Monday, September 24, 2012

*Pick Five* is back!

*Here's what "Pick Five" is all about*
I thought I would start something fun on here. I got to thinking that I would really like to share with you all, all of the really lovely Etsy shops that I run across. I am always falling in love with shops on Etsy (I mean, how could you not with all of the lovely artisans out there?) and as artists, we need all of the support we can get! So I'm thinking that once a week (well, that is the goal at least), I will share with you the five Etsy shops that have caught my eye recently. Here are this weeks five picks!
(I do realize that "Pick Five" was originally on Thursday, but I thought just picking a random day a week would be a better idea. lol)

* LilyPadBaby - Offers super cute cloth diapers!  

* Sunflower Radiant Love - Offers beautiful Waldorf toys!

* Belly Bear Baby Gear - Offers hand sewn baby items galore!

* Inspiring Color - Offers gorgeous hand dyed items!  

* Baltic Ambers - Offers yummy Baltic amber jewelry  

If you have the chance, please check out all of these lovely shops!


Gnomes and Brooches!

I'm really excited about my new gnome counting set! I had made a rainbow set awhile back and loved it so much that I new I had to create another, but I was thinking "winter" with this set. They are numbered 1-6 in dots and the dots have been burned into the wood pegs so they are permanent. Each one has been painted with AP certified non-toxic paint and then sealed with my homemade beeswax polish.
These have been so much fun to make! My new brooches have been made using wool blend felt and sewn with cotton thread. There is bar pin on the back so you can easily attach it to any outfit! I have just ordered some new felt and I am thinking about making these a custom option. Keep an eye out!
I hope everyone is having a lovely start to a new week!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Custom Wood Gnomes Now Available!

These little wooden gnomes are one of my very favorite things to make that I offer in the shop. Many times I have been approached to make custom gnomes for people, so I thought I would have that option available in the shop! As you can see from the photos, I have made quite a variety of different gnomes in the past. Some with wood burned images, some with capes and felt wrapped bodies, some that have details on the hats, the possibilities are endless! If you are interested in purchasing one, click here!
Wishing everyone a lovely start to a new week!

Saturday, September 1, 2012


Annie over at MontanaSolarCreations is taking part with the Fall In Love With Handmade Givaway Hop hosted by Going Green With The Grizls, The Vagabond Studio, & Eight Days A Week. I am offering one of my wood gnomes along with two needle felted pumpkins as a set. Head on over to Annie's blog to read all about it and how to enter! There are other wonderful giveaways to enter for as well!