April 26, 2011

Spring Crafts, Recipes & Entertaining -- A Little Birdie Told Me No. 17

Welcome to 
"A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday!
If you're here to share a craft, recipe or project post,
you'll find the linky and the specifics on how to 
join the party after the features below.


Last week's party was full of inspiration,
deliciousness and creative ways to enjoy
the season!  Take a look:

April Showers bring...
...April Shower Parties 
I was enchanted by every detail of this exquisite 
little party from Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line


April Showers bring...
...May Flowers
Represented here by the adorable

Spring Dirt Cups, Easter Dirt Cups, Spring Dessert, Easter Dessert, Kids Dessert, Chocolate Pudding, Lollipop Flowers, Jelly Beans, Green Coconut, Cookie Crumbs

May flowers need...
...A proper flower bed
Eye Spy DIY shows you how to make


May flowers bring...
...Spring fruit

Fresh flavors 'spring' forth from the
Strawberry-Lemon Curd Tart

Sugared Blood Oranges blossom atop this lovely tea 
cake from Fudge Ripple


May Flowers bring...
...Spring birds

1.  O. Alouette shares the perfect tutorial for making precious little eggs from polymer clay.
2.  Rhinestone Beagle accompanied an inspiring wall art project with a paper mache bird craft.
3.  Homespun With Love shows how to transform simple craft eggs into beautiful robin's eggs.


And let's be honest...
...Spring doesn't always
bring sublime weather

In fact, in many places around the world, 
Springtime can be downright cold and blustery.
So for those of us who embrace the spirit of the season,
but are still cranking up the heater every night,
you can keep your arms warm
and your fashion-forward
with the chic upcycling project from

If you've been featured 
(this week, or in a previous week)
feel free to grab a "featured on" button
from the sidebar.

Now it's time to link-up and share your creativity!


Best way to download the full code for the button is to 
1)  click your cursor in the code box, 
2)  right-mouse click and "Select All", 
3)  right-mouse click and select Copy.  
You should then be able to paste the code into your sidebar or post.


1)  COMMENT  -- "Sign the Guestbook"
Please leave a comment letting me know that you've joined the party.
A comment is required
to be considered for a feature.

Be a "Follower" of Rook No. 17

Link-up the URL of a specific post --  craft, recipe, DIY project, or anything else you'd like to show-off!  Nothing is off limits, unless you're linking to a store or item that is for sale.

Grab the code for the "A Little Birdie Told Me..." button (above) and add it to the end of your post, or on your blog side-bar.  I've noticed that sometimes button codes can go a bit wonky, so if mine gives you trouble, don't sweat it.  Just drop me a line and let me know.

Linky parties only work if we all do our part to support and encourage one another.
  Please visit the the two links that come before yours and let them know that you're visiting from "A Little Birdie Told Me..." .


  1. Hey Jenn,

    I was trying so hard to ignore the strawberry lemon tart and there it is again. hehehe. Lemons/strawberries get me every time.

    Thanks so much for hosting. I hope you have a great Tuesday.


  2. You're awesome Jenn! Thanks for the highlight :) I joined in again this week and cannot wait to check out those oatmeal creme pies in front of me...oh my heavens they look GOOD!

  3. Thank you much for hosting!!! Can't wait to see everyone's amazing projects this week!

  4. I'm looking forward to lots of great inspiration from the wonderful links again this week. The features look wonderful - there are so many talented folks at this linky! Thank you so much for hosting, Jenn.

  5. Thanks for hosting Jenn! I linked up my Reflecting Pool Nightstand today! So happy to have nice painting weather again!

  6. Thank you so much for hosting! Linked up my new picnic table

  7. It has definitely been rain showers here, but looking through all these fun "may" links has me dreaming of sunshine! Thanks for another great link party!

  8. I live in denial, in the middle of the Desert, what do you mean it's still cold out there?

    Cheers to all those trying to keep warm in style!

    Jenn - I got an error when I tried to put the "a little birdie told me.. button in my html part of my blog post.

  9. Tnx for hosting! :)

    I'm off to go check out that carrot cake and strawberry cupcakes... :D

  10. Thank you for hosting the party! I have linked up some beach house dreams :)

  11. Thanks for hosting, Jenn!


  12. Thanks for hosting, again. And thanks, too, for the feature. Much love, Camilla

  13. Jenn, thank you so much for featuring my dirt cups, and for always being such a gracious hostess!

  14. Thanks for another great party! Now I am off to go "looking".

  15. Jenn! So excited to be here again!! I have missed you!

    amber @ barbwired

  16. Jenn,

    Thank you so much for featuring my clay bird eggs! It brought such a smile to my face. I really enjoy your link parties - thanks so much for hosting :)

  17. Hi Jenn, Linked up my wedding veil tutorial just in time for the Royal Wedding on Friday.

    PS I had a little trouble leaving a comment today. As I scrolled down the page the text just disappeared and left only the background. Just thought I'd let you know to check it out.

  18. Jenn, sorry I've had a little trouble with the linky so the fish cakes appear twice!

  19. thanks for the feature...i hope you were able to find the blood oranges. but if you didn't...try it with regular oranges...or what about mineolas...or small pink grapefruits? this week i linked up my yogurt--thank you for hosting

  20. Glad to be back at the party--life gets crazy at times. Lots of yummy and creative entries. Can't wait to check them out. Have a great day. It is finally spring in Utah!

  21. I am joining your linky party. Thank you for becoming a follower of Greeting From the Asylum. I hope to have more craziness posted soon. Thank you for hosting this party.

  22. No problems with your website today! :) Thanks as always, for the link up!


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