Thursday, April 26, 2012


springtime comes late in these parts.  but, i think it has now officially sprung.  although it is april, and it technically could still snow here,  i am going to allow myself to hope for warm, sunny, springy weather.  and, you know what springtime means, i have been making flowers again!

here's what you can see if you walk around my neighborhood right now:

 (you can really see the angel in this one.)

 lilacs are so close to blooming.

oh, and these tulips that are working so hard to come up out of the road base that surrounds my house right now, yards away from anywhere i've ever planted bulbs.  tough little suckers.

 so i made a pansy for you all, 
because i love making them and i've already made one for all of the women in my family.

 this one has a lovely london blue topaz in the center.

 and says simply "remember" on the back.

 also, teresa (finally, just kidding) made me some incredible little matched flower pairs for earrings i am SO excited about them!

 here's a lovely little spring green prehnite ring.

and a larger glass bloom as well.

i also felt inspired to make some small, simple flower rings.
moonstone, prehnite, and amethyst

i will be listing all of these in the etsy shop later today.
hope everyone is enjoying spring!

p.s.  hazel's new blog post is finally done.  you can see it here.

Monday, April 23, 2012

my little new england felice brothers jaunt

i had an amazing trip! 

olive came along, 
and she did very well on the plane.

my first stop was boston, which i loved.

 olive and i walked all over the city, even did the freedom trail.

 then i saw the first show in northampton, massachusetts.
diamond doves opened.

it was awesome.

 the second show was in pawtucket, rhode island.
diamond doves opened again.

 my dear old friend molly met me in pawtucket.  
we had dinner and she came to the show with me.

 we had so much fun!

 another great show.

 then i drove to portsmouth, new hampshire.

olive loved the ocean!

this show was part of a singer/songwriter festival and was in a cool old theater.

a band called o'death opened for them and i loved them.

such a fabulous time.
as i have said so many times before, there is no band like the felice brothers for me.  and seeing them live is truly incredible every time. 

and, yes, as always, i feel wonderful and rested and relaxed and ready to take on the world again.