Saturday, January 19, 2008

Birdhouses

I like building bird houses. I've been building bluebird houses for my mom for many years. Two Christmases ago I built some for my friends that looked like their houses, but were still fairly simple. They were time consuming, but I never mind spending time on things I know will be appreciated. This summer I built some simple ones for a "yart" sale, (combination yard & art) over at KJ's house.

They were fun to do, and I sold almost all of them. I also was asked if I could build one for someone as a Christmas gift, that looked like their house in Maine. I agreed and when I got the pictures of the house, I was surprised! Who would've suspected it would be a contemporary house with funny curves and roof lines. I puzzled and thought and puzzled some more, just like a Seuss character.

I didn't get the house done in time for Christmas due to just really poor time management on my part. This house took many hours to complete. I am really happy to finally have it finished, and I really hope the woman who asked me to build it likes it a whole bunch. She has been incredibly patient and understanding in all of this. I really am lucky in that way. I have had the pleasure of working for some of the kindest people one could hope for, and this project was no exception. I think I'll take some time off from birdhouses for a while. When's Mother's Day?

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

RED MOJO THIS BIRDHOUSE IS JUST EXTRAORDINARY!!!!! I'm almost fainting with wonder ... have never seen anything as clever and well crafted! Can I move in!?!

Wieneke said...

This is not a birdhouse, this is a complete small copy of a mansion. Very much worthwile waiting for it. Very beautiful made! You can start making this ones for the rich and famous. I know for sure that here in the Netherlands people with mansions would be extreme willing to buy this birdhouses for a lot of money. Just one advertisement in a special glossy....

Boo7 said...

OMG Red that is amazing!! I can well imagine it took some time and pondering but the replication is fantastic....thanks for sharing this story....:)

RED MOJO said...

Thanks Anon! Of course you'll need some very tiny furniture, but there is a large section of the house the birds don't have access to. Your looking very animated today!

wieneke, Thank you, I don't think they are worth what I would have to charge. They take to darn long to build.

boo7, thank you. I love the idea of a bird house that looks like your house, but it is labor intensive.

Anonymous said...

This bird is wearing a new sexy swimming cossie Red Mojo! I might need to warm up in that section where the other birds don't access because it's COLD outside here! Hurry up making my tiny furniture!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Wow. These are beautiful! I love birdhouses, and yours are prettier than many people houses.

It's good to know there won't be any more homeless birds around since you're on the job.

Rachel Schell said...

wow! how in the world? it's amazing.

CS said...

Sweet! You did a fantastic job on that! It's like a dream home for shrunken people. (Bet that dog would fit in there!)

kj said...

ohmygod! rm, i have been in that house in maine many times, and you nailed it! unbelievable. you could charge in the hundreds for this, if you were interested, btw. custom....

i am thoroughly impressed, but i shouldn't be because i know of your talent firsthand!! jb and i happen to have a little rm magic cottage of our own.

you rock, rm...

:)

Ces said...

Good Lord! I am speechless...

RED MOJO said...

anon, Yes that's very sexy, maybe too sexy for the house!

heartinsanfrancisco, I am at trying to make a dent in the homeless bird epidemic.

rachel, thanks :)

cs, whether that little dog would fit or not would depend entirely on my level of enthusiasm at stuffing him in there.

kj, thank you, I could never make money at it. Too time consuming.

ces, Speechless, Wow, How'd I do that? Thank you!

kj said...

what if you charged $ 350 or 400?

RED MOJO said...

kj, I could probably do it for between 400 and 500, but I don't think people would pay that for a birdhouse.

Anonymous said...

HAHA, oh dear you're right, I have changed my mind about moving in - the other birds can enjoy the tiny furniture. My house would have to look more like an artist's cabin anyway, and I won't share ... :)

Debra Kay said...

Really cool RM!

Bimbimbie said...

Your bird houses are gorgeous but that last mansion is a work of art, beautiful and amazing *!*