Thursday, October 29, 2009


This has been on the "to do" list (with a million other things) for quite some time now. I've always wanted to try my hand at a calendar. Something not too small and not too big. And it had to be for the wall because, at least in my house, desk space is limited to say the least.

And you know what? I finally did it! I am so happy with this wall calendar. You can find it in my Olive and Ruby shop! There are 6 illustrations from my cards, as well as 6 new illustrations used for each month on the calendar. I hope you like it as much as I do!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Flickr Favorites -Keep It Simple

Sometimes color can overwhelm me. And when that happens, I just have to remember to: 
keep . it . simple

If you want to play along this week, head on over to Mitsy's Blog and sign up!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Proud Moment

I can't help but be a little bit proud of myself because I managed to successfully knit this:

This is the Swallowtail Shawl. (Pattern is the link at the top of the page) Since the first day that I joined Ravelry, I knew I wanted to knit this. Problem was, at the time I did not have the skills to even attempt such a thing! But, happily, I knit it (in 3 days no less!) and the weather is just getting cool enough that I can wear it too! I highly recommend all knitters to give this a go. You won't be sorry.

Now if you will excuse me, I'm off to knit something special for my bbf!
(that is short for best-belgian-friend) 

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Flickr Favorites -Oh to be Traveling Again

I love to travel. You've probably heard me say that before at least fifty three million times. But I really, honestly do. I long to see the beautiful mountains out West, the rocky beaches along the New England coast, old Castles that dot the European country sides. . . .this list, it is never ending.

Until I am able to travel I will continue to research all the beautiful places waiting for me, and I will make lots of mosaics about this passion of mine. Tell me your favorite travel destination and perhaps I will find a new place to sets my sights on!

ps. How lovely is the quote accompanied by picture number 4? I love it!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Flickr Favorites -Playing the Waiting Game

I love ordering things from the many talented people on Etsy. But, I hate waiting for things to arrive in the mail! I am just impatient is all. When I spot something I 'have to have' I dread playing the waiting game with the mail box. I'll check it everyday fully knowing I am not going to see my newest purchase behind its door for at least 3-5days. But I'll get all excited (mostly in vain) everyday anyway.

Which leads me straight into my flickr favorite. Right now I am playing the waiting game with my mailbox as I wait for it to offer up the earrings I purchased from Silver Nutmeg Studio. I own more than a few pairs of her earrings, and I love them all equally. Right now I am waiting on these, a bunch of these, and a surprise from Lee. I don't know what he picked, and according to him, I won't know until Christmas.

While waiting for my new earrings to arrive I found this statement piece of a necklace on Flickr and decided to model my entire flickr favorites around it:

And in totally unrelated flickr favorites news I just had to share one of my latest finished knits with you!

This is my finished Hemlock Ring Beret. I used yarn that I received for my birthday from Lee. He got it from Yarn or a Tale on Etsy, and it is seriously one of my favorite colorways to date. I am in love with the ocean, so I think he knew he couldn't go wrong buying me yarn with the name "Cove." I had enough yarn to make matching fingerless gloves, but my grandmother took the left overs so that she could make her own Hemlock Beret after falling in love with mine (We share a mutal love for the ocean). 


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Flickr Favorites -I just can't get enough

On any given day if you asked me what my favorite color was I would reply, "green!" without a moments hesitation. I just love all shades of green. I love looking at it outside in nature, inside the walls of my home, and on my own self. My love of green began with seeing the hue reflected in my own eyes. I thought I was so special to have beautiful green eyes. . .then my brother came along.

Padraic has something no one else I know has. Golden colored Eyes. They aren't brown, or hazel, or some other combination. They are the most unique shade of honey-gold I've ever seen. For whatever reason I have lately become in love with mustardy/saffron/honey/golden yellow tones. Perhaps it's a long rooted jealousness with the fact that my little brother was born with more beautiful and uniquely colored eyes than myself. Perhaps it's the trees giving up the gorgeous green leaves for gold and red signs of the colder weather to come. 

Either way, my flickr favorites is all about my second favorite color:

And now you'll have to excuse me because I am off to knit that Bainbridge Remix scarf. :)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Sunshine (I Wish We Had Some)

Today I logged onto Etsy and saw my treasury on the front page! It's happened before, but I was extra happy this time because it was all yellow. And it remined me of the sun (something my little corner of the world has been without for far too long now).

I was so happy for a little piece of sunshine I thought there may be others living in a world of perpetual gray wishing for a little sunny yellow too! My list is no longer on the front page, but you can still see it right here:

And of course for more uplifting goodness, head on over to etsy's treasury section! I think I'll start getting my next list in order!


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