Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Cute Friends On Grey, buttons by Buttered Parsnips
Large Mushrooms, buttons by Buttered Parsnips
Kawaii Japanese Wooden Buttons by Rainbow Catz
Monday, May 25, 2009
Here's a really sweet song from Renee and Jeremy called It's a Big World, it's really a baby song, or lullaby, but enjoyable for all ages, and the video is super cute, enjoy!
It's a Big World by Renee and Jeremy
Sunday, May 24, 2009
There are thousands of thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen and writes. ~William Makepeace Thackeray.
Friday, May 22, 2009
So while browsing Etsy, of course, I had to just type in Maine map and see what it came up with! What lovelies popped up, a super cute notecard that I'll have to buy at some point, and a couple of great journals. I love the sand dollar, I wish we had one of those, I've never actually seen one, we have a couple of starfish, mmmm I feel a collection coming on - maybe for a shadow box!!!!
Summer in Maine notecard from Stories Divinations
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Swapping is a lovely thing come and join us!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I haven't made any quilts now for a while, and it's a skill I miss using. Quilts are lovely, comforting, practical things, and a great way of showcasing some of the fantastic fabrics that are out there.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
This was not only my first go at making an ATC (artist trading card), but also my first ATC swap, via Swap-Bot! The swap theme was for a favorite movie, of which one of mine is Amelie - if you haven't seen it yet, then you're missing out big time, Netflix it now! I actually made a series of three, you can see the others on Flickr, here, and they really are great fun to make. They are small, have to be 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches, so they don't take too long. I like the whole mixed media and collage look, and it makes it such fun to play around with.
These were my first attempt and I like the way they came out, I hope others do too, particularly my swap partner!
I am making the next ones to a bird theme, with some inchies as well, and I can't wait to start playing with that. I love finding new creative outlets, especially ones that allow me to use my stash, like this one! Goodness knows I have a lot of stuff to keep me going for a while!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
spring nature table
Originally uploaded by miesmama
At our house there is a special place called the nature table, it's actually the top of a bookcase, but no matter. It changes with the seasons, as well as the days.
Artwork, courtesy of artist Ruth Elsaesser, and the season fairies mark the season, and then we embellish. Things we find outside are brought in and given pride of place. The wee birds nest was discovered after a windy rainstorm, although the eggs are cotton spun replicas, don't worry!
There are lots of pine, and fir, cones to be found, as well as rocks, a lovely piece of lichen, and pretty birch bark. It really is a lovely way to bring nature inside, and remind us all of its importance.