Tempting Tuesday Treasury

Time to resurrect a good tradition – a blog about an Etsy Treasury on Tuesdays.

Today I was inspired by the flying snowflakes. Maybe you will be inspired too!

Snow White Treasury

Click the picture to see these beautiful items up close. Happy Tuesday!
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By Candlelight

Dawn on Sunday morning

Trees down in the backyard

We were in the epicenter of Saturday’s October snowstorm and are just starting to get back to normal. We currently have power (probably because there is a warming shelter on our street), internet (just got that back tonight), and heat (wood stove… never lost this!), but many of our local friends and neighbors are without all three.

Cozy!

Saturday night was very strange – thick, heavy snow falling quickly with occasional green flashes, the cracks of falling trees and branches, and pink flashes and sparks as transformers blew. Quite surreal. We kept ourselves occupied by lighting candles, keeping the stove stoked, and trying to keep the basement from flooding. And we learned that beans and toast can be prepared quite well on the wood stove!

It will be quite some time before the area will be back to normal. Our thoughts go out to all of those still in the dark – stay safe and warm!

The view went from this…
To this!

Here are a few more stories about the storm from local friends…
http://jansjems.blogspot.com/
http://poetesswug-thewugsbackyardblogspot.blogspot.com/

Digging out

I guess winter is here… hope everyone around the country who got socked with snow in the last few days is doing ok… now time to find the skis!

From update land: A new listing on etsy I am proud of and a new lace pattern of my own design. There will shortly be a post all about the “Twisted Minuet” pattern, including a FREE pdf for a scarf using the pattern! Woo!

Snowflakes & Reindeer

Snow! Falling for the first time this year… I am inspired to get on with some holiday creations. After noodling around in the notebook for awhile (and sitting in front of the fire), I ended up with a reindeer… I wanted to go for a simple line drawing look, and sat down with paper and paint. I think this guy will eventually end up in our holiday greeting card line, but for now I got crafty and turned him into gift tags. Enjoy! (And don’t forget to enter the Christmas Card Contest… see previous post.)