Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Flowers and Food

I am really bad at posting on my blog. Sometimes I even wonder why I have one? Does anyone even read these posts?

Anyway...summer is flying by! We leave for a NYC visit in two weeks. I can't wait!

Chloe and I dug up and planted a flower bed in March or April, I really can't remember. She picked out the seeds. Here is her bed in full bloom...

I have been addicted to the cooking channel. I was watching some show on Saturday night, I can't remember who the chef was... She made this light summery salad with zucchini and asparagus, olive oil/fresh squeezed lemon/fresh ground pepper. It looked so yum! I had to make it. I didn't have asparagus so I used green beans instead. Green beans and zucchini from my garden! Yum. Yum.



Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My Garden.

Some new lovely pictures of my garden.


Potato Flowers!


How is your garden doing?


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Things I am loving today.

The smell of the rain.
The sound of the thunder.

Perfect dandelion seed heads.

This dress from SteamKeepers on Etsy.

and a big giant glass of ice water since it's been so hot here!


Friday, May 21, 2010

Rainy days.

It's dreary and rainy here in good ol Wisco today.

I finished up my first ever custom order!!!
The woman really loved my flower hair pins but wanted brooches instead. So hear ya go...

I sent out some shirts to my man that Chloe picked out. I hope he likes them and I hope they fit him.

I think my photo skills are improving...here is my latest listing to my site.

What do you think?


Sunday, May 16, 2010


I have a blog and haven't been posting anything on it. Wow...what a waste.

Life has been super busy. School, Craft shows, Chloe, warm weather, work.

I had one awesome craft show and the other one not so much. Thank whoever is our god that the second show I did in April was not my first. Note to self: If a show has an animal + fest in the title...probably not going to do very well.

My garden is doing amazing. I should post pictures later this week.

Here are some things that have been going on in my life lately.

New Fiber...oh how I love new fiber!

My latest yarn...'Salt Water Taffy'

Broc Pesto...so yummy!

My loves.

Till next time...which will be sooner than you think.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring has sprung

I spent the day outside with my baby girl and made some new earrings.

I love spring!

My boyfriend comes in a few days, I am so excited.
The Spring Fling Craftacular will be here before I know it, all the nice weather is making me want to play outside instead of making stuff!


Here are the newest earrings.
Rose Petals...


Friday, March 26, 2010


I have been really busy lately...too busy to post.

Here are some recent goodies I made!

New button necklace

Poppy Earrings

Other exciting news: My boyfriend will be here in 9 days and counting! And I will be at the Spring Fling Craftacular in Madison, WI on April 24th!


Friday, March 19, 2010

fiber love

Ahhh...how I love fiber. It's all so beautiful to look at and lovely to pull apart and touch.

Here is my latest fiber and newly handspun yarn.

Merino wool 'sunrise' batt

And Chloe...the newest fiber lover!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


It's been a week since my last post...I think the time between posts will continue to get long. The weather has been seriously amazing the past 4 days. I have been outside digging up the earth getting ready to plant a beautiful garden.

With all this digging comes some serious exhaustion! Phew...I'm beat by 3:30 every afternoon.

So far I have started the following seeds: Basil, banana peppers, cilantro, beets, lavender, mint, and an italian seed mix (different kinds of lettuce, arugula, chicory, and a few other things I can't think of). The basil, cilantro, and beets have sprouted. I can't wait for the rest to sprout!


Thursday, March 11, 2010

new project

and well it's a doozy!

I realized this morning that my favourite sheets have a rip in them, thanks to my lovely little dog Lucy. So finding that out what's a crafty girl like me to do? Well throw them in the wash and start cutting strips and braiding!

Here's the start...


Monday, March 8, 2010

leaves and mud

Ahhh, I love the smell of spring. The melting snow, grass and trees coming to life again. I went outside with Chloe for about 3 hours and ran around playing tag, and raking leaves. I can't wait to start planting a garden. I have serious gardening fever right now.

I also managed to make a new necklace today.
White White White button necklace...it's lovely!

I also got great news that my boyfriend will be here soon!


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Goodbye Snow

Awww...the weather is beautiful here in good ole' Wisco. The snow is melting, it's a muddy mess outside.

I have had spring on the brain lately, but really...who hasn't? Tonight we are supposed to have our first rain showers of the season, very exciting.

Here is a new button necklace I made the other day after soaking up the beautiful blue sky.

Some more yarn I spun...I think I am going to give this to a friend that I am doing a personal swap with. I am very excited about this yarn. It's beautiful 'art' yarn.

And lastly...my little monkey pretending to be a paper bag girl, this was hilarious.

I start work today...at a liquor store in the next town over. Should be interesting and very easy. I will be able to knit and spin while I'm working!! :)


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

pizza and yarn

Today I was starving for lunch, I was craving hummus so naturally I made some! After it was done I started getting everything ready to have a bagel sandwich and then found some nasty mold on my bagel. That idea went out the window. Hmmmn, I sat there and thought about what else to make so I ended up making myself a vegan pizza! Cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, tempeh, and honey BBQ as the sauce.

It was delicious...I forgot how nummy vegan pizza is!

More little baby skeins of yarn, just plain white and a mix of black and white. I love all the wonky-ness of the yarn. I am obsessed!

Today I worked on this BEAUTIFUL art yarn...pictures tomorrow!


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

spinning, necklaces, and sweet potatoes

Some new necklaces for you lovely blog readers to check out...both of which are for sale on my Etsy.

Edge of a petal..

Lady of the night

So, yesterday I FINALLY received my spindle in the post. Here's what it looks like!

And here is my very first attempt at spinning. A little baby skein made with red and white wool.

Lastly...lunch! Sweet potato, potato chips! I seasoned them with a mix of white pepper, brewer's yeast, garlic and cayenne pepper. Oh my goodness they were so yummy!

I am turning into a foodie!


Monday, March 1, 2010

Hello March

Wow, I can't believe that today is the first day of March already. Craziness! I have a job interview today...wish me luck! :)

I've been so busy lately creating. I have the juices flowing and they aren't stopping.
My latest creations...

Shades of the Sea junk necklace

Lucky Day necklace

I love making necklaces.

I don't know how many people actually read this so, if you do please check out the following blog...

It's the Wisconsin Etsy street team, yours truely is a member of this lovely team. The most recent post is beautiful, it highlights a lot of beautiful items for the WIST members

Here's a taste...

I promise to post more this month!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Crafting and Cooking!

Today was a busy day.

I made this beautiful necklace and then it sold within a few hours...how awesome is that!!!
It's titled...Spring Bloom

Then I made this amazingly yummy Blueberry Chai spice bread

and, lastly some Coconut Shortbread cookies

I will post recipes at a later date.


Monday, February 22, 2010

Baby...I think not.

Ugggh...I really hate being called baby or babe. My boyfriend calls me those 'pet' names all the time. It wouldn't bother me so much if they were only used for me...but he calls EVERYONE that's a lady those names, his friends, his co-workers. It's not a 'pet' name or term of endearment if you are using it for every lady that is in your life. I actually find it a bit uncomfortable when being called baby or babe.

I would rather be called by just my name or nothing then be referred to as baby or babe.

Is it too much for a girl to ask that if her boyfriend feels the need to call her a 'pet' name that he uses it just for her?

Sunday, February 21, 2010


I admire people that do wet felting, there are some beautiful items that have been created!

So, I saw a link about felting over a bar of soap.

I figured that being new to felting that trying to wet felt over a bar of soap would be the easiest project to tackle.

Without further adieu, my felted bar of soap!

It's far from being perfect, but I think it was pretty good for a first project!


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Birthday Swap Love

I love Craftster.org...seriously check it out if you haven't been on there before.

I am doing a birthday swap. So...these are the goodies I made for the lucky birthday girl!

*coffee sugar body scrub*

*floral hair pins* (I love these and am making a ton more for my shop)

I've been busy...more goodies tomorrow!


Monday, February 15, 2010

Floral Love

I am in love with vintage flower linens...table cloths, curtains, hankies, everything.

I am proud to introduce the newest hankie in my vintage hankie collection...
Roses are Red (well, that's what I am going to call it!)

It's beautiful, I love it!

I was in an embroidery mood today so I made a piece inspired by a sonnet that Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote, here is part of it:

In loveliness, and cannot so erase
Its letters from my mind, that I may trace
You faultless, I must love until I die

Here's the piece:

It is stitched on a vintage floral table cloth. For sale on my Etsy store!