Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Little Loopy

I recently discovered a new on-line yarn shop, The Loopy Ewe. They have great customer service and amazingly gorgeous yarn. I could not believe how fast their shipping was.

The Dream in Color hand dyed yarns caught my eye, so I just had to buy a few skeins. I really wanted a whole bunch of skeins, such yummy colors, I had a hard time choosing.

The red is DIC Starry in 'Lipstick Lava'.
The yellow is Starry in 'Butter Peeps'.
The lavender/blue is Smooshy in 'Pansy GoLightly'.

The names alone make me want one of each.

The 'Loopy Elves' even included a little gift.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Lovely Yellow

A mosaic created for the current Project Spectrum, Looking East. It features both FO's (finished objects) and objects of inspiration.

I've really had a lot of fun playing with the color yellow, using it in combination with a variety of different colors.

In the earrings the pale lemon color of the quartz dazzles when paired with either the rosey pink rubies and tourmalines or the blue/violet quartz.

I went for a bit more drama in the bangle, pairing the honey amber focal bead with shades of black and cream.

The pendant with it's soft golden hue is paired with sapphires in shades of silver gray, gold and pale peach; green garnets and honey colored citrine.

How lovely yellow is. It stands for the sun. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Words Worth

There are thousands of thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen and writes. ~William Makepeace Thackeray

This is the inspiration behind Create a Thought's shop.

Super colorful journals, pins, rings and cards carry words of encouragement, inspiration and fun to the lucky recipient.

Her blog is just as fun and colorful as her shop.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Princesses All

One of the May topics for the Etsy Blogger's Carnival is to post about a favorite fairy tale.
I liked a lot of fairy tales as a child, but the one I refer to often is 'The Princess and the Pea'.

When I teach my yoga classes, especially the beginners, I encourage the students to pay close attention to how they feel. I explain that most of us, moi included, don't pay attention to the little signals our bodies send us until they become big head-pounding, back-stabbing, can't-get-out-of-bed pains in the ....

So during savasana (relaxation pose) I tell them they are all princes and princesses and ask them to notice even the smallest little pea of discomfort or tension. Then, using various relaxation techniques and yoga props, we work to ease the tension.

I found the adorable print pictured above in fellow Etsy Blogger, Beckykazana's shop. Her shop is brimming with whimsical items inspired by fairy tales, Roald Dahl and just plain fun.