Friday, July 2, 2010


I was able to finish this UFO this week. I think my daughter's love of birds is rubbing off on me. I  used some of the special bits and pieces that I was saving for "someday".

I hung it over the chair that I use in the family room. Do you do that too....sit in the same chair so that it becomes known as "your" chair?
I used instant coffee to create faux stains and rust marks. 
I even found sheet music to copy that had a bird theme. 
Thanks for stopping by. 


Lori said...

that is really gorgeous Karen...i love how you used the coffee for aging, it looks really authentic...and your embellishing with the laces and button card is fantastic...what a great old hanger you used for it too!!!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...




I'm tellin' ya right now. It's a DARN good thing that I have NO idea where you live 'cause that masterpiece would be totally MIA!!!

Girl, you did a fantastic job! I love the bird print and the sheet music {sigh}. That button card is precious...I just love ALL of the little details {sigh again}

Seriously, I'm going do my homework. If it comes up missing...I have it :)

GardenofDaisies said...

I love all the old bits of lace you used!

Debbie said...

Wow! So pretty... I too love birds and birdcages!
You are very T.A.L.E.N.T.E.D!
And yes I do have my own chair!Lol
I`m now your follower!
Have a wonderful weekend!


Heaven's Walk said...

Karen - Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment! It's always nice to hear from everyone out there in blogland! :) I popped in to your blog, too, and loved the way you 'aged' your latest creation! How cool! Looking forward to more creative ideas from you.... :)

Hugs ~


Outofmymind said...

It's so BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE IT!!!! Thanx for sharing.

Debbie said...

Hello~~~loving this beautiful piece. The coffee gave it that finishing touch.
Thank you for stopping by and leaving the nice comment. Come on over anytime!

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Karen....this. is. GORGEOUS!!!!! It's just so very beautiful ~ and you know I love it all the more with the bird theme! Wonderful fabric collage sweet friend ~ have a great holiday weekend!!! hugs and love, Dawn

GardenofDaisies said...

Stopping by again real quick to answer your question... the rose garden pictured is in Kansas City Missouri.

Noche de verano said...

Hi!!! I came from your comment on Dreaming of a Country Home, and I love all your vintage treasures.
This beautiful bird-themed piece is so creative and delicate, love it!!!
It´s a pleasure to follow your lovely blog.

Have a wonderful week!!

Marga said...

I was looking on yor blog and I like it. You make nice things.
I go to follow you.
Greetings Marga

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Karen, this is really beautiful! I love it!

Amy said...

Very nice. I like the birds as well. I do the same thing with supplies...I save them--save them for what?? I think all crafters do that, have a special stash they keep. Glad you put yours to beautiful use.

Dorothy Sims-Crumpet said...

That's so beautiful. You are an inspiration.

Holly Loves Art said...

Oh my goodness it is absolutely beautiful! I can tell you love what you do. Thanks so much for sharing.

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

I love your UFO...isn't it nice to get something "done"! lol