Friday, December 31, 2010

Giveaway to welcome in the New Year

It is a good thing to welcome in the New Year
I wonder what new adventures we will have
What exciting  creative endeavors we will undertake
Many thanks to you all for your support and kind comments about my needle felting and my life
This small round box with a needle felted cover would be wonderful to place your treasures in
And the selection of  my postcards would look lovely on your Nature Table
Leave a comment, international visitors most welcome to enter, the winner will be chosen on the 5th

Love and much light  Marie


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mixed Media

I have been creating some mixed media frames
I have mounted some of my needle felted photos of my creations 
And then added flowers, leaves and ferns to the frames.
Because they cost hardly anything to make I have listed them at under $15 each in my Etsy shop

Love and light  Marie

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I have Chickens in my garden

Mother Hen has been very busy with her new chickens.

Love and light  Marie

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Sweet Summer time

I have returned from my Summer Vacation and placed everything back into my Etsy and Felt shops.
I have a new item, a lovely Memory Notebook, 60 pages, ideal for Journalism, Art work, memories, a diary, or just your musings. 

   Love and light   Marie

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Angel's Light

May the Light of this special Angel shine down upon you
May her beautiful wings enfold you
May you feel safe and warm in her embrace
Her radiant light shines out into your world
Giving you Peace, Hope and Love

Love and Light,  Marie

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My Summer Garden

Yesterday I took my camera out into my garden
My husband is the chief gardener
We have been Organic for 25 years
We have growing at the moment,Corn Maize for the hens,
Lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, silver beet, carrots, potatoes, beans, rhubarb, spring onions, cabbage, pumpkins
And in the Berry patch, Boysenberries and Raspberries 
Their is nothing I like better than going out into the garden and picking fresh

Cheers  Marie

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Heart of the Home

When you walk through the entrance way, you walk into my kitchen
I am always amazed at the beautiful glowing light that shines out
My husband made the table 25 years ago
The wood panels are all recycled
The black and white lino, is just as good as when we laid it all those years ago  
I still use my wood stove to cook on and heat water daily
It is my heart, and makes me smile, it is a joy to come home to
I  cook very simple meals here 
And many interesting chats have been had around the table.
I thought you might like to view it.

  Love and light   Marie

Friday, December 17, 2010

Natural Inspiration

My home inspires me, 
I am surrounded by Mother Nature
I live 800 feet above sea level
The air is fresh and pure
This feeling is imbued into my needle felt art
This feeling of lightness 
This feeling of warmth
This feeling of being able to breathe out into the world
All the good things that I have
Here are some photos of my home 

Love and light   Marie

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

I do enjoy making the fairy tale "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"
It has a happy ending, and I like happy endings.
I thought you all might like to see a few I have made

Love and light  Marie

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Young Prince

I did enjoy making all these young princes
How very brave they all are with their golden swords
They have all gone to customers
I had to do a bit of sewing, on the crowns and capes,
I am no sewer, but they turned out just fine.

This young Prince was inspired after meeting Katherine's young son Ben.

Love and light   Marie

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Custom orders

Last week I received a very simple brief
Make two Summer pictures
I was eating Strawberries at the time, and thought, I will make a Strawberry Lady
Summer colors always have a stronger palette. I tend to always dress the child in red
The images are still soft though, but have more of a stronger Summer feel to them.
What do you think? 

Love and light  Marie 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Beth of Acorn Pies

Beth of 'Acorn Pies" is a very talented artist and doll maker 
She lives in New England, in the United States
She is interested in sharing natural crafts, toy making, stories, art, inspiration, and traditional skills with you and your children.
Beth wrote some lovely words about me, and I think she is a rather special lady herself
I loved her article about Tree Swings, which she wrote for Rhythm of the Home
Do check out her amazing blog

Love and light Beth,   cheers   Marie

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Off to do some Christmas shopping

Off to do some Christmas shopping,   cheers  Marie

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


I thought I would share with you all, my friends, my age
Which happens to be 56
At 56 one is relatively sorted
Having said that, one is still thrown a curve ball from time to time
This message is just to say, that life is a journey
And one must bring light to every situation
And that the lesson to be learned is not about the another person, but about how YOU deal  with the situation

 Love and much light   Marie