The poor old Hen's Den got pretty trashed today as I experimented with ideas for my book cover 📚i hope you like what I came up with 🙊🎉Happy Sunday!!
What? Back stitch AGAIN? this time filling with a series of parallel stitches for a different look. This is @lecien_cosmo
variegated floss, a full strand. REMINDER: Today is the last day to grab a kit, jewelry or embroidery hoop art from my shop! I am heading on an exciting journey this week and then it's time for a break to enjoy my family. 🙏
Only two weeks until Christmas!! 💕🎄🦄🌵💘🎁 (Christmas Cactus and Gingerbread Man patterns available in my shop, link in bio)
We had a wonderful day at @dewereldvansnor’s Christmas market. Now trying to get home through the snow ❄️. Our free ‘Merry & Bright’ printable is still available on Zilverblauw.nl, if you like (search for ‘merry & bright’). Happy Sunday evening!
If you’ve witnessed racist/xenophobic/transphobic verbal assaults, particularly lately, it can be daunting to speak up or step in. SO here’s a link to a video that suggests 6 ways to intervene in situations like these. It’s never easy, and after it’s over I always think of 100 better, more convincing things I could have said and then think about it over and over in the shower. But the point is, say something, anything. Silence = acceptance. And while you may not change the aggressor’s mind at the very least you’ll demonstrate that this kind of shit will not be tolerated.
[PS. Yes, both are for sale on Etsy]
I know that all I've done for the last month or so is complain about how tired I am but I really am going to miss this Christmas madness. The silver lining is that I'll soon be back to making brilliant and bonkers custom orders again which I've not done for a few months and cannot wait to get back to!... and needless to say - the bigger the better! 😆Here's a small custom order I made for @notonthehighstreet a little while ago. Can't wait to get that crazy look back on my face 😂🙈
Much anticipated happy mail was received today from across the seas! The super talented @donna.sandsdonald made me this absolutely gorgeous mini for the #libertyquiltswap2017#swapteambetsy . I just love it! Further to my personal note of thanks, you’re the best 😘😘. She also treated me to be sweetest needlebook of which I am in dire need so she must be a mind reader! I’ll show you that later, it’s just precious! Just loved this swap 💕✂️✂️
Time to add some finishing touches for my show coming up this weekend.
I’ll be shutting down for the holidays on Wednesday! Please place your orders before the 13th. While I can’t guarantee Christmas delivery, I can get them out to you as soon as possible. If you would like, you can ask about rush shipping options. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
🌿🙏✨ thank you SO, SO, SO much to everyone who came out and supported small biz this weekend at the #GoodDayMarket !! it’s because of YOU we can keep on making and living out our passions, while supporting our families. this one-woman show certainly felt the love BIG time and I’m over the moon with the response to my new pieces!! hugs to you from the bottom of my heart. 💗 And *especially* to Sarah from @one_onethousand - holy cow can she throw an awesome market!! 😍
Madison folks!! if you didn’t get a chance to see my new work in person, I just dropped off ✨3✨ new woven wall pieces (this one!! 👆) & more jewelry at @hatcharthouse today!! check. them. out. 😘😊
Annnnd Wausau pals!! I’ll see YOU this Sunday, Dec 17th at the @wausaumakersmarket located at Red Eye Brewing Co from 11A-4P with more new stuff.
I CAN’T WAIT!! 🙌 #wausaumakersmarket
Drawing break .
The cutest gift boxes thanks to @sugarpaperla and @target. ✨ Loved wrapping little gifts in these this year! 🎄
There are going to be a lot of happy mamas this holiday season! Also, just a little reminder that today is the last day to place your order to receive in time for the holidays. 🐻🎁✨ #garnettjewelry#mamabear
Look at the stars. See their beauty. And in that beauty, see yourself. -Draya Mooney ⭐️
This handmade glass pendant is created from one of my favorite paintings titled ‘Lovely Lilies’. The original painting is currently hanging in my bedroom and I have the pleasure of waking up to it each morning.
Will you be on the Nice list or the Naughty List 😬 Perhaps a little of both? // Snow White Flower and Mistletoe Flower 🎄
Here's a budget-friendly DIY gift idea: a macrame dream catcher! The how-to for this beauty is on our blog & it takes less than two hours to make! We love this piece as a gift for office friends, sisters, bff's... anyone who would appreciate a little boho flair! ✨🎁
In the next few days I’ll be adding lots to the website ✨you must place your order online by 12/17 to get it right in time for Christmas!! 🎄
These cold nights sure have us dreaming of ways to warm up! These Christmas cocktails might do the trick😁! What’s your favorite way to warm up in the winter❄️?
So it’s December 10th and most of us are in a sugar coma at this point (I’ve been regularly having cookies as a palate cleanser between meals) but let’s be honest it’s only the beginning.
🍪 If you’re giving out lots of holiday goodies, we’ve got these festive treat bags that we can personalize for you! And best news is they are 20% off starting today (click the link in bio to shop - no coupon code needed) #seasonseatings#tistheseason#happyholidays
Hey friends! 😘 If you're still looking for that perfect gift for someone (or yourself 😂) everything in my shop is now on sale!! But only for 24 hours...so follow the link in my bio. 🎉 All orders will be mailed Monday or Tuesday. 💌📬📫
Just want to give the biggest hug to all our @porterflea friends in Nashville. Wow, you guys. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for coming out (and standing in line!) on a cold day. Thank you for the hugs, for the conversation, for the affirmation, for your purchases, for your love, and for making our small business bloom.
Thank you to our fellow vendors. Makers don't just make products. They embody a way of life: one of joy, of good old-fashioned hard work, of generosity, of creativity, of humor, and of optimism. We are inspired by all our @porterflea friends and thankful to the tireless team of organizers and volunteers who make the magic happen. You continue to blow us away with the warmth and community that you create. We are humbled and so grateful to be a part of it.
Now: back to work on more stems for online orders and preparing for our pop-up at @westelmponce in Atlanta this Saturday from noon-5pm. Pass the hot chocolate! ☕️🍫🍪
this cookie was sooo good😋
(link to buy notebooks in bio)
What’s making you happy this week? Yep, we’re #sharingthehappythings again.
This pretty little reminder came as I wandered the halls at church with my jabbering toddler. 👉🏼 ‘Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want but the realization of how much you already have.’ I have so much to be grateful for + there are countless things making me happy this week. My little family is at the top of the list.
What’s making you happy this week? It can be anything—things like an afternoon spent baking, creating new holiday traditions or a slow Sunday full of rest. Leave me a comment. I’d love to hear!
🚨ALERT ALERT ALERT🚨
You officially have 24 more hours to place any *custom* orders - my shop will be open for another week pre-holidays, but tomorrow evening I will be taking custom orders down until after the new year. Link is in my bio! ✨
We have another after school workshop this Thursday! There are just a few spots left. Register your little artist soon, if you want to claim one of our remaining openings! It's going to be a fun night of creating a beautiful wood star! #spoonfulstudio#warsawindiana
Attention cat lovers! These adorable cat coloring cards (and a printable coloring page) and waiting for you in the shop! Only $2-5, and you can still get them in time for Christmas.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/brightersidesdesign (link and exclusive discount code in bio)
I have three yummy handmade body product recipes up on the blog! A lemon scrub, bath bomb annnd natural deodorant (courtesy of @thecultureofgrace) What’s your favourite?
I was racing the fading light to finish this little piece while snowshoeing yesterday. We fit in one last backpacking trip to a cabin by Rainier and were able to snowshoe to watch sunset with views of Rainier and Adams, then hiked back to our cozy cabin as the stars started popping out
"Wishin' that I was your bottle so I could be close to your lips again"