Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Flock of Valentine Birdies

When I saw these adorable birds on Elizabeth's Creative Breathing Blog I fell in love. She is one talented cookie and makes all kinds of cute things. I had to try and make a bird or two or six!
She has all the directions on her post, but basically you paint styrofoam shapes, glue them together, make wings and a tail with accordian folded crepe paper streamers, use little black brads for eyes, card stock for beaks, and decorate them with whatever your heart desires.

















This was such a fun craft and I think they turned out pretty cute.

And speaking of birdies, when the mister and I were out walking the other day we saw two pairs of robins splashing in a puddle! You know what that means, SPRING is just around the corner!

25 comments:

Robin said...

How sweet and adorable. Wonderful job love the plate stand too.

Julie Harward said...

THOSE ARE REALLY CUTE! GOOD JOB TOO, THEY HAVE THE SWEETEST LITTLE FACES! NO ROBINS HERE...IT'LL BE MAY BEFORE WE GET SPRING! COME SAY HI :D

Sandra said...

Can you say ADORABLE...I'm going to have to make some of these little birdies! Great post.

Kelee said...

Hi Darling Mimi Sue!

These are totally, completely adorable! They make me feel happy in my heart!

Great job! Hope you are well!

love, kelee

Scrap for Joy said...

Bravo Mimi! These are the cutest birds! I love the one picture where it looks like the red birdie is whispering into the ear of the pink birdie...sweet nothings? I love the way you've embellished with pearls and flowers. E will be so excited to see these...you've done her proud. For the first time, we've been seeing robins off and on all winter this year. I just read that not all of them migrate. Crazy robins!
Joyce

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Of course you had to make the little red/pink birdies...they are so tweet! love!

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Wahoo for spring!
Love your little "love birds". I'm partial to the red one with the string of pearls around her neck! :-)
We have robins all winter long. Small and few in between though. BUT, we don't have anything that even resembles a Puddle! Too darn cold!
Only 6 mores weeks...right? lets see, that's one month and two weeks, and it's almost one month and one week really. And then it will be just one month and then, just 3 short weeks........ Yeahhhhhh, I can almost smell it!!!!
Enjoy your Day.
Mercy

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

WHAT???? These are WAY too cute!!! And the way you've displayed them...perfect!! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial, as well.
The "little Mr." wearing Mimi's reading glasses below, left me smiling ear to ear. : )
M.L.

Cindy Geilmann said...

Mimi, I'm so glad that you found spring. I need some! Your birdies are adorable. And the plate stand their on is wonderful.

I am sick with a chest something, so I can't get together this friday. Bummer, your having so much fun without me. I'll see you at the lunch.

cindy

Donna said...

Oh these little birds are adorable!

Hugs,
Donna

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Birds are so cute. These have such character.

GRAMS said...

I just love my little one. I'm going to have to find her a place of honor. Thanks for the fun time today and my birthday present. I just love it. Silly huh?

Julie said...

So glad I found you this morning! Love those sweet birdies! Found you through "Creative Breathing"...don't you just love Elizabeth? I'm your newest follower & will be back to visit very often! Have a beautiful day!

Annie said...

Love them!

~~Carol~~ said...

Hi there! I'm just popping in from Elizabeth's, and I wanted to tell you that your birdies turned out so cute! I've also been checking out your blog, and I love it!
Have a great weekend!
Carol

Beth at Aunties said...

These are so darling! I so hope you are right that Spring is around the corner.
I am planning on having lunch with you on the 16th!:-) I am so looking forwad to meeting you.~♥

Nola @ the Alamo said...

The birdies are adorable, and you have them displayed so pretty!

She'sSewPretty said...

Those are just too cute! I saw them on Elizabeth's blog and had to come and tell you how much I like them!

Anne Fannie said...

Those are so cute! I didn't see them on the other blog! You did a great job!
Hugs, Ann

Carolina Girl said...

So very, very cute! Thanks for sharing. Just started following your blog, can't wait to read more. Jamie

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

These are just adorable Mimi. Your photos are great too. Hey, and that little guy on the previous post? Priceless!
Blessings,
Marcia

Sue said...

These are just too cute...

Lallee said...

Your birdies are adorable. Elizabeth has such wonderful tutorials.

LaurieStar said...

Hello - I found you through Joyce's blog. I love these little birdies! :)

Kelly said...

How cute are those! You did such a good job and they turned out great. Love the one with the pearls-- I like to put pearls on my animal people too!