Appreciating

Celebrating Winter Solstice with Leyla Torres and Origami

Stunning Red Chile Pepper Origami by Leyla Torres

Happy Winter Solstice everyone!

I can't think of a prettier way to celebrate than to share this stunning Origami Chile Pepper "sun" created by Leyla Torres. Leyla has kindly given me permission to share her beautiful red chile sun image! You can find Leyla's post and video how-to for making origami chile peppers right here!

Beautiful Embroideries to Celebrate Michaelmas Season

Michaelmas Daisies for Michaelmas Day!

Popping in for a minute (between coughs and sneezes) to wish you, one and all, a Happy Michaelmas Season with a glimpse of my pretty Michaelmas Daisies in full bloom and a bitter sweet goodbye to summer with the help of two gorgeous embroideries I am eager to share!

Belated Reveal: Christmas in July Italian Shopping Spree Winner's Selections!

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A favorite flower from my garden for a lovely and talented woman: Roberta Nordio.

Roberta lives in Padua, Italy, is a member of the Etsy Italia Team and offers her beautiful artisan glass beads and handmade aluminum jewelry in her Etsy shop "Amabito" - which you can visit right here!

Thank You Gill, Antoinette, Jet, Arielle, Dawn and Jan

Ways inwhich non-bloggers have shaped and enriched my crafty life

While assembling the "thank you series", I always worry that I might leave someone out - I hope like everything I have not. So far, I have focused on the top 20 bloggers who have hugely contributed to my crafty expression during this past year. But there is one remaining group of lovely friends I am sharing today - all non-bloggers!

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