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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thankful {things I love} Thursday ...

This is the snowy view from my kitchen window last night.
Twinkle lights surround all four windows and
 on our kitchen table tiny bees wax votive candles flicker.
I love this time of year ... dinner by candle light, snow falling lightly.
~*~ magical ~*~
I have just finished a little Woodland Walks Christmas ornament collection.
The set includes 6 felt ornaments :
sparrow :: rabbit :: fox :: owl:: toadstool:: woodland walks heart as well as
a "Sweet as Chocolate" card
 & an inspirational tag
For your Christmas tree as an ornament,
added to swags across your fireplace or staircase,
tucked into a wreath,
added to the  top of a present
... you could even add a small pin to the back and attach to your coat to wear on your own Woodland Walk.
felt, fabric and stamps
create the Woodland Walks heart
I've included lots of little "extras" so the collection can be split up
you could for instance ...
keep a few ornaments for yourself
and attach the little tag to another as a gift ...
Tuck another in the "Sweet as Chocolate" card.
{cards are in the latest Green Craft magazine}
these cards are the ideal little vessel for ornaments ~
always love slipping an unexpected pressie into a card ♥
attach a pin (included) to the back of another to add to your coat ...
a heart just has to be added ...
my "unconditional love"
message
You can find the Woodland Walks set at my Etsy shop
listed this morning.
{EDIT: Woodland Walks set is sold & going to a lovely home ♥}
So many things to be Thankful for ...
yesterday as I was finishing up the Woodland Walks set, I received a beautiful email .
In fact, I asked in my reply if I could post a bit of it, to which she generously said yes.
 
"Hi Deb,  I think your card up-cycle is completely brilliant, original, edgy and for me addictive.
I think it is my favourite project, by far, in the latest Green Craft for all of the above reasons ...
...I am an avid card-maker and I think your design is brilliant.
Thanks for submitting your idea to the magazine otherwise I wouldn't be as happy and excited as I am about trying your design!
... All my best.
 Keep creating.
 Frances"
 
How lovely for someone to take the time to write such a kind note.  We are all so busy and time is so precious, which makes finding notes like this ... well...precious!
So much of my time is spent in my Sparrow Studio, thinking up designs and creating and to receive lovely feedback to tell me they are inspired by something I designed really made my day.  Thank you so much Frances ♥
***
As we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated
from our own fear,
our presence
actually liberates others
~Marianne Williamson~
 

6 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Hello Deb... oooh, how beautiful is that first photo!... so serene and peaceful looking... and I just went over to your shop and the Woodland Walks ornaments are now mine, yay!... I LOVE them, and for all of the reasons you know... YOU created them, we are both such Nature lovers... woodland walks are our favorites... and each of them speaks to me and I am sooo excited!... they will be out in my home all year round though, not just at Christmas time... and how nice you received a beautiful email admiring your crafts and ideas... much love to you, xoxo... Julie Marie

Deb said...

dear Julie marie ~ I was thrilled to see that the Woodland Walks ornament collection will be gracing your Nature tree ♥ couldn't think of a nicer home.
have sent you a note ...will get your parcel ready and off to the post office soon xoxo

Jeanne said...

Beautiful my lovely friend
I love your new top header all of your creations and your verses and all of your postings. Much love
Jeanne
You bring great joy

Blondie's Journal said...

Your ornaments are just so precious. I have been seeing the toadstools everywhere and I'm wondering if they signify something during the holidays. Can you enlighten me?!

The cards are a great idea, I've always love mixed media such as this. The compliment from "F" was wonderful!

Thank you for your visit. You are too kind! :)

Jane x

Deb said...

Jeanne ~ thank you so very much for your lovely visits & kind comments ... they bring me great joy ♥

Deb said...

hello jane ~ well I am not sure if there is any special meaning behind the toad stools - I love them ... to me they represent whimsy and magic in the woods and bringing a bit of the outdoors in. I have never seen one of the gorgeous red mushrooms in person(only make them out of felt or paint them) :-)