I discovered the The Yvestown Blog about a year ago and have found it to be one of the most beautiful and inspiring blogs around. Yvonne's home, her style of decoration and her light-filled photography are like a breath of clean (and very well styled) air. She uses a feminine palette in a way that is not girly, but vibrant and fresh. Last week she posted a pattern and tutorial for these Easter birdhouses and of course they caught my eye. A nice Spring time project for the weekend to amuse Bella and I while John was at work.
They were a little tricky to glue together, but with the help of small hands and boxes and books to hold them in place while the glue dried, we succeeded.
I'd intended to sew some little felt birds to live in the houses, but didn''t have time, so these little Easter chicks will have to suffice. They are supposed to be perching on their twigs, but they look more like they are clinging on for dear life.
Bella wanted to make a birdhouse to play with as well, and she chose the fabric she wanted. We didn't glue the lid down so that she could easily fit little hands and small toys in it. I suggested we hang it on her bedroom wall but she said no thank you. I keep finding it in random parts of the house. She took it to bed with her last night.