Sunday, October 26, 2008

Knit Dish Cloths

These are the BEST. We have cut down tremendously on our paper towel usage with these. I use them for all our cleaning needs. My grandmother knits them. I'm stock piling them for future use. She uses hers for taken baths. They are easy to clean. Throw them in the washing machine and add soap and a little bit of bleach. We can make a roll of paper towels last in our house now for over a month.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fairy Houses for Birthday Party

My best friends little girl was having a fairy party and asked for some suggesting for a take home craft project. I suggested making Fairy Houses. Here is some of the stuff I came up with. We held the houses together with hot glue. I'll post photos of the fairy Houses when she sends them to me.
Scrapes of fabric.

Satin ribbon.

Each child had their own bag of natures little treasures.

Tiger-Lily leaves, sticks, acorns, pine cones, & oak leaves.

Sunflower Leaves

This was a house I made with her daughter. She had a great time with the glitter glue and fake flower petals. The petals and fabric were put on with glue stick.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Quote of the week

" Attitude is the minds paintbrush. It can color any situation."
Author unknown

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Fall in New England

Fall is my favorite time of year here in New England. It's a great time of year to be inspired to create. This is the time of year I like to say I get my pond back. From Mid May to about now our view is blocked from all the leaves on the trees.
The leaves floating on the water remind me of a beautiful warm quilt. Maybe that will give me some incentive to do my first real quilt this winter. I have several strips I have started in the past but have not gotten very far with them. I think this winter will be different.

The colors in this tree are the same colors you would find in my home. I love the Harmony and Peacefulness that natural greens and yellows give off. I get a lot of my ideas from being outdoors. I know I haven't shown much of my art or crafts. That is all going to change this fall. I'm finishing off my studio this week. Hopefully I can fit everything in this small but great room. I'll post pictures this week of the progress. I find I need to be organized for me to create and right now that is not the case. I have craft stuff, sewing stuff, art supplies, scrap booking material , books and magazines every where.

I love the colors that these flowers show. The bees are even busy getting ready for winter. There must have been 2 to 3 different kinds of bees flying around these flowers while I was taken pictures.

Even though it is my favorite time of year, I'm sad to see my garden go. We had a killer frost last night. I had picked the last of are crops this weekend. I know the carrots look small but they tasted soooo good. I sauteed them in olive oil, kosher salt,cracked black pepper and 1/2 tablespoon of brown sugar. I sauteed them till they were slightly tender. We tend to eat our veggies on the raw side. Hope your all enjoying your final harvest.
Have Fun & Enjoy

Monday, October 6, 2008

Grosgrain: Red Riding Hood Jacket GIVEAWAY!!!!

Grosgrain: Red Riding Hood Jacket GIVEAWAY!!!!

You need to check out this sight. What a beautiful red jacket. She is very creative and all the cloths she makes are beautiful. Check out her sight it's wonderful.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Inspiring Quotes Weekly

Starting this week I will be posting a weekly inspirational quote along side one of my photographs. I hope you find them as uplifting as I do. ENJOY. Feel free to leave a comment with any of your favorite quotes that uplift you .

Inspirational Quote of the week

" Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
Albert Einstein ( 1879-1955)