Monday, December 28, 2009

Fluff at Home

Here are a few great decorating ideas to add a little "fluff" to your home. I love the fact that feathers come strung on a thin strip of ribbon. This makes it easy to add to any sewing project where you would use any other trim or fringe. Hackle feathers come dyed in many colors like in this pillow design. The feathers add a lot of impact and drama to what would be an ordinary pillow.

Here is a decorating tip that does double duty. Make a feather necklace for you and your lampshade to share! It can be as simple as hot gluing a few feathers of your choice to a silky ribbon. Wear it for your special occasion and then use it to jazz up any old lampshade. Sure to be a conversation starter at home and at the party. Dress it up even more by adding jewelry to it. Do have that one earring you love but can't find the other half? Clip off the post and glue on the earring as a centerpiece to your feathers. Or collect your favorite trinkets from the craft store. Let your imagination soar on this one.
This last idea is the simplest of all. Dress up a candlestick with your favorite feather boa. Just clip off the length you need and glue thin little strips of ribbon on each end. This allows you to discretely tie the feathers around the candlestick, yet still be able to remove it easily. Feather boas have many style options with various different feather choices, colors, thickness, and lengths. The more plush the boa the more expensive. But this could be a very inexpensive decorating touch with a regular-sized boa. The left-over boa could be hung on the wall as a garland highlighting a piece of artwork. Again, the options are endless to personalize your space. A space that makes you feel warm, comfortable, and always brings a smile to you face.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Fluffy Handbag

I love this adorable handbag embellished with lavender ostrich feathers. There are a few ways of adding feathers to your plain jane handbag. This one here is made with a feather boa. The boa is more condusive to hand sewing onto a fabric bag. You don't have to do a steady stitch spread out is ok. They also make feather fringe that is sewn to a strip of ribbon. This can also be sewn on, but works well being glued on, too. This is handy for non-sewers.

Here is an example some feathered fringe with ostrich feathers. These come in different lengths depending on the look you are going for and the size of your project. If your purse is larger, just run several rows.

Here is an example of a 4-ply curly ostrich boa. This is a fancier more expensive boa. It is filled out nicely and covers a wider area.

A glamorous and unique accessory for the holidays or any time of year!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Enter to Win!

Win a birdhouse! This adorable Bed and Breakfast Birdhouse can be yours if you sign up to follow my blog. There will be a drawing on the last day of December. You will receive one entry for signing up for my blog. If you want 5 more chances to win, visit my store at, then send me a message telling me what your 3 favorite items are from my store. This will help me to fill my shop with the products everyone likes best. Thanks for signing up and good luck!

Birdhouse is made of wood and measures 5" x 5" x 9" high.

(Retail value $14.95).

Friday, December 4, 2009

Just getting started

Hello and welcome to The Feather Factory blog. I am brand new and just getting started, so it is taking me some time to get writing. I have been having fun reading a couple blogs that family has recently shared with me. It is, of course, a busy time with the holidays as well.

I have a couple of internet stores where I sell some of my hand-made goodies along with a large selection of home and garden decorative items. All my shops can be accessed through or my main website at I hope to share some of my ideas and stories about my creative adventures and also my love of all things feathered.