Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day




Happy Mother's Day to all the good Mom's out there!  An extra special happy Mother's Day to my mom.  My beautiful mom has helped to shape me into the woman I am today.  She has taught me the love of nature and the appreciation of art and how the two go hand in hand.  She has taught me that it is ok to sometimes take the "road less travelled".  I have learned over the years that even if my mom taught me something I didn't think I needed to learn,  everything she ever did or said was because she loved me.  Being a mom has to be one of the hardest jobs there is.  We bring our children into this world and marvel at the wonder of life, but it all passes by so quickly.  Sometimes we do not realize how wonderful our moms are until we start to wear their shoes and watch our own children grow.  I just want my mom to know that I think she is the most amazing woman on this Earth.  My mom, my best friend, thank you.






Friday, May 4, 2012

Art as Inspiration

" I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.  Imagination is more important than knowledge.  Knowledge is limited.  Imagination encircles the world."  ~ Albert Einstein



My daughter is becoming an amazing photographer.  This shot is so surreal and has a hint of magic.

Glass globes in a glass bowl.  These seem to fly out of the shop, just a nice novelty to remind us of the complexity of this world.



Warm shadows soothe the soul.




 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

Welcome to 2012!!  I expect to have many, many new and exciting things to share with you this year.  The sheep are all coming into their warm and wooly coats.  A few of the gals have been introduced to Dooley and Patrick (our beautiful rams).  Babies are expected the end of May!  Sixty bags of wool have gone off to my processor and some are ready to pick up, coming back to me as beautiful skeins of yarn.  Our first Holiday Season at the Sheep's Nest was very successful and we thank all of our customers.  The shop will continue to be open through the winter and many new items will be coming in weekly.  My studio/workshop is all set up for me to start creating in the New Year and several ideas are floating about in my head.

If you live in the area, stop in and see our Valentine's Day tree. 



We also have put several winter/Christmas items on sale for 30% off.


The latest issue of Jeanne d'Arc Living is in!!!
No longer are there ads, which really makes this a beautiful soft cover book!
For sale in the shop for $20.
I can also ship out to anyone who is interested for $26





I hope everyone has a very happy and safe and creative New Year!!



Friday, November 18, 2011

A Little Taste of Christmas...


 YES IT IS HERE!!!!!  And, it is wonderful!!!!
$26 includes shipping











 As we get ready for our Holiday Open House to be held Thanksgiving Weekend, I thought I would share with you some of the wonderful ornaments we have decorated the trees with.

I have embellished some old photo's with vintage lace and trim and hung them on the feather tree.  I wish that these photo's could talk, some of the expressions are just priceless!

This baby is sitting in a wonderful old wicker chair!













This ornament I made using a pressed cardboard walnut that I painted and then embellished with lace and vintage trims.  I then added an antique frozen charlotte doll.  These dolls were found outside a factory in Germany that was bombed out during the war.  There are folks that go on "digs" and discover all kinds of treasures.  I would love to explore around these old doll factories!





These ornaments are all covered in glass glitter and look so pretty when the lights reflect off of them.



 This is just a beautiful glass swallow with a sprig of flowers in his beak. What is it about birds that just fascinates us?
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This glass glittered bird has a  tag around his neck with a little message.  Some say "hope" , "dream" and "wish".




















Friday, September 2, 2011

MERCURY GLASS ITEMS....................


Getting Ready for Fall ...

Here are a few new items in the shoppe to celebrate the coming Fall Season.

Isn't this a fabulous Mercury Glass Pumpkin???




How about some Silvered Glass Leaf Ornaments



Mercury Glass Vase Covered in Wire


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Website Update

Whew !! It certainly takes alot of time to create a website!  In my case we could probably say years!  Anyway, for now I have finally gotten a start on things and have a webshop open.  I have added things from my "brick and mortar" shop including wool from our sheep.  So if you like, come and take a look, and please feel free to "critique".  I am sure you will find some errors and I would truly appreciate the help in pointing them out so I can fix them.

I am also getting pretty close to having 100 followers, which must mean it will be time for a give away!  Once I reach 100 I will post about my giveaway, so stay tuned.....
Please share with your friends.



Come and see these items and more at www.thesheepsnest.com


Wednesday, July 27, 2011