The house has taken on a familiar smell of maple and walnut and the sawdust is piled high in my husband's workshop. You see, now that he has a week's vacation, he is like an inspired energizer bunny and creating some real masterpieces in wood. By the end of this week there should be about 30 new additions to his etsy shop.
I love watching him work and so does our daughter who will sit at her workbench at one end of the shop with her own wood blocks and tools while singing to him as he is turning pens. I cannot wait to see what he brings upstairs tonight!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
So many photographers are able to capture the beauty that surround them and I can name hundreds that I would love to add to my collection. Then there are a few that are able to capture something else. An essence of life, a novel in photograph, a moment of complete refuge from the world. Ajawin is one of these photographers. If you haven't seen her images yet, here is a chance to enjoy a select few of them. Many more can be found in her shop.
Monday, January 4, 2010
While the weather was still warm and winter wear was the last thing on my mind, I came upon this shop on Etsy called Lesha's Workshop. There was an instant longing for winter growing in me and I knew I simply had to have one of her scarves. My husband finally gave into the constant "hinting" (it took me putting it in his favorites in his etsy shop!) and gave me my favorite scarf for my birthday. I don't believe I have left the house this winter without wearing it. Well it turns out the creator of this beautiful shop is one of the most interesting and smile inducing women I have come across in a very long time and I am very lucky to count her among my friends. I hope you will enjoy her goodies as much as I do. My scarf, well one that looks very much like it, is available by clicking the photo of me and my handsome furry friend. Trust me, if you have room for one more scarf or a pair of ultra cool spats, this is the knitting goddess you want to talk to!