Saturday Spotlight: Life Behind The Blogger

Good Saturday Morning everyone.  This will be out last Spotlight for 2014.  Susan and I are going to take the month of December off from Spotlight.  With all the hussle and bussle of the holidays upon us we thought this would be a good break for us to enjoy the holiday.
I will be back in January with a line up of wonderful bloggers for Spotlight.  Susan will be taking both December and January off to be with family and other commitments.  You will still be able to enjoy Spotlight on Saturday on my blog for the month of January.  So after the fun of the holidays is over please come back in January to enjoy the spotlight features once again.

Happy Holidays!

Susan from Must Love Junk, and myself wanted to do a regular feature on our blogs, something unique that hasn't been done before.   So we came up with an idea to 'spotlight the real life behind the blogger' in a more personal way.
There is so much talent and inspiration in blogland, and we thought it would be fun to bring you a closer look at the person behind the blog.

Every week on Saturday we will spotlight a blogger and have them tell us a little bit about themselves and their blogs.  You will be able to see and read about each of the bloggers on both Susan's and my blog.

November 29 

Marie from Lost Bird Studio

Happy Saturday.  This week I am featuring Marie from Lost Bird Studio.  You will love getting to know this blogger if you have not met her yet.  She is so talented and creates such beautiful treasures.  Enjoy getting to know Marie.

Hello everyone,
When Kris asked me to be in the spotlight I was very honored but also had second thoughts about it as I usually don’t  share too much about my private life. To be honest just the thought of sharing  my photo horrified me, lol.   I just hate getting my picture taken  - but I finally found one which my husband took while we were  traveling  last September through the beautiful countryside of New Hampshire and that’s were we partly at home. OK,  let’s get started.

My name is Marie and I blog over @ Lost Bird Studio where I share my creations since five years.

Yes, this is me. I am married to a wonderful and supportive husband for almost 32 years. I am a registered nurse and worked in Germany as well as in the US. Due my husband job I gave up my professional career a few years ago and I primarily take care of our residencies in the US and Germany – which is not always easy.
Sometimes I am asked why I named my blog “Lost Bird Studio”? Well, one day I was playing around – never reading instructions – and all over sudden I had a blog and was asked “please name your blog”. Not thinking of that before, I felt at this moment like a lost bird. That is the story behind the name.
I create with different media and love to decorate. I have been soldering for a long time and enjoy creating charms – which is my trademark in blog land.
To get a flavor about the variety of work I do  I prepared a few photo collages for you.
Hope you enjoy them

Some of my fabric creations.

Love to decorate and create things for the home.

Soldering is a real passion of mine.

Love to work in our garden

Two years ago, we gave our garden house a make over in the French shabby chic style. That was such a fun project, but I can assure you, that without inspiration from all the wonderful blogs it would never have happened.
Kris, thank you so much again for inviting me over to be in your spotlight. It was fun and not so difficult as I thought.
A wonderful Holiday Season to all of you.
Love and hugs,

Thanks so much Marie for sharing your story with all of us and saying Yes.  See It was easy peasy and not hard to do.  I am so happy we all got to learn more about you.
Now that you have met Marie please hop over to Susan's Must Love Junk and meet another wonderful blogger Michele from Shelstring.


  1. Nice to meet Marie! I hope you enjoyed your jammie day and your day after Thanksgiving Dinner with the fam! You and Susan have done a great job with Saturday Spotlight and I'm happy to hear you will continue next year! It is so much fun getting to know bloggers better! Enjoy your weekend! Blessings, Cindy

  2. It was fun to learn about Marie...she is very creative!

  3. Thank you for introducing Marie! She is so talented and sounds like a sweet person. I'm heading over to her blog now.

  4. Marie, I'm glad you decided to do this! Thank you for sharing with us-I LOVE your wonderful creations, and that garden house looks amazing!! :)

  5. Hi kris! I love Marie and her blog, have followed her for a while and through her is how I stumbled on to your blog, I love that about blogging! I only follow a few blogs these days, real sweet ones with real sweet peeps, feels like u are one of those, tx for sharing! Aloha, angi in hana

  6. Kris, I don't know why Marie didn't want her picture taken,..she's a cutie. I loved her jewelry too. Hopefully we will see more of her blog. I am headed to her site. Thank you for featuring Marie. xoxo,Susie

  7. Marie I am looking forward to visiting your blog. Your artistic creations are beautiful, you are graced with much talent. Kris enjoy the Hoildays and your break from Saturday Spotlight. I always enjoy discovering new bloggers or learning more about some I know. Both you and Susan have provided us peeps with wonderful spotlights and I will look for you to introduce us to more in January.

  8. I love Marie's style and the sweet story of how she came up with a name for her blog.

    I am off to check out her blog now.

  9. I follow Marie's blog and recently I was lucky enough to win a give away of one of her beautiful fabric creations. I was touched that she visited my blog to decide on things that I could use in my creations to fill the bag with. She is a beautiful person inside and out and I loved learning more about her. Thank you Kris for featuring her today!

  10. Thank you for introducing Marie, Kris. I love her designs, and now am off to visit her blog and say "hi". xxx ~ Nancy

  11. Hello

    Had to read about you and see your picture LOL
    I never did get the soldering thing down to a nice neat art LOL mine creations always looked like I was in kindergarten LOL

  12. Thanks for the feature. Love her style. I'm lagging behind in reading blogs. So sorry. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

  13. Thank you so much for featuring dear Marie here on Saturday Spotlight! I think it is such a wonderful idea for us to get to know more of some incredibly talented bloggers such as Marie. I have been following Marie now for a few years and am so in love with her talent and creations especially her soldered pendants and other jewellery. I also love her French flair in creating beautiful items from fabric and laces as well as her decorations and beautiful roses she uses in her photography from her garden.
    It is lovely to see a photo of her also - it somehow connects us more with the artist!
    Many thanks for sharing this spot once again,

  14. Beautiful! I had never seen her blog before.

  15. Kris, Thank you for featuring Marie! I loved seeing a photo of her, we have been blogging friends for many years and I love her precious heart. She has such a good eye for color and a real talent with her soldering iron! I recently won a giveaway Marie hosted and the prize was a beautiful soldered pendant necklace. I have received many compliments when I wear it. It is nice to have such a gift,,,,a nice reminder of our friendship.

  16. Thank you so much for the kind words and for taking the time to read my feature. Hope to get to know you too.
    It will just take me a while to visit you all as I'm so far behind. Have a wonderful start of the week, Kris.

  17. Hello Kris
    It's wonderful to see our very talented friend Marie being featured on your blog.
    Marie is one of the most inspirational and creative bloggers I know, her work is so original and she is always pushing the envelope with her ideas!
    It is so nice to see a photo of Marie - looking a mass of dash I might add and also learning a little more about her life too!
    Thank you Kris for 'spotlighting' our Marie, her exquisite work and her blog!

    Wishing you a Happy Christmas
    I'm now following you so I'll be back next year to see who you are spotlighting then!

  18. marie's creations are so charming! thanks for sharing, kris!

  19. Wonderful creations!!! She' s very talented.

  20. Thank you for featuring my dear friend I know how sweet she looks !
    I have followed her, for so many years , and we now have a lovely friendship. Marie`s beautiful creations are some of my most loved and
    favorite art pieces and jewleries, and I love her wonderful fabric creations, too. Also we are kind of living close to each other , as I`m from Denmark, lol. Thank you again Chris , this also made me familiar with your wonderful blog.
    Dorthe, xo

  21. What a wonderful feature of one of my favorite bloggers! Love seeing the photo of her and some of her beautiful creations! It's fun to visit her. You'll always see something gorgeous and feel inspired! Thanks! Hugs, Diane