Saturday, January 29, 2011

lovebirds by lauren bergold

does anyone else ever plan a whole project around a dollar store find?! because i often do, and i'm just wondering if that's odd or not? case in point: i found this sweet little 5x4" wire birdcage at michael's and although i didn't know what on earth i'd do with it, i HAD TO have it!

i bet this thing sat on my bookshelf, unused, for six months! and then when the january pixie dust kit, MY FUNKY VALENTINE arrived, suddenly i thought, "lovebirds!" there's a sweet little bird diecut in the kit that i knew would work perfectly, but it's quite small so i copied it at 150% and again at 175% so i'd wind up with birds that were similarly sized, but not exactly the same. i cut two of each size from coordinating papers in the kit held back-to-back.

i inked the edges, placed a bit of fiberfill stuffing between the two halves, and then glued them together. then i verrrrrrrrrry carefully hand-cranked my sewing machine around the edges of each bird.

next i added wings and feathers: the former consisting of hearts, and the latter of flourishes, cut from paper scraps. stick-on pearls and pink rhinestones from my stash made perfect eyes.

to dress up the cage a bit i hung nested hearts that i diecut from more papers in the kit. i used the pretty dear lizzy flower trim to line it, and some of the pixie dust signature seam binding to decorate the top.

and finally the lovebirds were ready for valentine's day...or perhaps for a very special anniversary?

either way, i'm pretty sure they'd like to be alone right now, so i will sign off and give them a bit of privacy! ♥♥♥

Kirsty's Note -
Isn't that the cutest pair???? Perfect for Valentine's Day, thanks Lauren!!!

Tomorrow will be our last project for Pixie January Kit "My Funky Valentine", I wish we could go on and on with this kit as I love it so much, thanks once again to Pixie Lauren, who put this fabulous kit together, thanks for so much fun!!!
On the other hand, I am so excited with Pixie February Kit, which we will preview on January 31st, and  we also have some exciting news to share, so stay tuned!!!

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  1. just fabulous, lauren!!! love it! thanks for sharing! *hugs* steph :)

  2. Wow!! That is a lovely projects & I so feel the love now. Lol! I like the cage very much. U r always thinking out of the box!!

  3. Wow THAT's beautiful!!! Ah how I wish Michael's would open here as well.

  4. Fantastically cute project ... so clever Miss L ...

  5. hello dollar love love this..

  6. Awesome project and even cooler to meet another dollar spot addict!

  7. Fab project.. So endearing and cute :)

  8. This is a really cute project Lauren!