Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Or mushrooms, whatever you like. They are often right under your feet and not something you'd notice without a closer look. They are fascinating though when you do find one of the many many varieties of these little fellows that seem to pop up over night sometimes.

They are great inspiration for needle felting projects and I am enjoying these fall colours.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


A little daydreaming moment. While I'm tackling daily chores it's nice to let my thoughts drift off and have my head in the clouds.....

I'm looking forward to diving into the pink clouds. That's for tomorrow.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

More from the Pumpkin Patch

I'm promise I'm not wishing away the gorgeous summer weather but I am enjoying these newly minted and oh so soft pumpkins. Definitely on a roll...

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Colour Inspiration

New month, new palette. This lovely silk fabric is inspiring a shift into fall colour schemes. I love the rich pumpkin colour with it's little circle print mixed in with the floral.  The burgundy floral print was the flip side of the skirt I recycled and the trim with green and gold is lovely too. The silk will find it's way into a project but for now it's just laying on the work bench helping me choose colours of wool to go into a pumpkin patch.

There's few listed on the website if you need a fresh pumpkin for your fall decor!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Family Trip Flashback!

All the way back to 1973.  I was very very very very young. Ahem. It was my first trip on a plane and the first time I saw the biggest playground I had ever seen called Florida. What a place for a young imagination. All those wonderful places built by grown up minds to entertain all ages. Wow! It was a glorious week of first time encounters with pink flamingos, pelicans, dolphins and life sized Weeki Wachee mermaids!

I kept thinking of that trip while I was making these mini mermaids for the Mermaids Tears Seaglass festival that  is coming up July 25th on Prince Edward Island. Cabot and Rose will be there with a vendors booth (and more fabulous mermaids) . I can only hope these little gals will spark some fond vacation memories for someone else! PEI is a pretty fabulous playground too!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Summer Classic

It was a classic maritime summer day in Cape Breton. Lots of sunshine and warm temperatures without high humidity and enough breeze to keep the pests away. The sunshine and heat mean the flower pots are filling in and I consider this pink petunia a summer classic too. A staple in maritime gardens for as long as I can remember are the older varieties of petunias that filled large flower beds each year. These newer varieties of trailing petunias are marvels of colour combinations and the fact that their blossoms resist melting in wet weather makes them winners for sure.

Needless to say even though it was a work day I spent as much of it as possible on the deck. Even the little violas seems happy with the weather and at the warmest part of the day the fragrance of the  sweet alysum seemed heightened. Ah summer, you're finally here.

Some days it takes some effort to get yourself slowed down enough to enjoy the little things. This kind of sunny summer day inspires that mood.  There is of course always room for creative endeavors and today sparked the idea for this fellow. I had just recycled some turquoise silk fabric and it was perfect for little dragonfly wings. The real ones are flitting happily around the garden but this little guy will be around in January to remind me of summer's warmth. Hope everyone got to slow down today and enjoy the little things under a sunny sky somewhere!