Friday, May 29, 2009


"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Pssst....Renee won....

A little angel told me...Congrats Renee! You won the little Star Weaver doll. She's ready to spread your dreams across the sky in twinkling lights. The Universe has conspired on your behalf :)

I want to thank everyone that left me a comment. I loved them all. I couldn't even answer my own question because I couldn't choose just one person! Perhaps I should have made it a tea party for 10 or so. :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesday & ToadStools

"Come fairies take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.".... W.B. Yeats.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Award and Doll GiveAway!

Good things can come in three's too right?! How about this beautiful award, my 100th blog post and a doll giveaway! My friend Michelle from The Studio at Crow Haven Farm
bestowed this beauty on me and The Byrum Spiritual Art Award means ..."You make a difference ... I know, because you have for me!"
Michelle is like a ray of sunshine who always brightens my day! Now I'm supposed to choose 5 others to pass this along to.....but I'm a slacker when it comes to this part because I always want to choose everyone :) maybe later??

Now since this is my 100th blog post I want to do a giveaway, and this poor little Star Weaver is stuck in my Etsy Shop instead of spreading stars in the sky. She needs to be free to spread some sparkle and tango with the moon. I made her during a workshop I took with JoAnna Pierotti of Moss Hill Studio
Her face is entirely hand painted including the little roses on her forehead and I adorned her with vintage lace. She's ready with her stars! (It would be wonderful if you could include JoAnna and Ron in your prayers as well. Ron just had a tumor removed from his head a week ago and is recovering in the hospital.)
So, if you'd like a chance to win this little lady just leave me a comment on this post and tell me....

if you had a chance to spend the day with anyone in the world, no matter who it is, famous or not, a politician, a rock star, someone from history, dead or alive., anyone at all..who would it be? And I'll use a magic hat to pick the winner next Wednesday the 27th.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The turtle or the hare?

Please forgive me as I've definitely been in turtle mode lately. Not on purpose mind you, but time is flying by! I'm so grateful for this sweet award that has been bestowed on me by two people I admire very much..Tanya
who is a teacher and wonderful artist. Life is filled with beautiful things and she makes a lot of them! And Caroline from Carolinescrafts
who makes wonderful dolls and the cutest little characters, among other things! Thank you friends!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Castle Keeper

Are you ready to be picked up and carried away to a fairytale land, where the most magical castles boast beautiful gardens filled with colorful flowers and pixies? Perhaps a ride on the downy wings of a blue and pink bird or a beautiful serenade?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I drooled a little bit

And who wouldn't? One of my blogging friends, Caroline from CarolinesCrafts
is also one of my friends in my everyday life. We've known each other and worked together for a long time. Anyway we exchange Christmas gifts every year, usually during May or June :) and this is what she got me! It's a stamp set with 58 stamps in a carrying case and when you flip it over it has markers and 8 different colored inks for the stamps. It's heavenly. There's not a surface in my house that's safe now!

And speaking of buddies....I am expecting a package from someone off ebay, which still isn't here, but I found this lovely box on my porch and the return address is from The Studio at Crow Haven Farm, Miss Michelle!
Surprise! I actually squealed when I opened the box! Without further ado, may I present....

Miss Suzi Q from Poland! Suzi Q has very quickly found a place in my home and my heart and I think she likes it here. Can't you just hear her talking?! She is so lovely with her sweet expression and her pink Tulip skirt! She even has a 'love' ribbon wrapped around her. And I didn't show her feet in the pic but she can sit with her little feet crossed! I'm charmed.

I am so lucky to have such good friends. I treasure you guys for all your amazing qualities! And I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I Will Always Love You

I can remember the first time I saw this video some time ago. I was in complete awe, and of course, crying like a baby. I had to get my daughter to come and watch it too, and is it got towards the end, she was like, "Momma! Why'd you tell me to watch this?!" She was crying too. It's a great reminder of the loves and bonds we're so lucky to have in our lives. She bought me the book for Mother's Day!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Where would you go?

If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be? When I was little I used to pretend I had a magic carpet and I would sneak out of the window on warm summer nights and go on the most fantastic journeys. I always wanted to sail with Wynken, Blynken and Nod in a wooden shoe on a 'river of crystal light' or visit Alice in Wonderland and play a game of croquet. Maybe visit Oz and meet Dorothy, Toto and friends. I still love to visit those places! And I have a new one to add to the list....

If only I had wings..
It would be the Sistine Chapel. I can just imagine! But since I'm unconvinced that flying is an irrational fear(I've flown many times) and I don't have wings, and have no idea where I put that magic carpet, I'll just be content to look at pictures! Where would you go?

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Tell A Child

"Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed. " ~Robert Gallagher

Happy Mother's Day Angels!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Robin with a fro

Yay, for sunshine! It's nice to see blue sky again. It was raining this morning but is so pretty out right now. Time to dry off a little bit. Mr. Robin was doing exactly that. He was hanging out on the back deck in the sun and just ruffling his feathers around soaking up the sun. I wish you could see the top of his head better because he's all fluffed up. He could use a little gel!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Did you know ?

That it didn't rain in Calama, Chile for 400 years?

I'm just saying. :)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Rain Rain Go Away

Yes, I'm thankful. The grass is green and there are beautiful flowers everywhere. It's my brain! It needs a little blue sky and sunshine... and maybe a few stars at night and a little sleepy moon.

She thinks so too.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

MidNigHt Stroll?

I'm definitely a Fall kinda girl but one thing I do love about Spring/Summer is the nights. I love the peacefulness of the night when the moon is wickedly bright and the stars and fireflies light up the night!