I am so excited to finally realize my dream of creating a very special Christmas nest. This little nest has been well over a year in the making~
These last few days have been a blur of non- stop creating in my Sacred Yarn Room. Mary has been here with me and we have worked all day and into the night adding beautiful embellishments to these exquisite nests.
Each nest is unique - no two nests are totally alike - they each have their very own personality ~~
Each nest is adorned with little vintage millinery pears that we glitter dusted to give them a beautiful "bling" for these exquisite nests~
In the center of each nest - nestled into the softest of yarns- rests a beautiful glazed pottery pear that was specially created for these nests by my friend Susan Jenkins.
And~~ because these nests are SO very special - each nest will come with a beautiful partridge ornament that you can display as you wish alongside your nest. Susan created these adorable partridges specially for this Holiday nest.
Susan is an artist of incredible vision and talent. She is a painter, a sculptor, a creator of many art forms. Her work is highly praised and in demand. I am so grateful that she dedicated some of her special talents to help make my dream of this Partridge nest come true. You can visit Susan at her blog and also visit her ETSY shop where she sells her beautiful and imaginative creations. (Thank you dear Susan - I am so, so grateful for your willing heart and your gracious help in making the most precious little pears and partridges for this nest!)
Because she is a beading extraordinaire - Mary broke apart one of her beloved "Talbot's" necklaces just so that she could use the beautiful little yellow beads to embellish these Partridge ornaments. Is she dedicated to the cause or what? (Each little ornament will come with a gold hanger for you to use when you display your Partridge.)
Some of the embellishments for these nests are from a collection of vintage finds that I have been saving for almost 2 years. We've also added various unique adornments as well as some exquisite pieces of vintage jewelry.
Presentation is everything~~
My friend Sue Kosac is my ever constant creator of beautiful (drop dead gorgeous!!!) tags for my little nest packages. Your package will arrive wrapped in beautiful tissue that Sue specially created for this designer nest - and hanging on the outside of the package will be one of these fabulous little note cards.
Also - tucked into the package will be one of these little pear tags (in the upper right hand corner). Mary and I added a special little embellishment for those - a little surprise for each of you~
You can contact my friend Sue at her email address~ firstname.lastname@example.org
(Thank you my sweet friend - you always, always make the most beautiful packaging for my nests. You know what I want - even when I don't! I love you to pieces!)
The response to these nests has totally taken me by surprise. From the minute I showed that first little sneak peak a few weeks ago- the number of emails that I have received has been overwhelming. So many of you have written to me expressing a desire to own one of these very special Designer nests ~~
Because so many of you asked to Reserve one of these nests~~ as this post goes live today~~ there are NO nests left for purchase - every single nest has been Reserved. While I am humbled that so many of you love and desire my specialty nests - I am honestly so very sad that some of you are going to be disappointed today. (Seriously - the knot in my stomach is THIS big!)
These nests have taken hours, and hours, and hours to design and create. If it were possible - I would make more - to ensure that each of you who desired one would be able to have one. But, I just can't. I know you understand that it is just not possible. I honestly did not expect this to happen. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that I would have so many requests for these little nests. I am overwhelmed with a mix of emotions right now. Part of me is happy that they are so loved~ and another part of me is distraught that I have none left to sell. I feel as though I need to apologize - I am so so very sorry that this has happened so unexpectedly. I know that there are some of you who have waited till this appointed hour hoping to perhaps purchase a nest~~
(and please, please, please~ don't hate me because these Christmas nest's sold out so quickly :(
This nest has been a dream of mine for such a long time. The making of a nest like this - for me- takes months - even years to create. I work on collecting the embellishments for a very long time - always looking when we travel, when I go to the flea markets, every where I go. The planning for a nest - and the actual creating of the nest is intense - I've neglected this house, the laundry, the shopping, ~~ my sweet Gardener (!!). Somewhere in this Sacred Yarn room full of nests, and boxes, and tissue and tags, and YARN - I've lost my "nesting" sketch book! (please pray that I find it before spring or we are all doomed!!)
Although next year is designated as the year for that Harvest Nest - plans are ALREADY in the works for a new Holiday/Winter nest. Be watching (and waiting) for the new Shorebird Winter nest~~ (there - I said it!) (coming in the winter of 2013)
Did you know that I was this goofy? We have had the most glorious fall Indian summer days of late - but not today - (not the day that I have had planned for weeks) to do the photos for the Partridge nest! Cold - rainy - freezing wind~~
No photos of Mary this time ~~ she flatly refused to wear this Monkey hat! Seriously - I could not, would not, won't ever~~ be doing a Designer nest without her amazing talents and creativity. Thank you my dear best friend in the whole world~~
Thank you all - for loving my nests, for always supporting me, and for your understanding of this totally unexpected situation. To those of you who purchased a nest - Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping to make Christmas a little more Merry for our families at the Ronald McDonald House.
Love, love, love