Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Eggs on my Bird Brain

Since I made those ATCs for Marion's Bird People swap, I have had bird people on the brain. So when I checked this week's Tag Tuesday theme, FANTASTIC AND STRANGE, it just had to be, yes, you guessed it, more bird people, lol! 

This is what I came up with -

And this was the little explanation which went with the tag, about the newly discovered fantastic and strange Bird People of Silk Nest Island -

The island was named by the man who discovered it, Sir Walter Featherbottom. The homes of these exotic creatures are giant nests made with delightfully colourful strips of silk, the origins of which are still very much a mystery. Exploration of the island and search for answers to the many questions these bird people have raised are ongoing.

I am getting very fond of bird people ;-), and I could have written pages and pages about the professor, Sir Walter Featherbottom, and his explorations of Silk Nest Island.

And now to the EGG bit of the blog title. I wanted to post a photo for this week's theme of EGGS over at the Our Beautiful World blog. They are tiny little spun cotton eggs, which I keep in my beautiful and much treasured Shabby nest, one of Vicki's designer nests which she sells to benefit some wonderful charities. If you are really really quick, she has just put six utterly amazing nests in her Etsy shop, and you might be lucky and get your hands on one.

Here is my Our Beautiful World photo -

Toodlepip xxx


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Liz,

Well Featherbottom does seem to be a particularly apt surname for a bird person!

What fun your bird people are and how amusing it is to think of people one knows and substitute a bird head for their own. An artist friend painted his self portrait and substituted a pelican head for his own. The end result was startling!

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely gorgeous photo!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Our Beautiful World!!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Lizzie, You've created another wonderful bird person. Your story about those bird people is adorable :).
Have a great week!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How sweet, thanks for sharing with us at Our Beautiful World!

Rhonda said...

You are rather good at these bird people, Liz. I love this one, her legs are great!!!

I hope you are having a wonderful week, mon amie.

Judys Fabrications said...

Love these Bird People.What fun!!

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Liz, a really lovely little nest with 'cotton' eggs, lovely soft photo. Cheers

Betsy said...

Your nest with the eggs in it is so wonderful! and your tags are so creative and funny!

Dorthe said...

Hi Liz,
you should write stories, I love this one, giggle... AND your wonderful birdpeople tag. You almost in the first line fooled me ;-)
Have you told your grandkids this one ??

Yes I also own two of Vicki`s gorgeous nests, a green and a nature one, and love them , she is a so generous woman, in all she does.
Thank`s for the laugh, and hugs,
Dorthe, xx

Manuela said...

your little nest looks so cozy, thanks for sharing at "our Beautiful World"

May said...

Your tag is fabulous...Love the story of Sir Featherbottom...Great post...and that nest is amazing... popped over to Vicki's shop but sadly all gone... Have a good week... Hugs May x x