Thursday, 1 April 2010


Helloooo....anyone been struck by the April Fools gremlins then??? I have been lucky to escape so far...or is that unlucky??? hahaha

Its the 1st of the month so its a new CHALLENGE over at VANILLA SUGAR...sweetly handmade.  The idea of these challenges is to make gifts...for yourself or for others and also to prepare a bit for Christmas :) The challenge for you this month is


I found a really cheapy birdhouse in a  local garden centre which I tarted up!  I slapped on gesso before painting it with acrylics.  The main part of the house is in fact soft yellow but its showing up as white.  The sides were decorated with flowers inside window boxes made of card.

The little birds were bought from a local gifty shop and I just had to make a little banner for the lovebirds hahaha!  The little ladybirds are from my stash which I have had for ever.  They come in handy now & again!

Thank you so much for looking today, HUGS XXX


Julia Dunnit said...

Oh that's so sweet - perfect for the challenge. Love the little banner!

Kaz said...

I love it Karen, they certainly look happy with what you've done !!!

Wipso said...

Thats is really lovely. I'm sure they will be really happy in their new home :-)
A x

Twiglet said...

Thats a great improvement on a simple little garden centre box! Perfect for Easter too!!

Hazel said...

This is absolutely delightful (I have a few of those ladybirds too) x

Chris said...

oooh think the gremlins have passed me by too...ha ha ha... forgot it was April fools day today till I came by your blog... sheesh how could I forget that!!

Totally in love with your cutie little bird house honey... love the little chicks :D

Have a great Easter me lovely
Chris xx

Angelnorth said...

Those ladybirds might get picked off as food if they're not careful! Cute little project, love those planters down the sides!

Kathy said...

awwwwwwww how tweet is this birdhouse, Karen - it's absolutely adorable. Clever Girlie!

Kathy said...

Not sure my comment was accepted - so thought I'd say it again just in case. This is sooo tweet and absolutely adorable. The "tweet" bit doesn't sound so cute second time of writing!

Gez said...

awe, just gorjuss Karen. :) Love the bunting. :D

Gini said...

Oh, now I'm in love!
A fabulous Birdhouse, I ADORE it!
Clever lady Karen!

A very Happy Easter to you my lovely.

Cheryl said...

wow hun gosh this is just brilliant wow its a stunning box hun hope you have a great easter do not eat too many eggs either he he hugs cheryl xxxx

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi Karen, lovely love nest, I love the window boxes you have added.

as for my chicks they came from Aldi lol enjoy your choccies ju x

Crafty Dawn said...

Very sweet and different too!

Love Dawn xx

Sharon said...

This is adorable!