Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Moment of Recognition for the Original Bird on a Stick

The "Little Birds" craze has been going on for years in the handcraft scene, and I believe we've all forgotten to give credit where credit is due. Nowadays we're seeing "Tiny Finches" on:
  • pillows
  • charm bracelets
  • baby onesies
  • messenger bags
  • oversized cowl scarves
  • chai tea cozies

but there was one special bird that came before them all, and I was humbly reminded of this during a recent road trip.

Where would the handcraft scene have been without:

Virginia: The Original Bird on a Stick

Without that bird, we would have had nothing but decoupaged octopi on coasters and hand-stitched squirrels on pom-pom hats.