Hello, this is prairiebirder’s mother. I’m writing today’s post since prairiebirder is off at 4H camp this week.
I was thinking I could write about a few of the bird-related presents we gave prairiebirder for her 14th birthday last week. Aside from the fact that birds seem to be very popular in design these days, prairiebirder loves her feathered friends — in real life and in figurative representations.
Etsy is one of my favorite places to find gifts. I like finding unique items, and I like supporting individual artisans and craftsmen and -women. Etsy is where I found the following zippered goldfinch pouch for prairiebirder, from Bags of a Feather (photo from her Etsy site):
Bags of a Feather offers a variety of “Avian and nature-inspired bags and fabric creations”. Prairiebirder started birding because of the goldfinches that came to our first feeder, so this pouch, which is hand-washable, seemed perfect. And the pouch came wrapped in tissue paper, ready for presentation.
Only $5 for both pins, which is a wonderful price. I think the owl pins would also make a dandy stocking stuffer.
And lastly, some jewelry from The Mymble’s Daughter
in Cardiff, Wales; The Mymble’s Daughter specializes in “”Jewellery and Art for the Victorian Ornithologist”. I found this meadowlark pendant
(made from clay, and waterproof) to commemorate our very favorite bird, who returns to us every summer (photo from TMD Etsy site),
I also found this Victorian Egg Collection pendant there; it was $9 (there isn’t one available now but you could contact/convo The Mymble’s Daughter),
The pendants are sold on their own, without ribbon or chain, but you can buy them from TMD as well. And the packages come beautifully wrapped.
That’s it for my first post here. I’ll try to post some other items we gave prairiebirder, including some out-of-print birding books…