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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7 comments:

jenontheedge 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...

WHY WAS I NOT A SWAN?!

MsCellania said...

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