Sunday, July 31, 2011

Reflections from the Saints

"Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak. We are full of words but empty of actions, and therefore are cursed by the Lord, since he himself cursed the fig tree when he found no fruit but only leaves. It is useless for a man to flaunt his knowledge of the law if he undermines its teaching by his actions."

– St. Anthony of Padua

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Made from Felt

All these wonderful pieces are from the etsy shop of Rey art. Her description are included as it is all so interesting. I can't decide what piece is my favorite. Good thing I don't have to...

These sweet little hearts were wetfelted by me, then cut, blanket-stitched and stuffed. A natural fibre twine was added for hanging. It can be used in a number of ways - as an ornament, hung on a doorknob, tied around a winebottle or gift wrapping, hung in a wreath, or any way your crafty mind can come up with.

the red against the turquoise is beautiful

This necklace was made using needlefelted beads in three shades of red Australian merino wool. The bead are of varying sizes and are randomly strung together on a black satin ribbon for a playful look. Very light, and a definite eye-catcher. The length of the beaded section is 21 inches.


Part of the Wildflower series, this brooch was handfelted using Australian Merino wool in a combination of black, gray and white (tussah silk blend.) It measures roughly 5 inches in width. Made with 4 layers of fluttery petals, and has been handstitched to a brooch pin.

This necklace was made using handfelted beads in black and gray, and gunmetal chain. It measures roughly 77cm in length (30 inches) and closes with a gunmetal lobster clasp. I used Australian merino wool in the needlefelting process, and I love the contrast of it against the metal chain.

Made using the softest white, light gray, dark gray, and an anthracite colored Australian merino wool, this necklace is lush and light! Needlefelted beads were strung onto a black satin ribbon to create this piece. Can be worn short or long, depending on which way the ribbon is tied. The beaded section measures 17.5 inches in length.

10 cute handfelted acorns in 4 deliciously cool shades of blue. The acorn caps were gathered by me during one of my nature walks in the woods close by, and the bodies were needlefelted and then glued on. Would look lovely as a simple decoration, scattered between white or silver Christmas ornaments for a festive and modern centrepiece, attached to a gift bow or even to use in your crafting.

Killer Bag

Images from Have Less Be More.

Purple and Brown

favorite unexpected color combination

Images from Have Less Be More.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


You have to like a store that has categories like




al fREsco



painted tin cans from Peru


vintage glass jelly molds

we have been having jelly from the same REtangular pan all summer,
it suRE has been a REfreshing treat

by the metRE

Waste Not Table Runner


Côté Bastide Roses Anciennes

gREen fingers

vintage watering cans


driftwood wreath

These products can be found at REfound objects.

Istanbul, Turkey

The bowls can be seen in the first picture. 

They cover the table.

All shapes, sizes and colors.

The magazine has already been pitched that these were first seen in. the bowls on the table are what I remember the most.

Images from Richard Powers.

Views from the Waist

can' t get enough of these belts that wrap around

a knot

Images from Have Less Be More.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Work and Living Space

this is the best photo of the group

all the flat looking pillows caught my eye

I'm sure the dogs would love that on our sofa

Images by Petra Bindel.

Made in Mississippi:Shape of the State

wouldn't my family like my butter cookies made with this cookie cutter

wall art

cutting board

 I like this book mark


long and lean

note cards

don't think they are made in Mississippi like the rest of the items

too cute not to include