When it comes to birds and whimsy, Arizona artist Vanessa of Designs by Vanessa always has something to tweet about. “I love anything/everything crafty and handmade!,” she writes on the social network, Twitter. “My current obsessions are jewelry and paper goods.” As a fellow bird enthusiast, I enjoyed visiting her shop, where I browsed through such sweet delights as Vanessa’s Little Birdies, Pretty Birdies and Hello Cupcakecard series.

Vanessa does not restrict her creativity to her crafty cards, but also experiments with fabric. You’ll find several tutorials on her blog, the most recent of which is about how to create fabric wall art. You’ll find it easy to duplicate her step-by-step process, which she illustrates beautifully with photos.

While you’re visiting her blog, make sure you click on the Craftzine.com button. Vanessa’s tutorial about a “Shirt Full of Posies” is highlighted on this site. You can read the full post on her blog.


Something is always happening at Designs by Vanessa, so be sure to visit Vanessa’s Etsy shop and blog frequently. Vanessa is September’s Featured EtsyBlogger.

© 2009 Judy Nolan. All rights reserved. Please note that the images in this post are owned by the artist and may not be used without permission.

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