Friday, January 30, 2009

Another addition to the nest!


It seems that Maya has been a busy girl! Today there are two cute white eggs in the nest! I actually have my suspicions that there is another one as well.
Yesterday, I noticed that the male was pulling the nesting material out of the nest, and then stuffing it back in. I decided maybe he wanted more to work with. The box of nesting threads we bought with the cage was empty, so I got some soft (purple) yarn from my stash and stuck it in a little between the bars. He immediately pulled it all through, and piled it all in the nest, covering the first little egg.
Should I try to find it and bring it up to the top of the nest again? I didn't know, so I left it alone. Then all of a sudden yesterday afternoon it resurfaced, and today it is joined by another!
I don't want to get any more involved, but I think that first egg is burried under the nesting material, and these two are new ones.
Apparently it takes 24 hours for an egg to develop inside the female, and so she will lay an egg every 24 hours or so, until she's done with this "clutch". That's like a "litter" for cats or dogs.
I just hope there won't be a little bird trying to fight it's way up through all of that stuff when
the hatching time comes! This is all so exciting! I'm so nervous!

And...speaking of my stash, it has become quite large lately. I mean, of course, my fabric stash. I have been busy with some pattern designing, and I've been practicing, which has made a little dent in it. But truly, the vastness of it has my husband baffled. He has been doing research on the disorder, (that of collecting and hoarding fabric) looking for a medical term for it, but as yet, hasn't come up with anything. I just call myself a manic creative, and I have found I am not alone! He just calls me weird.

This little patchwork skirt (above) I made for my daughter didn't phase the collection even slightly.
I even made two skirts for myself. Still I'm buried under mounds of it. (I feel a strange kinship to that poor little first egg.) Can a baby bird breathe under all those threads and yarns? Can a person with a fabric disorder ever be rehabilitated?

These are the skirts I made for ME.(above, and below)And this little Woodland Bloom dress is for Abby.

24 comments:

AverettLadyNana said...

My husband says I'm sick too...fabric hoarding...he swears I have a disease and need help. Sad thing is he hasn't seen but the tip of the iceburg!!!

sheila said...

adorable skirt. Is the one you made for yourself a patchwork one also? I love making patchworks skirts for my 2yo.

Mary-Kay said...

That is so cool that your birds are having babies and you get to see the process. I like your skirt that you made. Very nice. There is no known name for this disorder other than FUN!

April said...

I've never had birds, but watching yours is so much fun! I'm just starting my stash, and already my husband is afraid of "that glint" in my eye when I see fabric, lol.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I don't know about your baby bird, but I checked and there are NO rehabilitation centers for Our fabric disorders. Good thing, I don't want to be rehabbed!

kanaboke said...

man, I wish I had all of your talent! those skirts and the dress is soooo stinkin adorable! I want one! A good idea to help you with that fabric would be to do a contest and let the winner win a Skirt!! :) Just a thought..hehehe!

Vickie E said...

Hi Lila, just wanted to leave you a note about how great I think your Soiree line of fabric is...I am using a honey bun to make as many small projects as possible...my first is posted on www.Modabakeshop.com
Thanks again!

Hana said...

I love those skirts! Sooo pretty! Love your fabrics too. I sew so I will have to get a hold of some to make some stuff for my girls. Just wanted to say hello!

Hana said...

I will definitely be making the stripwork onsie dress for my 9 mos old, Ella. Thanks for sharing!

Dawn said...

The nest is so colorful now!! And the skirts are too cute and colorful too!

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

You have been busy! I love all of the patchwork skirts~so flirty and feminine!

Love all the updates on the birdies. Have you thought about what you are going to do with the babies once they get here?

Mary said...

No no no ladies..... it's all in the way that you define it! We are "collectors" of fine fabrics... a perfectly respectable and healthy pursuit, collecting.... Oh please sell your skirts and dresses on etsy so I can get one of each! I periodically get my "Woodland Bloom" pieces out and fondle them, but haven't gotten the guts yet to actually cut and sew the beauties. Now I have some inspiration though....

Lila Tueller said...

Thanks, Mary. You are right. I appreciate you setting us straight. I think it's everyone else who is suffering from something. Because we are all so happy... even if we ARE drowning in mounds of fabric!

Amy Priddy :||: Priddy Creations said...

It looks like you have been putting that stash to good use. Love the skirts.

Tell your husband that there is no treatment and there is no point in even trying to rehabilitate. He could just make it worse. :)

Amy

Barb Elder said...

Do you have pattern for your skirts? Love them! I would love to make some please let me know. Love ya.

Kristin said...

Me too, would love to know what pattern you used for the latter pics or are they new designs? If new design, would love a tutorial or future paper pattern to buy!

Helen said...

I love your work! Also the patterns. The last dress is just PERFECT for my very picky 15yo. Is this pattern available or will it be available soon? I can guarantee a sale...
cheers,
Helen

Lila Tueller said...

Hello readers...to answer your questions about the skirts etc, they are previews of two of my new patterns for spring, and the dress is just a pattern you can find at any fabric store. It's a "Hillary Duff for Simplicity" pattern. I admit I tweaked it a bit, I almost always do!
If you can hang on a bit, I'll have those skirt patterns up on my blog for purchase.

Thanks for all the support!
Lila

imlattelady said...

So glad I am not alone in the fabric obsession. I even had to sign a contract with my husband one year that I wouldn't buy any more until I used up some of what I had!! We were preparing to move at the time. (little did he know, I would buy, bring it home and pack it up!) lol Look at ALL the boxes I packed today, hun! LOL

Lula Bee Boutique said...

Lila, Those "big girl" skirts etc are just beautiful!! I have been afraid to try big girl clothes for me..but you have just given me the kick in the pants (or skirt I should say) to do it!
Allison

Kristin said...

Oooh, I'm excited about the new patterns! Thank you!!

MugBug_14 said...

Hello! I am in the process of making the "Retro Groovy Bag" and I am just having sew much fun with it! I was looking through your blog and I am falling in love with your skirts, I was wondering if you had a pattern or instructions on how you made them. Thank you so much for sharing your creative thoughts and ideas with everyone!

Lila Tueller said...

Hi Mug Bug!
I am currently working up patterns for those skirts, actually I'm finished, but they need to get printed. ($$$$)

The top one is called the Athena Skirt, and the patchwork one is called the Calista Skirt.They will be combined into one pattern.
Watch for it to be available soon. (By soon I mean before May)
I have a new bag pattern,and a couple of others on the way as well. I'll keep you posted!

MugBug_14 said...

Thank you so much! I can't wait!