Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Birdies flying everywhere!!

Hello! I get so dang mad at myself when I check out the old bloggy and see it's been over a week since I posted-- Sorry about that! Time just seems to slide away from me sometimes. Or should I say FLY.....I am up to my elbows in little birdies and sheep over here, lol. They are just flying out of the shop (yup, I intended that corny pun! feel free to groan if you want).


***************Feedsack Fun Bird tag set * Click the pic!

**************Le Fleur Bird tag set* Click the pic!


Heck, even the real birds have been interesting this past week. We have a little clump of cedars that you can see from our dining room window, and a couple of jays have built a nest in there. Well, my kitties like to sit in the dining room window and watch the birds come to the feeder there---and this is really upsetting to that jay mama! She sits on the branch and just yells at my kitties...every day.....loudly!



It is totally amazing that a pretty little thing like this can make such a big ruckus! LOL



I've decided to make a new item with my birdies--you are getting the first look at them. I just finished them about a half hour ago and just finished with the pics. I've made cutey bookmarks from my little bird patterns --the wing flaps over your book page to mark your spot, and the little bird then sits along the top of your book (which is really cute if you ask me!).

On trying to figure how I will package them for sale...it dawned on me that maybe they would be great to offer as a gift item. I know that I often like to send a "little something" with the cards I mail out to friends and family, and it's often hard to find things that can just fit right in the card and can go through the mail easily. Well, this is what I came up with. I've taken a vintage manilla file and turned it into a cute little pocket that the bookmark can be presented on--and it has the added feature of a little area along the bottom that is the perfect size for a gift card! So, if you want to add a gift card, you can--but it's also really nice even without one. I am going to be sending these this year for Christmas to my out-of-towners with Barnes and Noble gift card tucked into the bottom.Well, I'm gonna go....blogger is acting special and is making me sad! I'll talk to you again very soon....promise! Hugs xoxo

26 comments:

LeeAnn said...

I love the birdie bookmarks! If you end up wanting to sell a few let me know. I love having something little like that to send along with cards.

Amanda said...

Ooohh! Those are really cute bookmarks!

Diana said...

Goodness gracious. I am struck speechless and into aw shucky euphemisms by your gorgeous little birdmarks. I am going to stop by your shop because I have to have some. I LOVE them.

I am going to post about birds this week, too!!!

xox

Lauren said...

Oooo...I love the gift card/bookmark thingy!

Those birdmarks would make great stocking stuffers.

Catnip Studio said...

must...have...more...birdies...must...have...more... :-)

Jenn Maruska said...

Oh, you are so clever Mrs. Kwitty!!!

The wing holds the place in your book?

The birdy has a space for a gift card??

Make a million of those and I bet you'll sell a million! ; D

So clever...!

Soulful Hues said...

A: I loved your corny pun. B: that blue jay is awesome, but that noice would drive me NUTS all day! And C: I LOVE your bookmarks. I read a big chapter book to my kids every night and when the book itself doesn't have a ribbon, I have to dog ear the page and I just hate doing that to a good book. This would be a perfect bookmark!

Sam said...

These bookmarks are a wonderful idea! I love them...
The tiny pretty bird making lots of noise? Yup, feel that way about daughter number 2. She's miniature but boy can she make noise!!
xx Sam

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

HI Karen
Oh thanks so much on the
re-DO/ -hair-DO (:) It was so fun..
~~
I just love the bird post~!! So cute.The page holder (bird) what a darling idea..glad you are still doing fabulously and being so creative..~!! big hugs Patty

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh yes! The bookmarks are completely adorable!

Kimberly :)

Bonny said...

great pic of the blue jay! I can appreciate how quickly time flies - I've been neglecting my blog lately also and feel so guilty!

Rosebud Collection said...

What a beautiful job and just love the bookmarks..clever..Like mama Jay too..One of my daughters had a mama Jay dive at her in her yard..the baby was on the ground and she didn't see it..Well, mama let her know..

Junie Moon said...

This is why I read blogs--everyone has so many creative ways of looking at the world and making the things that bring joy to their hearts. I love what you do!

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

Your birdie bookmarks are so precious. I'm sure they will be flying out of your studio as well! It's so sweet how the darling little birdie will hold the place in your book as only a little birdie can.

Teresa

Mandi said...

Those birdie bookmarks are so cute!! Very creative!

She'sSewPretty said...

Those little bookmarks are adorable. I wish I could get as much done as you do!

Wyldhare said...

The birds as bookmarks are a great idea! I would totally use one of those!

Dolly said...

Oh Miss Kwitty I am lovin all the birdies that are taking over your house!
Cute Cute CUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!!!!!!

You are so darn cleaver......
rub off on me will ya!

Hugz,
Dolly

starrynightimpressions said...

Hi Mrskwitty,
I am loving your le fleur birdie tags!!! and thank you for your always sweet comments on my blog!!
blessings,
starrydeborah
PS. your birdie bookmarks are genius!

iSew said...

I'm loving all the birds lately Misses Kwitty. They're so cute (especially the feedsack ones up top) Adorable.

norfok cottages said...

really cute bookmarks indeed. I ma bookmark junkie :)

Rosemary said...

Such a cute idea!!
Have a great weekend!
Rosemary

treasurefield said...

Oh.How.CUUUUUUTE! What a great bookmark idea!
But I love, Love, LOVE (did I mention love?) the sheep down below!!!!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Great idea!! Love it!

Lallee said...

Did you climb in the tree to take the blue jay picture???? It sure looks like it. You really go out on a limb for this blog. LOL

Great idea with your birdies as bookmarks. I will have to go shopping soon.

Hugs,
Lallee

Sharon said...

Those bookmarks are wonderful! If you decide not to sell them, could you maybe do a tutorial on how to make them? Or how to turn the file folder into a pocket like you made? I would love to send something like that to my friends and family.

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