This particular wall hanging was the very first (official) wall hanging I made. It’s named “Small Town” because it reminds me of the farm behind my family’s house where I grew up in Connecticut. So naturally, it’s hanging in my parent’s house now!
The Birth of Blue Bird & Opals
When I was deciding on a name for my business, I knew I wanted to incorporate my mom, my dad, and both of my grandmothers.
My mom’s birthday, my grandmother’s birthday, and my birthday are all in the same week in October. Since all three of our birthstones are opals, I knew right away I wanted ‘Opals’ in the name. The other half of the name, Blue Bird, came from my dad’s side. His nickname for me growing up was always “bird” because I had tall, lanky legs as a kid. His mother, my grandmother, was born in December, so her birthstones are Zircon/Tanzanite. Since neither of those words flowed, I took the color of them: blue, and combined the two for Blue Bird.
Blue Bird for my dad’s side and Opals for my mom’s side = the birth of Blue Bird & Opals 🤍