Wednesday, February 17, 2010

after the storm

things are getting back to normal since the storm. the tree has been tended to by the wonderful people at save-a-tree and we have a lawn again. it is still so bitterly cold so the snow is not going anywhere and the icicles are out of this world. like glittering swords. i have been spending quite a large portion of my days watching the birds visit the feeders in our garden. if this winter is anything to go by i can't wait until the spring birds visit.

i really must do some sewing this week. i have three dolls started but have been neglecting them due to all the feathered friend watching!. i do hope you are all keeping warm. pictured is my favourite recent visitor. which are your favourite garden birds?

Thursday, February 11, 2010


meet geneva. she adores the snow. i on the other hand have no love for snow whatsoever right now. yesterday we experienced storm number two. we already had a storm 3 days prior to this one. needless to say we are snowed in. the worst part of the storm was losing power & losing a lot of limbs off of my beloved 60ft pine tree. it is currently strewn all over our property. so i am not happy. i will be back with something more positive once i have thawed out.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

't' is for tuesday and trees

where do i start?. i think it will be with the trees i have just added to my shop. little wish trees which i adore making!. trees are very special to me and when we bought the house i was so happy to have eleven trees total on my property including a huge oak tree and some twin oaks. trees are a lot of work, we discovered this upon moving here in the fall!. i have made these little trees that don't need any work at all. i was inspired by this description of a wish tree :

"A Wish Tree is an individual tree, usually distinguished by species, position or appearance, which is used as an object of wishes and offerings. Such trees are identified as possessing a special religious or spiritual value. By tradition, believers make votive offerings in order to gain from that nature spirit, saint or goddess fulfillment of a wish."

i have updated the shop this morning with the trees. there are also more dolls on the way. ones like 'polly' who is my new header star!. she is already on her way to her new home!.

i also think that bringing a little bit of colour into your home this time of year is extremely important for morale purposes, especially if you have been experiencing the weather we have been getting here!. last friday i was sitting on my chair looking outside into the back garden at one of my squirrel friends. if you know me then you know that squirrels and myself have a history as it were. i seem to find every broken squirrel and try to nurse it back to health. they really are fascinating little creatures. on friday my favourite little one was sitting enjoying the abundance of acorns in our garden.

come saturday our second major snowstorm this winter rolled on in leaving the entire neighbourhood looking like narnia...

and because old man winter is feeling especially cruel we have our third major storm on it's way this evening. another possible 25 inches of snow to cover my garden. i think i need to make a wish on one of the wish trees. possibly for less snow & a hope of not losing power!. stay safe & warm wherever you are right now.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

where i work wednesday

i am a person who right now is lucky enough to craft all day every day, that is one of the bonuses of having major surgery a few months ago. probably the only bonus mind you. and i thought i would share with you a sneak peek of my craft room. i still have a long way to go with decorating & storage solutions but as soon as the weather is glorious i can open the windows & start painting!. that maybe quite a few weeks away though as we had snowfall last night & we are expecting a storm come the weekend. anyway, here is a little look at my desk which is directly under the window.

i try to keep my actual work surface as clear as possible as i find if my desk is clear i want to be in here more & doing what i like to do best - sewing!. i can't sew anywhere else, i am not one of those (lucky) people who are comfortable on the sofa in front of the tv sewing. if i did that my fingers would be riddled with pinpricks.

where do you craft?.