Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Autumn Welcome

Well,  I wasn't sure what would happen with the whole concept of the beautiful season of Fall once we relocated to South Florida. I am happy to say that I can feel it in the air. YAY!  I hung up my banner and am happy for it's arrival. I've been drying and putting up my herbs from my herb bed and baking lots of cinnamony things and pumpkin breads along with burning candles that smell like I'm baking cinnamony things and pumpkin breads. I can sense that before long I will be enjoying my yearly viewing of Little Women.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Moon Owl Pillow

 This is a new pillow from my etsy shop. I had fun making it. It's all recycled soft wools and I filled it with organic buckwheat hulls that I scented with natural clove oil. I think I'm going to make some small owl ornaments next! Love and peace to all!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Life, tea, and transferware....

I ran across a photograph of this house in England that I thought looked so happily situated. For those of you who know me well, you know how much I love nestled houses. Perhaps one day when we are no longer gypsies, I shall have one of my own.
I am a complete lover and hoarder of transferware. This one is a beauty. I started out my love affair at a very young age with Blue Willow. I think that would be in the transferware world too. Feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken. I then began to collect various blue and white pieces and would mix and match. A couple of years ago my sweet mother n law (whom I love dearly) gave me her beautiful pink and white transferware. It has a castle on it. I had always admired it and was so excited! Then as if I didn't have enough dishes, I started on my brown and white transferware. I love mixing them up. Here's a few more goodies I ran across on Etsy...
 Love this one !

Love this one too!
                                                          Love the peacock!
 Sorry my posting has been so few and far between lately. Trying to get into the groove with my new job and what little time I have at home I'm cleaning, baking, running children places, or sewing...However, now it's time for some chamomile tea and I think maybe I'll watch The Breakfast Club or Say Anything before the getting the children. Guess the kitchen floors will have to wait.;)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Life update and new things in my shop...

I have recently listed a few more things in my shop. The Boo Banner I made last fall and the mushroom pillows, owl, and hearts I made recently. As always, they are all made from upcycled natural wools that I completely hand stitch and fill with only organic homegrown natural materials. Hope you like them as much as I enjoyed making them.<3

 I like to call him Scotty the Plaid Owl. He's got a pocket on his back that is perfect for hiding a tooth or other small treasures.
This Patchwork Heart is filled with natural clove oil scented organic buckwheat hulls. The back is a soft recycled felted aqua blue cashmere. It's super soft.

 This Patchwork Heart is also filled with organic buckwheat hulls that I scented with clove oil. The backing of this one is a soft black lambs wool.
                  This Mushroom Pillow is also super soft and filled with organic cotton.

Lastly, there's this little one. The backing is a from a soft upcycled plaid skirt. It's pretty cute...At least, I think so anyway.

Thanks for letting me share some of my new creations with y'all. I really do have so much fun making them. I always feel like I'm tapped in to God's creative power in someway when I make things. As He lives inside of me, I'm doing what I was also created to do. Create. I receive such fulfillment out of it.

Tomorrow I am starting my new job, which I got through cool, crazy circumstances. I'll explain more later. I'm nervous and excited. I believe once I get into the flow of things and get my groove on I'll have more time and be back to my creating. I can hardly wait.

Peace and Love,

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fantastical Finds

The last two weeks have been crazy at my house. The kids started back to school... I started a new job.. and we haven't had any internet service in the last few days. The last thing really matters not since I haven't had any spare time to go online anyway. I haven't even had much time for creating any new pieces...(sad face). One positive thing is I have been faithful to my yoga practice each morning which really makes such a difference. Sitting here with my husband mooching internet from Starbucks and I thought I'd share a few more fall colored Etsy finds...

                                This handmade pottery bowl is gorgeous!

Isn't this vintage handkerchief pillow pretty?!

Check out these cute little hand painted door knobs.

These wool dryer balls help speed of drying your laundry, but frankly, I just love the look of them.

 Check out this lampshade! Pretty, huh?!

This burlap wreath is just adorable.

I love the colors in this quilted potholder. It is so cute!
Well, those are the fantastical seven that I'll share today. I hope that some of you will check them out and maybe find some new favorite Etsy shops in the process. Thanks to all of the you out there that support handmade products!  

Have a beautiful Labor Day and and even more beautiful week.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My treasury for this weeks NonTeamChallenge...

Just thought I would once again share my treasury this week for NonTeamChallenge. The title is from Jenny in Forrest Gump. "Dear God, make me a bird. So I could fly far. Far far away from here."

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Button Bouquet....

Here's a cute rainy day craft project that you can make with things that you probably already have around the house. All you need are buttons, wire, (I used wire that I recycled from an already used spiral notebook...thanks Rene Smith for the tip), and a small decorative glass vase...You can also use saved herb or spice jars. They make great little vases.

Stormy weather makes for good creative crafting time. Happy Crafting.:)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I've always wanted to make a gypsy tent...

                              My favorite one of course, is the Wealsey's tent...

                                    Here's some other good ones...
One day I'm going to make one in the backyard and just hide from the rest of the world...or from my husband or children when I need a break.;)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The road less traveled...

Here's my treasury for Nonteamchallenge this week. The inspiration this week was the fabulous feather necklace. I love it...

The Road Less Traveled

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Team FEST Giveaway...

Check out the Team FEST (Florida Etsy Street Team) Giveaway for the month of August!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The cozy, warm colors of fall...

I've always loved the colors of fall. I love them all year long and don't need September to tell me it's time to bring out the fall colors.  Most of my wardrobe is filled with fall, orange, and lots of brown. I love brown and think it's seriously under appreciated.

I love how they are such nature inspired colors.

Just surrounding  myself with these colors makes me feel warm, cozy, and at home. They are comforting colors.
I mean, don't you just want to go inside and have a cup of hot cocoa?

                                            I adore this room.

I'm not exactly sure what this is, but it's fabulous.

I can never get enough of beautiful antique books. They add such warmth to any room. I can't imagine a life without them.

Now here's some Etsy finds that will help make your home into a beautiful fall cottage...

                                I just love this vintage granny square afghan

These fall fabric ornaments will add some fun whimsy to any home. I think every home needs some whimsy. It's my rule anyway.;)

This salvaged wood cutting board is so pretty. This shop has many beautiful salvaged wood pieces that will add warmth to your kitchen and salvage beautiful wood at the same time.

                            Love this vintage cane chair. It's pretty great really.

I can never get enough  of old silver (or any metal pieces) with fabulous patinas.This vintage gravy boat is simply gorgeous. Everything in this shop is pretty fabulous, I must say.

Isn't this beautiful? This girl from Australia makes the coolest wooden boxes! I'm really amazed by them.

Well, I now live in South Florida and I haven't been through a fall season here yet.  Regardless of what it will be like, I will surround myself with the warm cozy colors of fall all year long.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Bewitching Autumn Garden...

Wanted to share my treasury for NonTeamChallenge this week. I had fun with it.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hanging at the beach...

I love the ocean before a storm. These were taken a few days before Emily was supposed to hit.( I have to say, I love it when storms or hurricanes are named after me.;)) There is such a peace and calmness before a storm. Life storms are really like that too sometimes.