Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spring is in the air...

There's nothing more exciting or guaranteed to cheer me up after a long cold winter than the signs of spring finally arriving. The trees are budding, there are green sprouts emerging from my garden and the weather is giving us a nice day one in awhile. I've been so inspired I've made a few items for my shop.

One set isn't ready quite yet, but here is what I'm getting ready to post in my shop...

Pins! Pretty pastel colored spring-themed pins. I love birds, birdcages, nests, etc. and wanted to be able to wear something thoroughly spring related.
Aren't they cute?I decided to group them in three separate lots for Etsy rather than individually, but if anyone reading this would like to purchase them all in one lot for a discount price - I'm giving you, my readers, first dibs. Convo me on etsy or email me at bookluv (at) The buttons are made of wood, painted in shades of blue-green, pale pink and antique white. All are sealed with a matte finish.

Group 1:Two birdcages and three different birds.
Group 2:Two birds, a nest and a birdcage.
Group 3:Two birds, a nest and a potted tree/shrub. So cute! I love all of these pins. I thought grouping them best as they'd make great gifts or if you can't bear to part with them...they look really cute grouped on a jacket or such...
I've got one more set of silhouettes made into ornaments on the way - they need a bit of finishing, but they are very cute, Spring/Easter related ornaments.

And last, but not least, after the ornaments are posted I don't plan on doing too much silhouette-themed items for etsy for a little while. I'm getting a bit tired of making them and feeling very one-note lately. I'm ready to take on some entirely new ideas. So here is the last set of Jane Austen style silhouettes I'll be making for awhile:
They are stenciled on antique white and painted on wood plaques. More details available when I post them on Etsy.

And as for the future of 58 Cherries, I've been preparing to make some new jewelry. Necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more. I'm awaiting some supplies and it'll take me a bit of time to finish, but I'm very excited about what I'll be making. I hope you will like it, too. It's a combination of vintage items/upcycling, old style jewelry meets modern...well I guess I can't quite describe it without pictures to share so it'll have to wait. All I can say for now is I'm quite excited to try some new techniques and ideas.

Hope you all have had a great weekend!!

1 comment:

Olivia said...

They are very cute indeed! :) x

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