Thursday, February 06, 2020

A tiny tin and a bossy bird

There were some pretty great clearance deals at the craft shop last weekend. I grabbed some little tins, about half the size of an altoid tin, and gussied one of them up the other day.


I covered the tin with Worn Wallpaper papers from Tim Holtz. On the front, a button with a snip of twine and a Tim Holtz - Story Stick


Inside a little fairy, paper flower from Graphic 45, and more buttons. The sentiment is from a vintage children's book (don't worry, it was beyond repair).


I'm hoping that February feels a bit more creatively productive than January (which was about 87 days long!)


Fingers crossed this wee fairy found a bit of inspiration for me in addition to those buttons.

Supplies used for the project:
Half sized tin
Old Buttons
Snipped Words
Twine
Bee Wings Download/Bee Wings Transparency Half Sheet
Worn Wallpaper, Tim Holtz
Story Stick, Tim Holtz
Paper Dolls, Tim Holtz
Paper Flowers, Graphic 45

And now for the bossy bird.


I wasn't planning on bringing anything that poops in to the house, but here we are...

Someone needed a home for these two (as well as a pretty yellow canary) and our finch hasn't been himself since his buddy died a while ago. I've been trying to introduce them gently this week, worried about my timid lonely fellow being outnumbered.

What you don't see in this pic is Wednesday, my old finch, sitting on their cage shouting "COME OUT! COME OUT! Why are you dummies sitting in that little cage?" Turns out HE is the bossy one. I'm hoping they'll all be fast friends in no time at all.

These two don't have names btw. Any ideas?





7 comments:

  1. Your tin is just darling, and I love to pieces the story of Mr. Wednesday the Bossypants Finch of Pixie Hill!! I think these three should make their way into their own tin, I would love to buy it knowing their story!! LOVE xoxoxo

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  2. The name Flitwick popped into my head while I was admiring your new pals along with Oscar, for some odd reason.

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  3. I love the tin. I want to something similar because you inspired me. It is always fun to get new family members. I thought of Batman and Robin. Not sure but reference to flying.

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  4. Super idea with the tiny tin! How about Lenny and Squiggey? Lol

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  5. Since you already have a 'Wednesday' bird, why not a "Thursday' and a 'Friday'.

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  6. You could name them Buddy and Gigi... too generic?

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