5/19/09

I can't STAND it!

Now that the hyperventilating is over, I can finally show you what has gotten me all wound up. I had to take like ten Prozacs just to regain my normal heart rate. {don't try that at home...I'm sure it's not healthy}


I must, must, MUST, {must} make some of these little birdies! I found the birds on this site here {love her} and she had a link to this site here but the pattern isn't showing up!!!! OH NOOOOO! HOWEVER...I think I can eyeball it and make my own pattern, though. {breathe...stop panicking...it'll be okay.} AND I'm going to make a nest!!! {gasp for air}

**Update: here is the bird pattern - my friend Graves Babe found it. {type this in to your browser: www.spoolsewing.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/birdpattern1-1.pdf} Atta girl - way to be a thinker! {I love it when people are smart because I can lean on them like a crutch...}

And then THIS?! Why does the Pottery Barn have to always one-up me in the most major way??? Okay - so picture this - my bedroom has a big, blank wall to the left of my bed and I was going to enlist Kadie to help me do a cool tree sihlouette with branches and leaves and little birdies sitting on the branches on the one wall, extending through the corner and over to my side of the bed - and the paint color would be just a couple of shades darker than the brownish color already on the wall. OKAY...do you have that image?

They used my idea and it's gorgeous. Well, at least I can say that I'm right there with those big thinkers. I'm just unambitious and slow. Bad combo.

And could that archway idea be any more AMAZING? I'm totally going to do that someday - as soon as I get my contractor's license.

23 comments:

The Graves' House said...

how beautiful! i love the arch way - so saving this in my idea file!!!

dclautt said...

I love the birds too! They are wonderful. I looked for the pattern by doing a yahoo search for fabric bird pattern. It came up. It was called Mister Blue Bird. Here is the link... www.spoolsewing.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/birdpattern1-1.pdf
Have fun!!!

Susan said...

Check out this link http://nelliedurand.blogspot.com/
She has a wonderful pattern posted on Scribd. Lots of photos on Flckr

mandbrid said...

Such a cute idea! Both of them...it gets me thinking.

Charlene said...

The arch looks like trompe l'oeil so I may have to try this

Melissa at perryjayne.etsy.com said...

I have that pattern saved to my computer somewhere. I made a bird a couple months back and it turned out super cute. I added looped ribbons on the tail -for feathers and sewed on button eyes. Now, I just need to make another 4 or so for my daughter's room. If you haven't found the pattern yet, let me know and I'll try to email it to you.

Deck The HALLS of HOME with JOY! said...

CUTE! I love the birds!

Abby said...

Oh, thank you, THANK YOU Graves Babe!!! My anxiety attack is over because I looked up that link and printed the pattern!!! Bet you can't guess what I'm doing today! haha.

Lynaya said...

The birds are really cute and I am falling in love with the tree decorations that I have seen lately. My girls bedroom could really use some decor like that.

Ashley said...

I did these birds in my daughters room. Here's a link if you're intersted.

http://darlingcompanion.blogspot.com/2009/03/day-of-rest.html

Kristin ~The Romance Chick said...

You crack me up!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love love love the arch too! PLEASE get your contractors license - I need so many things done!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Love those birds - super easy to make. Can't wait to see what you come up with. By the way - just found you and love you!

Yarni Gras! said...

I've made several of these for give aways in swaps and for the Toy Society toy drops. I can say that even without the super nice fabric, they are simply lovely and so easy to make! Once you get the pattern, you will be hooked! I can't WAIT to see your mobile. I want to make one but don't have a reason.....*sigh*

lorrwill said...

LOL about the Prozac. I was thinking something awful had happened but it is the opposite. Love the birdies and beyond love the home dec.

It' an Evolution said...

I saw those birds as well and immediately fell in love as well.
Janet

Atia said...

lol! I love how enthusiastic you are about the birds, I do that to and no-one gets it!

http://eclecticalmanac.wordpress.com

Michelle said...

I love your blog and gave you an award! Come see! A Little Tipsy Michelle

Tad and Joy Martin said...

I found your blog through another blog and you have such cute ideas! I noticed you're from Thatcher, my husband is also from Thatcher (Tad Martin you might know him or one of his 6 brothers). I look forward to reading the rest of your blog for more ideas!

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

You are so funny. I love both the bird branch and the arch with the tree. Great ideas. Get to work!

Abby said...

Joy - oh my goodness! {if you see this...} I totally know the whole Martin family! Ryan was my age - Tad was a little older than me but my friend was dating his friend and we all went on a date once and I got my car stuck in the desert. We had to walk to a nearby neighborhood to get help! funny. I'm glad you stopped by to say hi!!!!

Carole said...

Those birds are so cute. I thought they were paper at first.

Don't you hate it when you have a great idea, and then someone else does it before you can? Happens to me a lot.

Tara Finch said...

no need for a contractor's license, pretty girl... just paint that arch on there.

Stephanie said...

I just made my own version of the birds on a branch. http://yepadoodlecraft.blogspot.com/2009/07/nesting.html

love your blog!