Thursday, February 26, 2015

Waiting on Spring

Spring... It's gotta be out there somewhere...

In the midst of a week of snow, another week of ice, downed trees, and power outages...

our family was sick with bronchitis, colds, fevers, coughing...

and most recently bacterial pneumonia,
it's been tiring and depressing...

But even all the ice has it's moments of beauty...

and spring is on the way,
sooner or later. :)

Stay warm and safe, wherever you are!


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

It's a Birthday Sale!!!

So... on the 18th I turn 48 and what better way to celebrate with you than to have a sale!!!

Get 48% off all items in any of my Etsy shops. Just visit the shop, add the items to your cart, then apply coupon code 48YEARS. The discount will be applied and you may check out as usual.

The sale ends at midnight on the 18th so don't wait too long!

Here are the links to my shops:
Lana Manis Designs
Honeysuckle Lane
Simple Joys Paperie


Monday, February 16, 2015

Florida in February

This was just what we needed... Florida in February!

That was last week.

This is today (back in TN on the Cumberland Plateau) and it's not over:

Friday, January 30, 2015

Finishing What I've Started, Part 2

Yesterday I posted about Finishing What I've Started and today is a continuation of that post.

When I found the birds that I shared yesterday, I also found some linen strawberries I had cut out and sewn by hand but never stuffed and stained. I must have been interrupted at the time not to have finished them... or lost them in all the chaos in my room! The latter could very well be the case.

Anyway, I worked on them as well and now have a sweet collection of prim little strawberries... that could pass for hearts in a pinch!

If you are interested in them, I have them for sale here. Some have sold and I have a limited amount left.

It felt so good to get something else completed! Now I have to paint a trio of rabbits...


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Finishing What I've Started

I have a goal this year and that is to finish all the projects I have started and then set aside over the last few years. The rule is that if I no longer have an interest in finishing it, I will bag it up and give it to someone who wants to complete it for themselves and that I will not set it aside (again).

So, today I finished three fabric birds I had sewn up but never stuffed. I stuffed them, aged them with coffee and vanilla, and added amber glass bead eyes and whimsical wire wings. They are available here if you are interested in owning a sweet folk art bird to perch on a shelf or have watch over one of the nests you found in your yard. They are quiet and make hardly any mess at all! :)

Do you have any UFOs (unfinished objects) that you need to complete? Do tell!