Friday, November 20, 2009

birds birds all for the birds

i have birds on the brain. it's intoxicating me! it's all i'm thinking about.

i'm a vendor in my first craft show! Winter Blast in Astoria, on Sunday, December 13th. mainly focused as being a holiday fair, i'm mainly going to be selling my bird ornaments! i have a few at my Etsy shoppe, all one of a kind and in all kinds of different colors.

the most recent bird ornament listing on Etsy. there are a few in this felt, which is not recycled, but recycled felt samples from my Interior Design job.

i mainly like to use Eco Felt, which is made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic bottles. pretty cool material, and so many bright colors!

like this bright green ornament! i have a huge stash of vintage buttons and gorgeous floral fabrics, so each one is a little different. they speak to me, the color and combination of buttons, the fabric backing....

Pink Graffiti was also featured on the Astoria Events blog, as i'm donating one of these ornaments for the raffle/givaway at the fair!

i'm trying to make at least 30 ornaments and possibly even some brooches for the fair, i have about 20 at home ready to start sewing and stuffing! last week i took 10 to Candy Plum to sell there, so i'm crossing my fingers!

i have so many beautiful colors of felt, thanks to Feltorama! i love custom orders, so if there is anything special you'd like to see, let me know! i can also embroider and applique words, so ideas are welcome! just send me an email or conversation at Etsy.

stay tuned for a tutorial!!


Ruth said...

Oh I love them.

lesleyanne said...

Thank you, mom! I'm going to have a bunch with me when we get up there on Wednesday morn. Will call you when we're on the road! Loves.

JulieAnnA said...

good luck on your first craft show!! that's so exciting!

and i'm all about birds too :]

lesleyanne said...

Hi JulieAnna!

Thanks for your comment and well wishes! :) I love your shop, very original designs.

Justine said...

Those are so pretty. Great idea. Have fun at the craft fair!

Justine at Just Nibbles

lesleyanne said...

Hi Justine!

Thanks for visiting and for the comments!! I'm going to visit your blog now. :)


blackdahliadesigns said...

Woo hoo congrats on your first show! Those bird ornaments are should do well with them!!

lesleyanne said...

Hi BlackDahlia, thanks for the visit and comment!! I'm following you now too! :)

Ginnie said...

The 13th is just around the corner, Lesley. I wish you the best...and do update us next week! BTW, I have brought with me to the Netherlands my favorite of your birds...and let Donica have the other one. When my TruckPacks arrive this week, I'll get my Xmas box and be ready to trim a tree! :)

lesleyanne said...

I KNOW!! I'm so glad you brought one of my ornaments with you to Holland! Which one is your favorite, the one with the feathers, from my Etsy shoppe? Have so much fun trimming your tree and spending this holiday season with Astrid! :) I can't wait to see photos of Holland at Christmas time!