Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tom Hoy at Etsy

Just discovered this amazing artist at Etsy named Tom Hoy and have spent the last half hour looking at the beautiful offerings in his shop, wishing I could buy every one of them.

Hope you'll all take a moment to stop in to Tom's shop and enjoy the views. For starters, here's his "Christmas Tree in the Woods".

And his "Perching Owl By Cabin".


Friday, October 28, 2011

First snow of the season

I think I spoke too soon about the first snowman of the season. A major winter storm is fast approaching my corner of Maine and may drop 6-12" of heavy wet snow by Sunday morning.

Here are a couple of photos of what my snowy world looks like. Blank notecards of the log cabin and the snowy field are available in our Etsy shop.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

First snowman of the season

Sometimes you just find things that make you smile. I recently came across this dapper fellow with top hat, bow tie and dashing moustache from Beth's Craft Room at Etsy. He's the cutest snowman I've seen in awhile. But with a Maine winter fast approaching, he likely won't be the last!

New notecard

We're going to be adding several new blank notecards this week to our growing selection at Etsy. First up is a photo we took of our handsome border collie, Zeb, a few autumns ago. This notecard can be purchased at our Etsy shop and a magnet is also available at our Zazzle store.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Lemon Zucchini Bread

Besides painting and taking pictures, my sister and I love to cook. Here's a link to a recipe for a wonderful sounding bread sent to me by a friend. I can't wait to give it a try this week, using the zest from 2 lemons and 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice in place of the extract as my friend suggested.

If anyone bakes a loaf or two of the Lemon Zucchini Bread, let us know how it turns out.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Autumn Leaves

Many of the leaves are gone here in our part of Maine. But this photo keeps autumn alive all year-round. You can purchase a notecard or other products created from this lovely photo. If you'd like an item custom made from one of our images, just convo us through Etsy and we'll help in any way we can.

Hope everyone has a beautiful start to the upcoming week!

On Creativity

"Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday.- Ray Kroc

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Our very first post

The idea of blogging is all very new so we'll start with something basic. Here's a link to one of our favorite shop items, a jewelry box.

This item took hours to create as each flower, leaf and vine was individually handmade. A great deal of work, but rewarding and fun. We're so glad to be able to share it with you.

For more photos (including the beautiful fabric that I used to line the trays), just click on the link above. And be sure to leave a comment and tell us what you think!