Thursday, February 27, 2014

Saint Patty, here we come!

Saint Patty's Day is right around the corner and I've pulled out my little stash of goodies to create some fabulous, and very lucky little tokens for this great end of winter holiday!  Stay tuned for more!  :)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

How I know my Dad loves me... :)

A couple of weeks ago my dad stopped by to drop off a few things...including a wet bag of just collected seashells.  The bag was heavy and smelled a little like dead fish...and my heart melted!  Dad had taken my little sister to a track meet in Connecticut and had spent some time at a nearby beach.  He knows how much I love beach combing and seashells and thought he'd do a little beach combing of his own...for me.  Thanks Dad!!

I love oyster shells (they're probably my favorite).  He managed to find some nice ones.  I love how even a perfect oyster shell is still a little wonky...and I especially love the flat side. 

Most of the other shells were slipper shells.  Very abundant on the New England coast.  Most of these were far from perfect, which was perfectly fine with me!  I gave them a quick rinse in the sink and then....

Decorated the top of the large potted plant in my living room.  It looks awesome!  Errr...wait a second...I guess it's hard to overlook a plant in dire need of trim until you take a photo of it...

 There, that's better.  Don't the shells really liven up the ho hum plant?  This plant, which is actually two different types of plants that I potted together, were rescued from the office in Boston I used to work at.  The plant guy was going to toss them because they were looking rather sad and had done their duty as office decor.  I offered up my house as a retirement home and there they've been for the past 7 or so years.  :)

 The shells have great weather and creature beaten texture with all the tiny holes...

Thanks Dad!  I love you too!  :)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cody Foster strikes again!

Hmmmm....this looks awfully familiar!  I wonder where Cody Foster got the idea for his adorable felted log ornament?  It couldn't possibly have been from the photos of my mom's felted logs from the show we did a few years ago...could it?  Stealing is wrong!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Personal treasures transfixed in cotton...

 This past year, one of my wonderful patrons, Kim, approached me about creating a series of spun cotton characters using little trinkets from her past.  These items were small objects, both Christmas oriented and not, like little dolls and pieces of costume jewelry, that were being neglected in drawers and boxes.  She thought they deserved a second life as treasures incorporated with cotton.  She gave them as gifts to her loved ones and boy were they a hit!  I really loved the way they turned out and wanted to share them with you all (with Kim's permission of course).  Take a look!  And if it sparks an idea in you, I'm happy to work with items you treasure to create something similar.  :) 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentine's Day Update II

Valentine Treasure - SOLD

Arrows and cupids and hearts, oh my!  There are a few special icons that really spell out Valentine’s Day and you’ll find a few of them here today.  Greet your loved one with a vintage smile that will linger far longer than flowers or chocolate.  These sweeties will last all year and every year and are made with care and love that far surpasses most other things.  With these creations we wish you a very happy and love-filled Valentine’s Day!
As usual, this blog offers first dibs on our new spun cotton one-of-kind figures. If you see something(s) you love, just email us at and we'll let you know if they're still available. First come first served! we'll update item status in this post as often as we can to make it easier for you to know what's available. Items often get scooped up quickly, so make your selection as swiftly as you can, you can always add available pieces to your order later.  Also feel free to include second choices in case your first choice is unavailable, but make sure you label them "second choice".  Click on photos to enlarge.

  Shipping is $3.50 for one item and $1 per additional item up to $6.50, then additional pieces are free. All paid orders will ship out immediately via first class mail and should arrive within a few days.  We send Paypal invoices via email unless you specify that you'd rather pay via check. And of course email us if you have any questions!

Happy Shopping! 

The Loving Tree - SOLD

Arrow Rider - SOLD
Heart Conqueror - SOLD

Valma - SOLD
Victor - SOLD
Velda - SOLD
Viola - SOLD

Bunny Barb - SOLD
Bunny Bob - SOLD

Swan Rider - SOLD
Heart Bouquet Girl - SOLD

V-Day Kitty - SOLD
V-Day Squirrel - SOLD

Miss Putter - SOLD
 Miss Misty - SOLD

Maura Malark - SOLD
Budding Betty - SOLD

Miss Posy - SOLD
Miss Cozy - SOLD

Rida Refheart - SOLD
Sam Silverheart - SOLD

Love Struck - SOLD
Romantic Rachel - SOLD
Amy Amour - SOLD

Little Crush - SOLD
Passion Pablo - SOLD

Forever Attached - SOLD

Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentine's Day Update Sneak Peek!

Here's a sneak preview of our second and last Valentine’s Day update !!  We’ve made a number of beautiful little people and animals that will melt your heart.  Orders will ship right away and reach you just in time for Valentine’s Day.  And remember, all pieces will be available tomorrow morning on a first come first served basis.  

See you here tomorrow morning at 11am EST!