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More Candlemas Fun

More Candlemas Fun

I just wanted to share a couple other Candlemas related goodies. I participated in a wonderful Waldorf swap for the holiday, for which I made wooden St. Brigid’s figures (it was a Candlemas/St. Brigid/Imbolc swap). One side is St. Brigid, the other a candle. They are made from poplar and were wood-burned and water-colour painted. … Continue reading

Art Workshops

Art Workshops

This summer I am once again teaching workshops for FOVOPA. They are such a great organization, bringing all types of art to their local community. The two workshops I am going to teach are PomPom Creations and Doodles: from 2-D to 3-D. The topic of PomPom Creations is kind-of self explanatory… we’re making different things … Continue reading

I love swaps!

I love swaps!

I recently did a tea swap and this is one of the packages I received: This one is from Germany. She included my favorite, Earl Grey, plus others I have never had. Happy sipping for me! I also did a winged stuffy swap (I made a flying gnome). I received this lovely little owl! Look … Continue reading

Handmade Gifts for My Mum

Handmade Gifts for My Mum

My mom celebrated a milestone birthday recently (click here for party details found on my elder sister’s blog), and my sisters decided to give her an iPad mini. (Let’s just say she was delighted by this. Who wouldn’t be?) I stitched her up a case for her new techno gadget using an Anna Maria Horner fabric … Continue reading

Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition 2014

Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition 2014

You may recall my inability to actually get my entry done in time for the previous two years for the Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition. Well, sir, that isn’t happening again this year! I absolutely love Umbrella Prints fabric and can only imagine how wonderful it would be to work with yardage of it. The trimmings packs have a … Continue reading

Ballet

Ballet

A little over a month ago, I started doing ballet again. I had forgotten just how much I love it– and need it. It is like therapy, a chance to clear my head, focus on nothing more than the line of my body, position of my feet, and placement of my hands. It lets my … Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

Hope you had a nice St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th! We did some fun things on the actual day and the week or so leading up to it. We started earlier in the week by baking whole wheat Irish soda bread. G liked his slathered with butter and cinnamon sugar, while I went with … Continue reading

A little bunny play set

A little bunny play set

I made these little play sets for a swap recently. Little wood bunnies I woodburned and watercolor stained, with cork and fabric mushrooms, a flowery meadow play mat, and a watercolor stained wooden bowl and milk bottle for Bunny to use for a snack. The whole thing fits inside a wood lidded box. In case … Continue reading

Fairy Swap Goodies

Fairy Swap Goodies

We received beautiful goodies from the Fairy Swap I participated in! Opening the package was such a joy! The love and care put into each handmade piece was so evident. In the package there was a flower fairy in a little pot, a beeswax flower with a little fairy curled up in the center, two … Continue reading

Recent creations pt 2: Peg Dolls

Recent creations pt 2: Peg Dolls

Some other recent creations. I received a wood burning tool from my mom, and I love it! I made these peg doll sets for two different swaps. This little heart themed peg doll was made for a Valentine’s Day swap. I woodburned the lazily drifting heart onto the body, added a face and hair, plus … Continue reading