Friday, April 16, 2010

Made some more - (and they're out the door!)

Twelve done - and fifteen more to go! (That's almost halfway-right?)


Just wanted to share some
pictures of the
latest
little bird nests
that were just finished.

In addition to the beautiful yarns,
these little nests
contain
bits of shredded paper,
ribbons,
and
twine fragments.

They each have little
leaf beads
that
dangle
down
the
front.
I counted as I made these nests
and was shocked to
discover
that each nests
contains
over 40
different yarns!
It was very windy here today
and taking these
pictures
was a real
challenge!

I caught one little nest
as the wind
picked it up
and
took it for a
ride!


They are so beautiful,
I almost hate to
see them go!

Recently, I received an email
from someone who
wanted to know
if
these little nests
could be used outside
for real birds~~~
so here is my disclaimer~~~
these little nests
are designed
for
decorative purposes
only.
(although, I am sure that some little bird would just love to live in one!)



Here they are, packed up
and ready to go
on their little
travels.
~~~
These little nests are traveling to
Germany,
Denmark,
New York,
Georgia,
and
Arizona
~~~



The weather these past few days
has been just
splendid!
So
I decided to move
the bird nest
assembly station
to my
front porch!
So Wonderful
to feel the
breezes !!!



On our recent trip to Atlanta,
I was lucky enough
to shop at
three
wonderful yarn shops!!!
~~~
These are my "green" purchases
for use
in the
little nests.
~~~
Those of you who purchased
bird nests-
will most certainly
see these
beautiful yarns
again!
~~~
(Don't anyone tell the gardener ---
there is almost $150 worth of beautiful yarns in this bowl!)
Shhhhh!
Top Secret!


My newest little find ---
just perfect for little bird nests.
These lovely little bluebird eggs
are really
"Bunny mix" M&M's.
(On sale now - if you can find them!- for about 75% off!
Aren't they wonderful?

~~~

I hope you are enjoying this wonderful and oh so welcome spring weather!
~~~
Coming up next---
Spring pictures of the Biltmore Estate - and- here at our home!
Vicki


39 comments:

Herself said...

So beautiful, V! One day!

Annesphamily said...

This is so fantastic! I love the nests! I love those blue bird eggs! You are the best! I am going to love coming over here! Hugs Anne

Shelly said...

Those little nests are SO darling!
When you have time, I'll have to order one!

My friend Kelly (from my swap post this morning) is leaving for Italy and Spain soon! I thought of you and your lovely photo in your header!
She's not a blogger, but I hope I get to sneak a peak at her photos,,,,and maybe teach her how to sent them to moi!

It's warmed up a lot in Washington State,,,,,Supposed to be somewhat nice here for the weekend and hopefully a fun shopping day in Joyworks! http://Joyworks-shopgirl.blogspot.com

Thank you my dear for your wonderful comments on MY blog! Love having you stop by and say hi!

Big hugs and have a great weekend!
Shell

michelle said...

the birds nest are so beautiful.you did a wonderful job!

Deb said...

Vicki ~ I think I've said this before, but after seeing all those beautiful nests, I'm going to say it again--you are amazing! You have been a hard worker!! And those bags and tags!!! Love them!! How classy and creative. Now I am more excited than ever....plus I'm so glad I not only ordered one for my friend but one for ME!! Looking forward to seeing Virginia in that list!

Julia said...

Such lovely creations!

Snugglebug Blessings said...

Oh Vicki they are works of art. Uh! Just love each and every one. The next time one starts to fly, please let it, I'm crossing my fingers that it will fly straight to my house. LOL! Amazing, beautiful, fabulous. Can't say enough. God bless, Cathy

just me said...

oh you have been busy!! they are so pretty and just perfect for our spring weather, also in wa. state@shelly:) and the birds have been busy in our yard stealing our straw from the garden. we even have crows that make a horrible mess breaking off branches from one of our trees but the make such a amazing nest it's ok!!

i also love love all your longaberger, have just a few;) myself. have a great weekend

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Vicki...they are all GORGEOUS!!!! You have been working so hard sweetie...they truly are works of art ~ and the packaging is just as precious!! hugs and love, Dawn

Jo said...

I can just imagine a little bird stumpling across these beautiful nests and moving in - they would be so cosy in winter for their babies :) (I don't think they would tell their neighbours about their new nest in case others wanted to steal it.

Have a wonderful day

Jo

Dorthe said...

Og my goodnes Vicki, they are the most beautifull nests I have ever seen, I can`t wait to se mine and -I WILL NOT PUT IT OUTSIDE FOR THE BIRDS TO USE--LOL -made me laugh loud...
Sweetie they are gorgeus, and so beautifully packed, love the yarns used-simply fantastic,dear.

Have a wonderfull week-end friend.
Love,Dorthe

Lisa said...

Oh, please tell me the yarn shoppes you visited in Atlanta. Did you go to The Whole Nine Yarns in Woodstock? That's the one I go to, but would love to learn about more!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your knitted nests are so lovely! And that front porch would certainly be a perfect place to sit and work. Beautiful surroundings. Been feeling rather blah around here lately so it is nice to see that someone out there is being quite productive. Enjoy! Blessings, Tammy

Sandi said...

I just LOVE these gorgeous nests Vicki!! You are very talented!!!
Hugs~

Lululiz said...

Each and every one is a most beautiful work of art, stunning.

carol said...

Beautiful nest is all I can say

Jody Hammer said...

The nests are sooo pretty!!! I have 2 porcelain(spelling?)robin babies that my father bought for me in Puerto Rico when I was 9. I have them sitting in a woven wood nest, but think they would be much happier in one of your nests....

SuZeQ said...

Simply Magnificant ... you rock!

Whimsey Creations said...

Oh my gosh those are just gorgeous! I can't wait for when mine will be created - I'd better get busy making that birdie for it! When you came to Atlanta did you go to Knitch? It's a wonderful yarn shop downtown.

LISA said...

You have been very busy!!! The nests are beautiful!! I would love the Vera! Please enter me!
Lisa

Bella said...

Those are just beautiful. So, so cute. And I just love all your Longaberger baskets, too.

Fearless Nester said...

I so love these Vicki. And your packaging is so lovely too. All of the fabulous yarn is really some great eye candy to me. I would not want to part with those gorgeous nests either. You are so very creative! ~Lili

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Vicki,
Your nests are absolutely wonderful! You must put alot of time into them with all the different yarns you use.
So unique!

Love your blog!

Robin~♥

Jana Bouc said...

Wow! These are so beautiful and so is your blog/website. Absolutely brilliant. I want the pretty green one! And your baby shower! I've never seen anyone double out-do Martha Stewart. You guys are so creative and talented!

Lee @ The Way I See It said...

really beautiful!

pussman said...

You are such a busy lady!
I really love your blog!

Bye
Danielle

myriamkreativ said...

Hi Vicki,
i simply can`t wait for my little nest to arrive. I am so very excited what miracle you`ve done. And you can be sure, I will take very good care of it and think of you every single day I look at it. They look all so beautiful. You really are an outstanding artist, I always enjoy the pictures of your work. I send you a little warm sunshine all aronnd the world Hugs Myriam

Terra said...

This is the most creative and artistic use of yarn I have seen. Of course, I do love birds so I love these fabulous nests.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oh my, Vicky, your birds nests are stunning! Do you have an etsy shop? Curious... they are truly awesome!!
Now I have to run to the shop to get those M&M's.... lovely!!

Hope your week is off to a great start, Vicky!
XOXO

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful they are ! I just posted pics of the Biltmore! Wonder if we were there at the same time! WOW! It's a small world!

DreamChallenge said...

Helpful people are awesome. LU, J

DreamChallenge said...

Well, we are successful, J

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Nests Vicki, your are so talented, can't wait to receive mine!(when its ready)... Packaging is also wonderful. Regards Margaret

rurumom said...

OH MY!!!! Beautiful!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your nests are gorgeous! I just saw Dawn's from The Feather Nest's. I wanted to order one, but don't see any in your Etsy at present. Do you sell them there or are you just taking custom orders? {Basically, just want to know how I can order one}.

Mirabilys said...

Wow, your nests are so lovely... they are some magical and dreamy things... I really love them!
Congratulations for the lovely new baby of the family!

dat Bea said...

So beautiful, Vicky, oh, I am so looking forward to it!!!

All the best for little baby no name!


Bea from Germany

Fleur de Bee said...

Oh how beautiful they are!! How does one order one from you? I would love to have one for my studio!!

xoxo Molly
fleurdebee@me.com

Kathy said...

How great are these? I know lots of birds who would feel like a princess with that as their home. Your blog is great, wonderful look, one to help stir creative juices. I will be back, I all of sudden feel in the nesting mood.
I am new to blog land but enjoying every minute of it.
Kathy