Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer Rain

We've been busy bees in our shop! Currently we have over 100 different items for sale. There's truly something for everyone!

Plus we've been making a few new treasuries showcasing some of the incredible talent from our fellow Etsians. Here's one, celebrating the rainy June we've been having.

Take a look at "Summer Rain in Blue and Green".

Happy Summer!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Our Anniversary Giveaway!

On May 2 we'll be celebrating our first anniversary on Etsy. What better way to say thanks for all the support, laughter and kindness than with a giveaway! So click on over to our Facebook page and enter to win this lovely creation, the "Blue Skies Box".

Friday, April 20, 2012

Traincase Purse

Just listed this wonderful item - a thoroughly modern old-fashioned traincase purse. We love the vibrant red - perfect for spring, summer or any time of year when you want to add a shot of color to your outfit.

Spring Flowers

The first flowers are just beginning to blossom in our Maine dooryard. Thought we'd share a few of the prettiest ones on this lovely Friday afternoon.

We start with some forsythia...

And then a newly opened hyacinth...

 And a beautiful row of daffodils...

 Ending with a very happy yellow one...

May you all have a happy weekend! Enjoy these days. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Recent treasuries

We love to feature the treasuries of people who've honored us with an inclusion. Here are two recent ones. The first, a collection of lovely photos called "Picture Perfect". And the second, "White and Not Quite".

Thursday, April 12, 2012

We're back!

My goodness, how time flies! We've been terribly remiss in updating our blog and so much has happened we'll never catch up to it all. So, we'll just start afresh. And our first thing to share is our fun new lobster shack birdhouse.

Take a minute to peek at the photo album we've posted on Facebook. Leave a comment - we'd love to know what you think!

Happy Spring!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Forsythia treasury

Spring is in the air with this lovely treasury simply titled "Forsythia" that features one of our notecards. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spring Birdhouse

After countless hours of work and fun and a couple of total failures, the new birdhouse is done! We hope you like it as much as we do. 

To view 24 photos detailing all the tiny creations, visit our Facebook album, New Yellow Birdhouse.

Sunday R&R treasury

Enjoy some "Sunday R&R" in this fun treasury that features our little daisy trinket box. Enjoy!

Postcards From the Northern Forest treasury

Our log cabin notecard is featured in this wintry treasury. Go check out all the talent in "Postcards From the Northern Forest".

Thursday, March 1, 2012

It's a Cat's World treasury

Here's a delightful treasury featuring our sweet Smudge in a sunlight patch. Take a moment to enjoy "It's A Cat's World".

Tiny and Kiki treasury

Our log cabin print is featured in the cleverly curated treasury, "Tiny and Kiki". Enjoy!

Windswept necklace

I've really become quite taken with John Waterhouse paintings and these cabachons are splendid to work with. This one is from his work "Windswept". Lovely, isn't it?


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

A snowman and his dog

Eight inches of very pretty snow fell in our part of Maine over the weekend. My sister decided to take some time to make this adorable creation. Don't you just love the hair and the ears?

New necklaces

We've been busy creating some pretty new items.

The first is a lovely art deco style necklace complete with a cool story about the painting:

The second is a wonderfully haunting Celtic cross and raven necklace:

Hope everyone has a happy week!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Card Crafters Team treasury

Forget email and FB, a card is still the way to go to say I love you, thanks or just hello. This Card Crafters Team treasury features one of our photo cards. Enjoy!

Sweet Orange Marmalade Sunset treasury

That Thomas of ours is making an appearance in the vibrant treasury -" Sweet Orange Marmalade Sunset". Enjoy!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Cabin fever treasury

So cozy! Here's a treasury that features our log cabin print. Snuggle up and see if you get "Cabin Fever".


Here's a pretty, albeit tad fuzzy, picture I took of the moonrise behind some maples the other night. Enchanting, isn't it?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

In A Vernal Mood treasury

I'm thinking spring in this treasury. Go enjoy a breath of fresh air. It'll be sure to put you... "In A Vernal Mood".

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Things You Might "Sea" in Maine treasury

We love all things Maine! And this beautiful treasury - "Things You Might "Sea" in Maine" is lovely. It also features our framed print of stunning Castine. Enjoy the view!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Kai and Monty

Kai is so excited about his new Garden Maine hat that he wants to wear it even when he sleeps.

And we're so proud of Monty. A cat that cat read is amazing. A cat that can read upside down is just incredible!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Lovely Lovelies treasury

Here's Thomas going undercover in this lovely collection - "Lovely Lovelies". Enjoy!

How Tweet It Is... treasury

Our sweet little heart birdhouse is featured in this adorable treasury - "How Tweet It Is To Be  Loved By You". Enjoy!

World Class Traveler treasury

Our keepsake box with the vintage luggage labels is featured in this wonderful treasury called "World Class Traveler". Enjoy!

A Little Bit of Sunshine treasury

Perfect for this wintry day - our cat Smudge can be seen gracing this treasury "A Little Bit of Sunshine".

Sweet Love treasury

A treasury featuring our heart boxes that lives up to its name - Sweet Love.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Screaming peonies, Batman!

I was so delighted with today's "Peony Fact of the Day" that I had to share. Gardening, as most of us know, is not for the faint of heart. Check out this Garden 'Highlight'.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Cat smiling treasury

Here's that rascal of a Thomas once again enjoying his time in a treasury. We can't let him see himself on screen too often. His ego is big enough already.  ;-)

Enjoy all the kitties in this one called, "Cat Smiling".

My heart says... treasury

Our rose necklace was featured in this vibrant treasury. Love seeing all these greens in the middle of winter. And I especially love the treasury's title, "My Heart Says Yes, But My Head Says, 'What Are You Thinking?'".


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Four more treasuries!

Four more wonderful treasuries featuring our items and lots of other great Etsy talent. In order of appearance:

"Gee, You Smell Terrific...", "It's All About Contrast...", "Purple or Pink Please" and "White Winter!"


The Family Rose

This lovely rose necklace was created using one of our photographs. It's pretty special in our family as the first plant belonged to our great-grandmother. Through the years cuttings have been given to family members and it's a wonderful thing to see it in bloom.

My Funny Valentine treasury

Here's a silly one for Valentine's Day. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thomas and Smudge treasuries

Here are two treasuries that feature two of our beloved cats. Thomas is the one relaxing in "Cattitude!" and you'll find Smudge in a sunlight patch in "Bright Eyes". Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

First Light treasury

Check out this beautiful treasury that features our Maine winter notecard as well as other moments of "First Light" from around the world.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Two Valentine treasuries

Our clay Valentine hearts have been featured in these two delightful treasuries. What wonderful selections in the "You're So Sweet" and "Nice for Valentine's Day"! Enjoy!

Pink and Blue and I Love You treasury

This vibrant treasury features our snowflake box! Go check out the pretty offerings in "Pink and Blue and I Love You".  Enjoy!

Monday, January 16, 2012

My Blue Heaven treasury

Here's another wonderful treasury that features our Sunflowers and Sky notecard. Go take a peek at "My Blue Heaven".

White Love treasury

Here's another great treasury featuring our Valentine hearts. Lots of pretty things to discover in this "White Love" treasury.


Etsy Made

Here's a place for fellow Etsians to share a link or two to items they've recently made. So go ahead, everyone! Show off your new creations!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Garden Maine

New gardening website for Mainers and anyone who loves plants. It's just a "sprout" at the present time, but will soon be blossoming with vast amounts of information, great stories and lots of fun. Go stroll around and take in the sights. Visit Garden Maine.

(Disclaimer: This new site is run by my sister - but it's still great even if it wasn't hers!)

Heart of my heart

Hoping to make Valentine's Day a little more special this year? Maybe a bit of sparkle will help when you hang these glittery hearts:

And be sure to visit our Zazzle store for a variety of beautiful necklaces and other items.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Keepsake box

Just listed the new keepsake box, a popular item for Dab Hands. This one has some especially unique labels on it including a wonderful one from Tokyo.

Remember to take a look at our entire Etsy shop while you're there. We have over 80 items to choose from, with new ones coming soon!

Happy New Year!