birds and boro

Stephen Szczepanek of Sri Threads came for a visit a little while ago and brought me a fabulous present.


Beautiful bits of Japanese indigo and bright floral dust rags. I love them. You can find more about Stephen and these amazing things at his website. I think I’m going to make a bat out one of the dust cloths.

These little birds are on their way to London today for a garden wedding.


I like this photo – I think they look very earnest or maybe sincere. Note on wedding birds/ cake toppers: I’m still making them but not taking orders right now so I can focus on current orders, tackling my massive backlog of email and doing a little restructuring to make everything more manageable for all concerned. If I were to continue without making some adjustments and changes I would certainly lose the rest of my marbles. If you would like updates please join the mailing list or check back here.

This lace and fabric is for some brides and grooms I’m beginning today.


My favorite parts of the bird making process are picking out the fabric and taking the photo when they’re finished. I like the middle parts too – just not as much.


  1. Well, I have to say I never grow tired of the birds! Lovely fabric and I can’t wait to see what it is made into.

  2. gorgeous, as always!

    good luck finding ways to keep your marbles, when you figure it out, let us all know too please!

    can’t wait to see the floral bat……

  3. annikeas

    my favorite part about your birds are the lovely little faces!

  4. melindalou

    Not that I’m glad you’re stressed or overworked, but I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one feeling overwhelmed by the amount of things that I need/want to do. I have always wanted to have a creative job where I could make stuff all day, and I guess I just imagined it as being very happy go lucky, and stress-free like when I do my personal craft projects. I guess any job that you are doing to make a living is going to be stressful at some point, even if it is tons of fun too….just do like the sign says.. “Keep Calm and Carry On!”

  5. What a beautiful fabrics and lovely birds!
    Kind regards,

    Sonnja & Beertje Zonn
    from the Netherlands

  6. I just want to cock my head and give a smile! Thanks, they are sweet!

  7. love their tiny eyes – mini-rivets?
    keep your own pace – keep your marbles


  8. Your little birdies really do seem to have their own personalities! With so much care, attention and love put into each one.
    Gorgeous as always and obviously off to a good new home 🙂

  9. I just stumbled upon your blog, and I love your birds! They are super. BTW the owl trivet from your past post at one time had baby owl trivets to match (I own the same set) Have a great week and I look forward to visiting your blog again.

  10. I love your birds, they’re so original and charming! I really would love to have some for my wedding cake topper… luckily my wedding’s not for another year or two… maybe between now and then I’ll be lucky enough to purchase a couple.

  11. What cute and adorable birds! I wish I had thought of this for my wedding. What a lovely theme. I bet the happy couple will be very pleased with your workmanship :o)

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