(at the workbench) – rabbits!

of course there have to be rabbits considering the time of year and all ….and so many!
i’ve cut them from a very nice cherry board….
and here they all patiently wait to have their ear trimmed and carved before they bodies are rounded and shaped….
and after more sanding, burnishing and finishing,  they will all become very, happy mr long ears rabbits...
ps.: the forest papas have been coming along and soon will be making a visit as well… i think the first of the papas are looking quiet sharp!

(at the workbench) – from here to there

still figuring out where everything goes …with lots of decision of what would work best…so it’s likely the sorting, shifting and rearranging will continue for sometime to come …

at least these favorite tools never seem to far from reach… they literally live on my workbench no matter what projects are working their way through …


in one shoebox, I find my little girl and unfinished doll I was making with her little curls…

only my little girl is some ten or so years older  (and the project adrift in its lonely box for four years or more) …tell me I’m not the only one to find still another long lost project !

in the workshop, I’ve started preparing windswept candleholder gift sets with a sample of my beeswax polish to take to an event I’ll be at in a couple of weeks …

as well as getting sets of my waldorf candleholders together similarly in boxed gift sets of seven

as well as single holders in lots of different colors (sorry no pictures today of the other colors, but hope you can imagine them all nestled together) …. it’s back to work for  me now …

(at the workbench) – more about sticks and stones

the seemingly uneventful life of rock, is not as quiet as it seems
as day by day, under the force of pressure, somehow its craggy surface becomes smooth as glass …

and then what if the borders of a wood frame could be shaped by time in this same way,
with corners being worn away bit by bit until they were chiseled into their own crystalline form of stone…

echoing a crystal’s edge and structure to form jewel border …

these waldorf picture/postcard frames are a few of the projects I’ve been working on these last couple of weeks. Thanks so much for visiting! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! 

*Please be sure to also visit lovely Donni at The Magic Onion for this weeks’s Nature Table. 

(glimpses) – no small change

how is it that one place ends and another starts …all those  days that had become years but they’ve disappeared suddenly with a new door

and those open fields, little woods and mountains have turned
into little streams and bridges, bricks and mortar

not so little changes still have us looking back even as we settle into  happy new places we could never quite have forseen …

(process) – all the lovely horses

There are many folk arts I love. From the earliest of times, every day hands have found a way to share the beauty that is found in their natural world …. the plants that bloomed became the colors of the cloth, the petals of the flower the embroidered stitch. In these Saturday process features, I hope to share this fascination with the tools and hands that have brought the love for beauty to life.

Aren’t they lovely little horses  … have a wonderful weekend!!