Friday, October 28, 2011

Feeling blue?  How about some Bluebird of Happiness fingerless gloves to cheer you up? 

I usually save this design for Spring, but a favorite customer made a special request so I stitched up a batch for my shop.  It's nice to see a big cheerful stack of blue up on the office shelf ready to fly to new homes. 

The Bluebird of Happiness is a symbol of cheerfulness, happiness, prosperity, hearth and home, good health, new births, the renewal of springtime in many cultures all around the world.  This symbolic bird has shown up repeatedly in my design work.

(Words by Edward Heyman and Harry Parr Davies / Music by Sandor Harmati)
Art Mooney & His Orchestra - 1948

The beggar man and his mighty king are only diff'rent in name,
For they are treated just the same by fate.
Today a smile and tomorrow tears,
We're never sure what's in store,
So learn your lesson before too late, so

Be like I, hold your head up high,
Till you find a bluebird of happiness.
You will find greater peace of mind
Knowing there's a bluebird of happiness.
And when he sings to you,
Though you're deep in blue,
You will see a ray of light creep through,
And so remember this, life is no abyss,
Somewhere there's a bluebird of happiness.

Life is sweet, tender and complete
When you find the bluebird of happiness.
You will find perfect peace of mind
When you find the bluebird of happiness.
Two hearts that beat as one,
'Neath a new found sun,
We are in a world that's just begun,
And you must sing his song, as you go along,
When you find the bluebird of happiness.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Does she love sewing?  Does she love quilting?  Hand embroidery?  I've designed this charm bead just for her.  Drop by my Charmish etsy shop and see all the other charms for crafters I have in stock.

 Charmish beads are universal fit with all other European charm bead brand bracelets, solid sterling silver, and threaded, so your beads stay put.  Shipping is always free, even internationally.  It's my gift to you.

The perfect holiday gift for the stitcher in your life.   I have designed this thread spool charm with great care and detail.  She'll love to wear this on her European charm bead bracelet all year around. 

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Rich new colors

 Ooo, I'm thrilled to find this rich, royal purple, and the deep teal fleece to make fingerless gloves with. 

I field tested them with a good October dog walk this morning. 
Dog walking comfort- check! 
Ability to use iPhone- check! 
Held coffee cup with no slipping- check!  (Of course the dog WAS minding his "heeling free" lesson at the moment so THAT did help).

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New Foxgloves

New batch of Fox Gloves, fleece fingerless gloves, aka wrist warmers.  Warm, stretchy, soft, and very importantly:  WASHable.  :-)

My new fall patterns.