Crafty with the feathers

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Johnson5326, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Johnson5326

    Johnson5326 Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I've been a bit disappointed the last few weeks. One of my male ducks was eaten (slightly) by an owl and my females have stopped laying all together for over a week now. [​IMG] I have put so much time and effort into raising these little guys.

    Then today it came to me. [​IMG] I make about 30-50 ornaments every year with my son that we customize for everyone that gets them. I can post pics when I take them after they dry. But these are copy and pasted from the internet. Anyway, I picked up about 25 feathers and brought them inside. My best friend is pregnant with her 1st baby. I painted this ornament design except the girl has on red with red buttons and brown hair sticking out. On the back I painted "Expecting a Miracle 2012". I also attached a red, green, and gold ribbon to the top. She's due in June.

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    Then I saw this second ornament. My son (who is 6 by the way) said he still wanted to paint. So we did that. Each ornament is different. We let the paint kinda drip in using different colors then I put my thumb over the hole and shake it until the colors swirl around and blend in. So I did this where there's a little open area with no paint. That's where we'll insert the names and feathers. For the ones where space wasn't left I'll probably just paint their names on the outside.

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    I also found one that has memorial sayings for lost loved ones. This one in particular touched home b/c my husband's cousins lost their mom, who was the rock of the family, and I wanted to do something special for them. While we were swirling the paint for one of them I looked and saw that there's a side profile face in it that looks like a woman with a white face and flowing pink hair. Awesome. Anyway, here are the poems/sayings:
    Angel Feathers:
    Falling, fluttering, full of grace.
    These feathers show that
    your guardian angel is nearby watching
    and keeping you safe.

    Memories:
    The wind wisping gently near.
    Like feathers gliding in the breeze
    are our cherished memories.

    Remember:
    Feathers dancing in the wind.
    Gracefully fluttering
    like a warm memory
    dances forever in our heart.

    I think I'll paint the angels here and put the feathers inside for the other memory ornaments
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  2. Diamond88

    Diamond88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So pretty! Those will be a lot of fun to make. I'm sure your husband's cousins will also really appreciate the loving words. You are very creative.
     
  3. Johnson5326

    Johnson5326 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I just love to make/pick out presents for people that match their interests/personalities/personal experiences. It makes my day knowing the time and effort I put into their presents is not wasted. [​IMG] Plus, I like spending the time making things and picking them out. Its my "me" time where I get to gather my thoughts while doing something I love. Everyone should spend more time on their hobbies. We would get along much better.
     

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