This particular pattern was inspired by my sister who loves to decorate with birds. I made her a faux etched mirror for Christmas and drew a silhouette of a bird on a branch to decorate the bottom of the mirror. But I can see this particular bird silhouette being a resource for many other craft projects including stenciling, stamping, scrap booking, decals, embroidery, applique, quilting, and the list goes on. So I decided to share my silhouette with everyone at Craftsy. I made a step by step video of the process of decorating an old mirror using this particular pattern as well as white birch bark. Watch it here on my YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/FSET1_C1tgQ.
I began gourding when I was just 10 with my mom, helping her decorate gourds for the Christmas tree. My love of nature, the outdoors, farming and gardening, and my Faith play a big part in the kind ...
I began gourding when I was just 10 with my mom, helping her decorate gourds for the Christmas tree. My love of nature, the outdoors, farming and gardening, and my Faith play a big part in the kind of gourds I create. I began selling gourds in 2001 and my passion only grew from there. I wanted to learn all the gourding techniques there was to decorate a gourd. As I experimented and created, it hit me. It was impossible for me to learn everything - the gourd canvas has endless possibilities; well as endless as ones imagination! This fact caught my full attention and I flew with it. I don't think I will ever stop gourding. I think I caught the gourd fever!
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