was built oh so carefully around the branches of a tree. I am continually amazed at just how hard little birds must work to build such masterpeices! I need to Google nest identification, because I would love to find out what kind of bird built this. It is very sturdy!
And here is one last nest. Woven a bit hastily, it looks! It was created from grasses, leaves, and even a tiny bit of hair!
I will be placing all of the nests and eggs in my Etsy shop. I had so much fun making the eggs, I can't wait to make some more!
Thought you might like to see what our little Katie has been up to. She is now 10 weeks old, and is growing like a weed! Here she is getting her first bath a little over a week ago, looking none to happy!
A mischievous pose!
And ready to pounce!
Now she's ready to curl up in a spot of sun and take a nap (which means that I can actually get a few things done!).
She is helping to fill the empty spaces in our home and in our hearts.
Hope you have a great week!