Archive | April, 2011
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Handpainted ostrich eggs

30 Apr

Handpainted ostrich eggs

Decorating eggs is an ancient art form dating far back into past centuries, and is still practiced today by folk artists around the world. Most widely known are the Ukrainian or Polish decorated eggs known as pysanky or pisanki. The colors and symbols on these beautiful works of art each have a special meaning.

Shop to Adopt

29 Apr

Shop to Adopt

The whole reason we have this shop to is raise money for our adoption. Adoption is very expensive and we are hoping this will help off set some cost and help to bring our baby home!

functional pottery and tin sculpture

28 Apr

functional pottery and tin sculpture

My motto is Music from a Keyless Piano. My desk is the skeleton of a piano – no keys but it still makes music and functions well. It is a handmade treasure.

Carving Intricate Paisleys and Knots

27 Apr

Carving Intricate Paisleys and Knots

I have created art in various media all my life, but getting it into other people’s homes and gardens is a different story! This phase came from my design and mold making experience in the architectural precast industry. I decided to focus on learning and using internet resources to sell my art, as well as local craft shows. I am enjoying the experience of connecting and networking globally with people who love art, make art and do crafting.

Bright, fresh, and retro-inspired

26 Apr

Bright, fresh, and retro-inspired

I live on a 5 acre farm in Asheville, NC with my husband, two dogs, a cat, six chickens and someday a goat. We plan to grow hops for the local beer scene and we’re excited to get our farm stand going. We’re still renovating the 1930s farmhouse, but we hope to have our home finished by summer.

Bring The Beach Home

25 Apr

Bring The Beach Home

I lost my job and wanted to do something fun at home to make some extra money and to spend some enjoyable time — I decided to try something artsy and here I am … Seashell Decor!

Modern Stylish Functional

24 Apr

Modern Stylish Functional

I love creating something and then seeing it on a baby or toddler. I get such a joy when my customers send me pictures of their kids wrapped in my blankets or wearing one of my pacifier bibs! I never get tired of it… it makes me feel special and honored.

I’m just thankful that I get to do something I love and be able to spend time with my son… afterall, he is my inspiration… my original NotyBaby.

Tales for Creative Minds

23 Apr

Tales for Creative Minds

Mr.P is a real person…he has traveled in much of North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He grew up in Kansas and lived in Alaska, Brasil, UK, New York, Switzerland, California as well as Seattle, where he now lives in a tree house. He likes to tell stories – though he likes even more to have adventures, especially with his great friend Ms. C, a visual story teller from Italy. She loves adventures, too, and in fact she traveled across oceans to meet him.

Handcrafted Soap and Lip Balm

22 Apr

Handcrafted Soap and Lip Balm

In keeping with our beliefs of stepping lightly on the earth, we use minimal packaging and use post-consumer recycled materials when we do use packaging. We recently took another step in that direction and purchased carbon credits to offset our use of fossil fuels while doing business.

I Make Rainbows

21 Apr

I Make Rainbows

Oh yes and did I mention we travel full time in a school bus that runs on propane??

The items I create are made from recycled materials, vintage buttons, beads, costume jewelry, and lace. I even have feather items made from feathers I’ve collected in our travels.

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