Great celebrations are being held all across the world , even in Mexico I hear to celebrate the birthday of Nanou. Creatures big and small have gathered and are singing her praises. You are amazing and we all think the world of you.
Polar bear hugs and eskimo kisses of a quantity to fill even the biggest igloo on earth.
Lisa sent me a gorgeous piece of vintage lace with the lb bag of buttons I ordered from her destashing etsy shop. She knew I admired it greatly and that I might have a few ideas as to how to recreate something beautiful with it. I loved the fern like cameos within it and this gave me the idea to create some sort of jewelry from it and more specifically to make some rings with small smooth sea stones and sea glass.
Oh and I also made a ring out of birch bark, I thought lisa might be a little happy about that. She loves that bark.
There you have it the loving spoonfuls. They were valentines gifts for my daughter's along with some new mugs. I am really enjoying making and sending small gifts. I think it might have a little to do with the increased postal rates and the fact that i lost my lower jaw in the post office the other day when the cost of mailing a covered stone to the other side of the world was a small fortune.
Please , oh please can someone please send me some light stones:)
I realized as of late I need to add a few new categories to my blog. I added natural dyeing a few weeks ago and macro photography after christmas. I now added paper art and craft with my little snips, pencil marks and dips into watercolor. It is really liberating to try new things. This little ( literally) endeavor was inspired by a gift in the mail from my oldest and dearest blog friend, elsita. I was only expecting a little something we talked about as part of a new collaboration (more on that at a later date) but I literally fell off my stool when I saw that she had included in the envelope an example of her fantastic artistic journey into the art and craft of miniature book making. She and I chatted long ago about her love of tiny books and I knew at some point she would be starting a blog about them but I had no idea she would be making them herself. Nor that they would be fantastic miniature works of art. The book she gifted to me is "the little red book of happy things". Elsa knows i love the color red. In fact I am wearing my winter signature piece, red corduroy pants today. And as the back of the book says, "red is good".
So i was inspired to try to make a miniature book of my own. I have since made three. The first one is a secret gift to a friend and is in the mail. The second one is being hand delivered tomorrow and is the one pictured below and the third one will be in the mail tomorrow, again a tiny token of friendship. I only used materials I had on hand so the paper might not be the best for this sort of thing. The title of this book is cute as a button and it was also inspired by this little treasure.
Oh and something else cute as a button in the next photograph.
Today I discovered a new name for snow after searching on line to discover what the heck this beautiful, light as a snow feather, looking like miniature snow balls form of snow was. It is wonderful to learn new things, isn't it. Discovery is a lifelong affair.
Gorgeous , isn't it that graupel.
Tomorrow is family day in Ontario. So here is a little song for my family, spread out across this great country and a few even further south. I love you all.
Congratulations K!!! I have not yet chosen the non random winner. There are so many fantastic answers that i might need a little time before I chose a winner. I really wish I had enough fabric to send you all a little loot bag. Enjoy your weekend. Yesterday spring and now today back to winter here in Ontario. That my friends is what Canadian weather is all about. xo m