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Birdhouse Gourd
Well with refreshing spring on my mind and Mother's Day almost here, I thought I would share with you a little crafty project I did over the weekend.

My studio is filled with all this fantastic but overwhelming "junk". It is time I use the things I've collected or get rid of them. This birdhouse gourd I dried two years ago and decided to make it a Mother's Day gift. She adores nature and the hand made. I love the natural markings the mold made as it dried. Call me crazy but nature is beautiful, mold and all. I decided to personalize it by wood burning dogwood blooms into the surface. Dogwood trees remind me of my Poppa, which adds a nice family connection. My Poppa is the greatest nature teacher ever.

I think that I might try to grow the seeds that I retrieved from the guts. They may or may not grow because they've been around a while, so keep you fingers crossed!

Happy Mother's Day everyone and don't forget to do something sweet for Mom!
By Heather on May 9, 2008 at 11:47am EDT Topic(s): craft gift woodburning 2008

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loosgroov
It's gorgeous, heather, she will love it!
5/10/2008 at 3:00am EDT
Starfish i just found a website you might be interested in, Gogh. It's myfolia.com and i guess it's kind of a blog for your gardens. Check it out, it's in beta but it looked like something up your alley.
5/23/2008 at 11:22pm EDT
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