Friday, December 30, 2011

The Wise Man

It has been raining here today
so after doing some chores I made this

Love and Light  Marie

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Owl wreath

I have just finished making this sweet wee owl wreath
It is in my Etsy shop for $30 USA

Love and Light  Marie

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Sometimes one is looking for a gift for a child, a family member or a friend
They can be hard to find.
I can help you out
I love swapping, so you are welcome to choose anything from my Etsy shop
And I will swap it for something of yours, 
I love Waldorf inspired creations the very best
Email me here

Love and light  Marie

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Gnome Treasure Box

 Love and light  Marie

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Etsy shop open

Elsa Beskow inspired treasure box

My Etsy shop is open again for business

Love and light  Marie

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Look who I found in the garden

I have just finished mowing the lawns
And found this little green shoot child in my garden

Love and light  Marie

The Winter Snow fairy

I do love the imagery of what something likes this conjures up
To me it is a Winter Snow fairy carrying an Enchanted Snow Acorn
And the glitter represents Starlight

Love and Light  Marie

Monday, December 19, 2011

Nativity Tableau's over the years

I thought you might like to see a few Nativity Tableau's I have created over the years

Love and Light  Marie

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Peace dove

Painted yesterday by my dear daughter

Love and light  Marie

Friday, December 16, 2011

My daughter is visiting

My only darling daughter is visiting
She is a bit arty like her Mother
We always get the paints out
This is what she painted yesterday
I think I might put her to work
Doing some art for my Etsy shop, ha ha

Love and light  Marie

Thursday, December 15, 2011


I wonder if you are like me at this time of the year
Busy with phone calls and emails on what to bring on Christmas day
Is there enough bedding for visitors, who is bringing what
Present buying, card sending, Christmas baking, tree decorating
All preparing for Christmas day with family
It is the one time of the year when everyone makes a great effort to be together as a family
Photos are taken to hold those memories close to our hearts

Love and light  Marie

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Do what you love

Today I have been published in the lovely blog
"Do What you Love"
I share my story
To read my interview click here

Love and light  Marie

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Living the dream

I am one lucky lady
I am living my dream, to stay home and be a homemaker and create
My husband works full time at a local apple orchard
I lead a simple life, in a small warm home
How lucky am I
Lucky because I can send my art out into the world
to make people smile

Love and light  Marie

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Summer Roses

Freshly picked Summer Roses from my garden

Love and light  Marie

December Giveaway Winner

The winner is  Mamabuzz, congratulations
If you could contact me, I will ship in time for Christmas

cheers  Marie

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Opp shopping

 I enjoy going Opp shopping, (Opportunity shops)
Or thrift shops, you may call them
One can find all sorts of treasures
I spotted this cane frame for $2, 
And knew exactly what I was going to use it for
Mary holding a special Babe
Watched over by an Angel

Love and light  Marie

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Waiting Patiently

Sometimes one just has to wait patiently
In line for your turn to receive some Crystal light
And then when you get it, you sure do shine

Love and shinning light  Marie

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Magic Onions guest

Today I am a guest over at "The Magic Onions"
With some thoughts on "Letting Go"
Click here to view

Love and light  Marie

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Shabby Chic - Mixed Media Jewellery - door knob dazzler

 Have a beaut weekend all
Remember to enter my giveaway on my previous post

Love and light  Marie

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December Giveaway

The final monthly giveaway for the year
Open to everyone around the world
Just leave a comment
It will close on December the 4th

Love and light  Marie

I so enjoy all of your comments

Monday, November 28, 2011

A new addition

Look who has joined me in my home
A lovely doll from Jennifer
What a little sweetie she is
Do pop over and look at her Etsy shop here

Love and light   Marie

Mixed Media needle felt art - Child of the forest

I do not often deviate from needle felting
But thought I would play around with these trees
They are for sale,  for $25 each in my shop
Delightful wee wooden pictures

Love and light  Marie

Sunday, November 27, 2011

What is Mother owl looking at??

 She is looking at a tiny  baby
Clothed in  the softest finest wool
Placed there by an angel who needed to rest
She knew that the Mother owl would look after her
And keep her safe and warm
Until her return

Love and light  Marie

I do so love all your comments

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Off to a gallery

This is what I have been working on this weekend
Christmas Elves and Owls
Already to pop into a local gallery tomorrow
I am so enjoying making these owls

Love and light  Marie

Friday, November 25, 2011

A Warm glow

A corner table in my living room
Happy weekend to all

Love and much  light  Marie

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Three chick's in nests

Now the one thing that I am not very good at is making chickens
You may say, well, how easy can this be Marie
But they never seem to flow the way I would like them to
But the lady who ordered them loves them and that is the main thing.

Love and light  Marie

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Glimpses of my home

A few small glimpses of my home
My husband and I built it ourselves by hand, some 25 years ago

cheers  Marie

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Elsa Beskow Inspiration

Children of the Forest treasure box
I made four of these and what fun they were to make

Love and light  Marie

Monday, November 21, 2011

My New Zealand Shop

 Some items in my New Zealand Shop

In the next few days
the international shipping closes 
for New Zealand to send parcels overseas in time for Christmas
I have decided to close my Etsy shop, slightly early
However my New Zealand shop will be open
If you spot anything that takes your fancy, just chat to me
And we can arrange something

Click here to view

Love and Light  Marie

Saint Francis and the birds

The sun shone down into the forest
Its golden rays created a warm yellow glow around St Francis's halo
He loved to wander in the woods and feed the birds
He always carried some breadcrumbs in his pocket
He loved listening to their sweet bird song
It filled him with joy.

Cheers and happy wanderings, Marie

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Owl's and owlets

The custom order brief said,  "Please make me two owls and four owlets"
So I sat down and made them, they took a lot of thought, time and energy
I went out into my garden this morning and photographed them
They make me smile

Love and light  Marie

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Fairies are in my garden
Have a great weekend

Love and light  Marie

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Summer time

Spring has faded and Summer time is here

Love and light  Marie