I picked up my shrine from Cackle today and got to enjoy some amazing Earl Grey while we chatted this afternoon. She made me an amazing (interactive) bird-themed shrine! I've been learning about birds and doing some amateur backyard bird watching since my husband and I bought our house in April, so I love everything with birds lately!
The star of this shrine was a little guy that I admired on another project
that Cackle did (and I pinned
). (I think he is a blue tit, but I've not seen one in person before). I love all the little twigs she added. They add a touch of organic to the very orderly feel of the shrine. And how about that crown of twigs on the top?!:
She needle-felted the teeny little eggs that this fellow is guarding <3:
There is a lovely pair of "framed" bird/plant hangings on the sides of the shrine. And time for a little confession: I love velvet ribbon - this shrine has it all over! I think the bows above the frames are the sweetest thing ever:
And I completely missed that the knob on the front was for a proper drawer!! (I'll blame it on sleep-deprivation
) I was instructed to open it, and I discovered some more birds on some amazingly assembled "tags":
I've actually taken photos of some of these guys in my back yard
And in case everyone was not aware, Cackle has some of the most beautiful lettering!!
I love my new bird shrine! Thanks so much Cackle! You were an amazing partner. And thanks a ton Smeddley for organizing