Jennifer McBrien creates a unique line of handmade gifts that are fresh, practical and have a fun sense of spirit and nostalgia to them. The cut felt birds and fabrics that play with whimsy. The “Vintage Inspired” organic cotton fabrics she uses to create functional products reflect the nostalgia of its design, such as the felt lined, fabric eyeglass case or zipper pouch. Jenny is a painter turned textile artist. She discovered her mark making birds come alive when using her sewing machine. Using her machine as a drawing tool, not a computer program, she sees her subjects come alive with intensity and personality. Her subjects speak of her observations of the natural world that tend to get ignored: the birds that inhabit her urban home, and edible plants that are commonly mistaken as weeds, such as dandelions.