The other day, I was invited to craft day at Tami's house. I was a BAD blogger and took almost no photos.
I started peeking around at her over abundant spring decor and got one little picture of this detail, then lunch was mentioned and the food was sooooo good, I could only think about that.
(you can see some of her spring pretties here)
Selfish of me, yes. To put dining above getting some pictures. Oh, and more selfishness, I did snap a couple of my own project. Tami provided a table top of fun items to play with. I love these shaggy acorn tops and made mine into a nest for this egg.
I had just happened to have a picture of a squirrel on the top of my pile of ephemera that I'd brought to work with, and thought with a tail-ectomy it could pass for an Easter bunny, so I cut open the paper mache egg and glued the de-tailed squirrel inside.
Here is the one and only photo I took of any of the friends. And is it a laughing, happy moment like the whole day was? Nope, but at least it shows some of the wonders of Tami's great studio and collections.
I sat next to Beth so she could teach me how to embroider. We are going to Kim's Downton Affaire and one of the projects is stitching. I knew it would be beyond me, so I asked Beth for a little jump on it, thinking that would help me keep up with the class better when the time came.
But I soon got very sick of filling the piece with stitches and started sewing things to the fabric instead of just doing embroidery.
I was very proud of myself for not resorting to glue, even tho I am a very poor sewer and it was rather torturous.
Even though I'll never be a relaxed and happy stitcher, I still had the most wonderful day hanging out with a group of my Birdsong Peeps. What nice ladies they are and I'm so glad we met! And how generous of Tami to have us all over. I need to take a turn and have a craft day myself.
But it will have to be after June. Between doing the banner for Downton Affaire, some major garden remodels, and getting ready for Birdsong, I'm a bit stretched to the limit. Like a piece of bubble gum that has been chewed up and spit out.
I'm very much looking forward to going to Downton in May (then on to Disneyland with Sugarwings for my birthday) and to seeing all the lovely Birdsong Ladies in June. Visions of fun with friends keeps me going.
The gifts from Sponsors are starting to come in. Suzanne Wingfield sent these vintagey egg cartons to give to everyone. Last year, she gave me a set to use and I filled them with a kit. This year, I'm not sure how I will use them, but thought they'd be fun to have.
She also included this silver mesh, which I think will be fun for fairy wings and other embellishments. And these vintage doily placemats. Sponsor gifts don't always have to be something for the drawing or the Tweet Bags, it was nice of her to think outside of the box (or carton?) and provide some things that will be helpful to have during classes. It's always good to be able to change out placemats after a gluey project, huh?
There was also this cuteness included. Her note to me was in this chick, along with some chocolates that the fairy grand girls and I devoured immediately.
If you'd like to be a sponsor, please email me at:
I'll add your name to the sponsor list on my side bar with your link and it will be there till the next Birdsong. If your gift arrives in time before June 1st, I'll take pictures to post on my blog. (after that I'll be rushed to fill bags before company comes to open them)
And you'll make our peeps smile when they see your gift!