Sunday, July 31, 2011

Winter Child

Ten years ago I spotted 3 of these wee dolls in a store
They have been sitting in my cupboard 
I thought I would give them a wool muff
And place them on this tree
They have a vintage feel to them
The golden crowns have dimmed over time

Cheers  Marie

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Willow maid

Though this is technically a Snow glitter maiden
I love the wicker basket she is in
I might call her my Willow maid
I am keen on Maidens
They evoke purity which is rather cool

love and light  Marie

Friday, July 29, 2011

A Mixed media piece / Root Children

Do you think I should make more of these
Or should it be OOAK (One of a Kind)
It is my own design

Love and light  Marie

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sweet Catkin Fairies

I found a few box frames in the cupboard
So I thought I would make some Catkin fairies

 Have a great weekend

Love and light  Marie

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Drying washing in Winter

A little bit of domestic bliss
My husband made me a bamboo drying rack years ago
It hangs in the lounge above my pot belly stove
It is real handy for drying and airing clothes

Love and light  Marie

Monday, July 25, 2011


Do check out my recent posting on New Zealand Handmade
Click here to view

Cheers  Marie

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sending Love and light

Love is the answer
I do not love enough
I am guilty
I know there is a need in the world today for more love and light
A few years ago I was told to do my needle felt art and send it out into the world
By doing this people's hearts would be warmed
Flames would be ignited again that had burned down low
Light would come into a person's eyes 
And their spirit would be calmed
It is times like these in Norway that I need to remember to love more
All races, colors, creeds etc
It is a reminder for me to think love, be love and give love.

Love and light  Marie

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Norway's sadness - Safe in the arms of Angel's

My heart goes out to the people of Norway
Their loved ones are now safely  in the arm's of Angel's

Love and much light at this very sad time


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thoughts of Summer Time

A circle Summer time picture for my Northern Hemisphere friends
 From  Winter time in New Zealand

Love and light  Marie

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Children with their Mother

A Mother with her new son and two daughters

A Mother with her three sons

Love and light  Marie

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Serene Lady

Another of my creations
I am so enjoying making them

Love and light  Marie

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Art dolls ?

I have been working on these dolls
They are more for display than play
They would look lovely on your Nature Table
I am not quite  sure what to call them
Any ideas?
Your comments would be great to have

Love and light  Marie

Mohair Princess

I spotted this Mohair shawl in a second hand shop
It was damaged on one corner
I decided to make a little shawl for a princess
Princesses  can not have enough shawls in their castle closets

I am smiling

Love and light  Marie

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Green Green

Softly she walked through the greenery 
The only thing that sparkled was her coat
Gold stars and pearls shone out
There was a fine mesh waistcoat
Made by an enchanted  spider
She walked on green leaves
And soft was her tread

Love and light  Marie

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Subterranean Wonder

Deep underground the gnomes were busy guarding all the crystals and treasures.
Sometimes they wear one around their necks,
This was great because it guided their way in the dark. 
The light shone out brightly, and illuminated the caves.

Love and light  Marie

July - Giveaway winner and preserving

The winner of the July giveaway is Alicia, congratulations

These 5 jars are the last of my preserving apples for the season
I preserved 30 jars of apples
My husband works on an apple orchard
So I am pretty good at making recipes up with apples

My favorite is apple sponge
Followed by apple pie

Love and light from a cold wet Winter New Zealand

Sunday, July 10, 2011

One Creative Son

My eldest Son has just opened an Etsy shop

Do pop over and have a look

There are some real cool modern designs to be found here

Cheers  Marie

Thursday, July 7, 2011


A little Sweet pea fairy, swinging away
Just leave a comment
Open world wide
I will draw a winner on the 12th

Love and light   Marie

I read all your comments and delight in them

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Rainbow Children

Being Winter in New Zealand,
I am warm and snug creating
Surrounded by the warmth of a wood fire
Years ago I spotted this lovely small Rainbow silk cloth
I brought it out yesterday and it inspired me to make these little Rainbow Children
I love trading, so if you would like to trade  the Rainbow Children
For something that you have made
Or you can buy them in my Etsy shop
I can make more than one set
Just email me

Love and light  Marie

Monday, July 4, 2011

The importance of fresh air

My little swing girl

Seeking fresh air for our children to swing in is important
Swinging is good for the brain and fresh air taken into the lungs on a daily basis  is great
Sometimes a child can go from the indoor home enviroment to the indoor creche
Then back home to be indoors again
A healthy child needs to be lifted up to see the sun by day 
And the moon by night
From an early age communion with Nature should be taught
This is why swinging is so good
See if you can put a swing in the backyard
When my children were young they were never off it.

Love and light  Marie

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Frost Fairies

Cloaked in  veils of Greyish white
Frost Fairies flew over my home just before dawn
Leaving behind a trail of white
The crispness of Grey
The sharpness underfoot

  Love and light  Marie

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Market going / Energy output

Going to local markets , means less energy output

Check out some of my views on New Zealand Handmade

Love and light  Marie