Tuesday, July 22, 2008

happy birthday blackbird

We were all lucky enough to celebrate blackbird's birthday during our visit.

I went with a rather obvious connection: bird - eggs. A bunch of these were posted in the spring. However, those didn't get their own container. The carton was more fun to do than the eggs. Probably because it's a lot harder to come up with 12 different ways to decorate the eggs than I thought it would be.

I settled on using trims for 7 of them (including the one bb dubbed "the pilgrim egg" - can you spot it?). The other 5 each have a bird illustration representing a bloghere '08 attendee. There's the obvious for blackbird, a nightingale for Poppy, a chickadee for Susie, a ruffled grouse for Jen, and a loon for me. Fitting.

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Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! What a great gift!

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

I'm sittin here with my mouth open in awe!

I see the little pilgrim...2nd from the right, bottom row.

blackbird said...

Aren't they just gorgeous.

I can't even tell you how happy they make me - I stare at them.

Poppy Buxom said...

I'd like to take this opportunity to confess that I gave blackbird a used bottle of lavender cologne. That I quickly gift-wrapped with tissue and ribbon that I recycled from Wendy' present. Because I'm classy that way.

Anonymous said...

This is an amazing gift. Love it.

Susie Sunshine said...


MsCellania said...

Where in the hell DO YOU FIND THE TIME?
That is all.
Oh, and it's absolutely lovely.