Friday, December 9, 2011

{a little something more}


my tree needed a little something more
all the pretty glass balls of silver, turquoise, gold and hot pink
just did't tickle my fancy
while skimming through the pages of my old British Country Living magazines
I found the perfect little somethings




hand crafted paper birds



15 of them now fly merrily around my tree
hand crafted is always the best

xox
Just for today....
Be in it with all your heart

Winner of my Giveaway........ #32
sweet Andrea
who I must say is one amazingly talented girl
check out Andrea's blog  andrea creates 



52 comments:

erin said...

i LOVE the sweet little tweets!
erin
xxoo

GardenofDaisies said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your beautiful little paper birdies!! So pretty!!! I have some paper birds on my tree, that my mom made many years ago, but their wings are not fanned. I want to try to make some like yours. I may have to go to the craft store tomorrow, because I don't know if I have very many double sided papers.

Vintage Home said...

oh sweet birdies....sweet sweet birds!..love your colours!

Dagmar said...

Have a wonderful weekend..your birds are lovely.you found that extra spark for your tree and your photographed it so beautifully...I am amazed with what you accomplish all day in your busy world.
xox
big hugs,
D

by Teresa said...

Sweet birds.. can you show us the whole tree? My tree is stuffed to the gills. We had a nice dinner party here tonight.. now we're tired as can be.
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Palomasea said...

Dear Koralee, these birdies are so lovely! Yes indeed, homemade is from the heart :))

A joyful weekend to you..
xoxo,
- Irina

blessedmom's simple home said...

Adorable! Such beautiful paper too. I love these sweet colors :)
Blessings,
Marcia

Gloria said...

Very adorable! I DO think these add the perfect touch. Hand crafted is always the best!! :) Very sweet!

I hope you are having a blessed week of Winter celebrating, sweet friend!

xoxo...Gloria

Saphy said...

they look great. well done.

silly old suitcase said...

very pretty! love the colurs :-)

x

opportunityknits said...

They are so pretty! Love the papers you chose!

liz said...

They are beautiful. Have a good weekend. :)Liz

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

how FABULOUSLY wonderful are these little winged beauties!!!! so colorful and festive...I LOVE THEM!!!!!sending hugs!!! hopefully your little box will be flying in soon! : )

flowersandhome said...

Beautiful Koralee! Great idea.
Have a nice weekend,
Marian

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your tree is so very bright and cheery! Joy Joy JOY to you my dear friend xoxoxoxoxo

andrea creates said...

yay!
thank you so much koralee :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh yes, YES!!!!!!! What is it about these creatures that just captures us dearest????? I WISH I had more time or else I would make more of my paper mâché birds. I have birds EVERY WHERE this Christmas; glittered bird and paper birds just flying around my home. It is glorious. HUGS TO YOU DEAREST AND WE MADE IT TO THE WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH....and HANDMADE has that special feel like no other. That is what you were feeling that was missing,I bet! "AUTHENTIC" is the buzz word for me this year!!!

Becky~ said...

Congrats to Andrea!I adore birds, and these Koralee are just to cute.I need to learn how to make them.

Blessings for a lovely day my friend.

Leanne said...

well that is perfect! we have a "winter forest" tree this year...i'll be putting the girls to work now. love them birdies :)

ivana said...

Going through old magazines is always an inspiration ;) especially British Country living or Country homes!!!

Wishing you many happy hours underneath your tree!

laurie said...

these are just so sweet, beautiful really.I needed something soft and homemade, baby safe, this is just the ticket for lower branches on the tree!

Marydon said...

I love them! The kid-lings could do this. TY for sharing a fabulous idea.
Merry Christmas
TTFN ~
Marydon

Roselie said...

Handcrafted in indeed the best! I am thinking of making purple star ornaments for my little white tree...

A Vintage Chic said...

Love your sweet Christmas birdies, Koralee--what a beautiful addition to your tree!

I need to get busy making some homemade lovelies for our tree with my girls this week...daughter #1 comes home today--what joy!!!

Wishing you the most wonderful weekend, dear friend...and thank-you for your kind visit this morning...

Julie

Trisha Brink Design said...

I love the little birdies!!! I agree handcrafted is always best. I hope you have oodles of fun this weekend! My sisters and mom and I are off to Snohomish on Sunday for a fun day of shopping & I'm so looking forward to it! Also a huge congrats to Andrea on winning...she's a peach! :)
xoxo
T.

Marilyn said...

Love your little birds. I need to remember this.

It's me said...

With whole my heart darling....love ....xxx..

Hoola Tallulah said...

I am an avid reader of CL, I can't believe I missed these, so wonderful! <3

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

These little birds are so pretty Koralee....I love the colours too...and I agree...hand crafted is always the best...Congratulations to Andrea too on winning your lovely Giveaway!!
Hope you have a lovely weekend,
Susan x

Tracey Fisher said...

So sweet - I love them. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

The Garden Bell said...

Those birdie really are the cutest. Great job. I must find that mag, I need some new ideas to worship. Congrats to you winner. Off to get busy.

Μαζί... KaPa said...

another beautiful creation!!! Your little birds look lovelly!!!

Ashley said...

These are absolutely perfect! Wishing you a lovely weekend Koralee....=) Xoxoxo

Helen Philipps said...

Scrumptious pictures today, Koralee! Those colours are sooo beautiful! And congratulations to Andrea, such a lucky winner! Have a wonderful weekend and keep cosy.
Helen x

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Handcrafted are the best! These birds are such a sweet and clever addition to your tree. Liking the new bigger picture format, too.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DID YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY OUT TODAY DEAREST???????

Thank you for stopping by you went out. How utterly thoughtful of YOU! Oh did I have fun today in my basement making paper bluebirds and theatres for my Etsy shop!!!! HAVE A CUP OF RED CHOCOLATE DEAREST! Anita

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

oh! these are the sweetest!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Your little birds just shout KORALEE !! The colours are so you and finish off your Christmas tree perfectly.
Enjoy all that makes Christmas preparations so wonderful. XXXX

Privet and Holly said...

Love your little
feathered friends.
I bet your tree is
just amazing!

xx Suzanne

Victoria said...

how lovely...I'm sure they all must have a name too!

Barbara said...

Those birds are adorable, Koralee! Perhaps I could make them in fish form, which would go perfectly on my tree!

Apple Blossom Barn said...

What a gorgeous idea, love the colours too so pretty just shows you do not have to run out and buy these things and you have something totally unique,

Denise
xxxxxx

polkadotpeticoat said...

These are so sweet!

Rizzi said...

I LOVE YOUR LITTLE BIRDS.......THEY LOOK SO NICE ON YOUR TREE.............RIZZI

Sandra van Doorn said...

they look great! just so beautiful! i too birds on my tree this year. they are made of papier mâché, and white and so happy!
xo sandra

patchworkandlace said...

Lovely little birds ,well made and they look perfect on your tree x

Carol said...

The birdies are adorable!! And you are so creative!! Merry days to you!

Martina said...

They look very sweet your little birds! What a fun crafty project this is - not only for christmas. Hope your week starts lovely! xx

pollydove said...

ooooooohhhhhh!!!!! soooooooooo cute!!!!! xoxo

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh how sweet and so pretty! I love them!

shopgirl said...

these hand made birds are lovely.

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