Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Day the Birdie Came to Tea

Have you ever begun a project with full intentions of gifting it away, only to fall in love with the finished project and struggle with the urge to keep it for yourself?

That's exactly what happened with me and my birdie spool this past weekend!
For a week now, I've had the perfect gift in mind for one of my swap partners---but now that it's finished, I just don't think I can part with it.  Is that horrible?

I found this sweet birdie in a bag of miscellaneous Easter decorations from Salvation Army.  Her little beak was wide open and she was calling for me to do something crafty with her.  So, I placed her in a tiny nest that my daughter Lynzie crocheted and set her on this little spool that my mom gave me.  She seems so happy and cheery now---and looks so sweet with my other vintage spool decorations!
I think I need to keep her!
Isn't this tea cup and saucer pretty?  It belongs to my mom and she let me borrow it today to share with you all.  I love the little silver feet and the pretty mauve roses.  It's very light and delicate.  Thanks, Mom, for sharing your beautiful cup with me!

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Thanks so much to Creative Jewish Mom for featuring this craft on her blog!

Linking With:

Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations  
Friends Sharing Tea @ Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
Tuesday Cuppa Tea @ Antiques & Teacups 
Teacup Tuesday @ Martha's Favorites
Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll Through Life
A Return to Loveliness @ A Delightsome Life
Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Domestically Divine @ Far Above Rubies
(Titus 2)s Days @ Time Warp Wife
Tending the Home Tuesday
The Bliss Project Linkup @ Grace-Full Intentions
Winsome Wednesday @ My Daily Walk in His Grace
Whole-Hearted Home Wednesdays
Homemaking Link Up @ Raising Homemakers
Restored It Wednesday
Home @ Rose Chintz Cottage  
Inspire Me Wednesday @ MamaBuzz 
Watcha Work-Up Wednesday 
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants 
Simple Living Wednesdays @ Our Simple Farm
Sheltering Linkup @ A Sheltering Tree
Shoe Lace Linkup @ Living In the Shoe
Homemaking Link-Up Weekend @ Hope In Every Season
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Pearls and Lace Thursday @ Faith, Grace and Crafts
Transformation Thursdays @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Legacy Leaver Thursday @ Leaving a Legacy
Thriving Thursday @ Serving Joyfully
Homeacre Hop 
Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits @ Stone Gable  
Think Tank Thursday @ Saving4Six 
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home 
Open House @ Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Thrifty Things Friday @ The Thrifty Groove
Inspiration Friday @ Dear Creatives
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Family Fun Friday @ Moms and Munchkins 
Beverly's Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound
Family Fun Friday @ Happy and Blessed Home
Farm Girl Friday @ Let This Mind Be In You
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal
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Show and Tell Saturday @ Sassy Little Lady 
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Finding the Pretty & Delicious @ Your Homebased Mom
30 Min. Linkup @ 30 Days
Sharing Creative Ideas @ Made By Joey
Sunday Showcase Party@Under the Table and Dreaming 
Craft Schooling Sunday @ Creative Jewish Mom
Sundae Scoop @ I heart nap time
The Creative Homemaker Hop 
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper
Sunny Simple Sunday @ Sunny Simple Life
One More Time
Blue Monday@Smiling Sally
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Craft-o-Maniac Monday  
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Masterpiece Monday @ BoogieBoard Cottage 
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Monday Funday @ C.R.A.F.T. 
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  1. Hello Sarah,
    Your post is lovely. Sweet birdie....it is o.k. to keep for yourself : )
    I love mixed bags from the thrift store. You never know what you might find in them.
    Your mom's tea cup is very sweet. I love the fine pattern on it and it's dainty silver feet.
    Thank you so much for joining in T.T. today : )
    Hugs and Happy Spring

  2. Hi Sarah,
    I think you should keep that sweet little craft especially when you whole heart went out to it. Your mother's cup is fantastic. I've never seen such cute little feet on a cup before. Happy spring to you and your lovely family. :)

  3. How cute! I love your little birdie, and your teacup is so unique! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  4. The teacup is pretty and the little birdie adorable.

  5. Oh, I'd definitely keep that birdie. It's so cute! I love your tea cup and saucer. Such a pretty design with the mauve roses and silver feet. Happy Spring! ~Michelle

  6. Your little spool birdie is really cute and I can see why you'd want to keep it. The teacup is really pretty. Happy spring to you. Pamela

  7. Hello Sarah.I'm your newest follower.I love your tiny creation.I too made these sweet thimble creations,about 7 of them ,and had to keep all of them.Mine look like little ladies in their Easter hats.I always have them lined up on My hutch going into one of My tiny cottages.Denise

  8. Hi Sarah,
    Your little birdie thimble is as cute as can be and I can understand why you want to keep it. Your Mom's teacup is lovely. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea. Happy Spring!


  9. What an adorable little thimble! The birdie's so vintage I don't think you'd find another like it soon. Humm,
    you're a crafty girl, I'm sure you can whip up another one for her! (he,he)

  10. I think it is your mothering, nurturing instincts that make you want to keep your precious little bird. I think you should keep it as you will appreciate it more than anyone could! I agree that you can make something else for your special friend that she will like just as well. You are such a sweet, giving person and I love how everything you do, you do from the heart! Pretty tea set ;)

  11. If this little bird is speaking to you then you need to keep him. I'm sure your swap partner will love whatever you send!

  12. Oh yes, me too! It's sometimes so hard to give things away that turn out so cute! Your little birdie with the thread spool and those adorable nested crochet pieces!! How cute!! The teacup and saucer are beautiful!!
    thanks again for joining me!!

  13. What an adorable teacup - I've never seen one with little feet like that. So cute! Thanks for sharing it for Pink Saturday :)

  14. What a sweet birdie! The teacup is gorgeous...Christine

  15. I can see why you would to keep the little bird. That is such a clever idea and a great idea.

  16. That is precious. I would have a hard time too, maybe you will just have to create another one. What an adorable idea.

  17. That is precious. I would have a hard time too, maybe you will just have to create another one. What an adorable idea.

  18. Can you make a twin? It is precious - I can just imagine how hard it would be to part with it. Your mother's teacup and saucer are quite lovely - I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

  19. Hi Sarah,
    Oh...Such sweetness. Your little birdie spoolie is adorable. I think these little treasures are going to be the perfect gift and, especially, for anyone who loves to sew.
    I'm soglad you shared, my friend.
    Blessings and Happy Easter!
    Carolynn xo

  20. Your little bird is blue-tiful! I'm sure she's singing because she's staying home with you.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday, Sarah.

  21. I love and collect tea cups. I just think the birdie is so sweet and adorable. Happy Blue Monday and have a great week :)

  22. Sarah, your little birdie looks darling with the teacup and saucer. So, so pretty. When I made my spoolies I made a couple extras for myself. lol! I had a similar little birdie on one that I gave to my partner. I too had a hard time parting with it. But what I received in return was fabulous! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  23. Adorable! Thanks for sharing at Family Fun Friday!

  24. How sweet! Thanks so much for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop!
    Hope to see you on Thursday at:

    I changed the starting time for the hop to Thurs morning and we'll be announcing the winner of the seed giveaway!

  25. Cute! Thanks for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
    Hope you can join us again this week!

  26. So love that teacup!! And the birdie looks like she's singing. :) love these!


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