Saturday, February 7, 2009

Paper Birds and Dogs...

I've always admired people who work with paper. I've often been inspired to pick up bits and bobs of paper at thrift stores with the intention of creating and making a collage - or doing *something*. But it's been a long time since I've worked with paper - the jewelry takes up all my time these days (in a good way though!)

This little bird from Cotton Bird Designs was made using music sheet paper from a vintage book. Hand stitched using embroidery threads, and filled with hypo-allergenic fiber. Eyes are embroidered, and feet are hand made using wire.

And check out fellow Vancouverite Peace of Pi. How adorable are these labrador puppy note cards?

Now if you are inspired to go create some paper art yourself, you have to check out Two Angels in Paris . . . the photo below belongs to a stack of papers that been gathered from different vintage dictionnaries, travel books, foreign and domestic magazines, children's books, pamphlets, brochures, ledgers, music books, etc. The shop also features an eclectic mix of vintage ephemera. Who knew I needed 5 rusty nails?

1 comment:

Courtney said...

I adore the birds from that etsy shop; so many to choose from! Great finds.