Welcome to my Feathered Nest, a showcase for the beautiful things I fashion from materials grown and gathered here in Bishop Hill, Illinois. After many years of flower farming, I found my bliss in this tiny tourist town. It is bounded in every direction by miles of beautiful farm fields and is the inspiration and the source of the materials I use to create my delicate works of art.
The Feathered Nest has moved from the west edge of town to the 1905 Cobbler Shop on the north side of the Bishop Hill Village Park.
You will find me there most weekends, or whenever the town is bustling. Otherwise, I am close by and happy to open by appointment.
My little shop is filled with a sampling of everything I offer online including Victorian Lace Eggs, vintage glassware, seasonal wreaths and dried arrangements made from locally grown grass, grain and everlastings.
Are you too far away to visit my Bishop Hill location? You will find seasonal offerings in my ETSY SHOP. Select from ready-made goods and items that can be customized to suit your needs. See information for ordering SILHOUETTES HERE. Order online and have something shipped to you or sent as a gift. I am at your service.
The wreath shown above contains real blown eggshells from barnyard fowl raised right here in Central Illinois. Duck, quail and chicken eggs in both natural and softly enhanced colors are set in a bed of fibers, grass, and moss and fitted into a rustic round 13 inch frame of wire and vine. Read More
This lovely pair includes a lacy dyed green chicken egg into which is cut a floral band punctuated with fine dotted details. Its design echoes the arrangement of elements on the second natural green shell on which green, gold, and white ribbons, are "stitched" into a pattern. Read More
The process for creating this delicate beauty begins by sketching a design on a clean blown chicken eggshell. Then a high speed drill is used to hand carve the pattern shown above. Your egg will be cut in the pattern as shown with minor variations, making each a unique work of art and a rare and beautiful wonder of nature. Read More