crafty

yesterday turned out to be a crafty day. Clara was happily playing with her art supplies at the kitchen table, baby was content,  and I got to feeling like making something myself (other than the animals I should be making). Then in my email appeared the Martha Stewart craft of the day. I happened to have all of the materials, it seemed easy, so I got busy.

Nest1

Here is the sweet little spun cotton & needle felted nest I made, as demonstrated by www.vintagebycrystal.com. I used cotton balls split into strips , as opposed to cotton upholstery batting. The "tree" turned out to be very bright white with the cotton balls, so I dipped the whole thing in tea, and after it dried, it looked grungy and old, just like I wanted; as though I dug it out of an attic.  I didn't have any tinsel, but I had some silver wirey meshy stuff, so I used that instead. I think I might add some more leaves, as the one she made on the show was loaded with leaves.  I like how delicate and vintagey it looks. Fun!

Nest2 

Nest3 

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5 Responses to crafty

  1. I love this
    so pretty

  2. Elma Riedstra

    Very pretty. I wish I was crafty!

  3. so very sweet! i love that you took it in your own direction ~ it’s lovely!
    crystal will be teaching a similar nest project at our little retreat ~ lucky us!
    xo heidi

  4. Oh! This is so pretty! I love the addition of the glittered egg…just wonderful!
    (~.~)Bekah

  5. Hi Jenn! I love your version of the nest! It’s so fabulous to see what direction other artists take a single project. Love the tinsel wire too…great job! :)
    And your animals are just darling!! I don’t know how I never saw them before! Your blog is a fabulous new find and I’ll have to try out the project you did with Martha…it looks like so much fun! :)
    -Crystal