Wednesday, February 29, 2012

March Giveaway

This delightful maiden is my giveaway for March
She stands approx 7 inches tall
It is open to to international visitors
Just leave a comment and maybe tell your friends
It closes on March 4th

Love and light  Marie

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Kim and Naomi

A very special custom order

Kim and Naomi are sisters
Sadly Naomi passed recently
This will be cherished by Kim
Who will always remember her younger sister
With that eternal love that sisters have

While I was making it, thoughts of Naomi came to mind
Even though we have never met, 
Her lovely light shone down

Love and light dear sisters  Marie

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mother and Daughter

For sale in my Etsy shop

Love and light  Marie

Getting ready for Winter

Twenty five years ago we planted about 60 trees on a small woodlot
These were a mixture of Acacia, Red woods, Douglas Fir,  Red river gum, Eucalyptus etc
These we have coppiced over the years to provide firewood for our small home
I took this photo yesterday, and it shows the wood my husband has cut and stacked ready for the Winter
He is an orderly man ,hence the nice stacking ha, ha,

Love and light  Marie

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hand work leads to an artistic life

My dear daughter Handmade this doll in the Handwork room at her Waldorf School
When she was 14 years old
She has strawberry blond hair as well
I do believe that handwork should be encouraged more in main stream education
As it leads to an artistic life and a love of beauty

Love and light   Marie

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rupert Bear

I found  this little knitted Rupert Bear tucked away in a store
He looked so sad and lonely
That I thought I would bring him out into the sunlight
For everyone to enjoy

Love and light  Marie

Watching and Waiting

Enchanted worlds
In the Magical forest
What Enchantment 
A beautiful fairy creature is waiting with the Bird Mother
Soon the eggs will hatch

I enjoyed making this wreath
Something a little different from Marie

Monday, February 20, 2012

New Listing

Inspired by the book "Children of the Forest" by Elsa Beskow
My dear daughter hand painted this on a branch round,  from a fallen tree in my garden

Love and light  Marie

Sisters are Forever

Love and light  Marie

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Crystal Light

It was Winter time.
Snow was everywhere.
The light was not as bright as it could be.
The wise man knew that he needed to go out into the snow.
He put on his cloak of purple and his tall hat.
He carried with him his special Crystal light.
He stood quietly in the snow.
His crystal light started to shine.
His light spread out into the world and brightened the dark winter days.
The light gave warmth and hope to people.
They could see clearer.
It brightened their day.

Just finished making this for an Australian customer
You can purchase one, in my Etsy shop, made to order
 Love and light  Marie

Friday, February 17, 2012

Blue Birds of Happiness Mobile

A delightful gift for a New Born Baby boy

Have a great weekend
Love and light  Marie

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Scenic Native Reserve

Yesterday my head needed to be cleared and refreshed
So off I went with my daughter into a local Native New Zealand Reserve
A 10 minute drive away from my home
The smell off the forest floor, the many colours of green
Filled my senses and I came away 
With a feeling of peace and wonderment at Mother Nature's bounty

Love and light  Marie

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sleeping Babies

Sleeping Babies laying safe and snug in their warm wool  baskets

Love and light  Marie

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Illustrator design and Interview

Forest Toadstool Mothers

How cool is this illustration. Lorena is an experienced and versatile illustrator
With a background in the fashion industry ( fashion designer). Always open to opportunities worldwide, experienced in working with international clientele. She has a passion for color and fashion illustration!
Do check out her cool blog HERE
Where she has posted an interview of mine.
Love and light  Marie

My Daughter Graduates

My dear youngest child has graduated
Her school and study days are over for a while
Though one goes on learning forever
My young 7 year old niece has just started 
In class one at Michael Park Rudolf Steiner School in Auckland
Click here to view a bit about that school
So one is starting their journey in my family and one is finishing

Love and light  Marie

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Nursery Pink Bird Mobile

Imagine a breeze softly blowing through the curtain
And lying awake in a cradle a little babe glances above 
Seeing birds gently flying around
How calming the movement is, how restful 
She gently closes her eyes and falls fast asleep

 This mobile and it is in my Etsy shop
For $30, made to order
with the softest of pink NZ wool

Love and Light  Marie

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Autumn Acorn Family

This is what I made yesterday for a client

Love and light  Marie

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Farwelling Summer?

Though still Summer here in New Zealand
It feels more like Summer is about to end
The days are much cooler than they would normally be
Maybe we are getting some of Europe's cool winds

Love and light  Marie

Thrift shop treasure

I spotted this in a thrift shop
A lovely cross stitched letter or card  holder
Never been used
I thought it was rather sweet
Love and light  Marie

Giveaway winner

Maureen is the lucky winner of my Angel giveaway,

Love and light  Marie

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy weekend

Happy Weekend to one and All.

love and light   Marie