Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chirps and Twitters

A few seconds of activity above the backyard feeders!
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There's nothing better than the sights and sounds of the birds happily going about their day.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Needle Felt Workshops

Have you ever wanted to try needle felting? Join me at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design for a workshop! This is a fun, easy to learn and very portable craft that only requires a couple of tools. We're working some felting magic on tams again on Saturday Feb 11th. This is a great introduction to needle felting and everything you'll need is in the kit including a wool tam. Here's a look at a snowflake design in progress.



Then on March 24th we will be making a little something for Easter. Chicks! Itty Bitty Easter Eggs!


If you'd like more information or to sign up just email or call the Centre for Craft and Design.
Join the fun!
 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Snow

Sometimes it's the sticky kind. The latest snowfall is still hanging on to the trees and cars and the clothesline. There's something a little magical about a sticky snowfall. It transforms the world for a while. Then the wind shifts and the world is changed again.





Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Winter Birds

We've been watching the feeders! Lots of visitors. No surprises. Just the usual flocks of finches and chickadees. We have a regular downy woodpecker that we put a new suet feeder out for. This little fellow was holding on tight to the perch on a snowy day last week.


Soooooo, in the studio I'm working on all things related to birds and their habitats. It's a passion. Anything from nature inspires me but I can't imagine going outside and not hearing a bird calling out or seeing one fly high overhead. I'm excited about the new project and will share more soon.
Here's the first little bit of inspiration from my feeder friend.



Sunday, January 1, 2012

First Page of A New Year

There's always a new calendar under the Christmas tree and today is the day to turn to the first page.


I had lots of notes at the tail end of the 2011 calendar so I would not forget to fill in those little squares that will keep each day organized in 2012. Already there are travel plans and start dates for new adventures. There are some dates to take care of the nuts and bolts of daily life and happily some little squares are designated for fun. No one has made any big resolutions around here and I think that's a good sign that things are going well and we've all sailed through the obvious ups and down of daily life in 2011 ready to embrace the same in 2012. Life is good. I'm thankful. January promises to start giving us more daylight and energy so I hope everyone is looking forward with optimism to all the wonders that 2012 might hold. Best wishes to all for a happy new year!