Friday, February 12

Nest bag

Well, it's still snowing here in Fort Worth.  Although the snow is beautiful, downed power lines have left us in the dark indefinitely.  Daddy & the kids made a sled out of an old turtle sandbox, while I sat by the fire & finished a project.
A little nest bag. 
I made a loom out of cardboard & used grapevine for the handle.

A birdie in it's nest.

Pictures of our winter whites.

Taken by my husband,

at 1am.  Surreal, huh?

61 comments:

sjmcdowell said...

I really like the nest bag!!
Susan

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Love your new Creation.... Glad you are keeping warm by the fire & The Photos are Beautiful.... Spring has to come Soon
cheryl

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

What a beautiful bag! The 1 AM photo has me mesmerized!

Sister Patty said...

I know it's miserable (sometimes) to be in, but it certainly is beautiful! Is that your house in the background? If so, has it been in previous posts? That's wonderful! I'd love to see more photos.

Your little nest bag is so sweet. There's certainly a dreaminess about being snowed in and spending time creating treasures...

Thanks for sharing!

By the way, in your previous blog, that little piece of lace is tatting -- did you know that? I love tatting; my mom used to do it. It's labor intensive, but so wonderful.

Have a great weekend! Hope you get power soon.

Rustique Gallery said...

I just love the nest bag. I've made cardboard looms like that-fun and easy! I like the vine handle.
The snow pictures are beautiful, the lighting is awesome and I love the house. Stay warm & create! Sherry

Linda said...

Sorry to hear you have a power outage- hope you are keeping warm! Snow isn't quite so much fun without heat! I love the nest bag- very creative! And the photos are stunning!

Pearl said...

One word: BEAUTIFUL!

Karen said...

I love the nest bag. Really cute.
The pictures are fabulous. And here in the Rio Grande Valley it was in the low 60s and we had sunshine. That's Texas for ya.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

How Silent a night this looks like... Beautiful images.


Roes
http://delightfulclutter.blogspot.com/

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Oh Lisa, Your nest bag is so adorable! What a brilliant idea!
Have a wonderful weekend! Maybe hubby and your boys could build a snow mannequin for you :-).
Hugs,
Julia

DeeDee said...

what abeautiful nest...hope your power is restored soon..I was lucky mine didn't got out...butmy trees took it pretty hard...stay warm...

love the sled idea...what a way to recycle...

The Feathered Nest said...

ommmmmmygoooodnesssssss ~ Lisa!!! This bag is so absolutely precious!!!! Just wonderful sweet friend ~ and the photos outside? BREATHTAKING!!!! Hope you are warm and cozy sweetie, love Dawn

Peridots Garden Blog said...

I love your nest bag!

Your photos are beautiful!

The last photo taken at 1 a.m. looks like Mother Nature finally took a break for a moment and asked herself, "Now why did I go and do that?"

Sandy

stefanie said...

your husbands photos are amazing!!!!!

Julie said...

Beautiful creation & fabulous photos! Can't believe you have all that snow--it's just lovely, though!

BellaRosa said...

Lisa amor, your bird nest bag is just gorgeous! All I am gonna say after seeing this new beauty you created is...My bags are packed :) Besos, Rose

ps...Your husband took some beautiful pictures!

Time Worn Style said...

WOW those photos are just amazing, particularly love the one with the house on the hill. Nice to see when we are in the middle of summer here in australia!
alicia

craftymarta said...

Hi! i discovered your blog 2 days ago and i am already in love. then this morning I was reading Charlene's blog and realized you are a Texan blogger. I love all your creations. Do you vend out of any local shops?. Just like Charlene I travel quite a lot, always in the junt. Now if I need to be inspiredcul I just have to look at yours and Dawn's blog. Thanks for the inspiration. PD: the photos are breathtaking. Blessings, Marta.

Dorthe said...

Lisa it is so adorable ,and beautifull, you are a wonderfull artist.I love the handles together with all the other beauty.
And the photoes are fantastic too. Is that beautifull house in the background yours?
Lisa I hope you are having the power back now, and wishing you a lovely satturday, when you wakes up.

Love and hugs Dorthe

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

Your nest bag is adorable!

I love the 1 am pictures. Looks so incredibly peaceful.

Great big toothy smiles,
Teresa

TinyBear said...

Love your nest creation - so beautiful

luverlie said...

Love the nest bag! You really do amazing work! I've been checking out all the blogs you have on your sidebar. I visit your blog often, but will add it to my list of blogs that I check daily and then check out the blogs on the sidebar. LOL...this is my filing system and much easier than bookmarking as my bookmarks sometimes disappear.
Keep creating and sharing. Love it!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I love your nest bag...and the photos are really stunning! Thanks for sharing.
xoxo
Happy Valentine's Day!
Donna

Lynn said...

Your nest bag is beautiful! I also love the pictures your hubby took showing all the snow! I think a bunch of us have or our real close to hitting snow records in our states! I am sooo ready for spring.. It's been real snowy and cold here in Oklahoma too..

Happy Valentine's Day!

Blessings,
~Lynn

Erica@ZunkyChic said...

What a beautiful project, and beautiful snow photos! I just discovered your blog, and you must live somewhere close.

Which antique mall do you sell in? I'd love to pop in for a treasure hunt.

Kim said...

Lisa the nest bag is wonderful! Fabulous idea. The snow pictures are beautiful too, it always is so pretty when it first comes down. Kim

Aunt Polly's Attic said...

Love your nest bag! How creative! And your snow pictures are gorgeous!

Teresa

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Love your beautiful nest! The pictures of the snow are just gorgeous.
I just found your blog, and I love it. I'm going to join as a follower. Have a wonderful day.
Daphne

Marlene said...

Beautiful white winterland! Your bag is wonderful...I like the first picture how the house just glows surrounded by the snow!

Zuzu said...

Gorgeous work & post, Lisa!!! I hope you and yours have a very Happy Valentine's Day!
:)
Zuzu

Charlene said...

This is a record breaker!!!!! I know the kiddos have loved every minute of it. Have you got power yet? That would get old FAST!

Your project looks great. Love the colors & objects you chose to use. See ya soon. Charlene

Claudia said...

I love the nest bag - absolutely beautiful! Enjoy the snow - hope the power is back on. The photos outdoors are magical.

xo
Claudia

House and Garden Boutique said...

Really great photos, especially liked the one looking at the house..... Enjoyed your project photo of the nest handbag too.....very stunning! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day! It's snowy here in Atlanta as well.

. said...

The nest bag is really sweet, and it gave me an idea of what I could make with my daughter. And the pictures are indeed surreal, I love walking around andtaking pictures at that time of the night (after a heavy snow fall)... Very dream like.

Mari

June said...

Lisa I am awed by your art! This piece is so beautiful. As was your winter garden in the previous post. I always am left a little speechless when I came here. Such a lovely place to be. And how beautiful is that snow??!!
hugs

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Lisa!
That bag is so cool! I can't believe you were able to make it with no lights! The pics are just beautiful. I love the way the snow looks but I don't think I'd like to live in it all the time. Thankfully you don't, so enjoy!!!


Thank you so much for your lovely birthday wishes. I hope you have a wonderful and love filled day tomorrow!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Terri Smith said...

Goodness gracious alive..how beautifully breathtaking! I found your site this evening, and for sure I'll be visiting often.

I'm a visual artist out of Bonaire, Ga., and I adore what you've done with the mannequins. Lovely! Just lovely!

Terri Smith
http://www.dimplesdragonflies.com

Storybook Woods said...

Oh my gosh lok at those photos, snowy heaven. The next bag is beyond clever !!! Clarice

sweetpea said...

Lisa, I think if I go to the dictionary and look up the word creative, I will for sure find your picture. And the pics of the snow are magical. Stay warm my dear.

Hugs,

Shelley

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Good time to create I am guessing.
Hope your electric does not stay off too long...VERY inconvenient to say the least.

Thanks for dropping by my blog again.

Rose
http://delightfulclutter.blogspot.com/

becky said...

I soo adore that nestbag.its so sweet.Im a bird lover anything with birds I just love.This is something very unique too, thanks so much for sharing!~~Becky

Diane said...

Lisa, you wondered how I get that sepia tone on my tags? I print the images on an off-white kind of heavy weight paper. It's not as heavy as card stock and not as flimsy as photo copy paper. For the edges I use markers - brown ones that are almost dry. And ochre. And sometimes I use chalks. I want to try my oil pastels too and see what happens. Oh...and coffee! I dye the tags in coffee if I'm not going to cover them with printed paper.
I do the same thing with the images on the edges, and printing them on the off-white paper ages them a little automatically.
Hope this helps! If not, ask away again!
Thank you for asking! It's a compliment because I always think my tags are just ordinary.
Hugs!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Diane

Diane said...

Lisa,

PS: I don't coffee dye the images though! I don't know if the paper and the ink would hold up to being soaked in liquid. Might be worth a try though! Hmmm....you've got me thinking! If they curled, I could iron them because I've ironed the tags to flatten them!

Diane

Kristi said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures!! First time here and love your blog! Your first garden of the year is beautiful too! :)

Mimi Sue said...

I think everyone in the US got a little snow last week. Your pictures are beautiful. I got the little house box a few days ago and I LOVE it so much. Thank you!! I'll try to do a post about it next week. Thanks too for the extra goodies you included. That was so sweet. Have a wonderful V day with you little family and thanks again. Mimi PS I'm in love with those terrariums you made. Adorable.

Yitte said...

Ohhh i loooove the nest. Beautiful!!Beautiful pictures. Today it's snowing as well in the netherlands. Not so much as at your side. Have a nice and warm winterday!!

Whimsey Creations said...

Beautiful bag - I just love that. thanks so much for sharing your creativity during the snow!

Halo Hill said...

What a -gorgeous- project, Lisa! Yummy!

Hugs,
Sheila

sissie said...

How do you create such beautiful things? The snow pictures are so pretty, especially the yellow painted house in the distance.

hugs
Sissie

Lori said...

your nest bag is gorgeous!!! i just love it!!!

Crystal said...

I love the nest bag, what a great creation. Snow, in Forth Worth, TX, who would have predicted that??? They were saying 49 states had snow this past week, a history maker.
Well, up here in Pennsylvania, we are to get more Monday afternoon. We don't need anymore, but who can stop it, but GOD. I just hope it all doesn't melt too quickly.
Happy Valentine's Day.

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Beautiful! Simple and natural.

cindy said...

Lovely pics of the snow...and yes, very surreal the way that it looked like twilight all night long.

-c
yapping cat

Dawn said...

that bag is one of the most exquisite bags I have ever seen, move over Prada the new label is "tarnished and tattered"!

Jann said...

What a beautiful piece of art! And those photos! Lovely! Smiles, Jann

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Gorgeous bag! I love all of it's layers.

Tracey said...

Lisa, girl, you are just too creative!!! Seriously talented!!! I LOVE the nest bag! And your husband took some pretty amazing pics too :)

Hugs ~

:) T

GypsyNurse said...

My goodness! I am in pure love with that bag! Truly amazing!
Smiles~
Cat

Debra@Common Ground said...

This is just so amazing! I love anything bird and nests. so sweet and pretty. the photos are incredible. at night? wow, just wonderful! Hope you have "dug out" by now!
blessings,
Debra

Boxwood Cottage said...

Hi Lisa,
you make the most gorgeous things! I love your nest bag, such a great creation and I love the glass jars from your post below and the mannquins!
Your blog is just my kind of thing, very inspiring and I'll come back often!
Sending you warmest wishes from freezing old Germany
Carola

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

Wow, Lisa! It looks like y'all got it worse than we did up here in Frisco (just north of Dallas and Plano, but still part of the metroplex.) The photos your husband took are gorgeous (and yes, surreal--1am!) Your completed project is amazing. It totally says "winter cozies" to me. Way to put your real life into your work! I hope I can meet you sometime and we can craft together!