Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

little Prince ~

I had an enjoyable weekend~ I’ve done what I can do on my booth design for now.  I need to take it down today but I also need to keep looking at the whole picture to make the inside work with the outside and vice versa.

photo from Mary Jane's Farm

Saturday I went to a forestry meeting with my parents.  The overall theme: with the economy low and the log value low, what are some creative ideas for your land that can also generate income.  All of the speakers were enjoyable and caused my mind to swirl but there was one that caused me to get more excited that the others.  They are here and they got their idea here.  I have been interested in this idea in the past but listening to this couple made it seem so possible.

Yesterday, after church and a great nap, I started knitting leg warmers…

red leg warmers!

I had a friend tell me recently that I’m a ‘red’ girl.  Yes, I am indeed a ‘red’ girl…I love red!

bird boy

bird boyI call this little guy my ‘Prince Bird Boy’.  I’ve had him for a couple of years but his face was broken off.  It was a clean break so eventually I glued it back on.  He’s been enjoying a comfy spot in a nest.  His head is flat with a hole in the top so he still looked a bit disturbing.  After Christmas I had a couple of those pieces that go on the top of a glass ornament and I just couldn’t throw them away – they have the look of a crown.  One of them I had picked up off of the floor too many times and the last time when it was in my hand I immediately thought of my little bird boy.  I covered it with German glass glitter, glued it on and now he just seems complete and at home.  He is very, very old and even has a # on the back of his head.  Definitely worth salvaging and enjoying.


January 19, 2009 - Posted by | domesticity, knitting, vintage


  1. I love the tent and breakfast idea – I can definately see you pulling that off. Oh, and little prince bird boy needs pants.

    Comment by Arlene | January 19, 2009 | Reply

  2. And I forgot to say I like his crown.

    Comment by Arlene | January 19, 2009 | Reply

  3. Your tent looks fabulous! I saw your comment on my blog! Good luck in the giveaway!

    Comment by tattingchic | January 19, 2009 | Reply

  4. He is a little..exposed!! He must be very chilly in your neck of the woods:) LOVE the leg warmers!! CUTE!! (now I’m soo not posting pics of my finished!!)

    Comment by Amber Rose | January 19, 2009 | Reply

  5. Oh and we need to talk about the use of your flash.

    Comment by Amber Rose | January 19, 2009 | Reply

  6. I have to say, your little bird boy looks a little disturbing! It’s not really how he looks, it’s the fact that he’s in a cage! Ummm, usually I think you come up with such COOL things, this one’s a little off. 🙂

    Comment by Nichole B. | January 19, 2009 | Reply

  7. On the other hand, your leg warmers look very cute and I love the pics of your booth. SO MUCH BEAUTIFUL WORK!

    Comment by Nichole B. | January 19, 2009 | Reply

  8. You already know how I feel about your pasty little bird prince… No need for me to announce it to the world 🙂

    I do love the leg warmers though – reminds me that I need to work on mine 😉

    Comment by Lauren | January 19, 2009 | Reply

  9. pieces that go on a glass ornament? I love this. Is the cage really a cage? I have a thing for birdcages.

    (don’t we all)… 🙂

    Comment by Sheila | January 20, 2009 | Reply

  10. Your tent look so cozy and inviting! Bird prince boy looks as if he has been very happy to sit in his nest in the cage!
    Have a terrific Tuesday!~Smiles~Tam!

    Comment by Tam | January 20, 2009 | Reply

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