Sunday, November 29, 2009

Something NEW!

I've been busy these past several months sewing, sketching, and school-ing. Find the above Art Nest items in the shop!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Gnome Bonnet

See my fall Gnome Bonnet here!
As you may have noticed, I'm settling into my new blog home quite nicely and this blog has suffered a little for it. Blogger is wonderfully simple to navigate and FREE but I am so enjoying my Squarespace blog and the features it provides. I'm still keeping this Art Nest blog up and will post occasionally but I highly recommend that you add my Squarespace blog to your feed or you just might miss something fantastic! Thanks to everyone who has followed and encouraged me as Art Nest has grown over these past several years!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

My 2nd 'HOME'

Come on...come see me here! Don't forget to follow!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Owl Baskets!!!

I'm loving these owl baskets! So cute for fall table and tiny treats~ Pick yours FAST over at Artfulife!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Art Nest SALE!!!

Labor Day Weekend Sale at Art Nest going on NOW
! If you don't have an ETSY account it's super easy + FREE to sign up and remember to enter artnestshop in the referral section - many thanks and come snag some Christmas presents for your friends or sewing circle gals!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Call to ART

Are you an artist? Do you paint, draw, photograph or something else exciting? Do you know someone who does?

I'm currently gathering artwork to review so send me a link in a comments - I'd love to see what you've got!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Art Nest's Forest Fawn Stuffie

Art Nest's Forest Fawn Stuffie Pattern is now available in a PDF format that will be e-mailed to you - no more shipping costs!

This Forest Fawn Stuffie pattern includes a supply list, full sized pattern pieces and step-by-step photographed instructions for hand-stitching your own forest fawn. I recommend using wool felt for fawns! [click on the above link to read more]

These fawns are perfect for nature tables and would be so cute this Christmas for stocking stuffers or ornaments...Simply lovely!

Friday, August 7, 2009


WOW - BIG Shop Update just up! Check out the discount and clearance rings, too! MORE rings and new fabric arriving so soon, I can hardly stand the anticipation~

Saturday, August 1, 2009


[picture borrowed from Wovenplay's website]

Check out (and enter) this awesome giveaway on the 'other' art nest blog! Your daughter needs this for back to school, right?!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

We arrive home Monday night in our family car. We wake up the Tuesday morning and walk to said car.

Car key is missing from our pockets.

We tear every corner of the house up.

We give up.

We decide to do dishes as we can't leave the house. We turn on disposal....We find car key.

We are still dumbfounded.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rae Gun Ramblings: Giveaway: 3.5 inch Fabric Square Pack

Rae Gun Ramblings: Giveaway: 3.5 inch Fabric Square Pack

I just purchased some fabric from Rae Gun's shop and it was so beautiful...I hope to win these ultra cute squares!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Art Nest Goodies GIVEAWAY - WINNER!!

The winner of the Goodies GIVEAWAY is Elissa from the lovely blog, Birch Swinging. Congratulations!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


I've just returned home from a luxuriously long vacation. These past 18 days have been filled with laughter, shopping, canoeing, horseback riding, friendships, family, home cooked food, good wine, Lake Tahoe, fireworks, coffee on the porch and some much needed time for reading, thinking, sketching and relaxing. I love coming home with new eyes and a refreshed spirit....Simply lovely!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


The Wonder Mommy gal, Mellissa, was so kind to ask me to do an interview for her blog. Check it out by clicking on the title above - See you there!

Monday, June 22, 2009

3-3-3 SALE !!!

Today marks Art Nest's 3 month 'anniversary' on ETSY! I'm offering $3 OFF all pincushion rings for the next 3 days only (3-3-3 SALE ends at 11:59pm Wednesday night). Just type in 333SALE in your notes to seller and WAIT for me to invoice you with your total~

Many thanks for a successful first 3 months!



Friday, June 12, 2009

Art Nest Goodies GIVEAWAY - design your own ring and needle nest!!!

Art Nest Goodies GIVEAWAY!!! I'm giving away a set of Art Nest goodies ( a matching pincushion ring and needle nest) and the best get to design your own by picking from my stash of fabrics!

Just link back to this post on your blog and leave a comment letting me know that you did (so that I can check out your fabulous blog)! Winner will be announced in early July and feel free to use any of the above images!

*PLEASE USE THE CREATE A LINK FEATURE - Otherwise it does not show up in Technorati!


*How do I link to this post?
It's easy!
Just click on LINKS TO THIS POST below and then click on CREATE A LINK. A box will pop up and just click PUBLISH POST - easy peasy!

Can't wait to see if you win? Pop on over to Art Nest Shop!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The studio is a complete mess this morning and,in my overwhelmed state, I decided it's time a French press coffee break. I love French press coffee and you can bet that it's not the last time I write about it's wonders (just what makes it taste so smooth and why does it sooth my heart?).

Adorable stuffies (where I found this bunny) can be found here!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sunday, June 7, 2009

After months of (kind) urging from a close friend, I've made my needle nests available in the shop. I created two needle nests for myself nearly one year ago and continue to use them daily. I'm also offering the option to personalize them with a word of your choosing. Simply lovely

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Five new wristlets at art nest shop. I'm loving these and they are the first sewn item I've had available! Simply lovely.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

art nest clutch no. 3

...simple, easy, and quick to sew. I guess it's really a wristlet, but either way, it's just the right size to stash a drivers licence, cell phone, lip balm, car keys, sugar-free gum and a hand sanitizer. In the spirit of living simply, I've managed to squelch what I 'need' to carry with me at all times. Using my own sketches, I was able to create a pattern for this fully lined clutch with zipper closure. art nest clutch no. 3 patterns will be available sometime this summer. Simply lovely!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

The pattern for this completely hand stitched forest fawn stuffie is available here. I love having little projects to work on in long lines or while sitting on the sofa late at night watching television with Jeff. I think there is a little Audrey Hepburn in all of us that wants a pet fawn!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

(so, this photograph made it to Grosgrain...yea!)

I ducked into a favorite thrift store this afternoon and, to my delight, found this owl shirt for $1. I think it's vintage and the embroidery is hand stitched. B was an uncommonly good sport while I took these photographs...I think it's due to the fact that I let her stand on the dresser... You can see the progression in the last photo...enough was enough!! I will treasure some of these photographs forever as they capture her sweetness so well. Oh, and don't you love the Thumbelina hair...Simply lovely!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Little B is turning 2 next month!! She was born 2 days before my birthday and I have the beautiful memory of bringing her home on that day...sigh. I like buying gifts for my children and when I stumbled across My Red Boots, I fell in love with these vintage French puzzles. I'm cooking up a birthday party inspired by the book Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey. Check out all of his amazing books - I also love One Morning in Maine.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Week in Review

I've been painting portraits, sewing shirts, re-taking photos of B (click on picture to enlarge?), playing at the park, and glad to be back online!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

I like cooking, kind of. My mother is known for her cooking and I help her run an upscale eatery in the town we live in. While she is creating quiches,tomato basil soup, and orange glazed 4 layer carrot cakes, I'm at home trying to perfect scrambled eggs & toast. Well, I thought I'd try my hand at some classic banana bread and the results were beautiful. I used a Cooking Light recipe, however, I did substitute the low-fat yogurt with sour cream (per my mothers suggestion). I took one little bite yesterday, but saved a slice for this morning which was enjoyed with some organic coffee made in my French press. Simply lovely.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Remember Newsies? My aunt was on the set designing team (she's an architect) for the film and I could sit for hours listening to how she and her team recreated the early 1900 New York streets...she was also always happy to tell me just how polite and talented Christian Bale was (is) and how she knew he would have a bright future in the industry.

I recently had the opportunity to design and create my own version of newsboy outfits for a local dance production. Above is the progress so far...I wish that boys still dressed this dapper! Can you tell that my daughter is modeling - she was being such a stinker...she's actually on the cell was the only way to keep her still long enough~

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lots of lovely things are happening over at Art Nest's other blog. These mini bean bags are on sale now in my Etsy shop.