Saturday, December 27, 2008

Saturday Shopping List ~ December 27th

a bit of whimsy...

and happy birthday to my mom!

1 ~ time to be so small, by michelemaule

2 ~ the compound dress, by dearbirthday

3 ~ yellow rose locket, by botanicalbird

4 ~ kite shoulder bag, by acajou

5 ~ the decemberists, by nateduval

visit fancypicnic for a links to all the saturday shopping lists!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saturday Shopping List ~ December 20th

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

1 ~ country day trees, by middleburg

2 ~ two turtle doves, by dutchdoor

5 ~ my angel can fly, by mummysam

6 ~ white fairies - bird, by mundogominola

visit fancypicnic for links to all the saturday shopping lists!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

get crafty!

below is a wonderful etsy how-tuesday video from cary, littleloveblue (my very talented sis!), on how to create an amazing wool felt holly berry leaves garland.
it's cold and snowy here in new york today... perfect for a little holiday crafting!
just click to watch

Saturday, December 13, 2008

finally, a return to the saturday shopping list... i apologize for the long delay!

visit fancypicnic for links to all the saturday shopping lists

1 ~ yaya rose, by dayanra
these yaya dolls are so fantastically simple and 
wonderful... just the type of doll i loved cuddling with as a child

2 ~ together, by geninne
a gorgeous print of an original watercolor
illustration, sure to brighten the home any time 
of the year (i just purchased one myself!)

3 ~ pears, by myfinn
these scrumptious knitted and felted pears truly
look delicious enough to eat 

4 ~ team spirit dress, by parsimony
so versatile (and adorable) - can be layered with
a long sleeve shirt, leggings, and boots in the fall;
or worn simply with sandals in the summer

5 ~ candle holders, by thelogbasket
made of douglas fir from the forest of dean, these
candle holders will soon be in my shopping cart
after the holidays... i can resist them no longer!

6 ~ balsam filled ornament, by enhabiten
made of vintage cotton and boiled wool, these lovelies
are filled with balsam fir needles from maine... bring 
the wonderful scent of the forest right into your home

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


wanted to share pictures of a few holiday custom orders i recently completed for customers in my shop

the first, is a forest of hollow trees, ranging from the small callicarpa bush to the tall conifers

and here is another little grouping of the people who live amongst such trees

i'm nearly finished with my custom orders... they have been such fun to create... next up, i must begin to create my own christmas gifts!  only a few weeks left

Thursday, December 4, 2008

i'm so excited to have two of my holiday pieces featured in the 'chic geek' section of the blogozine, 'fierce and nerdy'

they're included in a wonderful article, giving tips on gifting, wrapping, and baking for the holiday season!

my tree top angel was featured in the ornament section, while one of my button trees was featured in the home section

Sunday, November 30, 2008


well, between the holidays, being sick, filling special orders, packaging sold orders, and preparing for next week's craft show... i've missed an entire week of blogging... sigh.  i also missed the saturday shopping list this week, so i thought i would take a quick break and share a few sweet birdies!

blue bird, from littleloveblue

white birds, from redhotpottery

Saturday, November 22, 2008

a bit of a quiet saturday shopping list today... as i sit snuggled by the heater on a cold morning in brooklyn (wind chill is 13 degrees F right now).

visit fancypicnic for links to all the saturday shopping lists

l ~ little brass bike, by sweetshorn
so very sweet and special

2~ bird love serving plate, by ninainvorm
love the combination of the vintage plate 
with the modern screenprinted images

3 ~ mjou doll, by acajou
so simply sweet, sewn from
workroom scraps and stuffed with
organic cotton

4 ~ madder root booties, by ecologicalartist
made of vegan silk, organic cotton, and 
hemp fleece, these adorable booties
are also hand dyed

5 ~ deer prince, by staceywinters
just love these wonderful holiday
cards, made using vintage and 
whimsical images

6 ~ sweet little chickadees, by wickedpen
add a little sparkle to your tree 
with these wee little birdies

Friday, November 21, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

etsy in my home

on my end table:
painting, lilymoon; 3 quail egg candles in cup, janebox
beeswax candles (pinecones, tea lights, tapers), buzzhandmade;
mid century candlesticks, modishvintage

buzzhandmade candles

radiator cover:
candle holder, modishvintage

print, roadside; wool pumpkin, littleloveblue

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

such fun!

my treasury, with cary's trees and my mom's vintage wooden boots, was featured on the front page of etsy today....

and cary's treasury, with my nest, was featured on the front page today as well!

yummy giveaway!

cary (littleloveblue) is having another wonderful giveaway this month on her of her gorgeous wool pumpkins!

the winner gets to pick either a creamy hand dyed wool pumpkin similar to the one above, or a felted orange cashmere pumpkin!

head over to for all the details and a chance to win!

(i have this little pumpkin on my bookshelf right now...gorgeous!)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

a complete break from the world of craft yesterday...

sigh.... i felt like a teenage girl again

i promise to try and return to normal again today

here, i'll throw in a related etsy piece!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

front page!

thanks to magicforest for letting me know that my treasury, featuring the items from this week's shopping list, was on the front page today!  they moved items around and replaced a few with my alternates... but i think they all had a turn on the front page?... i just saw that seven items had sold! congrats everyone!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Saturday Shopping List ~ November 8th

 i've purchased pieces from each and every one of the sellers featured in my shopping list this week!

check out fancypicnic for a list of all the great shopping lists... and the gorgeous list on littleloveblue!

1 ~ white vintage ceramic bear, by greybrocket
the two beautiful vintage candles holders that i 
purchased from greybrocket arrived 
yesterday, and have found a home proudly 
displayed on the top of my bookcase... so lovely

these amazing and delicate little candles sit on my
end table, where i can admire them everyday

i've ordered many candles from buzzhandmade, 
and all are absolutely gorgeous, with
the most wonderful pure beeswax scent

4 ~ windy on the coast, by roadside
this lovely is currently displayed on my bookshelf,
and if i can ever get my walls painted, there
is a waiting spot on my living room wall

5 ~ mid century candy dish, by modishvintage
i can't wait to see the gorgeous wood tiered 
candle holder i purchased from this lovely 
vintage shop

6 ~ deer handprinted artprint, by nateduval
can't wait to see this wonderful, limited
edition print in person!

i have a lovely little dish from palomasnest, with
the text 'you are my sunshine', one of my very
favorite songs

8 ~ mountain/forest playset, by mamakopp
my little wooden conifer tree sits next to my
janebox eggs on the end table... i am of course a 
huge lover of trees, and i love the simple elegance of
this one