Friday, 20 March 2009

'MAKE A LITTLE BIRDHOUSE IN YOUR SOUL'

I love that song .... (see my blog for a video clip later) .... anyway, with spring coming and the bluetits fighting over the nesting box in our garden I thought this week we could have a go at making birdhouses. I made this one from a very small 'blank' box. I cut into the sides of the lid and bent the top to make a roof. I got the nest from a local craftshop for 30p and made the eggs myself from paperclay. I used one of my favourite poems again for the inside .....hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul......





The (very lime!) one is on a block of wood cut out for me by my DH. I just collaged, gessoed and painted (my favourite things!)
Many of the images come from the wonderful Vintage Moth - where they are free! - thank you Abbie!






And finally..... 2 ATCs. Rosie made the cute one on the left and the other is one I did for a swap last year.
Hope you'll take on the challenge - can't wait to see what you get up to............
Have a great weekend!
Love Linda x

32 comments:

daisy said...

Stunning bird houses - great inspiration xx

Sherry Goodloe said...

Great eye candy for a Friday morning! Thanks for sharing :)

Lynn said...

OMG, that bird house from the box is Amazing.... I love all the others but that just WOW's me. This will be a fun challenge :)

Kimmie said...

I just love all the samples you give us every week ... it makes it easier to get ideas! These are beautiful, ladies! Happy Friday!!!!

Shonna said...

Wow! What beautiful pieces!!

Jaqi said...

Wow such stunning examples as always, will certainly be giving this a go , Thanks for the inspiration , Jaqi x

Jeanette said...

Super idea...I was just sitting here with my cup of coffee listening to the birds and thinking how much I have missed them all winter. Perhaps a cardboard birdhouse...hm...

RubyMay said...

Brilliant DT work !
I haven't made an actual birdhouse but I hope what I have done is OK.
Heres my entry.
Thanks for looking x

nordseetine said...

Oh no!
My birdhouse is big...
But here is it:
http://nordseetine.blogspot.com/2009/03/awfully-big-art-adventure-vs-lost-to-do.html#links
Thanks for looking!
Have a nice weekend!
Tine

Maureen said...

My Birdhouse is on my blog. Another great theme Linda and Rosie!

Rachel Bland said...

Thanks for the inspiring ideas and great challenge!
Here's mine
birdhouse

Flor Larios Art said...

Beautiful birdhouses!Love the colors!

Kimmie said...

Hi! Mine is Here .... happy spring!

Jane said...

Oh wow I'm loveing all the examples, going to try and have a go at this.

Sue said...

Another great theme this week, I really wanted to join in last week but just had no time!!

Anyway here is my birdhouse entry
http://sroddis.blogspot.com/2009/03/little-birdhouse-in-your-soul.html

Abbie said...

Your bird houses are just lovely! Thank you for the mnetion and link!
xoxo~
Abbie
The Vintage Moth

AliMayes said...

What a fun challenge and what amazing examples you give us. I'm afraid mine rather pales into insignificance compared with yours! But thanks for looking anyway.
Ali xx

Jeanette said...

I did it....my birdhouse is a part of a journal page. Take a peek.
http://jeanettecarlstrom.blogspot.com/

*jean* said...

hello dears! thank you for such inspiring work yet again this week!! thank you!!

here is mine!

http://bluebirdslivinginthemeadow.blogspot.com/2009/03/tis-woodland-enchanted.html

*jean*

ooglebloops said...

I made a birdhouse - yay!!! here's the link:
http://artfullyooglebloops.blogspot.com/2009/03/bird-house-challenge-complete-can-ya.html
These are fun - thanks for thinking of them - I'm a little out of my element, but it's fun to try!!!

ooglebloops said...

Oh- and I just love yours Linda and Rosie - thanks for the inspiration!!!

Genie said...

Just added my birhouse on my blog.
Thanks for the inspiration,

Diane said...

I found your blog through Viola. So glad I did! Lovely work. I'll be back!

Lynn said...

Got my bird house challenge posted on my blog, thanks for another great challenge girls :)
http://hercreativespirit.blogspot.com

ooglebloops said...

Hope you're enjoying your holiday!! When you return, be sure to drop by and enter my Spring Giveaway!!!!

nancy said...

Hello, friends...I'm finally back with an entry! This project was the perfect choice for a thank you gift I needed for a friend. You can see my entry here.
Nancy

magpie said...

Just look what i'm missing you have all done some amazing work

Sharon xx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

I did not want to miss the birdhouse fun this week, so here I am just under the wire. I made a chunky "birdhouse". Thank you for another lovely challenge and such beautiful inspiration pieces again this week!

http://bitze.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/abaa-birdhouse/

Barb said...

Hi, this is my first visit to your blog, absolutely luv your birdhouse creations!!!
When time permits, please visit my blog and scan down to see the birdhouse I recently made - hope you enjoy it!
Wishing you an artful day.
Barb
http://tumbleweedtess.blogspot.com/

Denise said...

Had a tentative go at the challenge. You can see mine here;
Hugs
Denise
oxoxox

Rosemary said...

I'm late but have an entry for this week - a little tag you can see at:

http://freeadvicewortheverypenny.blogspot.com/2009/03/awfully-big-art-adventure-challenge.html

Thanks for another fun challenge!

Jaqi said...

I am really late this week sorry, but i did put my entry here last night at 2 am and i cant see it now, thats a mystery....hope i havent left it on the wrong blog, hehehe , anyway my birdhouse is
here;
Thank you Jaqi