Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Lots of things to share today!!

Hey everybody!!  Hope you are all ready for Thanksgiving!  I can't believe the holidays are already upon us!  So, one thing I am thankful for this time of year is YOU!  So, I'm offering you "free shipping" from now...through November 30, 2016 --- just be sure to use coupon code THANKFUL2016 at checkout!  And if you don't follow me on facebook, I've been quite busy making lots of new jewelry --- here's just a few:
"Free Bird" --- hand-knotted Czech Glass Necklace
"Celestial Sun" --- hand-knotted Leopardskin Jasper Stone Necklace
"River Desert Dwelling Turtle" --- Turquoise & Heishi Necklace

And lots, lots more!  Check them all out in my Etsy Shop!  And don't forget to use coupon code THANFUL2016 for "free shipping"!  If you live close, there is going to be an awesome "Holiday Bazaar" at the "Brevard Lumberyard District" on Sunday, December 4th!  I would love to see you there!
Now I'm off to sew!  Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  And don't forget:
love and peace always ~ Kathy

"The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart." ~ Mencius

Friday, October 28, 2016

Weekend Flash Sale!!

Halloween Flash Sale!  Enjoy!
coupon expires at midnight on Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Pay with a Tweet!

Pay with a tweet!  Let's see how this works!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Cat bag winner, new jewelry and a coupon code!

I love giving things away...I love making people smile --- so, with that being said, the winner of that adorable little Cat Bag is [insert drumroll] --- Karen Bennett!!  Yay!!!  Wayne picked the winner out of a pile of folded papers that included everyone's name that commented either here on my blog post, or the post on my facebook page!  Congratulations, Karen!  I hope you enjoy it!  And, for those of you that left a comment, but didn't win, you can purchase it here, with a 20% discount!!  Just use coupon code "CATBAG" at checkout!  Coupon code will expire on October 31st!  Thank you so much!!  And please stay tuned for the next giveaway...coming up soon!
So I've been on a roll of sorts, making these awesome tassel bracelets with semi-precious healing stones.  I love that you can wear two or three, stacked up together for a super fun look!  This one is made with "Tibetan dZi Agate" stones and includes two Brown Lava Rocks that can be infused with your favorite essential oils [optional]! 
And then there's this one, made with gorgeous "Fancy Jasper" stones and an adorable Matte Hematite Buddha Head!  It also includes two Lava Rocks that can be infused with essential oils --- so cute!
And then there's these adorable "Buddha Wisdom Eyes" carved bone and faceted Black Tigereye Teardrop earrings!  They are my absolute new favorites!  I love them!
Happy Autumn!  I'm off to enjoy some nature!  Seize the day!

love and peace always --- Kathy

"Keep close to Nature's heart...and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.  Wash your spirit clean." --- John Muir

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Cats out of the bag!!! Giveaway!

How cute is this!!!  I've always said "if I ever have a cat, it will be solid black" --- and this little cat bag is so cute!!!  It's the perfect size for tossing in all of your personal belongings!  AND, the best part is, I'm giving it away!!  All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post for a chance to win it!  I'll be picking a winner Monday!  Good luck!  And who says black cats are bad luck!
Of course, if you don't win, you can always purchase one from my Etsy shop!

Thanks so much!!  Love and peace always ~ Kathy

"How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone." --- Coco Chanel

Friday, October 7, 2016

Whatever you are...be a good one!

I can't believe Summer is already over!  Seems like it just began...time keeps going by faster and faster...I can barely keep up!  And Halloween will be here before we know it!  I've been busy sewing and making new jewelry --- getting ready for the holidays, which seems so strange to be saying!  I adore these little tassel bracelets --- they are so cute and so easy to just pop on, as you head out the door --- they go with anything --- and, this one in particular is made with some gorgeous Matte Tigereye stones.  I've also been including a couple of Lava Rocks, which can be infused with your favorite essential oils...if you so desire!  
I've also been busy making new zipper pouches that can be used for so many things.  This little Sock Monkey bag had me smiling the whole time I was sewing it up!  Sew cute!!!  
These little bags make great gifts!  You can check all of them out right here in my Etsy shop!
So the "Whole30" came and went, along with 22 lbs.!!!!  I'm so stoked!  Now we have transitioned to a somewhat "Paleo" way of eating!  And Wayne and I both feel sooooo much better!  If you've never tried "Spaghetti Squash", it is really awesome! Topped off with baked chicken cutlets [using this recipe] and some delicious "Rao's Marinara Sauce" [I could literally live on this stuff! Toss up a small side salad and dinner is on!  So good and GOOD for you!

On that note...now that I'm starving, I'm off to fix lunch and make some new stuff!  Stay safe out there!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

"Living in balance and purity is the highest good for you and the earth." --- Deepak Chopra   

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Autumn Splendor and a Fresh Start!

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for Autumn!  It's been so hot, muggy and rainy here lately, I think I have mold behind my ears!  And these awesome earrings I made today will be perfect for your new Fall wardrobe!  I love them!  They are appropriately named "Autumn Splendor" and they are available in the shop!
So, as of yesterday, Wayne and I started the "Whole30" --- this was our lunch today...a beautiful salad, topped with salmon and a Ranch Dressing that I made from scratch!!!  It was so yummy!  I'm pretty sure this way of eating will not be hard for us.  It's really come down to not having a choice, unless we want to continue to be more and more unhealthy...and, by choosing that route, it will get to the point we won't be able to do anything about it.  So, while we still can, we are making life changes!  Stay tuned for more on that and more delicious, healthy recipes!
And this is a cute little necklace for Autumn, also!  And only $16!  I love it!
Of course, I had to leave you with a butterfly picture!  They are all over the flowers right now!  I love when they visit!  I always know it's my daddy when the Black Swallowtail shows up!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Making New Stuff with Old Stuff!

Re-purposing, reusing, old is new, treasure hunting, thrifting, antiquing, call it want you want, but "old" is the new black these days!  I had a friend's daughter staying with us for a couple of weeks and she is an art major in college.  She LOVES the hunt for cool stuff to include in her art.  So, off we went on a scavenger hunt...and talk about a gazillion places to do that in around Brevard and Asheville, NC!  I was just along for the entertainment, until I came across an old container FULL of vintage buttons...most from the 40's, 50's and 60's.  A lot of them made from bakelite and some of them hand-carved, like these quirky little sheep heads?
And I love those six hole green ones and those square red ones and these:
Vintage Murano Glass from Italy!  Of course, I will be using these in my sewing projects, like these cute little bracelets I made yesterday:
I love the black and white fabrics on this one!  And then there's this one, appropriately named "Mountains to Sea", because of the cute mountain, sea and forest fabrics!
But the strangest thing I saw on our hunt was this:
A real full skeleton of an 8 year old boy!!  Creepy...but not as creepy as this:
And with that, I'm off to sew!  Hope you are having a great Summer, so far!

love and peace always --- Kathy

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Owls & Pussycats

How cute is this fabric!  Of course, I'm partial to dogs, but cats are certainly sweet, too!  I was on a roll the last couple of days making new things with some adorable fabrics I just bought!  I never knew how addicted to "fabric" I could become!  I should've had an idea, though...especially when I saw "snake and grasshopper" fabrics [insert swoon] --- I'll be making something with those today...and maybe more dogs!  And, possibly...butterflies!  And, of course, Owls:
I think the "real" problem is, I just love everything!  And you can find both of these for sale in my Etsy Shop!
And I had to share this with ya'll!  Walked outside with my coffee and camera this morning to photograph my gorgeous "Bee Balm" that is starting to bloom and my photograph was "bombed" by a Bee!  Look at the pollen he has collected on his legs!  I seriously do not know how they manage to fly!  Amazing!

Happy Day!  Life is good!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

"Remember, the Bumble Bee does something impossible every single day"

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Hiding in plain sight!

A lucky find for me today on my walk in the forest...a gorgeous "Catocala" aka "Underwing" Moth.  This one was using its camouflage, since he wasn't too sure about my camera lens [it does tend to look like a giant mouth to little critters, I'm sure].  But, you can still see a tiny speck of its beautiful colors underneath!
Amazing!!  Life is good!  Oh, and how many of you got to see that gorgeous "Strawberry Moon" last night?  It was beautiful!  We drove up to "Pretty Place" at "Camp Greenville" to watch it come up:
And it was certainly worth the trip!
Last full moon on the Summer Solstice until 2062!

Happy Summer, ya'll!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

"...and if you're ever feeling lonely, just look at the Moon...someone, somewhere, is looking at it, too"

Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Solstice!

I hear the Katydids!  That could only mean one thing...it's Summer!  Happy Summer Solstice!!  Enjoy the Strawberry Moon tonight...first full Moon on the Summer Solstice since 1967 and won't happen again until 2062!  Hope you enjoy it!

Life is good!

Love and peace always ~ Kathy

"Live by the Sun...Love by the Moon"

Friday, April 29, 2016

I'm Quite Addicted to Sewing!

We just got back from a wonderful vacation down south!  Got to visit my dearest friends and my family!  So much fun!  But I couldn't wait to get back home to sew!  It's my newest passion!  I'm on a roll making these cute little bags!  I love them!  Of course, I've always been a "bag lady" anyway...I love little bags, wallets and purses...and now I can make my own!
I have to admit, this little camping fabric is absolutely precious!  And I adore the little tassels on the zipper pull.  Another of my favorites is this one:
And then, of course, there's this one:
I cut out a leather feather for the zipper pull on it!  But then yesterday, I made this one...I love the chickens!!!  So cute!
Of course, they are for sale in my etsy shop!  Check them out!  They make great little gifts!
Wildflowers are blooming like crazy around here!  This is one of my most favorites and one of the first ones to pop up in early Spring --- it's called "Star Chickweed" --- so cute!

Have a great weekend, ya'll!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

"Everyday is a new adventure"

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Waiting on some rain!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

It's almost Spring!!!

I'm in love with these today!!!  The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the breeze is blowing and it's March 2nd!!!  What more could you possibly wish for!  I've been busy sewing and making cute little things for this year's Farmer's Market that is starting up April 23rd.  But today, I glanced over at my bead desk and it looked so sad and lonely.  I decided I would spend a little bit of time making some jewelry, while the rays of sunshine beat through my window and bounce off of my crystals!  And to celebrate this wonderful day, I'm giving away a pair of these awesome earrings!  For a chance to win, just comment on this post!  I'll be drawing a winner Monday [March 7th] morning!
This is one of the cute little bags I made yesterday!  I love the fabric!  And this one even has a pocket inside, made with a piece of vintage Kantha quilt.  Sew cute!

Well, I'm off to make more jewelry!  Good luck in the drawing!

love and peace always ~ Kathy  

"Happiness is homemade"