Monday, April 4, 2016

~ My Etsy ~

Please drop by my  Etsy shop  when you can and see my new rugs!
www.etsy.com/shop/theburlapowl

~T~

Friday, April 1, 2016

Early Work Mercantile

Please don't forget to check out all of the great new updates
on Early Work Mercantile!
www.earlyworkmercantile.net
~T~

Monday, March 28, 2016

~ Feathers & Sneezing Fits~

 I am a hopeless birdwatcher so when I lure a few crows into my 
backyard for a visit...I get excited and linger by the window
for a clear and focused shot of my large feathered friends.
The problem with crows is that they are so sharp and intelligent that 
I honestly think that they know that I am watching...They are very quick!
Fortunately,  they come by every morning to see if I have some goodies to offer...
so be prepared for more crow pics ...I don't give up easily!!
 Another favorite is the brief glimpse that I get of cedar waxwings every spring...
we are evidently one of their migration stops. They have been dropping by here
for years now to eat our berries and visit our birdbath. I love to see them
and it's the swarms or packs that they travel in that brings my attention to
their presence...
 Along with bird watching...I am also "Lowes watching"...I have been by the garden shop
too many times thus far!! I have taken a liking to their purple verbena and I always
love lavender...Pretty purples for the deck this year.
Lastly, our backyard azaleas are in bloom now...they are beautiful but I
sometimes wonder if they are one of  the sneaky culprits that contribute to my
sneezing attacks as of late? We are surrounded by an abundance of
pollen here in eastern NC...It is very  possible to discover an allergy that 
you never knew you had when you live here!!
***
Busy with wool lately ...it would be horrible to be allergic to my ever increasing stash!!
I will have some great listings on Early Work Mercantile  in a few days so please drop by and 
take a look on the first of the month...
Take Care,
~T~

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

~ Etsy ~

 Just listed a few new dolls and signs in my Etsy shoppe...
I have been very busy lately trying to re-stock my selling sites
and have just come up for air!

However, I seem to be moving in slow motion while time is 
flying by...does anybody else have this feeling?
Hence, it's back to the drawing and cutting board
...I feel so behind!!
 
Please drop by and take a look if you get a chance...
www.etsy.com/shop/theburlapowl
 
Until next time...
~ T ~

Sunday, February 21, 2016

~ A Day Well Spent ~

 Today was a beautiful day. The sun was warm and bright and the birds were
chirping loudly...a perfect early Spring day. I took a little stroll
out to the flower beds and found some beautiful color popping through the
soil...This was so nice to see when the dominant colors have been gray
and brown...everywhere.
 It was also a beautiful day to work on some new "old" dolls. They
have been bathed in my walnut dye and then given a second bath today
to darken them a tad bit more. I am in doll-making mode now  and will 
be adding them to my website, Etsy and EWM sites in the future.
One of  my favorite things when creating  dolls is going through my fabric stash
and picking out their future dresses. I like to imagine what color and pattern
will look best for the doll that I have in mind. Sometimes it takes hours
to choose the fabrics because each doll has it's own personality. It's just so much fun...
time flies by so fast!
***
Tomorrow I will start dressing them properly and soon they will be added to my sites... I
have many more in the works... plus rugs...
so please check back soon!
Take Care,
~ T ~