February 22, 2012

A Bird Collage and Wonderful Soaps

Some days ago I’ve heard a bird singing for the first time this year. What a lovely sound. Spring might be around the corner and with this favorite season of mine in mind, I’ve created this bird collage as a little decoration for our living room.

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I had been lucky to win three wonderful natural handmade soaps from PAULA.  The scents are just heavenly, I wish you could smell them. They look so pretty too, don’t you think? Thank you, Paula!

Paula has a monthly giveaway but if you are not a lucky winner, you can visit her ETSY Shop and buy her lovely soaps and other skin care products. On her blog Living a Blessed Life, she often shares recipes for natural body scrubs, face masks etc. Please hop over for a visit if you don’t know her blog yet.



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Have a great rest of the week!





Sandy said...

Hallöle meine liebe Julia,

Oh da hast Du Dir wieder eine traumhaft schöne Deko gewerkelt. Ich bin mal wieder einfach nur hin und weg.

Das diese tollen Seifen duften, kann ich mir gut vorstellen. Ich habe auch schonmal Seife bestellt und man mag sie fast nicht benutzen, weil es einfach im Bad nur lecker duftet.

Ich hoffe alles ist gut bei Euch und nun wünsche ich Dir noch eine tolle Restwoche *winke*

nelly said...

Този колаж с птичка е великолепен, обичам нещата, които правите.И аз чакам с нетърпение пролетта и песните на птичките. Поздрави и усмивки от България.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Oooh,I just love your bird collage dear Julia.Just gorgeous.The soaps look wonderful.Now I'm off to visit Paula.Have a wonderful day my friend.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Isn't it wonderful to hear the birds chirping, always makes me smile and makes me feel good!

Your collage is lovely, Julia!


redscrap said...

oooohhhhh what a nice stuff you make, it makes me smile
greeting mina

nelleke said...

Hello Julia,

It make me smiles to,your beautiful creation...we can feel the spring on your blog. You have very nice lace.

Thank you for your lovely mail and comments.

have a very nive day



fairyrocks said...

Your collage is a delight to my eyes and you make the windmills of my mind start to turn....thanks for sharing

Martina said...

Hallo liebe Julia, Deine Piepmatz-Collage ist wieder mal ein absoluter Traum! Wunder-wunderschöööööön!
Wie Sandy schon sagte, die Seifen sind echt zu schade zum Verwenden. Ich schnupper so gerne daran....
Hab noch eine schöne Woche meine Liebe.
Herzliche Grüße

Angela Richardson said...

A beautiful collage Julia, so very pretty. The birds are singing here in England and there is lots of activity in my garden, nearly spring!!
Have a great week,
Hugs, Angela.

My Creative House said...

Dearest Julia what a very very beautiful collage made with a great fabric as background and some lovely lace, love the old bird image, have a nice evening dear friend.
Knus og kys

Hearts Turned said...

Such a beautiful spring collage, Julia--love it! Living in California, I have birds singing outside my window all through the year...I feel pretty lucky! I still do appreciate the coming of spring, though...the lovely buds on the trees and all...

Handmade soap is just about the most luscious thing on the planet, I think! I'll have to check out her shop--thanks!

Wishing you a beautiful week, my friend!


Lynne Moncrieff said...

Dear Julia
I've also heard birdsong for the first time and the crocuses are sprouting in our garden, signs of Spring.
Your collage brings to mind Spring with all the precious details you have brought together to absolute perfection.
Have a lovely week.

Cathy said...

I love your bird collage, it's beautiful! I always enjoy my stay here. :)
No birds in Idaho yet. It's too darned windy here today. I think they'd blow away!

Cathy ♥

Rhonda said...

I too, enjoy the sweet song of birds. Simply joy of life.

Lovely collage, you do amazing work, Julia.

Dorthe said...

Hallo liebste Julia, wie wunderschön- I love it, and that you only have white -nature and a bit black makes it gorgeous- the egg on fabric is a wonderful add- and the stamps also, it will look so pretty, on any wall.
And I can imagine the beautiful smell from the soapes, I have been there, and had to become a follower :)
I send you ganz viele liebe grüsse, und viele knus og kys.
Deine Dorthe

Tina said...

Your bird collage is so pretty Julia. Love all the details.
Hope spring will soon be on its way here too. Now we knew some warmer weather.

Char said...

Hi Julia,
your bird collage is just perfect, lots of texture and I love the neutral colors.
I will have to pop over and visit the blog you mentioned.
Glad the birds are singing, spring is on it's way,

OlenkaFotiou said...

I like it so much!
Thank you!

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Julia,
February, March and April are my favorite months of the year. Love the blooming flowers and the wonderful weather. Thanks for the blog love. :)

Viola said...

Guten Morgen, liebes Julchen!
Kann das Kompliment nur zurückgeben, hihi! Deine bird collage ist soooo wunderschön. Das Vögelchen lieb` ich auch sehr. Und die Seifen sehen echt klasse aus. Ich würde auch immer nur dran schnuppern und sie nicht benutzen, lach! Ebenfalls einen tollen Tag! Alles Liebe, Viola

Robin said...

Your bird collage is stunning Julia! Hope you are having a wonderful week.


Minna Perälä said...

Your bird collage looks so beautiful and truly reminds from spring. Also you are a great photographer - your photos are always so breath taking...

Have a great week!

Marge said...

Julia, it looks like spring is in your blog!:) ♥

I love your birdcollage ♥

I`m so happy when spring is coming, isn`t it just wonderful?!:)

I send you many, many hugs from Finland,

Yitte said...

Your bird collage is beautiful. Is spring really coming this year???

have a nice weekend

Sugar Lump Studios said...

this is just gorgeous! I know just the bird you are talking about (heard him in my yard too) but today we have lots of snow...but I still know spring is around the corner. I love the beautiful details in this piece! PERFECTION!

Jill Marcott-McCall ~Feathers & Flight~ said...

So Beautiful Julia! I Adore your Color Pallet and of Coarse My Favorite... Birds. Just Lovely.
We Have been Given Little Glimpses of Spring. Robins are our First sign. I enjoy waking up early so I can enjoy the Peace of the Morning Listening to the Birds.Simply Pleasures. You are Won't Believe this..with all of that being said..Its Snowing right now...Big Flakes..Lol!
Have a Wonderful Day!

Guriana said...

Julia, I love all details you used!!:))stunning!!:))

have a nice sunday:))

Anneke said...

wow , the bird collage looks realy great Julia, and the soap pieces are gorgeous to have and to decorate in a bowl.
have a nice weekend and hugs

Claudine said...

C'est vraiment très beau ! Bonne soirée

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your bird collage is so sweet Julia, I really like all the pretty details. I can smell the soap now, pumpkin pie...yum!

Anonymous said...

Hallo Julia,

Wow, schön sind deinen dekorationen wieder! Und die Seife, hast du gewonnen? Lucky you!!
Mmmmm...ich rieche sie schon!!

Lieve groetjes van Thea ♥

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Julia,

Isn't Spring a really lovely time of the year and to be able to hear birds singing again.
Your bird collage is so beautiful and congratulations for winning the lovely soaps.

Happy week

trisha too said...

Beautiful, Julia!

I need to sign up for that linky thing . . .


suziqu's thread works said...

My Dear Julia
You have created the most beautiful bird collage with such a pretty image - I love the beautiful crisp fabrics, embellishments, laces, stitching and the fabric looks as if you may have stamped it?
I can see it on the wall in your home along with all of your other beautiful art pieces.
Emailing you soon sweet friend,
Big hugs and love in the meantime!

Gaby Bee said...

Deine neue Collage sieht toll aus, Julia!
Die Seifen riechen sicher wunderbar. Ich würde sie wahrscheinlich nicht benutzen...sie sind so schön verpackt:)

Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Abend!

Liebe Grüße

vintagegirlbirgit said...

Hallo Julia,
die neue Collage ist wieder traumschön geworden....eine zauberhafte Frühlingsdeko.
Jetzt hat man ja doch so langsam das Gefühl, dass er naht....ich glaube, ich habe auch schon die Nachtigall singen hören.

Ich war eben schon mal in Paula´s etsy-shop stöbern....danke für den Tipp....da werde ich sicher was bestellen.

Ich wünsche Dir noch eine schöne Woche, liebe Grüße an die Küste,

Wohnwohltaten said...

Liebe Julia,
bin durch Zufall hier vorbeigekommen.
Traumhaft schöne Sachen zauberst Du.
Ich liebe es, wenn Seifen hübsch verpackt sind.
Viele Grüße,

Lynn Stevens said...

Stunning Julia, All my very favorite things! If you made this for your living room I'd love to see the rest of your home, it must be breathtaking!

What a sweet win,in more ways than one.
Have a lovely day.
hugs Lynn

Alexandra said...

Deine Collage ist wunderschön liebe Julia und über die Seife hätte ich mich auch gefreut. HMMMMM LECKER

Rostrose said...

Liebstige Julia, nach einer Uff-Woche bin ich endlich, endlich wieder bei dir gelandet - und "bade" nun förmlich in köstlichem Seifenduft (gratuliere, gratuliere!!!) und in melodischem Vogelgezwitscher! Deine Vögleincollage ist wunder-wunderschön! Ich hoffe, der wilde Kater versucht sich nicht daran zu vergreifen ;o) Ich schicke dir jedenfalls ein paar zärtliche Cecilkrauler mit - und du kriegst natürlich liebe Küschelbüschels und jede Menge frühlingshafte Rostrosengrüße! Herzlichst, die trau.mau

Lululiz said...

How on earth did I miss this post? The bird collage is just exquisite, how I wish I had your talent.
Handmade soaps are the best, that was a beautiful gift you received.

Shane Pollard said...

oh Julia
Such a sweet collage to herald the arrival of Spring.
It's my favourite season, and as you say the sound of birdsong confrims it's arrival!!

i especially love that precious piece of lace at the bottom of your collage - what a treasure!

Even though we're approaching Autumn on the other side of the world, you've inspired me to make a bird collage too!
We have the sweetest tiny birds called Silver eyes in New Zealand - they are in my garden now and could make a sweet collage focus!!!
Shane x
PS Loved the beautiful birthday present you made for Suzy!

Jillayne said...

Honestly Julia, you amaze me. this collage is the most beautiful I have ever seen - so sweetly charming and the bird image is just perfect fro Spring. Simply lovely!

June said...

The collage is a beauty like everything you create Julia. I love anything that has to do with birds. I am so happy to see them in the garden again.
I loved the beautiful package you sent to Suzy for her birthday. She s such a sweetheart! and so are you!
How wonderful that you one such a lovely giveaway my friend. The soaps sound divine.
sending hugs from here...

Rostrose said...

Liebstige Julia,
ich hoffe es geht dir gut und du bist nur deshalb so lange weg von Bloggetonien, weil du an wunderbaren Projekten dranbist, den Frühling von Herzen genießt oder sonstige schöne Dinge erlebst!
Sei herzlich gedrückt von der rostrosigen Traude (die dir und dem Cecil ganz liebe Küschler und Büschler und traumhaft sonnige Frühlingsgrüße schickt...)

Sandi said...

Such amazing pretties that you always make! I can't view them often, but I am at my sons now so I can view the pix and they are so pretty!!

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

how beautiful your craft is.. Loved your blog.. All the delicate lace on the bottles.. gorgeous!
Come and see me when you have a chance.. Hugs,