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Thursday, May 13, 2010

I think I finally like it!

Thank you all so much for your nest building tips!!
I ended up adding a lot of things...
from moss to feathers, a few sticks and leaf fragments,
a purchased nest is tucked in the very center
and then one speckled egg.
I wanted it to have a natural look and feel ~

And you know what's funny?
I don't really like the color of the Rit dyed moss
now that it's dried...
but the coffee dyed moss looks wonderful
with the brown tones of the nest ~
and the smell?
I could hardly smell the coffee fragrance
after the moss had completely dried.

And here is my lovely desk after making only ONE...
I'll try to come up with something new to post about ~
I know you must be sick of hearing about these little things!

Here's a very small side table in my studio...
do you think I have enough stuff on it?!

I love these bronze hands!!

A few things I've found to share with you ~

Nita Jo of Little Grey Gardens posted the most precious poem HERE...
be sure to get your kleenex girls ~ it's beautiful.

Thank you always for stopping by to see me!!
I hope you have a wonderful Thursday precious friends ~
hugs and love,


Tracy Suzanne said...

Hey Sweetie. I have been so bad about finding time to visit lately. I'm going to have to come back and look at all you recent post. This birds nest basket is gorgeous but I have to be honest Dawn...I'm never surprised by you. That's a compliment by the way, all your work is amazing and breath-taking!!! I love the shoe in the cloche, it's so precious.

I just scheduled a post about a very not so pretty giveaway but one I know you could use. I hope you'll stop by tomorrow and enter.

Hugs and love, Tracy :)

Dorthe said...

Hello, dear wonderfull artist,
so love your little peat pot,Dawn.
I guess such kind like us, have a better feeling with the natural things,and therefore maybe, prefere the coffe?
Your table is divine, with all the beauty.
Wishing you a wonderfull day.
love and hugs,Dorthe

Jamie said...

Oh your peat pots turned out wonderfully! I love best the addition of the feathers:) Hope you have a fantastic Thursday sweetie! Love, Jamie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The finished piece looks wonderful, Dawn! I love it!

Suzann said...

You come up with the most amazing crafty ideas. Always.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Oh, your peat pots are gorgeos Dawn. Have a wonderful day my friend.

Joy Lett said...

I knew you would work it out. Looks great and you'll be representing Georgia in style. Love it!!

marie said...

The peat pot nest is scrumptious! I knew it would be.
Love seeing your desk ~ I have one of those green mats. It's a great work surface.
Your little table looks so pretty ~ someday my work space will have pretty areas of inspiration in it. I love the spoon with the paper nest ~ that's so sweet!

You were right ~ I needed a tissue while reading that poem. Thank you for sharing Nita Jo with us.

Charlene said...

Love your little pots. Funny how you went back to the original idea of coffee. Sweet photo. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. I'm taking 2 of my GRANDS to see Peter Pan at the Chidrens Theater. HUGS! Charlene

Robin said...

I never get sick of hearing about your creative trial and errors. I would never have tried to dye the moss. you rock! As for the table, whoever said less is more was nuts. More is wonderful! Thank you for sharing! ~Robin~

Barbara Jean said...

Good morning Dawn,

Love the little peat pot, and never tire of anything you have to share. =)

blessings on your day.

barbara jean

hanks for the tips

Gail said...

Loving your sweet little peat pot nest! I know what you mean about the coffee smell, I've used it quite a bit but luckily it does wear off...just needs time and fresh air :).
Have a great day!!!

Lori said...

Dawn, your peat pot looks adorable...i love your little nest in there...your table scape is a stunner...oh, that wee ruffled shoe is killing me with cuteness...i love your bronze hands too...they are lovely!!!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Your peat post nest is gorgeous....GORGEOUS....but I'm coming on over to snatch those little bronze hands! Better hide 'em!

Thanks for the shout out, I can ALWAYS count on you!


kathy said...

Hey sweet Dawn . forgot to say yesterday -- I use coffee ( instant with the vanilla flavor --
-voila -- Yummy scent , not just coffee -- LOve these sweet pots --
perfect touches --Kathy - ga ♥

Nita Jo said...

Dawn, Thank you for sharing my post. The poem really touched my heart. I labeled it "anonymous" but would love to credit the author if anyone out there knows their name.

I loved getting to post a couple of the images you have been so generous to share with us! Your mother and child images always tug at my heart.

Nita Jo said...

Dear Queen of the Peet Pots,
Love them! I think you've got your perfect recipe, now go make 1oo of them! LOL Thanks for the link to Nita JO, I'm bawling my eyes out. Lisa

Elizabeth G. said...

Hi, Dawn! I love the nest in the pot. How did you get the paper onto the pot. That is a clay pot, right? What glue worked? I love putting nests in things, too, and was thinking of something like this with moss I collected from a river out here. I love the paper on the pot.

I love the baby shoe in the cloche!!!!!!!!!!!! Is it Clara's.

God bless,

Sarah said...

wow all those are so beautiful! you are so talented :)

p.s thank you for the hug... my mom passed it on to me.

melonybradley said...

Dawn, it was amazing to go to your blog today and see how the nest evolved. i love it- esp the wire. Thanks for sharing your table- check out my blog for todays pix of my "studio" (AKA- the CRAFT room)

Vee said...

It's always fun to watch the process. Glad to know that the coffee was just the thing in the end. (I'd not mind a little birdy barista!) Off to read the poem with my tissue in hand. Oh, btw, your project is wonderful!

Createology said...

I love your sweet nest and how it turned out. Thank you for sharing your trials and forging ahead. Lovely results. Happy creating...

Cindy said...

Dawn, you final creation is wonderful..what a beautiful centerpiece to display. And I love your little vignette...those bronze hands are really charming.

Erica said...

The nested pot turned out gorgeous!!! I love it and now I want to try to make one for myself.

Thanks for posting my giveaway ~ I've got you entered!

Michelle said...

Think it looks great! I enjoy seeing another person's creative process - gives me confidence to stop procrastinating! lol They look wonderful!


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