Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Etsy Meanderings


Good Day to you!
I'm excited about today, this month's new moon has really given me energy. I've been noticing, that I loose more weight, do more work, get up earlier in the weeks after the new moon and have a tendancy to let things fall by the wayside
the rest of the month.
Hopefully, now that I'm aware of my pattern I'll be able to change it!
What do you think?

Hope for me.
Then when I looked at the collages that I had made for this morning I 
a THEME...
I swing between



happily wishing

but I always make sure I've got
 jewelry and art
Rose Gold Bird Necklace - $78   BeHappiness
Beach Pieces 13x19 - $85   leahgiberson
Green & Gold Hydro Quartz Earrings - $40    JRockJewelry


kid stuff

The Balance of my LIFE.
a little tongue and cheek

Have a great Day!
May the New Moon be with you.
I couldn't resist.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Owl Gloves

You probably know, but
Big right now!
Owls are everywhere and some of them are 
and some...
well, you know,
you've seen them.

These are wonderful!

OWL GLOVES for a grown woman that are discreet,
beautifully made

a rare combination

Your 'little girl' will LOVE them!

Have a great day!!

my Thematic Photographic164 entry

I fell down the rabbit hole early THIS morning...
and I discovered a few wonderful blogs.
One in particular by Carmi @ Written Inc.
He's hosting a themed photograph challenge, 'It's all in the Details.'
And I just had to join in!

You know how I love love love SUMMER, (now that it's over) and I love love love sun on the water (well, there's not TOO much of that as this is a grassland plateau/desert)

So my entry is a cropped photo of a sunny day we had here in the desert and the fountain that reflected all the glory!

Little feet enjoying the splash...
I was too busy enjoying the silky, cool feel of the water to take a photo of my feet when they were paddling.

Is there paddling in a public fountain?
Oh, you BET THERE IS!!!
 You can join in too.

Have a great day!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Morning Fall Treasury

I just wanted to share a treasury I made this morning! Seriously, if someone would pay me to do this all day - oh, would I be happy!!! :D

Have a great day!! :D xx

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Etsy Meanderings

Good Morning, Good Morning!!

I'm in a very romantic, dreamy headspace today
~trying to combat the very real, mundane task of fruit canning~

Today's meanderings are very ornate, ...robust even
Perhaps that's the flavor I'm trying to preserve...
Oh yeah.
I just said that!!
I just couldn't choose ONE which of these to share...
aren't they all incredible AND handcrafted!!     come on. amazing...
Elephants Running Free $6
The Leaf Lady in Brown $6
Butterfly Trio $9
Tree of Life $8.5  all from thecharmingfrog

 ...see what I mean about ornate? aren't they fantastic?
I've always loved Arthur Rackham's work and you could say this whole collection is inspired by his work.
Undine by Arthur Rackham on velvet drawstring bag - $22    babastudioPrague
c1920s Art Deco Necklace Blue Glass - $65     jemimajay
Leather and Chainmail Formal Gown - $1,250    Glamarita
Whiskey Coffee Earrings - $33    wulfgirl

A few Wild Things ; D
Tree Stump Night Light Hand Thrown - $56   SuzannesPotteryFarm
1896 Umbels, Original Antique Chromolithograph - $19.95   CabinetOfTreasures
Luxury Max (6mo-2T) Where the Wild Things Are in Sherpa - $150    katesy
All these things are FANTASTIC! but I LOVE that little Max costume! I wonder if she makes Adult sizes!!

 And two last things just for me! but I'll share them with you, too.

Abstract Modern Painting Diptych - $150   LaurenMarems
Long Sleeved Shirt Altered upcycle - $25   soseweco

I hope that you all  have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Last Day of Summer

Today is the last day of Summer.


that saying about 'marching' and 'time''s very true.


but then again,
maybe it's fortunate...

wait a minute and I'll wax philosophical.
If we didn't EVER realize that our time was running out, wouldn't we just lie around under big oak trees, a stalk of grass in our teeth?

this great little ring at grigiodesign would be perfect for reminding you.
Time as a motivator.
Interesting. get out there

and ENJOY the LAST DAY of Summer

before FALL is HERE!!


Have a great day!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Definition of the Day

The definition of DISAPPOINTMENT:
You run out of toilet paper just before you go away on vacation, you return home to find that 
the universe
has NOT magically provided it for you!
And just when
you thought you couldn't last another moment in the car!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party


Lori Anderson has organized a fantastic HUGE wonderful party for us!

And I
am away
for my anniversary weekend
my our own


so I am ReVEALing my SOUP 

my stupendously fantastic generous partner
Linda Djokic of lutkaandco

She sent me all

isn't she wonderful - so many, many goodies!!
I created this these:

and because my mumma is a gifted energy worker:
a Pendulum.

Thank you Linda, for the wonderful 'goodie bag' of challenging inspiration.
 The best of ingredients makes the best soup!!

as if you're not going to see that line a lot this weekend! ;)
The rules were to use the focal and the clasp, but there were soooo many fantastic large focal beads,
I just
to use as many as time (and my old friend procrastination) would

And I'm so HAPPY I did!!!!
... join me next week, when I'll be returning you to your regularly scheduled meander
introducing you to the other great cooks
I've discovered!

Have a tasty weekend!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Skip Day

So last Monday, I skipped a day.

I don't mean that I had instantaneous amnesia or anything, I just took a day off from my regular routine. My friend Pam and I packed up our two boys and went to Spokane under the guise of 'getting supplies' there.

We spent a little more time in the park
than we did in the bead store, but that is the way it goes when you travel with 2 year olds!

 We saw some sights...
 We walked a beam bridge...


 we saw that BIGGEST WAGON EVER!!!

And of course, Zeke wouldn't look at the camera when he was climbing!
tsk, tsk,
just like a baby. :D

Well, back at it.
I've got parcels to get in the mail, a bead soup contribution to finish and a great guy to hang out with...
plus my mom is coming to visit for the next few days.
Maybe she'll help can a few peaches, 
so that we may have sunshine in the winter!

Have a great day!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Etsy Meanderings

Happy Happy Fall Fall!!

does it sound like I'm excited? I'm still not sure...

Fall just seems like a stop gap before winter and I'm DEFINITELY NOT
for THAT!!

just enjoy FALL for what it is...
I'll let you know how that goes ;)

clouds photo - $25   SeeWorldThruMyEyes
Fruits of the Season photo - $28    sintwister
A Walk On The Beach (6) Handmade Lampwork Beads - $38   afterhours
vintage birdsong earrings - $64   AThousandJoys

Lilac Gypsy Pinafore top - $395  AllThingsPretty
red fox print Buy 2 Get 1 Free - $16   tevagallery
Red Swirl Candy Teardrop Earrings - $14   lauriesjewelbox
Burgundy extra long sleeved hooded top - $55   joclothing

Sunny Plums Print - $26   GoldenSection
olde blue vintage clock - $59  ArtmaStudio
Yellow Orange Red Earrings - $89   OxOriginalArtJewelry
70s Beige Soft Cashmere Skirt Suit - $60   denisebrain

rustic autumn travel scene 5x7 - $15  ellemoss
1968 Spirit leather wrapped bracelet - $39   KuzuAccessories
Orange Poppies Hand Embroidered Wall Decoration - $35  sidereal
Fabric Copper Underwing Moth Brooch - $42.74USD   BlueTerracotta

Let's just say that I'm looking forward to a LONG, LONG Fall, 
with lots of bright sunny days and crisp evenings...
I don't know?
Just writing 'crisp' makes me feel chilly...

it's a process, it's process!
Hopefully I will 'get it' before the snow flies.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


I have been checking out etsylush lately.

(they've created tailored gift guides to showcase their listings in an easy sortable format)

I figured that they are organic enough to appeal to Gardeners and those who give them gifts.
I found this great store that I wished I had thought of!!
I love, LOVE, LOVE old sweaters!
I've made a few items from them myself.

Blue Upcycled Fingerless Gloves
Felted Wool Garland
Eco-Friendly Upcycled Cardigan

Such Gorgeous Work!
Such Adorable Cardigans!
So Many Fantastic Ideas!
I'm glad checking out my own work led me to such a fantastic find!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Sorry that I've been missing in action this week!
It wasn't until I saw that the last post was Friday
it's almost Friday again -
That it really hit me.

I've been down and out with mrsa this week - I got very nauseous on the antibiotic this time.
so I slept whenever my short friend would allow it.
I did get one photo of the Hibiscus that came with our house to share with you all!

Happy Hibiscus to you all!