Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Art and Craft Of A Nest

This nest has given me such joy.
I found it a few weeks ago in our shed and was worried I was disturbing a bird, so I closed the shed and decided I wouldn't go back until spring hatching was all done.
Turns out, I think it was abandoned. It was so perfect too!

I had to get the shed ready for summer maintenance so the nest had to be moved. I placed it in the hands of our new dragon sculpture. Perfect photo op! I wanted to show you how beautiful the nest was and the length.

Birds are very crafty aren't they? I wonder how long this one took to make.

Speaking of crafty, here our some fabulous links for you to enjoy.

About Family Crafts
Read through Sherri's tie-dye tutorial and you will discover how easy it is to create your own colorful, tie-dyed t-shirts and more.

Aileen's Musings
Watch Aileen's newest video and see how she transforms a boring canvas bag into a snazzy colorful tote!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi uses the sweetest bird embellishments to make a card set.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
Craftside's got a chance to win a copy of Jennifer Worick's Simple Gifts and how-to's on making a silhouette, a homemade flea collar for your dog, stringing rings onto a ribbon necklace and a fun video interview with Drew Brophy the author of How to Draw with Drew Brophy.

Crafty Princess Diaries
Tammy is hitting the school books again but takes a moment to review her summer crafting and other accomplishments.

Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter
Have you ever felt like the 'red headed step child?'

Mixed Media Artist
Cyndi has gathered up all her favorite collage and quilt techniques to share.

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
Green Ring and wire earrings inspired by the book 101 Wire Earrings by Denise Peck

The Artful Crafter
How to make a wooden country critter wall plaque.

The Crochet Dude
Get out your hooks and warm them up because Drew reveals all the projects from his upcoming book "Crochet It Love It Wear It - The Ultimate Collection for Every Occasion". You are not going to believe how gorgeous crochet can be!