Sunday, September 30, 2007

Henrike Stahl

I have tried my hand at mixed media and usually don't do a very good job of it, being at Henrike Stahl's site inspires me to look at it differently. Though I probably wouldn't be able to paint as well as she! (via scout holiday)

Monday, September 24, 2007

Kicki Fjell

Kicki Fjell has some great prints for sale over at Andyland. This one I really love...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

wedding card ideas? etc

So next month I have a wedding to attend to and I've been looking for unique cards and so far haven't really had any success. I've thought about making my own incorporating an old wedding photo from ebay or an antique store..but not sure yet! If anyone knows any great online stores that have a nice selection (bird or non), let me know!

In the meantime through my searches I've been coming across some nice non-wedding cards. I think I can find a use for these!

Blackbird Press

Three Potato Four (wooden card!)

Pistachio Press

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Emma Bridgewater

the Emma Bridgewater site is so fantastic and has SUCH an abundance of things (bird related and not) for the home. So far though i lovelove these plates and teapots....

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Birdcage notecards from luxe paperie...

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

autumn & misc....

I've been sick the past couple says (it seems fall is here since the weather has changed alot) so things are rather slow. In any case The aforementioned approach of autumn has got me in the mood to go on more hikes, have campfires etc!

Fore some reason fall more than any other time makes me think of suet (maybe it's the color?). Suet is really easy to make and you can find lots of varieties online but here are some great links to make some :)
  • Baltimore Bird Club Suet Recipes
  • Sialis' bird recipes (a little more involved!)
  • Suet facts from

  • Also making me think of fall.. Amy Leong's prints on vintage wallpaper!

  • Godwit makes huge pacific flight
  • Thursday, September 6, 2007


  • news from Forbes on Malaysia's coastal developments destroying bird habitats....

  • BBC news reports on rise in numbers of rare bird in Scotland...

  • local news has great tips on attracting birds to your yard with trees & shrubs...

    Lastly, while browsing notcot I saw these amazing necklaces by Fayn Davis, who is going to be at the Renegade Craft fair next weekend (Sept 16-17) in Chicago..

  • Saturday, September 1, 2007


    Paid a visit to Milwaukee today, mainly because we didn't know what else to do and Chicago didn't seem to have much going on. Went to Paper Boat for a bit and checked out all the fantastic items. Matt Cipov has some great prints for sale there, but you can also fiind them at his etsy store.

    Tom Stack had some paintings on display on the wall which were pretty cute and featured seagulls. I do wish there was a way I could get a copy of this poster, which I found on his website. Seeing as it's so damn clever!