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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wacky Wednesday #57: Birds of a Feather



You: Sarah, what are you doing?

Me: Walking around with birds on my head. Why?

You: You said you were taking a break from weekly Wacky Wednesdays.

Me: Oh, that. Yes, I fully meant it when I wrote that three weeks ago. And I did take two weeks off. But the kids I see on Wednesday mornings get such a kick out of my kookiness, so I decided I’d throw together something fun for a few more Wednesday until school lets out. I’ll take a break this summer.

This week’s look does not really require explanation—I mean, nothing says “I’m ready for school to get out” like wearing birds on your head, right? Perhaps a cuckoo bird would be even more appropriate, because if I don’t get a break soon from being Homework Cop I will officially go cuckoo.

Why birds this week? (Why not?) Really, the timing is just coincidence. I didn’t have time to pull together a full head-to-toe costume this week but you stick something on your head and you’re halfway there. Two of these three birds I’ve had for years. The large blue one I made yesterday because I needed a trio. The other two were decorations (one was an ornament) and I jazzed them both up for today’s post. Making a necklace from feathers added to my theme, and my bird necklace keeps things lighthearted with its “chirp” message. Gotta have humor.




 




Did you ever read Birdman of Alcatraz? This week’s theme makes me want to reread it. Maybe I’ll start calling myself Birdlady of San Diego…

I didn’t spend a cent to bring these accessories together because everything I made came from my sewing stash. It took two hours to make my head piece and my necklaces. (Not nearly as long as it takes to make a real nest, I suspect.)

For once I’ll keep my post short. There are still hundreds of things I need to do before school lets out next month so without further ado, off I fly. Til next week, try not to ruffle anyone’s feathers! (Unless they deserve it.)



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13 comments:

  1. Tweet! Chirp! CooCoo! (That's bird speak for Awesome! Love It! Cool Cool!) ;)

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  2. Very cute! Makes me smiiiillllleee :) :) :)

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  3. Hi Kim, thanks! Birds make me happy, too...

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  4. I'd say, those on this blog, are "birds of a feather," and that what this site represents, is absolutely NOT, as the old saying goes,"for the birds." Love, Auntie Eileen

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    1. Cute! Thanks, Auntie. This is The Bird Lady of San Diego signing off...

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  5. I'm glad Wacky Wednesday made an appearance again! I love the way you can take an object and make art out of it. The mini umbrellas for feathers... Genius!

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    1. Thanks, Adri! It's just fun making things from items I already have.

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  6. Oh, i remember that cute silver bird Christmas tree ornament! 😄 Glad to see its getting some additional nesting time! It takes me back to Christmases when we were kids ❤️

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    1. This is one I painted, actually, but now you're unlocking other memories for me...

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  7. You've given a positive spin to the phrase "for the birds". I just love
    what you do to bring smiles to everyone with whom you come in
    contact. Keep doing what you are doing now and beyond being as old as yours truly.

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