Monday, July 18, 2011

This Weeks' On Fire Featured Artisan is Mary from Euphoric Charms!

Mary is from Baltimore, Maryland and loves to create. She says she gets some of her inspiration from nature, vintage, classical, modern, Victorian, but mostly makes things she likes and would wear herself. Mary also creates Men/Women/Unisex pieces in hemp and leather and refers to this work as her Nature's Collection. Glass, wood, bone/horn, metal, and shell is all used in this collection.head over to her shop and check out her work!

This weeks featured artisan is Mary - Euphoric Charms!

You can find Mary at:

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Another Great Find!

While I was digging a little further around Notforgotten Farms' Blog I decided to click through the Blog Guidebook's Button. What a great pair of friends! I decided to join their mission so I am sharing their information for all of you to check out for yourselves. I hope you decide to join in!

A Little About The Blog Guidebook Girls From Their Blog

Lyndsay and Sarah
The Blog Guidebook is the vision of two friends who want to see the blogging community grow in friendship, creativity and beauty.  Creating a blog whose format is pretty, attractive and a little bit girly.  We want to make it easy for you to find answers to those basic blogging questions, when you just need that little bit of extra help.

That's really what blogging is all about.

Established in 2010, The Blog Guidebook encompasses all bloggers, be they crafty, creative, cooks, bakers, teens, moms, dads, children in need, pet lovers, home-stylers, antiquers, flea marketers, homeschoolers, doctors, lawyers, in any country, and on and on. You name it, you can blog it. And we want to read it!  We've created over one hundred categories just for you to find the blogs you've been looking for.

Blogging is a new form of journalism. It is a way to self-publish your dreams, hopes and stories of your world. The Guidebook offers a way for others to find you, in a friendly, happy, easy to navigate, safe environment.

The Guidebook offers Spotlights and Features of notable blogs and bloggers, Free Listings for your blog, Blog Tips, Video Tutorials, Blog Critiques, Giveaways, and a Help Desk. 
They also started the popular yearly Top Blog contest. 

You can ask the Guidebook questions and get an answer. The Blog Guidebook is backed by caring people, not just a computer with an automatic reply. We want to help your blog be the best it can be.

Feel free to email us with questions and suggestions as The Blog Guidebook grows!

You can reach us at

We look forward to getting to know you!
Sarah Bradford loves people and has worked in the customer service field for over 20 years, she has now settled down to rescuing bloggers in need! Blogging has become a grand passion, (as well as DIY and design). She is a California girl at heart, currently residing in the Midwest, living the American dream. Married to a graphic designer/web developer, raising two little girls, ages 3 1/2 and 6, and enjoying a beautiful 20 year old daughter, who just got engaged! Sarah somehow finds time to home school, garden, flea market, surf the web, learn graphic design, create craft projects to sell and tend her entrepreneurial spirit. She's also the proud owner of an 8 year old miniature schnauzer named Kirby, her Different Dog. You can find Sarah HERE. She also writes guest posts at The Girl Creative and Inspirational Home.
Lyndsay Johnson has been a graphic designer for over 10 years. Her portfolio includes blog design, publication design, scrapbook paper & products, product design, branding & personal identity, and digital illustration.She lives in Southern California, with her Cinematographer of a husband, and 2 young kiddos. They are her daily delights! She enjoys all things creative. You can find more of Lyndsay HERE.

2010/2011 The Blog Guidebook

A Great Find!

My sister and nephew were down for a visit this past week and we finally got a chance to take a ride down to Nelson County to check out a little place that I had been reading about for over a year. It was so worth the wait! My great little find of the week is called Notforgotten Farm; a humble farm owned by Lori and Peter Brechlin  in Amherst, Virginia.

Lori's shop is in a quaint, unique cottage with a wonderful garden that instantly welcomes you inside the front gate. All around the front porch there are antiques for purchase and great pieces that are perfectly placed to complete the feeling that you have just stepped back in time. The real surprise comes when you walk through the front door and it's time to take in all the goodies in the shop! If you are at all a fan of Lori's work you will not be disappointed. I had a hard time restraining myself from buying everything I saw. In addition to all her great pieces, she offers the work of some other really talented artists. Two of which we had the pleasure to meet; Joan and Felicia. Felicia, better known as Flea is Lori's stitcher and we got to see her at work. Trust me, when Lori says she is the fastest stitcher in the East, she is not exaggerating!

Tonight when I was reading through all the recent blog posts from the blogs I follow, I found Lori is having a giveaway. I am so excited to have an opportunity to win one of her kits, I thought I would share! You can also find some of her patterns in her Etsy Shop.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Giveaway!

It's that time again Folks!
in appreciation of your kind words, support and friendship ~

and for just putting up with me in general...

I'll be holding a Giveaway for one of my
Harvest Pickin's Pinkeep Kits!!!

all you have to do
is leave me a comment on this post
...and you'll be in the running to win ~
((of course, if you'd like to blog about it or post it on your sidebar, that's ok too!!!))
the drawing will be held on Wednesday July 20th...
and I want to Thank you to all of you who have ordered this little kit!

It measures approx. 4.5" x 2.75" on 28ct linen over two...
Good Luck!
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