Sunday, January 09, 2011


I have been putting off officially carving out my little--very little--niche in blogland for two years now.  It's not that I didn't want to.  I thought about it all the time.  I longed to be known for something--anything really.  I had a moment when I thought that I might be almost famous when I gave The Nester one of my birds at Blissdom two years ago, and like a zillion people visited my blog when she featured my staircase.  Okay, so it wasn't a zillion.

blissdom vs - Copy

Well, it was obviously more of a moment for me than it was for her since she thought that my interesting friend Edie had made it for her

edie at yardsale
And I understood completely since I can't even remember what my own children gave me for Christmas this year, and Edie is thoughtful and talented like that.  It is actually quite funny --and providential I might add.

Even before the little slip up by the darling Nester--who way overdid the apology--I had decided that, by golly, I was going to get that Etsy shop opened before the second anniversary of Blissdom. 

And when all those Nester followers started contacting me for the bird pattern, I was ready.  Well almost.  Daughter Kelly and I have taken a crash course over there at Etsy and have been sending out patterns all day over at Will this fly?

will this fly button
You might be wondering about the name.  I believe it was given to me by divine inspiration.  Really.  I come up with a lot of creative ideas, but have never been successful in marketing anything.  So when I started making birds, and everyone kept saying that I could sell them, I wondered, Will this fly?

And I don't know yet.

We have the famous bird pattern for sale, and will be adding some completed birds within the next day or so.

spring bird

And we are taking orders for our custom Bible or book covers.  Thank you Nester for featuring me once again.  I feel almost famous when you do that. 

Bible Cover

Bible Cover

Bible Cover

bible cover

bible cover


Amy Kinser said...

Those Bible covers are great with the little pockets and belt sewn on. How great for a teenager.

Kolein said...

Very funny!

I LOVE your birds. Now that I have the pattern I can't wait to see how long it takes me to actually make one! That's even funnier!!!

And those bible covers? LOVE! If I had one I may actually remember to bring my Bible with me to church! Novel idea, eh?


ps - all my best to you as you embark on your "flying" adventure!!!

Missy Luukkonen said...

good luck!! You will do great!!

Missy Luukkonen said...

I just looked, wow you have sold 13 already! But I think you could raise your price, go to $5!!!

One of His Sparrows said...

Go for it. I love my birds! MS

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Funky Junk Interiors said...

Well it's about TIME!! I'm so happy for you!!! I saw the flub too and look what came of it. Thanks Nester!! :)

How much are the book covers? I can't see a price. I must be blind. They're adorable!!!

Proud owner of a Will It Fly? original as well,

HeathahLee said...

LOVE! I will be buying it come payday (which is this Friday...counting our pennies 'til then. hee hee)! Unless, of course, I sell a tassel before then. Nester helped me with my Etsy business, too. Love that girl.

slommler said...

Your birdies are terrific!! And those Bible covers are amazing!!
Very cool!!
PS Congrats on your new ETSY store!

Anonymous said...

Love these cute little birds, I have an original as well. I agree the price should be $5.00. The Bible covers are adorable. Good luck friends!

Debbie said...

Best wishes for much success with your etsy shop! Your products are very original and "interesting". ;)

Lana said...



I love adorably quirky, oh-so-original birds!

And I absolutely loved your post on Edie, too. She's my blog friend (she's everyone's!) and I've read a few of the birthday wishes to her and yours I found concurrently compelling and...INTERESTING! ;)

Many blessings to you and I pray to meet you in person one day!

I'd wanted to go to Blissdom this year, but we're heading out to live in Italy for almost a year, so, alas, it will have to wait until 2012.


These Are The Days said...

Love your birds and book covers. I absolutely love the pic of Edie in the one I've seen of her yet! Can't wait to meet you all at Blissdom. Good luck w/ your Etsy shop, I'll have to buys something....but after pay day. ;)

patty said...

wow, denise-this is all great! congratulations! i just popped over and saw how many sales you've already had! yay! :)
i popped over looking for your email... we're having another blogger get-together next friday morning, around 8:45ish. place TBA. please send me your email!
hope all's well and hope you can make it! pls tell kelly, as my link to her blog isn't working?