Sunday, September 29, 2013

babies don't keep

I made this embroidery for my friend Sammy Jo.
She is a foster mother & we just had a "Celebration of Motherhood" luncheon for her.
(A baby shower of sorts.)
Instead of giving the normal baby shower gifts of clothing & baby essentials
she requested that we bring certain items to be put in backpacks and donated to their foster care agency.
This was such a neat idea!
She wanted nothing for herself.
But she should've known that was out of the question. ;)
The party coordinator had the idea for us to 
 give her a 'token of motherhood' to show our love for her.
Some of the suggestions given were: a small gift card for a meal or pampering experience, a note of encouragement, or something handmade.
Well, naturally, she had me at 'handmade'. :) 
I'd recently seen this little poem on Pinterest
and it reminded me that Mom had said she had a little plaque with this sweet quotation.
I thought it would be appropriate for either a birth mom, a foster mom, or adoptive mom.
I've already had demands  requests from my sisters for one of their own.
I'm planning on stitching some up for the shop.
Feel free to email me if you want to request one with custom colors. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

more goodies on etsy & get 20% off

Become a follower of this blog and get a coupon code for 20% off your first order in my shop.
If you are already a follower and would like the coupon code email me at 4thebirdies at g mail dot com.

Here are a few more items for sale in my etsy shop.
Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower? Clip on earrings and brooch

Vintage children's book. Featuring Alice in Wonderland.

It has many full color illustrations. Great for framing or an art project!

Vintage Cowgirl Book.

3 Vintage Dick & Jane style readers.

2 Currier & Ives Winter Farm Scene Dessert Plates

Monday, September 9, 2013

autumn decor

It may be in the 90s outside,
but it feels like Fall inside!

During the Spring & Summer I cover this red chair with a pink chenille bedspread
to go better with my Spring/Summer pastel decor.
Come September I'm ready to take the bold hue again.
I also swap out my yellow, pink, & blue pastel plaid throw
for the Autumnal shaded one seen here.
This sweet little Sunday School chair always has a stack of vintage books on it.

My sister made me this cute Fall stitchery.

"It's Autumn?!
A time of hot chocolatey mornings,
and toasty marshmallowy evenings,
and best of all
~Winnie the Pooh
(From the movie Pooh's Grand Adventure)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

ballerina sweater

I've made quite a few gifts from this pattern by Debbie Bliss.
This is the most recent one I've made.
I made it for my friend Angela's sweet little girl.
I added a fabric yo-yo because Ang enjoys a bit of farmgirl chic just like me. :)

I used Knit Picks' Comfy sport in Flamingo.
Here it is all wrapped & ready to go!
Sometimes wrapping things up is just as much fun as making the item. :)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

vintage garage sale

I'm having a garage sale, of sorts, in my etsy shop.
While getting out our fall decorations from storage
I came across a box of mine mislabeled  "Fall".
It was actually vintage treasures that I had packed away
when I got my new room when Kels got married.
I've been trying to clean out my storage bit by bit.
So to etsy the things I can bear to part with must go.
There's more to come.
Here is what I've listed thus far.
 Little Susie Homemaker Salt & Pepper
 British craft magazine Mollie Makes
Vintage pattern advertisement poster
 Vintage crochet baby bloomers

Itty bitty bluebird salt & pepper shakers
Vintage 1/2 Pint Milk Bottle