Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tree Bird Blog Hop


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Spring……and birds…..they just go together.  I have always enjoyed watching the birds in our yard and enjoy watching the migrating birds return to the feeders each spring.  This blog hop had my name all over it with the gorgeous bird fabrics – Tracy Lizotte for Elizabeth’s Studio.  Thanks so much to Lana who is our wonderful "bird caller" and to Madam Samm for another exciting blog hop.

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So….what did I create?  Well......birds and birdhouses just go together to me.
 
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Of course this would not be an outside birdhouse, but a little storage box that I can use next to my favorite stitching chair. 

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It is 4x6” and just perfect for holding scissors, threads and a bird pincushion (pattern from Deonn at www.quiltscapesqs.com)

The fabrics were so beautiful and I wanted to do something that would show them off a bit more so I made a tote as well.

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This tote is a pattern that Stephanie Dunphy shares in her book, Uncommonly Corduroy.  The body of the tote is made of corduroy and went together easily.

My most recent issue of  Stitch magazine had a wonderful bird mini quilt that I thought would be a fun one to make for spring.  I did mine a bit differently, but I liked the way that the scraps worked up for the nest.

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Although I did not make this pillow, I thought I would share it with you.  It just goes so well with the blog hop.  Wouldn't it be fun and easy to make?  I think little yo yo flowers would be perfect on it.  Appliqued birds would be cute too.

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To celebrate the upcoming arrival of spring, I have a giveaway of a panel from these gorgeous fabrics.  Just leave a comment and I will select a winner at the end of the hop.  If you are a follower of my blog you can leave a second comment telling me how you follow. 

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Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Please be sure to check out the rest of the blogs for some bird inspiration.  Happy spring!
Marynametag

117 comments:

Mdm Samm said...

what a refreshing take on bird feeders, it feeds fabric and notions...I love all of your creations. every one as tweet as the other..YOU so inspired me..

Judy said...

Love your idea of the tweety storage box!!! And this cute needle cushions, oh my!
Your tote turned out beautifully, we never have enough bags, do we!
And the idea with the cushion is sooo nice, thank you!

Judy B said...

What a novel idea, a birdhouse for storage, fantastic! Thank you for sharing your projects.

Anita said...

Love your birdhouse, it's gorgeous! The tote is so lovely, and the mini quilt is perfect! Thanks for sharing today!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

How clever! Love your bird house storage box, so cute! Cute tote as well, great job!

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Stephanie said...

Just wanted to stop by and say how awesome the projects are. Clever birdhouse storage. We had birds chirping recently and it's such a wonderful sound after a long winter. Your corduroy bag turned out really pretty. Please don't include me in your giveaway. I'll leave the chance for others to win. :o) Such pretty fabric!

Mary Huey said...

Love the little bird house box -- very sweet!

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, so many cute projects!

Dorian said...

What cute projects! I really like your little bird house box, that is sooo cute! Great job.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

everything is just adorable Mary! the birdhouse and little birds are so sweet and will look great in your room. wonderful job as always Mary.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Such a clever box, and such a perfect use of the fabric! Your mini quilt and tote are wonderful too!

charlotte said...

Such wonderful and creative projects. I love your bird house and the tote bag is great. That birt pillow is very cute too. You have really been busy!

Betsy said...

Mary, I love,love how you made the nest. You don't need to include me in the giveaway , I just wanted to comment on how beautiful your projects are. Today is a sewing day for me. Students are off today so I'm going to play!

tink's mom said...

Great Bird House. Love it. Love the tote too. Wonderful job all the way around.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Mary that bird house is just the most adorable thing ever! Did you design it? I'm totally in love with it and it just made me smile. :) And the tote - I wouldn't have thought of corduroy but how pretty! The quilting on the wallhanging just gave it so much movement. I love the little design you showed us last - wouldn't that be fun to do! blessings, marlene

Patricia said...

Great use of the fabric, the bird house is darling.

Kate said...

Love your birdhouse - how clever you are!! :)

Susan said...

All of your bird projects are wonderful, but that little bird house box is just too cute!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a precious bird house Mary and perfect to store all your sewing supplies in! Love all the other project too!

Debbie said...

Wonderful selection of projects! Love the bag and your bird feature there. And the house is just too cute. Really good job on all of it!

Linda said...

Mary, your little birdhouse is adorable!!
You did a great job on the other projects too. Wow! You made great use of this fabric line!

Jeanie said...

More clever projects! I love that first picture of that stack of fabric and then seeing some of the goodies you made with it. Very inspiring. Please don't include me in the giveaway.. I have one of those panels. Thanks for sharing

BarbCarol said...

Love your storage box...and the fat little pincushions. I always forget to try corduroy combined with other fabrics. I am inspired by your work. I follow you on Google Friend.

annmarie said...

Your projects are SEW lovely - thanks for sharing.

Dolores said...

Wonderful projects from gorgeous fabric. I love the bird house storage.

Quiltsmiles said...

Sew creative and so many beautiful projects. Well done. Love your stitching container idea, just lovely.

Cathy said...

So many beautiful projects. I love the bird house and birds. Hugs

Mamacessories said...

I love all the projects! The birdhouse is absolutely adorable!
Maria

Carol said...

I love that bird house...cute, cute, cute...and the bag looks so beautiful, too! Sweet projects you created with that lovely fabric!

Renee said...

Your projects are all darling. I do love the birdhouse storage box. How incredibly "tweet!" And the tote turned out just fabulous. What a fun mini wall quilt, too.

Mary Ann said...

Isn't that just the cutest little storage box! I never would have thought of that. I love it and the little birdie pincushions. And I really like how you did the tote. Its beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. Really made me smile.

Thearica said...

Mary, Your birdhouse is fabulous! I love that to pieces! All of your projects are so great.. Love seeing what you do.

Gmama Jane said...

What great projects...all well designed and made!! That bird's nest gave me some inspiration to do the same! I hadn't thought of doing that but it's perfect for the effect of a bird's nest!! I snuck down and read your post about the snow trip! I'm so jealous! What a Wonderful Family event and lots of memories were made I'm sure!! How far do you have to drive to reach snow from your sunny home?
Love your blog!
Gmama Jane

creativity amongst chaos said...

Mary, I love your birdhouse! That is so unique and cute and quite lovely in this fabric line. Such a pretty fabric isn't it? You have been so busy with it. Loved to see all of your projects today. Hugs, ~Cori

Sherry said...

Wow, you made several super cool projects. I love the bird house and I also love the quilt you made from the Stitch magazine. You are a very talented lady.

Sue said...

Your birdhouse is adorable! What a clever idea! I like your tote, too, and as you know, I am a tote-aholic!

I see that great minds work alike for giveaways!

Sherry said...

I follow you by email and always enjoy visiting.

Robin said...

love all your projects and I too think the pillow goes right along with this hop. I think I need to figure out a way to make this one. :)

Thank you for sharing
Robin in Washington State
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Ariadne said...

Lovely quilts and the little house is gorgeous!AriadnefromGreece!

Jane's Quilting said...

Oh my, all your projects are adorable. I really like the box you made for beside your chair. How creative is that!

SuperMomNoCape said...

All your projects are beautiful but I have to say that the bird house is my favorite!

SuperMomNoCape said...

I now follow you on bloglovin... until now I've just been popping over from my blog. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

desertskyquilts said...

Thank you so much for not having embedded comments. They don't work for me. Thanks also for the chance to win the beautiful bird panel. Your bird projects are truly inspiring and I LOVE your little project box. If I were your sister, I'd be very impressed by that tote!

Denise said...

I love this fabric . . .the bird house box is a terrific idea.

Brandy Pettit said...

Oh wow, your birdhouse is adorable! So creative. Thank you for sharing!
~Brandy
brandizzle7133 at gmail dot com

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Well one can truly say that this post is for the birds!! The birdhouse is amazing and me wants to copy it! LOL.....all your creations are just gorgeous and looks like you had lots of fun with this theme.

Lana said...

Oh Mary....DIVINE...just everything from the sunshine in your photos...to those adorable birdies and that sweet birdie sign...I just LOVE it! Your bag is just as beautifully made as well...I think you caught bird fever with the rest of us...that wall hanging (so creatively place out in the sunshine and tree) and your pillow....I just love how tweet those are! I bet the real birds loved them too!!! GREAT JOB!!!!! EVERYTHING LOOKS SO AWESOME!!!!

Scrapatches said...

Mary ... this is all sew lovely! The bird house box and little pincushions are sew tweet! Your other projects are lovely, too. I love these fabrics and have much left to work with. Please do not enter me in the drawing so that someone else may enjoy these beautiful bird fabrics, too. Thank you for sharing ... :) Pat

Farm Quilter said...

Love your bird house and your bag! So adorable!!!

Farm Quilter said...

I follow your blog via email :)

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

Wow !!! What a lovely work, Mary !!!
I had no time to visit any blog, so I need to catch up :)
Have a nice weekend !!!

em's scrapbag said...

How fun! I love the nest!!!!

Sara said...

What a gorgeous fabric! You've done some very cute, creative projects with it.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

You totally went above and beyond! Your stitching caddy is so fun! So many great projects!!!!

Stitchin At Home said...

I love the tweety storage house!

barbara woods said...

I love that fabric, so pretty

Tricia said...

What a cute storage container. So smart that I might have to make one of my own. Although with the birdie pincushions I would have to figure out where the cats hid them. lol Silly kitties. Thank You for sharing your great ideas with us, being featured and for the chance to win that great panel.

Toodles,
Tricia

Vicki H said...

Mary, your birdhouse is so cute. I Love it. The bird pincushions are adorable.

Vicki H said...

I have been following with email.

Teatime Creations said...

What wonderful ideas you stitched. The birdhouse holder is sew cute.Lovely bag and hanging. You have so many creative ideas.

Theresa said...

I just love, love your birdhouse! How fun! So many wonderful projects, great job!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Absolutely wonderful projects! I love all of them and it shows how much fun you had. Love them!

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

Well that birdhouse is just too cute. All the projects are great!

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

I follow by email

Createology said...

Oh how I adore your Birdhouse Box and tote and pillow. You really raised the Bird Bar. Thank you sew very much for Tree Bird hopping and participating. Creative Bird Bliss...

Leah said...

Wow! that is a fabulous birdhouse! All your projects are wonderful. Great craftsmanship!

apple blossom said...

love the projects especially your birdhouse

Quilt Hollow said...

Okay...THAT birdhouse is cute! I would have NEVER thought that!!!
I see the panel and immediately my eyes go to the cardinals...a chance please.

Ella and Nesta said...

I want your birdhouse storage box! It is so fun and pretty! Did you make up your own pattern for it? Your other projects are lovely too. Thank you for all the inspiration.

sandra said...

What a wonderful and sweet idea to make. The storage birdhouse. I also loved all of your other beautiful projects to.1

LJ said...

Beautifully done, Mary. That birdhouse is wonderful and so useful. How neat that you added birds, too. The roof fabric was perfect. Gorgeous fabrics!

evelyn said...

I love that little birdhouse! Complete with little bird pincushions. Great totes too. Thanks for sharing.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Super cute projects!!!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What fun projects Mary! I love them all. Have a happy weekend!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I'm a happy follower thru blogger too. :-)

Kristy said...

Wow, you were a busy birdee! What a darling birdhouse and love the tote bag. Your little birds on the birdhouse are way too cute. Gorgeous fabric and wonderful projects. So glad to visit today. K-

Angelia Lanouette said...

Your birdhouse is so adorable Mary...and its a storage box...love it!! Your quilt and tote are gorgeous too!

Maria said...

Love all your Bird projects Mary but the Bird House is my favorite..

Baa. xxx said...

Gorgeous! Such a clever idea - a bird house for your stitching things - love it!
Your tote shows off the fabric so well too.

speedyrabbit said...

beautiful works,xx

Deb said...

Just love your birdhouse, but esp like the little quilt with the nest. I'd love to be entered!

Lizzie said...

Lovely projects. Thank you for the chance to win your give away.

Lizzie said...

I have just started to follow your blog via bloglovin. I loved your pictures of Italy and I have a trip planned there this October with 3 good friends...can't wait!

Patty D from NC said...

Love the birdhouses and your tote bag! great use of the fabric

Bonnie58 said...

Gorgeous fabrics and lovely projects. I'm super impressed with your birdhouse. It is great. Thanks so much for sharing

Debby said...

Loved your bag and especially the birdhouse for your sewing items. The little quilt (Stitch is my FAVORITE magazine) and the pillow is awesome. Beautiful work - all. Thanks for showing everything!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

2nd comment: I'm a follower through Blogger! Love the birdy panel!

Elaine said...

Love your bird projects. Thanks for the chance to win the bird panel.

Elaine said...

Love your bird projects. Thanks for the chance to win the bird panel.

sunny said...

Lovely fabric, and I LOVE your little birdhouse!!!!

Marian said...

absolutely adorable, love the bird house.. wherever did you find that pattern.

The rest of those projects are just plain fun.

Janet said...

The birdhouse basket is fantastic! So creative.

Kathy L said...

Love all the bird projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

Suze said...

When I read these fun blogs, I get lost reading not only the current post, but also previous posts that I have either missed or forgotten and they inspire me as well. What terrific projects! I adore them all. I love the bird house - it's so cute. The wall hanging with the scrap nest is lovely. The tote is the epitome of spring. And the "birds on a wire" as I call it are wonderful with the yo-yos. I hope your granddaughter is doing well now. I love the disappearing hourglass quilt. And, the doll uniform is wonderful. I always am elated for the person who is able to buy those things for their precious child and am sorry for the child who wants it so badly and cannot have it. Great projects, great work - and I hope your other projects earned lots of "dough" for your grands' school.

Suze said...

I follow via Bloglovin'.

Soma Acharya said...

Oh my, Mary! You have done it again!! LOVE the birdhouse and the birds, so very very clever! The other two finishes, the tote and the mini are divine!! Treat to my eyes. Thank you :)

-Soma

Verna G said...

love the birds! Just found your blog and will now continue to follow.

Nat Palaskas said...

I love these birds fabric. The giveaway panel is perfect for Spring. Good luck everyone - Hugs Nat

Calicojoan said...

What an absolutely adorable bird house you have made. I am just so captivated. Looks like I am going to have to check out Deonn's pattern. You tote bag, quilt and pillow are just perfect! Great job!

Marit Johanne said...

Your birdhouse box is wonderful! And all the other of your bird items are great too!

Janarama said...

All of your projects are awesome. I absolutely love the bird house ... so cute and a very clever idea.

Raewyn said...

I love what you made Mary - the birds' house is gorgeous! The panel is beautiful - very inspiring!! Did you make the little bird pincushions as well?

Raewyn said...

Oops meant to say, love the tote as well - and yes, I'm a foloower through Blogger and Bloglovin.

Cindy said...

Your projects are wonderful. I love your birdhouse that holds your quilting treasures. So clever! Thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful giveaway.

Carla said...

The bird house is over the top cute with your sweet birds sitting outside. How cute is that to store all those little sewing items in. Mary, you never disappoint. I really may need to make a pillow like that.

Carla said...

Of course I follow you. You always inspire me.

Terri Ann said...

That tree house is just too cute! You picked just the right fabrics for this while project. wonderful work!

Lovelli Quilts said...

I love your Home Tweet Home and the darling little pincushions.

Sheila said...

Beautiful projects Mary , just wonderful , I especially love the tote !

barcord said...

You have made such lovely things with the fabric. I particularly love the little quilt. Well done you.

Vickie said...

Your bird house is almost too cute to describe in words ! Great work Mam ! Your pillow and wall hanging are cute as well, but the colors on your bag are excellent .....love it!

♥Duff said...

Your birdhouse and accessories are so cute! Wildly imaginative designing--love it!

Just Quilt It said...

I love your projects--especially the lovely wall hanging made from Stitch magazine. Beautiful work!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your little bird house and pincushion are so cute! But then your bag is great too! You always have such lovely projects.

Fleurette said...

Your birdhouse storage box and birdies are just sooo cute! Lovely projects.

Julie said...

Oh, I think your wall hanging is just lovely! Very sweet take on the project.

Julie @ Pink Doxies

Ivory Spring said...

I love ALL your birdie things!!!!