Friday, November 30, 2012

Tree Yarn Bombing

I know it's crazy. I know it's nuts. But it just makes me smile when I see some of the fun yarn bombing that folks do.

Check out this article about a little bombing in a town in Iowa. And...they even give instructions on how to do your own tree bombing (I have to say I've always wondered how a person just "starts" knitting for a tree!).

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Holiday Sale

If you are in the area, Cafe Wren, in Luck, Wisconsin is having their annual holiday sale this weekend and next. It's always a fesitve gathering of very talented artists selling some wonderful products just in time for the holidays (or for yourself!).

Stop on by - yummmm.....I can smell the hot cidar aroma already......

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rhapsody. Oh ya.

Be still my crazy heart. I just saw this on Yahoo Homes and my heart skipped a lavendar beat. It's so pretty - and I love what it says about it.

Imagine walking through a field of lavender, can you smell the fragrant blossom? Isn’t the field breathtakingly beautiful? Rhapsody is a light purple, almost lavender tint that will promote creativity, be uplifting and calming. It’s a relaxing color that is best used to create a restful and relaxing space.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday

It's Cyber Monday. If I would have had my game face on, I would have had loads of new product in my Etsy shop and giving you a code for that special discount everyone is looking for. Well I didn't. Maybe next year. But go ahead and take a look at all the other creative folks on Etsy today. You just never know what you'll find there!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is a day for everyone — from the business owners who create jobs to the customers who buy locally — to support small businesses that invigorate the economy and keep communities thriving.

Help support local, small businesses in your community. Check out their website for more information.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Annie Sloan Paints

If you haven't already heard of (or used) these paints - you'll want to peek at this.

These paints are so chalk-like, vintage, antique, and wonderful. To me, they take me to a comfy, cozy, and warm place. I hate to have to admit that I haven't tried them yet - but I've yet to see a project painted with them that doesn't look fantastic. They are on the top of my "must try" list and some of her books are on my Christmas Santa list!

Take a look at Annie's blog for some grand inspiration. Below are some other photos I've seen of some fantastic furniture makeover projects.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wool Dryer Balls

My oh my - I can't believe how long it has been since I've posted anything for The Lavendar Tree. Sometimes the weeks just fly by and I can't figure out where the time has gone.

I've been working on product for a couple local shows coming up in the next few weeks. (Note: HOW can it be creeping this close to the holiday's already??)

Here are a few 100% wool dryer balls in progress. They have yet to get the final outside layer of roving before the final felting process.

It cracks me up that even the not-to-be-ever-seen-again inside ends up being purple. I guess I really DO breathe purple.