Monday, January 30, 2012

a Small hint!!

Are you curious as to my new creation? It will be smaller than my current items. It will involve light. It will include paper and flora of all kinds....The parts are on the way from the manufacturer..

Well, I think I gave 3 hints... more tomorrow

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I went hiking today!

Now for something completely different!!

I went hiking in my Christmas present--hiking boots. It was a beautiful, sunny day and a warm 50ish degrees. We, my husband and I, went to the Green River Gorge. The water was green, of course, and the hemlocks, dog hobble, ferns were all a lusicous green as well. The hiking cleared my mind of clutter and I want to build up my hiking legs so that we can do longer hikes. I did pretty well--we completed 5 miles. I am learning my boots, and now I have 2 blisters on my heels. While we were out, I was thinking about my store and I saw some Christmas tree ferns. Remember the lamps with those leaves? Well, some of the leaves came home with me....the roots are in tact and can grow more leaves.

Also, I have hit upon an idea that I think will be fabulous and fun..Everyone will want one and will be able to afford it. This idea will be a spring selling point or maybe next month when I can get a few made...oh, the mystery!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Vacations!!! Now is the time to plan~~~

Where are you thinking about going on vacation?? Now is the time to plan. And I am trying to plan my vacation for the summer to the Pacific Northwest, but everything I try is not working out. The timing is not right!!!
Well, your timing is perfect to snag this North Carolina Coastline Journal.
A brown paper bag is recycled as the handmade paper base for the journal. Map pieces were also blended into the pulp to give a unique appearance to the paper.
The bead dangle has a shell with drilled hole, quartz bead, flat red glass and complementary small beads.
The theme of this journal is a North Carolina vacation as the coast of my state is stitched into the spine.

Who doesn't love a vacation on a coast line??
Do you have a different vacation planned? Well, click below for a custom journal for your personal vacation.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Golden Journal

Using my son's favorite hand made paper with gold leaf scraps blended into the pulp, I created a journal with 6 signatures and front and back hard cover for this exquisite coptic bound journal. Every part of this journal is hand made, except of course the inside pages.
Visit my store for more information about my new journal!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012!!

November and December were really crazy, so I had few blog posts. No promise about the new year.

My newest lamp is an upcycled lamp from a yard sale. I unassembled the lamp, tore off the paper, repainted the wood and on my handmade paper, painted 4 different Chinese symbols.

The next lamp in my series is bold, black Chinese symbols painted on white abaca hand made paper.

I chose and painted the symbols for destiny, happiness, harmony, and peace.

I feel these symbols are universal in meaning for the start of the new year.

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What kind of seeds would you buy in a handmade paper card?