Thursday, December 30, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Shop news: I've been busy lately taking some time for vacation and relaxing. I haven't mowed my lawn for about 7 weeks (it's actually not that bad..only in spots). I'm also busy with a personal sewing project that is taking an inordinate amount of time. Soon I will be listing new things in the shop....soon :)
Friday, June 4, 2010
In exchange for borrowing her Kindle I sewed up a cover for her. She was toting it around in her bag with no cover. Honestly, it was in near perfect condition anyway, so that attests to its durability with hard use.
A few weeks ago my own Kindle arrived in the mail and it is truly awesome. It is my "model" for my Kindle cover photos that you see here. Of course, I got really excited about the covers and have been making them a lot...part of my obsessive nature I suppose :) But they are fun to make and so very useful. I've made myself two so far and will probably make a lot more, so I can have a variety depending upon my mood. The Kindle feels good in the case, which is made of one layer of heirloom quality 100% cotton batting and all cotton fabrics. It's simple really and snug enough to hold the Kindle without slipping out all the time. Check them out in the shop, they are selling for $20 each.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Actually, the meeting was pretty good...John really didn't fall asleep, but maybe it was because of the energy drink he consumed! Titled "Shop Local, Strategies for Starting A Community Campaign" it was held by the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative and Pioneer Valley Local First, and included some really amazing speakers from the Eastern part of the State. If you are interested in Buy Local campaigns, or maybe just exploring ideas about how to go about starting something in your town, check out the links at Pioneer Valley Local First.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
I want to share this bit of inspiration: A few years ago I read about a local woman who had recently passed away. She had died at the age of 100. They quoted her in the article..... "If I had known I was going to live this long I would have started taking violin lessons when I was 60. I would have been playing the violin for 40 years."
Painting by Tali from Tush Tush
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Cottage Rose Plates by 5gardenias
Wedding Jar in Vanilla Tears Design by dbabcock
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Click on the photo above, which will bring you to the treasury west area of the website and the current treasury that I have curated on the site.......to start, these sellers are part of Team Etsy Project Embrace, which you are all familiar with if you've been reading my blog for any time now. If not, most of them donate a portion of their profits to the American Cancer Society, which, in my opinion, is one of the most pressing health issues of the human race. I know there are many many other issues to be dealt with, but cancer is just insidious, and touches almost all of our lives in some way. It has effected me personally so many times..even my pets are not immune.
To read more about this fine team of artisans working to make a difference, please see the Etsy Project Embrace Forum thread. And please support their handmade efforts. You get something really nice and they are giving back in return :)