Monday, September 29, 2008
The 'Handmade Nation' is a gimmee since it's really what we're all about at Etsy!
Leigh Radford is a genius - Alterknits was such a cool book, and if you visited me before you'll know I love all things felted, so her new book 'Alterknits Felt' is just a regular must-have!
'Happy Gloves' by Miyako Kanamori is just the cutest book ever, well if you haven't seen his other book called 'Socks and Gloves' - love them!
It's a little known fact- cough, splutter - that I am a book addict, but I need to possibly take out a loan in order to afford it, never mind the larger house, or maybe just addition, in order to house them all! But as I like to say, often, as addictions go, this is not a bad one! Right?
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I love Fall / Autumn, it is my favorite season by far. Living in the northeast I am spoilt by all the beauty this time of year affords, I just wish it could stay around a little bit longer, oh just a month or so!!!!
Here are the main attractions , in no particular order -
apple picking - which leads to eating of, making applesauce, making apple prints, etc....
pumpkins - decorating with, making pies, making jack-o-lanterns, etc.....
leaf-peeping - quite a pastime around here, involves very slow driving on weekends
beautiful fall leaves, ever-changing and just generally showing off!
fall clothes - wearing wool, turtlenecks, opaque tights, boots, great colors, etc.......
this is the time of year when I could break the bank at the clothes store!!!!!!
lots of new fall books to curl up in a blanket and consume
time for lots of knitting
new season of tv shows
weekend away in Maine - of course, this may not effect that many of you!
and, of course, Halloween - but that's another post all by itself!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Just found the cutest new thing in hair accessories - at least, new to me - they come in a million different colors, even polka dots - oh joy!
As I mmmed and ahhed over whether to buy one, I came upon a cute blog who was having a giveaway of...... you guessed it!
If you too want a chance to win, go to - http://www.sweetlifeinthevalley.com/
or if, you just want to check out the trash ties website, go to - http://www.trashties.com
Also, you have to check the blog of the very talented Heather Bailey, who invented the trash tie, as she has a line of supercute fabrics also, and great ideas on what to do with them!
That's all at - http://www.heatherbailey.typepad.com