Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Uniquely Personal Earrings for that Special Holiday Gift!

Personal and inspiring, metalwork, paper and glass earrings and pendant necklaces are a unique gift made just for her.  Their individual themes will speak to her passions and interests - the photographer, traveller, beach lover, gardener, philosopher, seamstress, recycler, earth lover, teacher or graduate!
 Each pair is carefully and entirely fabricated by hand in my little home studio using copper, sterling and fine silver.
Earrings will be packaged on the cards shown in these sweet little silver metal tins tied with a pretty ribbon - entirely ready for gift giving!
Have a special request? Drop me a note through my Etsy shop and I'll do my best to help!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Holiday Orders Updates!

I've had a couple of inquiries and wanted to let everyone know the 2013 HOLIDAY SHIPPING DATES suggested by Canada Post!
Check out the details here:

Also, my last order dates for Custom or Made to Order HOLIDAY ITEMS by location are:
* Australia, New Zealand, Europe and International Destinations: NOVEMBER 15
* United States: NOVEMBER 22
* Canada: NOVEMBER 25

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Holiday Lights...

...yes, BEFORE Halloween!
I love decorating for the holidays! Lighting the house and yard is one of my favorite things.  As I'm hanging the lights, I can see the night of the first snow lightly falling, gently illuminated by the sparkling white lights against fresh magical!
A little story unfolds inviting you in from the beginning of our driveway where an Austrian Pine is draped with strands of tiny white lights.  Two shingled posts are wrapped with lights and hung with simple evergreen wreaths.  Two large and simple rusty iron stars are spotlighted on the lawn that leads you to our yard.  All the flower boxes on the house, garage and garden shed are filled with evergreen boughs - fresh pine and spruce cut from our own trees.  More lights beckon you to come have a peek!
 Our house welcomes you with large tin containers filled with boughs, an evergreen tree draped in lights and pinecones, more wreaths and a festive holiday mat at the door. The story says we are glad to have you here!
 I know it's only October but Sunday dawned sunny and mild, a perfect day for a walk in the woods and some tree trimming in the yard.  Our huge pines needed a haircut which resulted in a pile of boughs just begging for a holiday home.  So...

Monday, October 21, 2013

Ethel @ Work...

 I'm pretty sure I caught her on a break.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Artisan's Collaborative Counts Down to Halloween!

The Artisan's Collaborative, a new team on Etsy, is dedicated to bringing you the most fabulous in handmade and vintage living! We're counting down to Halloween and I'd like to share a few of their gorgeous creations! Boo!!!
1.  Black and White Urban Decay by TheShutterbugEye
2.  Folk Art Bone Sculpture by 86home
3.  Vintage Wooden Spools by gardenofsimples
4. Men's Silver Bracelet by theBeadAerie
5.  Dandelion Fluff Silk Scarf by klaradar
6. Organza Flower Barrette by Joliejye

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Bloomers Earrings are NEW!!

Bright and beautifully fun Bloomers statement earrings are now available on my trapeze earwires! I love these
unique lampwork
beads - spots, dots,
waves of happy color - perfect for the wild woman in your life!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Meet Ethel

...another piece of the puzzle

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Fredericton Fall Show was a Grand Success!

The weather was gorgeous for the 3rd Annual Fredericton Fall Craft Show on the Exhibition Grounds in the city this past weekend!  Many thanks to all who dropped by the booth  - it was wonderful to see and chat with regular and new customers and many friends and acquaintances that brought coffee, muffins and  a good giggle! Also a big thank you for those who took home some new pretties - many of you are inspiring me to get a start on my holiday shopping too! 
I revamped my booth this year and thought you might enjoy a look - new fabric, backdrop and displays.  I was also excited to offer some of my new metalwork pieces for the first time.  A pair of copper honeybee earrings went home with a beekeeper who showed me photos of her hives - they produce and share delicious honey in Galloway, Ireland!
 Thanks again!  See you on November 14 and 15 at Christmas at the Market!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Leaves, they are a-changin'!

This gorgeous leaf was lying on the roadside last week after a light shower- it was gorgeous!
I just had to pick it up and photograph it - here are a couple from about 70 photos!