Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pretty White Stuff

Waking up this morning to this beautiful sight.  Although I was running around like a maniac yesterday trying to get all the pots inside, hoses rolled up, leaves raked and garage cleaned out (so we could park inside!), I am enjoying the lovely albeit very early wintery wonderland.

I love that pale weak sunshine of winter.

Luna protests that this is a bit early and couldn't we please shovel her a path?   She is a bit of a Diva.

And in keeping with white here are some new creations in my favorite color (or non color)...

This wreath is the second I have created using old muslin sheets (hundreds hand-tied) and various old ivory laces and vintage millinery.  I am donating this to our local school endowment auction and hoping it fetches a pretty penny.

And a couple of linen and lace pillows for the shop.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Blue Peacock

Finished work on a new peacock this time in blues and greens.  I worked on the face to make him look a bit more realistic and am very pleased with the results.  

A little vintage bling for his chest

I love the way his tail looks among the colorful foliage

This was made for a fellow artisan swap.  I am getting a lovely quilt.  She is getting this peacock and some vintage fabric garlands.   Hope she likes him!

Saturday, October 15, 2011


I have been in production of goods for the shop since this is our busy season for leaf peeping tourists.  Here are some cute wooly pom pom flowers I made with some wool I had in fallish colors attached to natural sticks from the surrounding woods.  I attached little flags of vintage wallpaper for an added touch.

These are some of the "tiny book" cards I sell in the shop.  They are printed from original collage artwork that I make.   They are unique because I make little pouches of vintage fabric to contain each one and then they are mailed in a regular envelope.  I have made them for all sorts of holidays and my customers seem to really like them.  They are such fun to create.

These are another fun thing for the shop.  These garlands are everywhere these days but people don't seem to tire of them.  They make a nice simple gift for a friend or perhaps a graduate?  

Thought you might like to see a picture I took the other day of our local artisan shop/gallery where I sell most of my work in Walpole, New Hampshire.

If you are ever in New Hampshire, stop by and get some handmade chocolate across the street at the famous Burdick's and check out our shop!  And if there is ever anything I post about here that tickles your fancy and you cannot make it to the shop, please email me.  I am happy to sell on-line too.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Peacock Pride

Here is the latest from my bird phase.  I am having fun with the patterns in Abby Glassenberg's The Artful Bird.  I have certainly gotten my use from this enormous beautifully embroidered tablecloth.  It had a big hole in the center so I didn't feel guilty cutting it up.  Can you spot it here?

Some more peacock pictures....

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Portrait of a Crow

It's been a while since I've posted.  I have had a busy summer and early fall but am back home and getting a bit of studio time.  Here is a tiny crow that I appliqued from 100 year old black woolen shawl material.  I have always been fascinated by crows for some reason.