Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It's Official!

Well, the time has come.

Little Bird has become Chirp Handmade and with a new name? A new blog.

It's a little bitter sweet, I must say. Leaving this space and moving to another. But, change happens and time marches on! {so I'm telling myself...}

So, here it is...without further ado....

I am now blogging over here:

Come visit me, will you? It's still in progress, so pardon the dust while I tweak here and there and get it all set up. It's gonna take me a little bit. :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Things That Change

Where to begin? So much to chat about....

Let's see, Summer is in full swing here at Little Bird. Both kiddos outta school and keeping this mama quite busy!

Swimming, playing, Just Dance, trampoline, coloring, bike between that, designing, packing up and shipping orders, listing a few new things...

Which brings me to the biggest change at Little Bird. A new name.

Yup. Little Bird will soon be called something different!

I know. Some have thought this is awesome and others don't understand why I'd change from it!

Well, I love it too. Apparently many love it. So much so that they have to have a name *almost*, but just a tad different, from it. Sometimes, way too similar. However, it's brought it to my attention enough that I feel it's time to separate myself from that, yet still keep with my beloved bird theme. Especially since both my kiddos have nicknames I call them related to birdies. :)

So...without further ado....

Little Bird is now Chirp Handmade.

The change will be gradual as I will be updating the blog, shop and overall appearance of it all over the next few weeks.

This new name though? I kinda like it. A lot. It keeps a little familiarity, but making sure to say HANDMADE! I love that I am able to create and do. I love my little shop. I hope to take my little shop to new places and heights this next year.

I've had to keep it *on hold* for so long, I almost felt it was more hobby than business. But, not longer. This is my business and I love it. Hopefully this also means that this little ol blog will see some more posting! More on that on another post...

SO, keep your eye out for the new Chirp Handmade changes coming soon! First up...the Shop!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Over the weekend....

I got married! Well, twelve years ago I did! :) {And yes, I married an Aggie. It's true. These are his buddies and freshman from the Aggie Band}

This is us now....TWELVE years later. Still the love of my life.

Cannot believe it's been twelve years. We've been best friends even longer. We were actually best friends for almost a year before we even started dating....18 whole years ago!

{gravy I feel old}

We met at age 15. Started dating at 16 and have been together ever since!

Ironically, the last TWO years of our anniversary were spent all wrapped up in the adoption. For our 10 year anniversary, we got THE call that we were traveling. Then for our 11th, we were literally in Russia, spending time with Sunshine {and our boy who was with us too!} and then got to go eat at a little cafe. I had crepes, he had pelmeni.

So, this year? We kept it super simple. We spent the actual day with our kiddos {honestly, the best thing ever!} and then at some friends for a bbq to remember the holiday weekend. Then, my love took me to my absolute favorite restaurant in Austin. Chez Zee. My husband claims if my personality were a restaurant, that this place would be it. I agree. Twinkle lights, vintage and eclectic mix of decor and's all very me! :)

Unfortunately, I do not have a pic of it. So sad. But if you're ever in the area, GO! It's awesome.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

One Year Later...

One year ago, I was here:

One year later...

{I posted over HERE today}

Monday, May 21, 2012

Oh Monday!

My little artist {Ok, not really....she likes to paint & color, but prefers legos & detailed building & analytical thinking more. I love her}

She gets SO into her art, it gets on her. A little on the paper, a little on her...
See? Blue Speckled face {there's more than the pic shows}

Right after I took this picture, she flung paint smack into her eye. It looked like pink eye, but blue.

Then she tossed some legos when they didn't do as she wanted.

Then the dog got into the cat's litter box. {I Know!} Gross.

And this was before Noon.

Oh Monday....

I need more coffee.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Things That Inspire

I've been working with a new craft medium of late. I've wanted to work with it some time, but was too chicken...which is odd for me since I'm mostly fearless with new methods and ways to sew and make things.

However, this latest was something a long time in the making. Growing up, my Gramms was a huge and constant woman of inspiration to me. She was the one that took me to church with her and showed me what a godly walk really looked like. I don't know if she ever knew the impact she had on my life, but it continues to this day.

This necklace? Very much inspired by my Gramms and  some good life lessons I've learned along the way in this roller coaster called life.

During our time spent together, she would always, always read her Bible. I remember one particular passage in the book of Matthew. In chapter 17, more specifically. It talked about faith of a mustard seed. I remember asking her a bazillion questions about it and being amazed at the tiny mustard seed. So tiny. And with faith even that small, such big things are so possible.

It still amazes me.

So, in honor of my Gramms, I introduce you to the Mustard Seed Pendant. They can be found HERE.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Randomness On A Tuesday

Life has been a bit crazy of late. TaeKwonDo tournaments, birthdays, flag football practices and games, baby showers....

Sharing a little of my adoption heart over HERE

Working on new items and getting some ready to restock in the shop.

Making cupcakes {more later on that}

And playing with some fun new felt!

Over the weekend I made this fun new coffee cuff for myself to test out:
Lurve it. I needed a new Russia one to reflect my littlest little's personality. This does it. :)

It's a new eco friendly wool blend I am thinking of adding to the mix of my felt items in the shop. Recently, I tried out another new and fabulous felt, but not sure it's going to make the cut {haha}. I lurve it as well, but after a few weeks of testing it out compared to the eco friendly felt I've been using, it's just not quite what I was expecting. However, I could totally see it being used in some other crafty applications in the future, just not my coffee cuffs.

{I see a blog post dedicated to felt in my future...}