Last Wednesday I showed you some of the new jewelry baubles headed to the Micro Love show in Birmingham. I talked about my love of making things...all sorts of things. And how sometimes my creative brain works in overdrive which can be quite inconvenient sometimes! Seriously folks, after Christmas I went to Target to A.return the Spy Watch William got for Christmas that did not work and B.buy wrapping paper for next year. I mean, that stuff doesn't exactly go out of style right? While cruising the aisles I came across a rack FULL of these little dainty clay bird ornaments. Yep. Overdrive time. I placed a couple in my buggy thinking to myself, "maybe these would look good with my stamps?" I walked around a little more with the gnawing thought that if I didn't get more birds now, they would not have them later as they were seasonal, so I better buy a pile! So I did. And look how sweet they look!!
With all that being said, no I did not invent the bird charm or the woven nest, or metal stamping, or be the first to paint a bird or a nest or a bike or a truck or a camper or you get the idea. However, the way in which the elements I use are placed together and the process that puts them all together, those are the threads that are uniquely mine. I treasure those threads and look forward to adding to my sweater this year.