Monday, January 27, 2014


If you happen to follow me on Pinterest you may have noticed my board entitled "Glass". It is my favorite Pinterest board, especially at this time of year.

Here is a screenshot of it.

I love the clarity, freshness, brightness and just plain loveliness of the glass in those images. It makes me feel good, especially during this very long Canadian winter. 

Although a bright pop of colorful flowers can help alleviate the winter blahs I find that the lightness of glass keeps it real but on the brighter side. 

I thought I would walk around my house and snap some photos of how glass lives here. If it makes me feel happy it might be contagious.

A small collection of demi-johns. I dream of a long rustic wood table set against my window that I could perch these on.

Jelly jar glasses, a gift to me from my friend Matthew. I use these a lot. By the way you can buy them in his shop if you like them.

A collection of milk glass. I have too much of this. 
But I like it.

Green glass in my hallway upstairs. Something came over me one day at the thrift shop and I had to have them. Does that ever happen to you?

An owl globe sits on my table. I tried to capture the snow outside through the globe but you can't see it.

I try to keep some living plants in different places.

Some Christmas greenery lives on this old glass decanter? 
Is that what it is?

Antique mason jars in my studio filled with pretty crafty things.


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Valentine's Day designs

Happy New Year! 
It's still January, so I think I can safely say that.

There is not much of a lull in holiday planning with Valentine's Day just weeks away. I just updated my Etsy shop with some new Valentine's Day cards and I thought I would share some fun ways to personalize the blank tags, linen bags and other fun packaging materials I sell in my shop.

There will be a few more new card designs launching shortly and I'll be sharing some more Valentine's Day inspiration in coming days.

The paper and linen bags from my shop are fun to fill with Valentine's Day treats.

Personalize linen bags using a fabric ink or other permanent stamp. Be sure to slide a piece of heavy paper inside the bag so that the ink doesn't seep through before you stamp. Leave to dry.

Stamps are a fun and super easy way to embellish plain tags like these. 

These are a few of the Valentine's Day designs in the shop and there are more to come!