Sunday, April 21, 2013


 doll in nest
seriously....  having fun with nests and birds.. and mushrooms too! 
doll in teacup nest
OK, so I was at Joanns yesterday and found these awesome little mushrooms.  I of course had to have them so that I could tuck them in here and there.  but you do know, dont you, that unless I point them out to people, NO one.. NO one.. would ever notice them except me.
bird and bottlesfor kim 1
teacup nestnest in wreath
I also found the cutest nests at Joanns, at first I thought there was only one and this sweet little older lady had it in her hands. I just was waiting to see what she was going to do with it and to be honest, I so wanted to grab it right out of her hands!  but she must have noticed me standing there, drooling and sweating, wringing my hands and wondering how I was going to get it away from her, because she suddenly looked at me and said, "Isnt this darling?  there are more of these right under here" and then she showed me where she got it!  There were three more and I bought all three of them.   Other people must be "nesting" too because there were barely any nests to be found at Joanns or at micheals!  but I did come home with a little stash.. heehee!

wreath 2
I dont know how much more nesting I'll be doing because, I really need to work on those bears!!!!!
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Today is a birthday party day.  my little Tony will be 25 this week.  ( uh.. I think 25.. ) Anyways, so all the kids are coming over today for a little cook out.  I need to go to the store to get stuff to make a pasta salad and a cake mix.  Im thinking, hotdogs, hamburgers and italian sausage.. pasta salad and cheesy potato casserole, cake and ice cream.  ... except that I'm on weight watchers.. eiy yie yie.. I just will eat very little today so I can eat tonight! lol.  Speaking of weight watchers, I am past the 20 pound mark!!  woohoo.  and as of this morning on my own scales I think Im down about 22 pounds.. moving slowly along..  I need to step it up a notch!
for a friendcuppie cakes
spring treetree base
LOOK at the little bird on the nest beads?  cute or what?   I made them into cupcake toppers.  they are a little small, but they are cute.   found those at joanns yesterday too!
and, I made this garland last night.. 
bird nest garland
I wish I could have gotten a better picture of it.  it is so cute!  
OK.. I really need to get moving.  I'm on call and I have to go do a home visit this morning... fun fun... 
then to the grocery store then home to clean,cook and play with my family! 
Happy Day Every Birdie! 
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Musings from Kim K. said...

You always find the cutest things. It always brightens my day to see all your latest inspirations (and obsessions). The images in your garland are just precious. I think I might need to make a few more nests today. Enjoy your party later today. Congrats on the continued weight loss. Great job, Viv!

Perfectly Printed said...

Your nests and how you have the displayed are too cute!! Have a great day with the family! chris

Debby said...

Congratulations on the weight loss. You amaze me working full time ,making the cutest things, and always entertaining your sweet family. I've the nests. Have fun today.

Kim Campbell said...

The garland is so cute!!! I will be nesting today for the swap. I bought so much to make a few different ones! This swap got my creative juices flowing {:D

Kai said...

OH!!! That was SUCH a fun post! I cannot believe all the nesties you've made! And the garland? WAAAAY cute! You want to come decorate over HERE? I'm TERRIBLE at it. You ROCK! I have to say, I've REALLY enjoyed creating my partner's nest. I'll mail it this week! Probably Thursday morning! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, 'LITTLE' TONY! Hope the bd dinner is a blast! And WOOOOHOOOO! Vivvy, you are SO rocking the WW!!!! I'm really PROUD of you! Of course, I think you are gorgeous ALL the time. NOW you'll be even MORE gorgeous AND healthy!!! I LOVE YOU!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So very cute!! Happy Sunday! xo Holly

Debby said...

I forgot to ask. Where did you get the pictures for your banner. I love Eloise Wilkins. What a wonderful illustrator and was.

pam said...

Viv The Craft Stalker ;) That is so funny! Congratulations on the 20+ it is really something to be proud of! You know it is funny, when I have the chance to really create without interruption - I could care less if I eat...I only emerge when I start to feel sick and realize that I have not eaten....I just need my Art space finished so I can go on my Crafters Diet! Hope you have a lovely day!

suzeeez said...

Viv ...You are just too funny...I can almost picture you at I love all of your cheery little nests...I still would like to take a walk through your house and look at all of your decorations in person each time you change them up. I LOVE your adorable nest garland too. ! Congratulations on loosing 20lbs. ...lots of hard work that I should also be doing myself. <3 Sue

DollZandThingZ said...

Great photos and cute nests!!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Do I ever wish we had Joanns in Canada!!! You stumbled along so many great finds and I love how you incorporated them in your decor! Enjoy the celebrations today! Best wishes to Tony!


CUTE! All your nests are sweet and the nest garland is darling.
Thank you for the birthday wishes!
Congrat's on 20+ lbs! Now that my birthday is over, maybe I can follow the program!

Theresa said...

So darn precious:) I agree with so many that YOU find the cutest things to use in your crafts! Have a blessed week my friend, HUGS!

Jeanne said...

I love all your nests Vivian! I am nest obssessed too - can't seem to get enough of them.

Nan said...

Hi Vivian I had to laugh about the woman standing there with the nest in her hand! Lucky for her there were 3 more!
That is so great you have lost 22 pounds! I am at present working on taking my weight down a few pounds. You know we have our weight limits and I have gone over mine so if I don't get a handle on it and stop with the carbs on more will come each day until I have gained back all 20 I lost. It takes such discipline doesn't it in this world of carbs to control ourselves!!

Decadent Housewife said...

The cupcakes! They look like 1950's party dresses swirling around.

Glad I found this place.

VintageBettys said...

Congrats on losing 22 lbs...I wish I had will power.........Oh my goodness!!! have so many lovely things to look at...I love all those little nesting birds!!! Those cup cake toppers are just too cute! I'll have to check out our Jo anns...and your banner is so sweet I love the darling images that you used :)

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