Wednesday, July 30, 2008
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008
This month's featured Etsyblogger is 'A Keeper's Jackpot', and as you can see from above she is the creator of beautiful jewelry.
She actually lives in my neck of the woods, so the Adirondacks must be a great source of inspiration for us both, but in totally different mediums.
I love the nature inspired pieces like the cyan choker, and ceramic donut necklaces, although all her work is stunning.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I made this treasury yesterday that is full of other talented members of the
Etsybloggers Street Team - it came out so well, great colors.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
I recently became a member of the Etsybloggers Street Team - which is very exciting as it combines two of my favorite things; Etsy and blogs! - and they have a thing called the blog carnival. The most recent of these gives us a choice, either to write a post about our favorite creation, or our favorite way to keep cool in the Summer.
Well, my favorite way to keep cool is to go and jump in our local lake, but I decided to write about my favorite creation.
It was actually very hard to choose, but I think this won over because it continues to be a source of inspiration, and it has also become my avatar and banner for my etsy shop, and goes a long way towards how I view my overall image.
It's called 'purple coneflower', and is a beautiful small felted bag, similar to a clutch, but with handles for ease of carrying. It's perfect for an evening out, when you only need a few items like money, keys and cell phone. Felting wool is my favorite thing to do, and choosing designs and embellishing it afterwards is just icing on the cake!
It was a difficult choice, as one of my new favorites is my 'spring greens' bag, the same size as the purple one, but in a beautiful green with an image inspired by my daughters painting, which I was also very proud of.
It's great to be inspired to make a particular blog post by the blog carnival - can't wait for the next one! Thanks Etsybloggers.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
What an amazing Men's Final match at Wimbledon today.
I've never seen anything so exciting and nail biting, I was hanging to the edge of my seat, with the only reprieve being for rain breaks!
It was nearly 5 hours long and totally worth watching for every second.
I have to admit, I was rooting for Roger Federer, but Nadal was just as deserving of the title, and proved a humble victor. My blog does not normally include sport, but this was truly an historic occasion! Long live Wimbledon! (But next year will be better for the new roof system!)
Hope you also had the chance to watch it, and have a happy Sunday!