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Friday, December 7, 2007

The Feathered Nest

With a name like that, you just feel all cozy and warm. The Feathered Nest.
Dawn has 5 boys! 5! and a puppy! WOW! That's all I can say.......WOW! And she still manages to create beautiful things. A visit to Dawn's blog can be like stepping back in time. She often has beautiful vintage images and has sometimes uses them for something creative. Well most the time. You can find this cute little charm in her Etsy Shop. Steal of a deal.
With the holidays coming up, her latest photos caught my eye. I have never seen anything like this and what a great idea............AND....it looks like I could do it. I suppose you could run with it and think of many other things to use it for. This would be cute in so many other situations......not only on the tree. I know I mentioned the mantle before, but think of a few of these lined up on a mantle.......just think! Or place setters at the Christmas table.........Oh my gosh, you could put their names on them with a lovely message inside........a Christmas wish. Somebody stop me.

Then this........these........How cute! And guess what? She has a tutorial! Wheeeeeeee!hanging out to dry after spraying them with walnut ink or coffee. Now that would be fun. They are made from rags.......rag balls...... I had no idea these even existed, did you?I love the way they look all together in the bowl. Really cute with the tags too. Before seeing all these creative blogs, I would have walked right past an old piano book of music. Not now. That sheet music can be used for so many great projects. Dawn has shown many ways to use sheet music.

Part of the tutorial below.

Have fun cruising Dawn's Blog........The Feathered Nest. Please tell her how you found her.

Sorry about the short post. We are off to the big city of Camas tree lighting. The rain has stopped. No flooding for our immediate area and it's a good thing I don't need to go to Seattle.

16 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

Dear Kim, Thank you so much for featuring my blog!!! I love sweet
Tracey from "Notes from a Cottage Industry" and just noticed that you had just featured her incredible blog ~ what an honor for you to talk about little ol' me! I really appreciate all of your kind words and you featuring me and my artwork!!! xxoo, Dawn

Kari & Kijsa said...

How fun...we love, love, love her blog, too! She has absolutely lovely things...and always leaves the best comments.

Have a very blessed day!

smiles, kari and kijsa

PS...your space on Melissa's ROCKED!

BellaColle said...

Yay! what a lovely lady! from my home state too!
Love her blog!
love the new look of yours too..

BECKY said...

I agree, this is the most creative blog I have visited. Dawn is always (like everyday) making something new and clever. What a true talant she is.

Smiles,
Becky
~On A Wing And A Prayer~

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Kim, thank you for featuring sweet Dawn! I love her blog, and her. The BEST!
ps. like the "new" colors of your blog, too...:)
xo Lidy

Robyn said...

Kim I have to say I have really enjoyed coming here to 'peek' at others blogs! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lori said...

Kim, you sure picked a goodie:) i am lucky to have several of Dawn's creations and they are just wonderful!!!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Great Post. I love to visit her, too. She always has something to spark the imagination.

madrekarin said...

I don't think you could have picked a better blog! Dawn is just as lovely in person.
There are so many of my favorites listed so far. It is wonderful to see them receive such glowing recognition.

Charmingdesigns said...

I visit Dawns blog every day...Thats how I found you,today. You must be from the Northwest, I'm from down in Salem. Camas is just the cutest little town ever!Nice to meet you! Laurie

Lynda said...

Hi, I've just discovered your blog through Melissa at The Inspired Home and now I've discovered even MORE wonderful blogs! I'm off to visit Dawn ... thanks for highlighting these fabulous creative people! ~ Lynda

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Thanks for featuring such a wonderful blog.

Cottage Magpie said...

I *love* Dawn's blog! I just bought an awesome piece of artwork from her a few weeks ago. I'm so glad you found it!
~Angela :-)

Vickie said...

I've been visiting Dawn for awhile now. She is so terrific. I even have a creation of her's.

Mrs. Jones said...

Dawn is amazing, isn't she?! And talk about nice!!!

DivaDeb said...

I met sweet miss Dawn in person, in Dallas at the Victoria Magazine 'Bliss' event in September....what a DOLL! I love her creative and gentle spirit, and her generous sharing of ideas & inspiration on her blog. SO glad you have discovered her!