Friday, 26 October 2012

New beginnings...

Hello and welcome!
After last weeks lovely findings (a beautiful and tiny Goldfinch nest  ) I was feeling rather inspired so I set about making my own little version in homage to the clever birds! I created this dinky nest by needle felting using wool rovings, moss, threads and sheeps wool I've gathered on my wandering walks.  Its adorned with little bead eggs, glass/wooden bead berries and glass leaves. 

I played around making a few different types of nest with differebnt colour crystal bead eggs.
I thought they would make quite a fun hair clip,the one shown below is a bit sketchy but if I can get the design right I'm sure they'd look great. I like the idea of birds nesting in my wild hair!

This mama and baby cow were watching on during the photo shoot!
We went walking up at Minions, Cornwall and attempted to walk to the top of the Cheesewring.
Here's little J having a cuppa and in the distance is the cheesewring...a long walk away for little legs!
 but he made it to the top! I had to stop a bit earlier on with Miss M who was not feeling so well. The moors are such a stark yet beautiful place. It feels so wild up there and there are always horses, sheep and cows wondering about amongst the ancient stone circles and ruins of old tin mines. It's realy magical.

I'm now attempting to make some more nests to sell at upcoming Christmas craft fairs but I' having a hard time  pricing them. It's always hard to put a price on something you've made, especially when it's quite labour intensive. I do enjoy making them and my brain is whirring with lots of new ideas now. Birds, birds, birds and BIRDS!! 

I'm joining up with Fiona from the Raindrops and daisys blog for another Greenday link up.

Well my lovelies, I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Love Dotty
xxx





24 comments:

  1. Oh so pretty ... the little nest is just beautiful ... I love the image of birds nesting in wild hair ... brilliant ... have a lovely weekend ... Bee xx

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    1. thankyou Bee, I'm now trying to create a nest that looks like its made from the scraps laying around my craft room! Fabric, thread and bits of paper! The Dotty Birds build nests everywhere!

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  2. The nests are gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Love them, so quirky. Have a great couple of weeks xx

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  3. a lovely little nest and top have added moss etc is a great thing to do.At first glance I thought it was another nest you had found. I am sure they will sell well

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    1. thankyou margeret! Hopefully others will like them too, I love doing craft fairs just to find out what folk think about the stuff I've made..its always quite a learning curve!

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  4. Amazing how we can be inspired by random things! Love the little nests - so cute and clever!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. Mother Nature is an amazing and infinite source of inspiration! I'm a pretty ecclectic craftster and I find it hard to concerntrate on one thing for long..I'm always pleased to actually finish something!

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  5. Hi Dotty,

    I love those little nests, you are so creative.
    I could never make anything like that but wish I could!

    Loved your photos too.

    Best of luck at pricing your work, I am sure that must be very difficult but am sure they will sell very well.

    Cold here this morning so am sure it is probably the same for you!

    Have a good weekend and thanks so much for linking up with Green Day.

    x Fiona

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    1. Thankyou Fiona, I always enjoy joining in! I must hop over and check out the other offerings! x

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  6. Lindos os seus trabalhos e a sua excelente criatividade. Belíssimas fotos também dos locais por onde passaram. Abraço. Ailime (sinais de esperança)

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    1. obrigado pelo seu comentário lindo! A natureza é como uma grande inspiração! x

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  7. Your nest are so cute, what a neat idea. I love the shot of the cows and the moors are beautiful. Good luck with your craft at the craftfair! Thanks for sharing, wishing you a happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks Eileen, I'm quite taken with the wildlife near you..it looks amaing!

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  8. Hellooo Dotty,
    Really love those nests, they are very original and you are talented at what you create, they look so real.
    Daisy x

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    1. thankyou Lazy Daisy! I wanted them to look like real ittle nests with a bit of sewing thread thrown in! They are really fun to make and everyone turns out a little different. x

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  9. They are so lovely! Lots of luck at the craftfair!
    Seems you are having some gorgeous time good for you : )

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    1. thankyou, we have ben having some lovely outings lately, I really love the Autumn, especially on a crisp, cold and sunny day! :)

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  10. Gorgeous, Gorgeous! What a delightful wee birdy nest. LOVE it as a hair slide..so unique. And the scenery where you live is stunning, got that same rugged wilderness that adorns my doorstep. Stirs my soul :)
    Oooh, Pricing is such a tricky one, just try not to undervalue yourself.
    I was glad to hear I am not the only one with a child who prefers life in the noody :) Atleast the flurry of snow forced a thin layer of clothes to fend off the chill! You were asking what the order for the hardware store was....Kits mainly..book and magnet ones and some miniprints on mounts too! Seems funny them sitting amongst nails and fertilisers :)x Big hugs xx

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    1. thankyou :) It is most certainly rugged and wild and it reminds me of the Scottish landscape...minus the beautiful Loch's! Sounds like quite a groovey little hardware store! Cheers, lisa x

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  11. Hi, I love what you did with that dinky nest you found. I will be buying one of them I think, love it love it love it.
    I struggle with price too. Is this what the boxes are for...?

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    1. yey, thankyou! The boxes/tissue paper are for the nests and the tails too. :)

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