I’ve been away for a few days, and when I came back home the wind was roaring at 40 miles per hour. It actually ripped out the entire shepherd’s hook that our bird feeders hang on–that’s a first! The water … Continue reading
I’ve wanted to create a sailor’s valentine for quite a while. I’ve been collecting shells for years, for a valentine box and for a large mirror frame I had in mind. At least I finally got one of those projects … Continue reading
Once in a while I feel the need to create something in that wonderful pastel blue and pink combination that Marie Antoinette loved so much. and those springish colors are a welcome change from winter’s darker jewel tones. So, with … Continue reading
You cannot trust the weather–ever. We’ve had a full month of no snow on the ground, which is very rare for these parts. I been meandering happily about the garden noticing little green shoots here and there, buds swelling on … Continue reading
Here’s another vintage rosary bracelet, called Pilgrim. soon in my Gemnorde Etsy shop.
Last winter I found some lovely natural heathered wool yarn from New Zealand at a thrift store–two huge skeins. First I knitted the long and winding cabled scarf, and yesterday I finished a matching cable beret. My first hat ever–very … Continue reading
OK, it’s not the 5′ antique Delft tulipiere I’ve always wanted, but for a mere $10 I’m not complaining! This exact item retails online for $145. It’s in four parts so you can change the height, stands about 24″ high. … Continue reading
With flowers on my mind, I decided to make some funky earrings for spring. They’ll soon be in my Gemnorde Etsy shop.
Remember my thrifted fall centerpiece? Well, here’s a new one for spring–also thrifted for a total of–wait for it–$2!!! I bought the ivy-twined twig basket for $1 before Christmas and last week just got a big bag of short-stemmed silk … Continue reading
This is kind of a departure for me–from working with vintage findings to stone–but I couldn’t pass up these incredible lapis beads a few years ago. I’ve had the carved lapis pendant (lion embracing a ball) for many many years–purchased … Continue reading