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Blue Bird Cake Topper by Middleburg

Acrylic Plexiglass Ornaments by Iwannabe

Porcelain Bird Figurine by iktomi

Bird Boquet by HeyMiemie

Porcelain Vase by wapa

“The bluebird carries the sky on his back.”
~Thoreau

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Birch – What a perfect spring-time accent for your home decor or accessories.  I love the soft neutral coloring and dynamic texture of Birch, and I’m thrilled with how these artists have incorporated this natural element into their designs:

Flowergirl Basket by NHWoodsCreations

Birch Bark Earrings by bettula

Hand Built Porcelain Birch Bark Cup by bobedafarm

Birch Bark Ring by Elizabeth Scott

Birch Tree Engraved Pendant by MissesBird

Cream Corduroy Birch Trees Zipper Pouch by Papavier

And here is a way you can do it yourself – a lovely tutorial from Design*Sponge for creating a birch vase to display your spring bouquet:

Enjoy!

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Well, we’ve had some beautiful weather here for the last few days, and I’m finally feeling spring!  This spring, floral prints are quite popular!  Looks like these designers have caught spring fever with their bright and bold floral prints:

Floral Print Dresses:

Tunic Dress by plumprettysugar

Romantic Summer Dress by MyLolaFashion

Mix Floral Printed Convertable Skirt by Keytome

Carousel by ShabbyApple

Not sure if you can pull off the Floral Print Dress?  Try a smaller dose of flowers with these Floral Print Accessories:

Sophie Earrings by vadjutka

Alice Earrings by handmadecharlie

Alice Earring by handmadecharlie

And here’s a fabulous tutorial for making your own spring-time floral print top!

Spring Ruffle Top Tutorial by Sew Moma Sew!

Enjoy!

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I am finding myself quite drawn to this week’s theme:  Ruffles.  Fun, flirty and feminine ruffles add a lovely touch and texture to items from throw pillows to accessories and clothing.  I’m quite thrilled that these little fabric folds are quite popular right now!

English Rose Ruffle Dress by lirola

Nuno Felted Shawl by vart

Round Satchel Bag by jillybeancraft

Urban Couture by GRACEnDIGNITYcollection

Ruffled Up Pillow Cover by missmosh

Large Tough Ruffles bag by madebyhank

Icing on the Cake handbag by stacyleigh

Enjoy!

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Well, Turquoise is the color of 2010 and I have noticed it popping up in a lot of designs lately.  This thrills me; I am quite a fan of turquoise, a color that instantly makes me feel calm and refreshed.

Here are a few of my favorite handmade Turquoise items:

Spring Leaves by Bellabijoujewellery

Nicole Dress Bamboo by Ureshii

Lobeable Love Bird Yarn Bowl by Darrielle

South Sea Island Magic Dress by iheartfink

Bluefish by 3squares

Secret Garden Dress by Lirola

Francesca Earrings by Soflamasri

Mister Muscle Teal Flowers by Printmakerjenn

Looking for a way to incorporate this invigorating color into your home decor?  Head on over to House of Turquoise, a blog dedicated to decorating with blog writer Erin’s favorite color.  Who knew there were so many options?!

Happy Thursday!

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It seems that fabric flowers are popping up all over the place!  Rosettes on hair bands and clips are quite popular handmade goods over on ETSY, and I’ve noticed a trend rosettes and other fabric flowers in clothing and home decor items as well.

If you’re in the mood for some spring blooms, you might enjoy these Fabric Blooms:

Precious Metal Headband by ThreadRare

Linen Necklace Lilac by Magdalinen

Nora Black Feather Hair Clip by PixelandHank

Crushed Poppy Hair Slide by FlowersByBluebird

Annabel Tank by DearLillie

A Gir's Night Out by BejewelledBespoke

I just love the texture and the sweet cheerfulness of these fabric blooms.  I like them so much I decided to treat myself to this lovely custom-designed rosette headband by PixelandHank:

My Custom Headband from PixelandHank

And if you’re feeling ambitious, here’s a great tutorial for making your own fabric rosettes:

Enjoy!

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Welcome to Thursday Themes, where I will be spotlighting lovely handmade items following current trends and themes.

February is the month of Love, and how fitting to start Thursday Trends with some fabulous Hearts from the handmade community. Enjoy these lovely finds!

Resting Within Print by The Province of My Mind

Lacy Heart Dish by PrinceDesignUK

Spring Leaf Silver Heart Earrings by AliBaliJewellery

Plantable Mini Valentines by Girl In Gear

Neapolitan Trio Shea Butter Hearts by SoStinkingSweet

Heart Necklace by Lulu Bug Jewelry

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