Hello! Hope everyone is having some nice post-holiday days! We are full on leftovers, enjoying being snowed in, and even though I am battling a cold- I am happy to be snuggled in at home for a while. I am drinking lots of tea, trying to cross some things off the wedding to do list, and doing some major blog stalking.
The other day I found dwyer on etsy, and this is a shop after my own heart. These little gold teepees? So sweet. I also adore the arrows and the gingham patterned interiors on these totes. Normally I am not big on using a printed tote as an everyday purse, I think it is a little juvenile and clashes easily with outfits, BUT I find plenty of times to use a tote as a secondary bag. Whether for some extra craft supplies, travel needs, teacher homework bag, or lugging groceries; I am happy to have some sweet hand-painted totes for filling as you run out the door.


party on wayne

New in the shop, colorful party garlands. I made these to chase the dreary winter blues away and they have certainly done the trick for me. While I love the neutrals of fall and winter, I needed a change. I will be making some more of these and listing in the shop soon.



After many drafts and long hours passing the macbook back and forth, we finally came up with our save the date designs. To save on money we decided not to do fancy magnets, photobooth prints, or the temporary tattoos I originally wanted. Instead we came up with a simple, colorful design that we printed two-sided on card stock in the postcard dimensions. Postcard stamps are much more affordable and I hope our friends and family will like receiving some snail mail. I love the simple NC and hearts design that the mister came up with for the address side of the cards. I think that logo will make it's way into other aspects of our wedding for sure.


gift guide: sparkles and lace

My second gift guide is far from the first. This one is inspired by my younger sister who couldn't be more different than my older. That's why I love them both so dearly. My younger sister loves romantic clothing with ruffles and sparkle, baking the most delicious sweets, adding glitter to crafts, and giving of her time to help others wherever she can. Here are my picks inspired by her.
This sweetest Martha Stewart doily wreath plus the diy instructions to make it for her myself,
A shimmery polish in a rosy hue,
some bling for her shoes,
and finally, some proper ruffles to keep her warm.



I have been lucky enough to have my ceramics featured in several Etsy Treasuries lately. I think this one is especially nice, Seeing the Forest Through the Trees by EnchantedTreePottery. Check it out and leave a sweet comment!

Other treasuries I have been featured in::

Do You Love Mushrooms?

I've got the Winter Blues
The Sprite's Guide


heart and craft on sale!

I am putting the new Etsy coupon codes to good use and from now until Christmas Eve you can get 20% off my paper goods in the shop! Just enter holidays into the coupon code at checkout for your discount! Happy shopping!

noble town vintage

Gorgeous work from Noble Town Vintage. In their words "jewelry made up of vintage brass findings and raw gemstones with geometric and southwest influences." Simply wonderful.


gift guide: cozy christmas

Here are my gift picks for your design-conscious homebody. Most of these are inspired by my older sister who loves to knit, cook, read, write and play music and garden all from the comfort of her cottage-cozy little home.
Fog Linen Work Natural Linen TableCloth, $85,
Songwriters 2011 Calendar, The Wild Unknown, $30,

any of Pendleton's Jaquard Blankets,

And finally this driftwood wreath and postcard set by Chief and Crown.


my folklover

Some lovely ladies in print form over at My Folklover, by Melbourne artist Catherine Campbell.

See even more featured on the 2011 Folklover calendar.


giving thanks

This week I am saying thank you to friends and family with some holiday treats. There is nothing like starting the holiday weekend off with some baking and crafting. Wednesday I spent the morning making peppermint chocolate bark, chocolate dipped pretzels, and some shimmery card stock gift tags to pull it all together. Easy, inexpensive, and festive- my favorite.


days off

Five in a row. I can hardly believe it! Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday and I fully plan on enjoying the good company, good weather, and great food. I also plan on spending all waking moments that I am not eating on enjoying myself. Some of those enjoyable activities for today will include:
  • Enjoying coffee and strawberry-jam toast (currently enjoying)
  • Catching up on laundry and cleaning- not quite as enjoyable but certainly satisfying
  • Baking up some yummy holiday treats complete with chocolate and peppermint
  • Finishing some dainty new garlands for the shop
  • Starting some holiday crafts- can't wait!
  • Going home to see my family, complete with grandparents and little sister who are in town!!



Acorns? From felt? In the loveliest colors? Yes, please!
From Fairyfolk on etsy. And they have beautiful photography as well. Nice job.



just a lovely photo for you today. via oncewed. finally feeling some inspiration seep in on these dark-too-early days.


hearts and owls

Just a little peak at the latest handmade wedding decorations. I finally have a vision that is slowly, very slowly, coming together.