Saturday, October 2, 2010

Birds Nest Pins

I made this felted wool birds nest a few months ago...and wanted to make some smaller ones as pins.  Last night I finished seven of them!
I do some of my best work in the wee hours of the morning...
Not sure what kind of eggs these might be, but I thought they were still cute!
I am calling these robins' eggs
I put a leaf on the back of the birds nest...
I think they are really cute and will be great pinned to a jacket or a felt purse!
or a felted bowl!
I used a tweedy looking brown felted sweater for the nests and made them like the rolled flowers.
Then I just nestled the wet felted "eggs" into the center of the flower shape. 

19 comments:

Lindy said...

Love your new purse - that is way too cute! Just the right time of the year here in the south to make the change to something like this...

Laura @ along for the ride said...

These are beautiful!

Michelle L. said...

Hi, Ellen - those are absolutely gorgeous! Love your colors and the whole concept. Great project!

Coco loves vintage said...

So cute :)

Nesty Girl said...

Adorable! I love how old wool sweaters are getting a new life in felted projects!

I'm visiting from JSIWUM. Have a great week!

Melissa said...

Beautiful - I like the one with the blueish and blueish green eggs.

Eva Marie Harp said...

those are so sweet! i love the coolors. The would be neat 3 or 4 on a sweater
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Graceful said...

Those are so cute -- I love all things birds and nests!

mle said...

Oh! your bird's nest pins are so sweet!

Brenda said...

That bag is awesome. Very fallish.

Melissa said...

So cute! I love how you said that you do your best work at the wee hours. I could be your best friend. That is when I get my best ideas and I do most of my crafting. Thanks for linking up to Tuesday Tell All.

Jill said...

Beautiful - yet another fantastic project! You are a star!

thanks for linking!

Jill

eye_on_sparrow said...

Those are most adorable.

Cecily said...

Very pretty!

Hanna said...

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AUDRA said...

I've been wanting to do this! Thanks for the inspiration!

Suzy said...

Very sweet. This is a great idea!
Come stop by and promote your blog on my Commercial Break linky list:
http://suzysartsycraftsysitcom.blogspot.com/2010/10/commercial-break-thursday-promote.html

suzy

creativejewishmom/Sara said...

Hi Ellen, I just clicked on this from childmade.com
and see that it's your's too! Very lovely, I'd be so happy if you'd link to this too at my party, hope to see you there!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Ellen: You know how much I loved this project! I have featured it on my blog as a "Boardwalk Bookmark", with a direct link back to this post on your blog. You may enjoy taking a look at it and, of course, feel free to take a button. Again -- I want to share with you my appreciation for your talent and creativity!

Also -- I just noticed that you live in Columbia, MO. My son, Dan, is a broadcaster at KMMO out of Marshal, MO. I visited him this past weekend and drove right by Columbia. I would love to get together with you sometime and go out for ice cream or something the next time I'm driving through.

Is that something you might like to do? It will probably some time off, as I've just returned from visiting him. I live just on the other side of St. Louis in Collinsville, IL