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Sewing box


My daughter’s birthday was a couple of months ago. Because the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree, she is a “maker,” like her Mom, so I decided to decorate a box in which she can keep all those little things. I am unable to use my sewing machine now, so I’ve been finding projects I can do while resting.

The plain box below was for sale for $14.95.

Plain Sewing Box


I used paint and objects I found around the house.

Sewing box, right top drawer

Above:  Open right drawer of box. Includes a rose packet of vintage needles.



Sewing box, right side open


Above:  The other level, open, on the right side of the box. I used a vintage pattern, and gave her some bling.



Sewing box, front drawer open


Above: An image of the girl herself  is in the front top center drawer.



Sewing box, back

Above: a portion of the back of the box.



Sewing box left side

Above: the left side of the box.



Sewing Box Front

Above: Sewing box front.



This project was fun!



norns sign 11:13

Tomorrow, this sign will hang in a store window at 12 Main Street in Chatham, NY. My two daughters and I will be selling our handmade goods, from 11 am to 4 pm. I have been able to work slowly on some small items for the sale.

Below are some more tiny worlds, small living terrariums, which will be for sale. I also will show some woolen goods, ornaments, and some jewelry. Stop by if you are in Chatham!


Terr. Heart

Woman in heart terrarium.

Woman in heart terrarium.

Reindeer in terrarium.

Reindeer in terrarium.

Eagle in terrarium.

Eagle in terrarium.

Close-up of eagle.

Close-up of eagle.

This link is via Ann, and the blog Exopermaculture. Renate Hiller on “Handwork” caught my attention because one of the activities I’ve loved doing lately is working with fibers. This video expresses it beautifully.



By the door of the studio, clematis is producing many flowers after the rain. Today the sun was bright, and I could almost see the flowers opening before my eyes.



The flowers look like a creature’s maw when they open.

Clematis opening

The centers are amazing!

Clematis center


Such beauty.

Clematis group



Variable Spring

First the snowdrops and a couple of crocuses appeared.


Then more snow.


Now the snow has melted, and the flowers have reemerged.



And there are more to come.


Daffodils, March 1, 2013

Daffodils, March 1, 2013

Daffodil Detail.3.1.13

Daffodil Closeup.3:1:13

Dydd gwyl Dewi Sant Hapus!

Another green world.


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