Sunday, September 26, 2010

Boxes and Bread

Here are some new boxes that I have been painting.
Keepsake boxes.

This one is 6 x 6 square and is made of pine. It smells good inside.
This is a balsam box.
As soon as I was done painting it, it sold! A lot of detail in this one.
It has a nice shape.
This one has a mermaid on it.Also made of pine.
I finished these and went home to Jeffrey's cooking.
He made chicken in a Romertopf and gluten free bread.
He had his measuring tape still attached to his belt, just in case......?
There's the bread....delicious! xo

Friday, September 24, 2010

Nantucket Mermaid Sea Salt and Kelp Soap

Here it is...Nantucket Mermaid Sea Salt and Kelp Soap made exclusively for me by Chris of Drift Away Soap! Looks like yummy shortbread cookies....but it's not.
There they are, all packaged up.
A wee bar for a nice little gift!
On display in the shop.
I asked Chris to make them smell like a mermaid, and she did! Scented with orange and bergamot with sea salt and kelp. WOW!

Thanks Chris! Come get your bar at the shop or see Chris and her Drift Away Soap line at Sustainable Nantucket's Farmer's Market 9am -1 pm. I'll be there, too! TTFN!xo

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Red Headed Mermaid

Another mermaid in the shop! Bernadette sews these up and I paint and decorate them and add hair.This is some of the mohair yarn that I got at Purl. A perfect color! I added little paper flowers . Today I will make her a nice necklace.

There is her mirror....I hope she approves! :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Floral Wreaths

I got a bunch of beautiful paper and silk flowers that I love just looking at, but I knew I had to get to work and make something for the shop.
I decided to make a hanging rose and butterfly mobile.Here is the little bead detail on the top.
I got a medley of flowers together. Then I masked a piece of heavy wire with florist's tape and added leaves that I flocked with Martha's flocking powder. This was my first time flocking. I am now a flocker :)
I just used a glue gun to apply the flowers and then stitched them in place to make them extra secure.

I hung wee butterflies from brass wire, et voila!
It adds a bit more color to the pastel look that I have had for summer.

I also made this rose wreath.It is about 24 inches round and full of beautiful flowers and leaves.
This is one of my favorite flowers. I love the color! I put some butterflies on this too.
Now it's back to all of those orders.Stop by for a peek! I'm open everyday 10 to 5 and Sunday 10 to 2....:):)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Butterfly Jungle Zine

My second issue of Butterfly Jungle Zine will be out in October.
I love butterflies....
I'm working on some more fun things made with them!
A collectors box to hang on the wall.
And plenty of new cards! Stop by if you are in the area! :) ( Go here to see more beautiful butterflies!)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Jeffrey S Lewis

Jeffrey, my Sweetheart, makes beautiful furniture and built ins. Here is his latest work. You can see more at his site...HERE See you at the Shop! :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum

The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum is featured in the latest issue of Selvedge Magazine.....Hooray!

Friday, September 10, 2010

I'm Getting This And You Should Too!

I'm loving these smarty pants women and what they come up with! From Fionna Richards at Cartolina Cards. Check it out, Girls!
I love it! Now I've got to get an iphone....can you imagine? I'm getting an iphone just so I can have this app! (Really, I was going to get one anyway...ha ha)
Thanks ,Fionna! :) Check out Cartolina's cards at their shop. TTFN!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Autumn mermaids

They are coming to a shell near you! The rest of the summer orders will be shipped tomorrow and Monday. Onward with the new fall line! Here are 4 new mermaids be appearing on shells,rocks and boxes soon to come.Thanks again for all who stopped by the shop. The new online shop will be up and running in October.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Thanks For The Great Summer

Here are the ornaments in their finished state.
Merry Christmas!
More clips from butterflies that I got in NYC. Wait until you see the new flower stash that I got! Should be here by the end of the week....maybe today! :):):)
Some new rings....
In the sunset....
I'm making more shells and rocks today to fill up the table!
One more ornament....

Thanks to everyone who stopped by this Summer! I hope you'll be back again before next Summer to enjoy the Fall and Christmas Stroll. Please keep in touch, and check back often to see what is going on on the Island! Cheers! I'll miss you! :)