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

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

etsy has just posted a storque article featuring cary ( littleloveblue) and i doing a needle felting tutorial!  it's a basic need felting how-to, with details of how to make and turn a felted wool ball into sweet little animals... you can see cary here making a turkey for thanksgiving.  
we will also be doing an online workshop, demonstrating this project, in etsy's virtual labs this thursday night at 7pm, followed by a natural kids' shopping event at 7:45.   hope everyone can join us! (although i'm a bit nervous!)



happy election day here in the u.s.!  
hope everyone exercises their democratic right to vote today in this historic election... so important.  i'm so grateful to all those who fought for my right to vote. 
 looking forward to many changes in our future!

here is a link to story about a 92 year old woman, who took an ambulance to her polling site, determined to cast her vote. 

Saturday, November 1, 2008