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    bird houses with birds

    I'm doing a fall festival where I live next weekend. I did it last year and it rained which stunk. I thought I'd give it another go this year to see if it's any better. I've not made nearly as much stuff as I did last year. Here's a few shots of some bird house ornaments I made. I actually put birds on this year. I had several people asking what they were last year. I guess the perch and hole wasn't enough. I've only made 6. I guess if they don't sale they'll make good Christmas presents.
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    They all look great John!
    They should be great sellers with the birds come rain or shine.
    Well done.

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    great looking birds, and( bird houses)

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    John those are fine looking birdhouses. Should do well for you.

    John don't know about there but here I can't make enough of them. This year I have about 40 to 50 of them at the Art Gallery. She always does a Christmas Tree with only my bells, ornaments and mini birdhouses. I have 3 ladies in town that buy 3 birdhouses each because they started about 4 yrs ago collecting them for their kids. Another couple of ladies when they come to town to visit their folks from Michigan and North Carolina buy about 6 each to take home for gifts. Been doing it now for 3 yrs. So I know where at least 21 are for sure but the others don't last long.
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    Those look great, John. You threw in some nice, flowing curves, which is a nice contrast to the angular lines I see so often in these little birdhouses. Very nicely done.
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    those are great John, what are the dimensions and what do they sell for ?
    Last edited by Don Baer; 10-10-2010 at 09:38 PM.
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    Thanks Guys,

    Don, they're around 4 - 4.5 tall by about 2 inches wide. I let them go for an even 20.

    Bernie, do you hollow your bells? I've never made bells before, I think they look great. I also like your icicles/finials. I need to practice making finials. The ones I've made so far don't look the greatest. I have a terrible time getting the details crisp.

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    Very cool project John. I can't believe those wouldn't sell

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