Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
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I picked up my daughter's girl scout cookies today - yummy!
Now we have to sort them and make thank you notes, and since they fill the boot of my car, we'll have to do it outside! The temperature out today is fantastic, almost 50, but it's going to rain, so we'll see how it goes!
Also, there's also the option of doing it tomorrow, making a cup of tea and opening a box of samoas!!!! Mmmmm, what to do?
Happy Friday! :D
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I ♥ crochet!
Originally uploaded by miesmama
Oh my gosh! I have to learn how to crochet, unfortunately I've looked and there are no classes in my area, boohoo! :(
Maybe I could try learning by a book, but it's just not the same!
If you're not convinced about the merits of crochet, you only have to take a look at the blog, Attic 24, and you'll be hooked too! No pun intended!!!!
I started my Etsy shop last summer, and I was extremely nervous about it - would anyone like my work? Never mind want to buy it! I felt motivated to start selling my work after I got addicted to knitting, I kept wanting to start the next project, and although I loved them I couldn't use them all personally, so why not sell some? It was definitely as leap of faith, because it was an acknowledgement too of viewing myself as a creator, an artist! Wow!
Even though my business is small, it is a huge deal to me, life affirming indeed. Right now, it needs to be small also, since I'm juggling young children and their different school schedules, I need the time to be able to help with science fair projects; spend hours at the local library; spend a morning snowshoeing; having a snow day.
Also, I love the idea of being self-sustaining. Believe me, if I could live off the grid, and the land, I would! I have a very idyllic dream of keeping chickens, growing all our food, personal wind turbines and solar panels, but right now it's really just a pipe dream. But, Etsy can fuel a little of that dream by letting me sell my handmade products.
I love Etsy and all that it does, creating a wonderful community of talented and diverse artists in all mediums from all around the world, and the customers who love to buy handmade and original pieces direct from the artist, and support us. Thank you!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
If you're a reader of her blog you'll know how crafty she is, she sews and knits, but it's her re-purposing of items that I find so inspiring, I love to recycle whenever possible, and the cutest things can be made from the simplest of origins. I'm sure you knoiw what it's like when your child's favorite dress has worn out, why not carry on it's life as an adorable doll, or at least a dress, or quilt for a favorite doll. Love it! Now for the long wait, I'll have to forget I saw it for a while to ease the pain. Hehe.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
So, what with all the doily love going on - started a while ago by Resurrection Fern and continued on by the Red Velvet Art girls - inspiration came to call! I have a local thrift store that always has a nice run on vintage lace doilies and 100% wool sweaters, put the two together - with a wee bit of altering and felting magic - and this is what you get! TaDa!
Isn't it lovely? Maybe too good to part with, we'll see - it's in my etsy shop right now, but if no-one else has my doily appreciation then maybe I'll get to keep it after all! Hehe!
Happy Fat Tuesday!
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Aren't they stunning? They're actually papercuts ( or prints of ), how talented can a person be? They really must be one with their xacto knife! I've been thinking about trying to make silhouettes of the children to hang on the walls, how cute would that be? But these take it to another level!