Saturday, January 28, 2012
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
This one is called In The Realm of Blue Fairies and I've only just finished it tonight. I really like it though. Here is a link to it: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4d3d3ab41bf96d9124be9842/the-realm-of-blue-fairies?index=0
I've been featured in several treasuries lately too, which is very nice. It is 2am here now, so I am going to toddle off to bed now. Take care!
Friday, January 21, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I've also made these hammered heart hoops with garnets for Valentines Day. A random stranger (a buyer not a seller) on Etsy accused me of blatantly copying these from another Etsy seller. But although they had much in common hers were smaller and had no garnets and when I spoke to her about it she was entirely cordial and said that she knows how stressful it can be and not to worry about it basicly. Thank goodness she was so decent, I had worked myself into a bit of a tizzy over the whole thing.
I also made this necklace and a bracelet and earring to match that I have posted.
There were a few other bits and pieces too, I've been pretty productive lately. Now that my son has a camera I can borrow when he sleeps. Very kind of him eh? I think so.
Monday, December 13, 2010
If you love the beauty of the season try and bring that to whatever you do... If you love the peace of the season try and hold peace within you no matter where you go... If you love the socializing of the season find extra little ways to spend time with those you care about.
Be present and if you don't love it, if it doesn't feel good or isn't really a priority don't do it. If you find yourself doing something out of obligation or expectation; take a moment to stop and think about it; you can still decide to do it if you choose. When it is a choice it is more enjoyable and less likely to cause resentment later.
I have been finding my self doing this more often this year than ever before and I have been feeling really good about Christmas this year, I hope you are too.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
May your walls know joy; May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.
Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey, 1995
When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best -- that is inspiration.
Drive a nail home and clinch it so faithfully that you can wake up in the night and think of your work with satisfaction,a work at which you would not be ashamed to invoke the Muse.
-Henry David Thoreau
Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she would come in and sink my boats.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
Home interprets heaven. Home is heaven for beginners.
-Charles H. Parkhurst
I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?
A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.
all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
When all the world is young, lad,
And all the trees are green;
And every goose a swan, lad,
And every lass a queen;
Then hey for boot and horse, lad,
And round the world away;
Young blood must have its course, lad,
And every dog his day.
When all the world is old, lad,
And all the trees are brown;
And all the sport is stale, lad,
And all the wheels run down;
Creep home, and take your place there,
The spent and maimed amoung:
God grant you find one face there,
You loved when all was young.
With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow - I have still joy in the midst of these things. Riches and honors acquired by unrighteousness are to me as a floating cloud.
Home -- that blessed word, which opens to the human heart the most perfect glimpse of Heaven, and helps to carry it thither, as on an angel's wings.
-Lydia Maria Child
Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserve; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room.
-Harriet Beecher Stowe
He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
-Johann von Goethe
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.
My home...It is my retreat and resting place from wars, I try to keep this corner as a haven against the tempest outside, as I do another corner in my soul.
-Michel de Montaigne
Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
All of these beautiful images came from the following blogs:
I recommend you go see what else these lovely sites have to offer. I know I enjoyed several hours browsing around. I just had to share a few of my favorites of their inspiring images. I still haven't replaced my camera so this is one way to post with pictures anyway.