Project: Willow nest

I really love the shape of trees, especially when it is used in stencils and in jewelry so I decided to make…something.  It’s actually not related to any of the two categories mentioned above but I did it anyway.

Last winter, I was walking through my parents’ garden and I saw the branches of a “curly” willow. They looked perfect as they were, just sitting in a vase. But then I thought something was missing so I made a few white origami flowers to attach to the branches.

After a few days I bought an electric blue paint and I thought the contrast between it and the flowers would look awesome so I decided to color the wood (It took forever because I had to use a brush to avoid the already-glued flowers).

Then I found this amazing white bird in a hobby store and I decided to adopt it and place her in the willow nest. Now, this arrangement sits on my living room table.

 

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*Photographing this project actually made play around in the light graffiti department.

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Project: Birds

I stumbled upon this little sewing project idea while I was wasting precious time on my computer and thought it was a fun way of improving your sewing skills. That, of course, after mastering the “Sewing 101” class.

At the time I made this there was some sort of a craze about birds. You could find them anywhere: on clothes, jewelery, bags, etc. so I decided to give in.

Here is the pattern and the instructions and this is what came out of it.

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