Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Local Yokel Yuletide Art and Fine Craft Sale 2014

I will be doing on last event before the end of the year.  Saturday, December 13th, between noon and 5 p.m., I will be at the Local Yokel Yuletide Art and Fine Craft Sale in Sheboygan.  Please stop by to see the last of my holiday items for sale!  Here is a preview!

Cinnamon Scented Sachet

One of my textile art cuffs, in the color of snow.

A sweet little hand embroidered brooch.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Holiday Shopping

I am excited to announce that I will be taking part of Rosie Posie Prettie's Oh Holy Night Holiday Sale!  The sale will take place November 30th at 8 p.m. central on Rosie Posie Prettie's facebook page.  I will be taking this opportunity to introduce my new textile art brooches.  These are wearable miniature works of art, perfect for dressing up your winter jacket.  They feature my hand embroidered designs created with bits of fabric on linen.  If you would like to see my new brooches, as well as a few other new items, please check out the sale this Sunday!

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Growing up in the picturesque and quite secluded Upper Michigan, I have many fond memories.  A lot of my creativity comes from these memories.  I remember roaming around the small wooded plot in our backyard, following each path and discovering each plant and animal.  Not only do I go to these memories for creativity, but for comfort as well.

Since moving into our new home, I have discovered a new sanctuary, right in our backyard.  Often I stare out our kitchen window and admire our little plot of land in the city.  I feel that I have finally found a new place of comfort, one that I have been seeking for many years.

Available in my Etsy Shop

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Upcoming Event - Handmade Chic Artisan Market

I am excited to announce that I will be a vendor at the Handmade Chic Holiday Artisan Market in Sheboygan, WI.  If you would like to shop for local, handmade items for the holidays stop by the Glas Coffeehouse between 4:30 to 8 p.m. on November 13th!  Angie, from Gathered & Sown is organizing the event.  Please check out her shop as well, her work is amazing!

I am looking forward to testing out the Etsy card reader.  This will be very helpful with coordinating my online and offline sales!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Cozy Home - Introducing My New Scented Trivets

A few years ago I was making scented trivets.  The design was simple, and they were full of an aromatic spicy blend.  The scent has lasted a long time in the few I kept for myself, these are over 5 years!  I enjoy them so much, I decided to start making them again.  But I wanted to create something a little different, with textile designs.  I came up with the covers.  Not only does this make them washable,  but I can decorate each one with a unique textile art design.

I have created several designs over the past month, but this one is my favorite.  It reminds me of childhood, both whimsical and fun.  I think of playing outside during the cooler months, then running into my cozy home to get warm.  These little homes certainly look cozy!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Studio Tour

It was about a year ago that we put our house up for sale, in hopes of finding something just for our family.  I realized since our move I had not taken the time to organize my craft space.  It needed to be personalized to make it my little creative space.  This little corner is in our living room.  Of course I dream of an entire attic space where I can fill all of my craft supplies and tools, but this will do.  So here is a tour.  Enjoy!
 The corner of our living room.

 This is my son's old dresser, it is now fabric storage!

 One of my old watercolors to display, bright colors to inspire.
The vintage blue ball jars are great for storing my button collection.

The small shelf is used for my works in progress.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My Montessori Inspired Home

Recently I purchased the Montessori at Home! ebook.  I purchased this book for the activities, but it appears to be a lifestyle change.  I now have both of my boys doing practical life exercises, with Damon cracking eggs and peeling carrots and Evan pouring his own water and setting the table.  I also made a few changes to our home in order to accommodate my little guys.

The kitchen before...

 And after...

I am working on hanging more artwork at their height.

A place to hang their coats.

Our creative area.  Sometimes they like to eat here as well, especially Evan.

A few bins I put together from the book.  One is filled with rice and lavender, the other with spices, seeds, and rice.