Birds of a feather; these delightful little tweed birds are made by my lovely friend Carey. I’m a huge bird fan (some of you may remember the Tweedie Pie birds I used to make a few years ago when I had Dream Acres), so when Carey told me she had been making birds I was in there like a shot, put down my G&T and demanded to see them right away! I wasn’t disapointed, they are just the cutest little guys ever!
They are handmade in Scottish tweed and are perched (securely attached!) to a piece of natural twig for you to hang anywhere you like. I have decided on the fireplace for my little flock, they really cheer the place up. In fact I shall have to get another branch to even things up on the other side.
I’ve known Carey for years and greatly admire all the fabulous furniture that she restores and upholsters in her quirky tweed designs. I have to say I’m a bit addicted to her stuff and have quite a few bits and pieces including my beloved patchwork sofa, various lamp shades and the most amazing painted furniture too. She sometimes takes a break from the big pieces and makes some smaller fun things like these cute little birds, you can read more about them at her web site www.rustiqueinteriors.co.uk.
I had a great weekend at Carey’s place. Her little log cabin in the woods is truly magical. Who could not be charmed with neighbours like this! Two gorgeous highland ladies who potter round their pasture and just look too darned Scottish to be true.
There was even a bounty of elderberries all ripe and ready to be picked. Couldn’t resist, had to be done. You’ll be getting a recipe later this week for my latest elderberry creation.
We spent our time chatting, eating amazing food (you are one heck of a cook lady), emptying the European wine lake and singing along rather tunelessly to The Proclaimers. Sometimes only The Proclaimers will do, honestly it’s true there are such times and this was one.
An amble round the local car boot sale and market the next day brought us a few small goodies, old plates and tins and a batch of pears to pickle.
Thanks Carey for a lovely weekend and your little birds have found a new home in my livingroom, brightening up the fireplace and giving Minou something to stare at.