Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A New Passion

Yup, I have a new passion and it's not something really different, but I am in love.......and you'll never guess either!!! Really, you'll never guess!! I'm loving making (drumroll please....ta-da) funky birds! What, you say, funky birds? What the heck are funky birds? Well.......funky birds are just that....funky birds! I must admit it sort of started with my "chickenfoot" quilts, but now I've expanded my horizons into more than baby chickens.......'course, I really have no idea what kind of birds they are 'cause they're the furthest thing from a any living real bird on earth!!! In fact, I am unable....YES, unable to draw real birds. They are apparently not in my repertoire, BUT I am doing okay with my funky ones. Let me show you.

First, this mug rug can't be shown in its entirety because if I let you see the name, the surprise will be gone and I can't have that!!! E-gads, I should give away a secret??? Heavens, NO! You'll just have to imagine:

Personalized Mug Rug

I had such fun making that bird, that when my swap mama suggested a private swap, I jumped on the chance just so I could make another one. I made her rug yesterday and I got so excited I couldn't wait until she got in the mail to show everyone so I had to post it right away. (I guess I'm not such a good secret keeper anyway, huh???) Note the flower pot is her first name:

A Special Flower Pot

Now I want to do a whole series. In all sorts of colors! Those little things are only 5 1/4 inches by 7 1/4 inches so not as big as they look. Think they could be called big coasters???? Wouldn't a set of 4 be cute?? Ummmmm.......who else is on the swap list that I still need to do.....hummm???




8 comments:

Michele said...

Ahem, me? Am I on your list? Probably not, but I had to pop in and say "way cute!" Those birds have personality! I have a feeling your list is going to grow and grow!

Ursula said...

awwww,,,,those are so cute! Love them! You continue to amaze and inspire me.

Poppyprint said...

HELLOOOOOOOOOO!

Anja said...

Hi Carol!

Your funky birds just brightend up this grey and cold morning, going to work doesn´t feel that bad anymore...

Love,

Anja
P.S: I would love to raise my hand for this coasters, but I´m not in this swap....

Jo said...

These are so Cute, but I don't think they are headed my way... not a swap mama nor is my name on the quilt. I love looking at your work, and wonder what it would be like to be inside that brain of yours....FUN

Shasta said...

These are adorable!

amandajean said...

your funky birds are great, CArol! i love the yellow legs on the last one...they are so fun on the blue background.

colourdujour said...

yup, like your first commenter...way too cute
!