Friday, April 30, 2010

Goodbye to April...

Welcome May!
I was thinking about April showers bringing May flowers so I searched online for flowery goodness.

Etsy even has sellers with heirloom flower seeds!
A new favorite shop that I discovered is TheBearfootShaman.etsy so I thought I'd share a few pretties, blue columbines.....and pink cosmos.

These are Chocolate Morning Glories! I'd never heard of them before. Pretty mauve, hmm?

Enjoy! Happy May Day to all!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tack Packs...NEW!

Inspired by nature and the fun of playing in my fabric stash... here are some push pin sets of eight to help decorate and organize anybody's workspace! Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy making them!

Five NEW sets of fabric Tack Packs available on PaperPumpkin.etsy! ♥

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Earth's Many Gifts

Happy Earth Day, a day more thing to love about nature:

I couldn't believe that these beauties were just at the end of my drive. I stood there for half an hour just watching them play, romp, stare at me in wonder, be curious, and act like little kittens. Baby fox! I felt so touched by the beauty and the powerful force of nature on my emotions. I held back tears. Amazing. Happy Earth Day again.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Not Just Any Tuesday

This is Ellie's first spring.
Everything is so fresh and new to her. She's a very curious little explorer.
Her wonder has opened my eyes a little more.
She stares at the movements of a worm, so I try not to dislike them so much.
She touches her little paws to the bark of a tree and I see its texture again.
She tilts her head at a squirrel and I wish I knew more about animal communication.
And when she sticks her nose inside the tiniest yellow flower, I melt.
How did I go so long without a puppy, without Ellie? ♥

Monday, April 19, 2010

At My Reading Table

Well, I am thrilled to have a week's vacation, but with my luck as it is,

I landed a flu/cold on the very first day.

So, while recovering, here is the wonderful book I am reading.
It's another historical fiction novel, which I find myself attracted to unlike me! Embroidery is behind the story...very intriguing.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Almost There...

I love to teach, but I must say that I am looking forward to having my spring vacation next week.

Aaah, a week to catch up,
read, relax with mugs of hot coffee,

and to create!

A little piece of heaven for which I am truly grateful...

Vintage Coffee grinder from labrocanterie.etsy
Chicago Sharpener Mug from CircaCeramics.etsy
~just click on photos to view their shops!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring Goodness

While I haven't been especially good at spring cleaning yet, I have taken lots of walks in the warmer air and sunshine, breathed deeply, smiled, and made some springtime inspired new fabric goodies for PaperPumpkin.
Hope you like these new push pin sets, and I hope you brighten up your workspace & bulletin boards for your own spring cleaning! Have a wonderful week!


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Some Spring

I believe that snow said goodbye yesterday, for the last time. I think spring is guaranteed now as those flakes disappeared and the sun is shining brightly today. It feels so good.

I've been enjoying Easter all week! Here are some eggs that Mia dyed for our Easter Dinner last Sunday. She used vintage silk ties. Aren't they gorgeous? Very creative, and she said that they were easy and fun to make!

Have a wonderful weekend! I hope you all feel spring's sunshine on your face. ♥

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April Journaling

My art journaling relaxes me and makes me feel really happy. I smile to myself when I am in my PaperPumpkin room, creating. How wonderful it is to have a small, private, happy space in the world.
Do you have a space in this big world that is yours? What makes you feel really content?
{The page on the left is about the loss of a friendship.
The one on the right: I am a morning person.}

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter Everybunny!

Look what Michael won for me! Oh my goodness! Lori, help me eat this, please!
P.S. Yes, it IS REAL chocolate, and yes, I will do my very best...!!! xo

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Happy Easter, my friends! Spring joys to you!
~ Kathy xo