October 28, 2008

make a little birdhouse in your soul...

Spending Sundays at the Farm is a little bit isolating for me...unless I find something to do while everyone else is immersed in the football/rugby and sunday papers...so this weekend I decided to be a good supportive buddy and have a go at Rosie's challenge over on the Art Adventure blog.

I really enjoyed making this little birdhouse~cum~pen pot out of the cardboard sleeve of a biscuit packet...and in my excitement to give it to Rosie I forgot to take a picture *doh!*


Bless her, she's sent me one, so you can see it too. :)

The colours don't seem to show well here, its honestly much prettier irl!! I made it from K&Co Addison papers which are a rich combination of turquoise and blue, and I've spiced it up with doodling, handmade Fimo beads and pink/yellow sequins by Doodlebug. The velvet ribbon around the top of the pot looks really sumptuous irl!! Why did I use the Addison papers? Because they are Rosie's favourite, of course ;) And of course, I thought it might persuade her to pop over here and support my little web~adventure too.!

Hope you like it Rosie xxx

19 comments:

Rosie said...

I can testify to it looking even better IRL because it's sitting here on my worktop looking yummy and waiting for me to think of something to keep in it!! Thanks Alix :-)

magpie said...

Alix your house is wonderful I have you on my blog now so I can see what you are up to !!!!!!
I will be a little late doing my house I had a tooth out and it took its toll on me,..... BUT i will do one.... its great fun doing the challenges

Sharon xx

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow what a lovely house.
So great design. Awesome.

Jaqi said...

Oh Alix its wonderful, I love the colours and what a wonderful house to keep your pens in. Its really sweet.
The velvet ribbon is lovely. Well Done Jaqi

Sue said...

Love it Alix - so fresh and pretty

Jo Power said...

Wow thats fab I want one I have a little place on my desk that it would sit quite happily can you do show us how to make them please pretty pretty please. They would make lovely gifts for teachers at christmas. love Joxx

jay670120 said...

love this birdhouse , i decorated a real birdhouse but its not going outside its got pride of place on my desk with pens in too !

LaY hOoN said...

Ooh boy, what a lovely house !!!

Vee said...

I LOVE this! What a fab idea for a mini project! Great colours and design too!

annie2006 said...

this is really beautiful!
am x

Debsg said...

Gorgeous. Love everything about it.

Cleo Crafts said...

that is gorgeous!!

daydreamer said...

Gorgeous birdhouse, really beautiful colours.
Rach x

Mam said...

It's absoluetly beautiful.
Nancy

TaraMcCay said...

That birdhouse is so fabulous - i love it! Is there instructions anywhere on line for how to make it? so cool!

PS. Thanks for your nice comment on our blog - baby pumpkins unfortunately not for sale this year - maybe when they are nightmare teenagers! only kiddin' babies ....lol

~Vicki~ said...

oh wow that is GORGEOUS!!! i really love it xxx

greyparrot said...

Oh my it is gorgeous! I am obsessed with all things bird/birdhouse, and even better, the little bird stamp you used was designed by me :D

Eve said...

It's so cute ;)
Thanks for the GSD
Eve ;) ( From FRance )

Chriss Rollins said...

loving it, wonderful colours so summery with all this horrid cold wet weather.
chriss x