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October 5, 2015

THE NESTING INSTINCT

I don't know about you, but when we get bouts of consecutive rainy days I go right into craft, clean and purge mode.  Nope, one does not need to be an expectant mother to take on the nesting instinct.  In addition to hormones, rainy days and the change of seasons can trigger it, too.  I'll bet that many of you can identify.  Anyway, after some tidying, laundering, scrubbing and tossing, I broke out my crafting paraphernalia.

To start, I whipped up two decorative pumpkins, one from a remnant piece of plush velour, the other from a zebra print upholstery fabric sample.  These diva-worthy pumpkins are for my friend; she loves glitz and glamour.  I think she'll love these, too.
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I also began production of select items I designed, which will be offered for sale at our town's local(and fabulous!) garden center come November.  If you happen to live near the east end of Long Island, NY, or will be visiting the area this coming holiday season, be sure to visit Lynch's Garden Center.

Aren't these mushrooms darling?  They're perfect for fairy garden aficionados or anyone who appreciates the cross-pollination of the natural with the surreal.
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©Linda Nelson 2015
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©Linda Nelson 2015
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©Linda Nelson 2015
Yes, I will be making my painted pine cones, too.  And, lots of them!

They'll be available in ornament form...........  
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©Linda Nelson 2015
as well as clutched in little, one-of-a-kind handmade nests.  Did you know that finding a bird's nest in a selected Christmas tree was once symbolic of luck and good fortune?  This traditional belief is said to have originated in Iceland or Germany.  However, I don't think one needs to be a traditionalist, nor from one of these countries, to appreciate such a "lucky" find, or to simply see the beauty of a perfectly nestled nest amongst tinsel, garland and baubles.

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©Linda Nelson 2015
There you have it.

I've been creative.

What about you?

6 comments:

  1. Everything is gorgeous, Linda! I especially love the pine ones...they are colorful and elegant. What pretty ornaments or package tie-ons they would make :)

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    1. Thanks, Julie. Package tie-ons..... I love that idea!

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  2. Beautiful fall decorations. I love the mushrooms best, but the pine cones and pumpkins are super cute. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.

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  3. Splendidi tutti questi tuoi lavori, adorabili, bellissimi i funghi...bravissima!!
    Annarita

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