Monday, May 26, 2008

Bonjour Mon Amie

In my last post I mentioned the new book I bought Vintage Collage Works. I picked the birds on clothes pins as my first project. Here is my first birdie with a tag that I am sending to a friend. I modified the instructions a bit and used my Pazzle cutter to cut out the birds rather than drawing and creating a template to trace out the birds. My cutter saved me time and created a much prettier bird. I also painted the clothes pin and added other embellishments. It needed some bling! The instructions were very good and easy to follow. I highly recommend this book. The pictures and projects are wonderful.

Here are the rest of my flock.



I also recently bought this collection of rubber stamps from Cavallini and Co. They are Paris themed and they work fantastic. I just love this company's products. I also had to have the stickers as well. If you don't have a set yet, go get them!My last purchase this week was this sweet blue dish with the birds perched on it. I decided to put some of my bling on it for now. It is so pretty. I just love the color.Stay tuned for some more birds. I am going to make some black and creme themed ones with some of these Paris stamps to sell in my booth at the Carriage House and some Country themed ones in red, blue and tan for the 4th of July. My first month at the Carriage House I sold 3 jewelry pieces which covered my rent this month and left me with enough money to buy myself a Grande Iced Vanilla Latte from Starbucks to celebrate.

I hope you all have a great week.

Love,

Tammy

12 comments:

Simply Complicated said...

I love all of your finds, you definitely make me think outside of the box.

MommaRu said...

Your booth is filling up! Love your little flock of birds, and their "crowns". Very special. Love ya.

CINNIBONBON said...

Love everything!!!! This post is kicking butt. Oh those birdies are to die for, I love how you put them on a branch.
It's great to hear you are doing fabulous with your shop.

Lee W. said...

you are smoking hot, girl! The birds are to die for!! Man, wish my cutter made stuff like birds... Loving all of it!! Oh, and the book looks great- am I going to have to buy it too? LOL! enabler... enabler...

Heather Grow said...

Your birds look great. Glad to hear your little booth is doing well. I think the patriotic items is a really good idea.

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

love your creations!! soo cute!! I adore all your pics!! xo Britt :-)

Susan Tuttle said...

These goodies are such a delight! That birdie is so darling!

I loved looking at your little jewels on the dish - that crown with the pink jewels caught my eye - love it!

Susan
xo

chelemom said...

Love, love, love these birds! Love anything vintage!

KaReN EiLeeN said...

I LOVE your blog. I want to run right out and buy the book...what fun!!

KAREN EILEEN

LizzyJ said...

Pretty! I love how you put little crowns on each birdie. Another use for my crown dresden trim....

Cassie said...

Your birds are adorable. I love how they look so whimsical! I think I will have to look in to buying that book. Your post was inspiring! Have a great weekend, Cassie

Natalea said...

Tammy!! I got my gift!!! thank you so much ! I love it!!
Love what you did with the ATC too...thank you so much for joining in and making it great!
LOVE-LOVE-LOVE my tag and birdie! xo natalea