Wednesday, February 29, 2012

sprintime fun..on this last day of February..

Today is a Leap Year Kinda Day.. check out this heart pin.
It's been kinda not spring-like here in Michigan,and today is my Birthday....yup, I'm a leap year baby..thank goodness, as the years do seem to be adding up.I choose to be counting only the real ones now that happen only every 4 years. Hurrah for Birthdays! I'm making my own little springy fun today.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

this week in the studio

who doesnt love the colors of spring?
I've been hoarding this vintage spotted fur for so long. It will become 3 vintage spotted rabbits... I went to my favorite paper store this week.. It's a fabulous place. Hollander's is a landmark in Ann Arbor. I took several box making classes there a few years ago,.. thought I'd give it another try. The boxes are cardboard covered with amazing papers.. Dont you think some felted guys will look sweet in them? I also dyed up so many great colors this week.. These guys will be small vintage looking bunnies, and the lavender felt..well, who knows.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

What you might find at "A Gathering of Friends" Show coming in March...

Bears by me...
folk art by Paul Gordon oh my, so special...
Fun ditties by Jody Battaglia... they always make me smile..
lovelies by Leslie McCabe..
and who can resist Allen Cunninghams creations..

So much creative stuff by 5 talented artists..

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Another "Gathering of Friends"....

We are so excited to share the news... Yup, another"Gathering of Friends" Show in sunny southern California... If you would like to be put on our mailing list for this show, just email me. This intimate show is for all you lovers of folk art.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Gathering of Friends .. 10-2pm March 17th

We are so excited to be taking this show out to the west coast once again.. no admission fee.... come as you are...what a great way to spend St Patty's Day! Mark your calenders, and stay tuned for info on each of the 5 artists bringing their trunk show fun to California.. I've been scurrying around here dyeing mohair, felt, and roving.. whatever I can get my hands on.. watch out Oscar.. you too can be a pretty lavender doggie.. and oh yes, the time, in which I so thoughtfully left off, is 10-2pm...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

What you might not know.....let's make 2012 a healthier one..

Baby Carrots:

The following is information from a farmer who grows and packages carrots for IGA, METRO, LOBLAWS, etc.

The small cocktail (baby) carrots you buy in small plastic bags are made using the larger crooked or deformed carrots which are put through a machine which cuts and shapes them into cocktail carrots - most people probably know this already.

What you may not know and should know is the following:
Once the carrots are cut and shaped into cocktail carrots they are dipped in a solution of water and chlorine in order to

preserve them (this is the same chlorine used in your pool).

Since they do not have their skin or natural protective covering, they give them a higher dose of chlorine.

You will notice that once you keep these carrots in your refrigerator for a few days, a white coveringwill form on the carrots. This is the chlorine which resurfaces. At what cost do we put our health at risk to have esthetically pleasing vegetables?

Chlorine is a very well-known carcinogen, which causes Cancer. I thought this was worth passing on. Pass it on to as many people as possible in hopes of informing them where these carrots come from and how they are processed.

I used to buy those baby carrots for vegetable dips. I know that I will never buy them again!!!!

Confirmed by Snopes:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

wishing you a heartfelt kinda day...

This is what today looks like. It's snowing and I am remembering all the special people in my life.. Happy Valentine's Day to all of you..

Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine web update today

Valentine bears and friends available on website

more hearts for tonite's web sale

vintage sweetheart locket.
lovely vintage handsewn sequined heart with vintage locket..oh my... needle felted locket
vintage crocheted heart and tiny bisque doll..

vintage basket of felted hearts.
As mentioned, I do L-O-V-E hearts.. and here is a little preview of my favorites.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

One day until Valentine Web Update...

Oh how I love Valentine's Day.. and hearts.. I know, silly, but I do.. these are some of them, that I've been collecting to put on special Valentine's much to do before Friday's update.. back to work.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine Website Update -- this Friday

We've been trying our best to come out of hibernation
and it looks as though we're just in time for a big heartfelt Valentines celebration!
If you've been pining for a sweet treat, join us this coming Friday.
Yes-It is really going to happen on a different night
- so mark your calendars for Friday February 10th at 6 pm EST,

Friday, February 3, 2012

on their way to Earth Angels

These guys will be making their way to Earth Angels in celebration of the coming of spring..and Valentines Day of course.