Did you know?

A "Pandula" is a flower which blooms only in one's imagination.


Monday, February 24, 2014

My basket work in Vermont!

I received this picture in an e mail today.  

I met a lady at the farmers market this Saturday, she was with the customer (another lady) that purchased this basket and sent it to her in Vermont as a gift.  Christmas I think.  Both are lovely ladies.

I can't tell you how pleased I am that she took the time to send me a photo of how she is using this basket.  How special that she has so artfully displayed even more of mother's natures gifts to compliment my work.

Thank You ladies, this made my day.

Purple, purple and more purple.

Two requests for more purple.  So, this wood has purple tones, a purple thread that is more on the blue end, and another purple thread moreon the red end.  

I already love it.

After this one is finished I will do the other half of the coconut shell with the same thread colors.

All done!

Friday, February 21, 2014

I think I creative side is a little stalled, lol.

I have been experiencing a motivational issue with my art.  But of course I keep at it.

I still have another 1/2 coconut shell, ( for a basket bottom) but went with a teal color thread and a Live Oak slice for the center this time.  

Seems bland to my eyes, even though I love the wood.  Sometimes if I persevere I surprise myself and create a pretty piece.  Let's hope that's what happens this time.

So now here goes, time to get busy.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Not sure how I feel about this one...

Monday, February 17, 2014

New basket bottoms!


Can you guess what this one is made of?

I also have some Oak slices, a BUNCH OF THEM.

I was amazed this first time I saw Live Oak.  If you notice there are lines that go straight out from the center, to the outter bark, as well as the usual circles. 

But the gentleman that slices the wood for me (I have a serious respect of saws, read FEAR), says this is normal in the Oak named "Live Oak".  I like that it is an unusual, common, hard wood, with varying tones from blond to red.

Check it out.

I am liking some new looks.  Did you guess what the first one is?

It is a coconut shell that my friend @kraftymax gave me.  Can't wait to get started.  Being outside in the mid 70's sanding wood was a nice break from the cold and rain we have been doing.  But now Wiggles and i are ready to get out the Pine needles.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

I finished number 4 for this week!

Woooohooooo!  I broke my own record, I have never made more than 3 in one week before!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Number 3 for this week so far.

Makes me think of Mardi Gra!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tiny 'lil business card holder.


Cedar center, nylon threads in Espresso and Silver, various grasses, palm frond and Pine needles.  Little wood beads for accent.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Happy Valentine's day!!!

Tiny and cute...but not sappy!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Makes me think "Luck of the Irish".


I really like the way this wood and the beads with the little touch of blue dressed this one up.

And finally...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


I'm thinking green.

And this is what we have so far.  Love, love, love this wood. I think it is Oak.

Monday, February 3, 2014

My handbag/box is coming along nicely.