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."