Monday, 24 October 2011

Inspiration - quotes, sayings and my childhood...


We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing. 
Louisa May Alcott 
 I have been slowly starting to get back into the swing of creating and just enjoying....Trying not to take on too much so I can use more creativity rather then feeling like I am mass producing...  My latest inspiration for charms are some of my favourite books or quotes from my favourite books.... Especially classics from my childhood.....
I still wish the world would slow down just a little so everything didn't seem so urgent and have to be done yesterday.... I remember as a little girl growing up on a small dairy farm and just sitting for hours watching the cows or playing with my piglets in their pen.  The beautiful days of lush green grass against the picture perfect blue skies and waiting patiently for an easterly breeze to sweep through from the ocean after a scorching hot day.... 
My sweet little girl is going through so much change in her life at the moment...and she is trying to think of all these things she should be doing and I said you just need to breath for a little while....
Have a lovely week :)
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. 
 Hope is a waking dream. 
Aristotle

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. 
Mother Teresa 
 

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Pretty Packaging



Well my friends I spent a lovely afternoon cleaning charms on there way to Norway.... I LOVE packaging!!!! I love to make people feel like they are getting a present rather then an order :)...I love the simplicity of white crisp paper ( I am actually using some Australian 100% recycled at the moment - really lovely) or plain kraft... My colour palette is soft grey, brown, white, linen and black.... 
Kirstie is doing her first prac with toddlers and has nearly finished her first week and is just loving it...so nice to watch as a mummy.... She only has 2 weeks left of uni and then her first year is over....
“I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” 

“You may tire of reality but you never tire of dreams.” 
“There is such a place as fairyland - but only children can find the way to it. And they do not know that it is fairyland until they have grown so old that they forget the way. One bitter day, when they seek it and cannot find it, they realize what they have lost; and that is the tragedy of life. On that day the gates of Eden are shut behind them and the age of gold is over. Henceforth they must dwell in the common light of common day. Only a few, who remain children at heart, can ever find that fair, lost path again; and blessed are they above mortals. They, and only they, can bring us tidings from that dear country where we once sojourned and from which we must evermore be exiles. The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and story-tellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.”  
 words from ― L.M. Montgomery (one of Kirstie's favourite authors)

Friday, 7 October 2011

Dreaming.....

At the Christmas markets in Roma last December......
It has been a year of change, a year of indecisiveness on my part...Not knowing exactly what I want to do in my creative pursuits...Being home again in the little cottage where my dreams come alive....and come true.....Watching my babies grow into adults....Sharing their hopes and dreams and sometimes their sadness... When opportunity knocks do you just grab it by the throat and run with it or do you sit down and think and prioritise... ??????  What do you think?????