A Little Birdie Told Me....

September 7th, 2010 in projects     
georgiamoon Georgia Terrell, contributor
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I made this for my friend Greer who is expecting her first child very soon. I used her fabric for the nursery for my inspiration. It can sit on a dresser, a shelf, or hang on the wall.
I found a picture of the fabric on-line. Greer is not one for primary colors or traditional baby, but it is whimsical and cheerful.
While in New England I went hunting for Birch and found the perfect sized branch.
Here I am cutting it to the right length...no power tools involved.
I used a paint stirring stick cut in half to attach the three pieces together on the back.
After printing and blowing up a picture of just the birdie from the fabric, I used some really sharp snippers to cut it out of a piece of galvanized metal. Ooh baby this was NOT easy.
All he needs is a little color on his tail feathers.
There thats better, he was looking a little drab.
All ready to hang on the wood. She can take him off and hang a picture of the baby if she decides to change the fabric.
Ready to fly off to his new home.
I made this for my friend Greer who is expecting her first child very soon. I used her fabric for the nursery for my inspiration. It can sit on a dresser, a shelf, or hang on the wall.

I made this for my friend Greer who is expecting her first child very soon. I used her fabric for the nursery for my inspiration. It can sit on a dresser, a shelf, or hang on the wall.


While on recent trip I made this for my friend that will be having a son in the very near future. Inspired by the fabric she chose for the nursery, I came up with this project to add to the whimsy of the room and give her something that is one-of-a-kind. She comes from a family that is truly into junk and art so this little birdie should be a perfect gift for her.


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Comments (6)

chippingcharm writes: So very creative and special! Fun to see you post again, I missed ya! Laurel Posted: 7:56 am on September 9th
alicemom writes: Georgia, I did forget to say I have that same clock
sitting by me!
smiles, alice Posted: 6:20 pm on September 7th
alicemom writes: Georgia,
Glad to see you! I love your project. The birch tree is the just the best. Greer and baby will be pleased!
smiles, alice Posted: 6:18 pm on September 7th
byabpryor writes: Beautifully done. I love the way it came out.... perfect!
Ang
. Posted: 12:00 pm on September 7th
JunkArchitect writes: So while visiting New England you decided to do a little deforestation…huh! Look at you go with those tin snips, you’re quite the sheet metal worker. The color of your little birdie is a perfect match to the fabric. What a special baby present; Greer is going to love it. It’s a beautiful project Georgia.

Jim

Posted: 11:16 am on September 7th
TracyMB writes: Love how you've made this to accent the fabric choice; she's gonna love it! :) Posted: 11:11 am on September 7th
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