My studio has been a flurry of Spring creativity recently... now it is just a mess.
A beautiful mess.
I know I have to clean it up... but I love seeing the remnants of Spring creations.
It seems that just about every swap I was participating in called for a nest of some kind~~handmade nests, altered nests, store-bought nests (not my favorite). I experimented a bit, traveled outside my comfort zone, and it was quite the adventure.
These are a few of my favorites:
Okay, not really a nest.... more like a lace "basket" NESTING Springtime gifts.
This basket was put together for my partner in the Spring ribbon and flower swap I hosted at An Altered Place.
This next one IS a NEST.
A handmade nest sits in a pretty vintage glass compote.
The further I went along in putting it together, the more enamored I became with it.
I call it my "romantic nest" and it was hard to part with it... but I know that its new owner will enjoy it just as much.
My next nest was tiny... small enough to fit inside the smaller peat pots.
This little darling was made for another darling, my daughter, Bianca. She is a very busy law student who loves pretty things made by her mama. In fact, she almost expects some handmade little item each season... something to grace her apartment and remind her of Home (smile).
Another peat pot with nest to share with you ~ this one is enroute to Japan, where my swap partner resides.
Isn't that cool? I have to say it again, how much I love swapping these little pieces of "art" with like-minded friends all across the globe!
The little Spring fairy stands inside a nest, amongst the pretty flowers, eggs and even a pink chick. Isn't she darling?
Yet another Spring peat pot (hey, I guess this post is all about NESTS and PEAT POTS...) this one was created for JoAnne's "A tisket, a tasket, An Easter Altered Peat Pot Basket" event.
Instead of filling the altered peat pot with the Spring goodies, I decided to go with a topiary, featuring a handmade little bluebird (from felt). (The goodies, of course, were still included, but separately!)
I love the colors of this little piece ~ ultra soft peachy-pink, baby green, ecru, white.
The overall effect is soft and pretty.
...the greeting came directly from a 1940's Easter greeting card... which I cut (gasp! that was hard to do)... I tried to photocopy/scan and reprint, but didn't like how it looked. The original card was printed on this pretty peachy paper with a watermark, which the photocopy couldn't capture.
My partner was the sweet and talented Lorraine... which I am always thrilled to be partnered with because her creations are always breathtaking.
This one was no exception.
Isn't it beautiful?!?
Lorraine and I had similar inspiration for this swap, as we both ended up with birdie topiaries. Great minds think alike, right? lol
Thank you, Lorraine, for this precious little piece of Art!
I think those are all the nests and peat pots for now... thanks for endulging me!
It's back to the studio for me - this time to do some cleanup.
(I'm sharing my Nests with Beverly and her Pink Saturday party!)