etsy and shopping

Have you seen Etsy yet? It’s a fabulous online artisan shop. If you are looking for a gift for that special someone, check it out and support the artists.

Etsy shot

If you’re interested, check out my shop.  I have my hex inspired, upcycled wood pieces. In addition, I have some pocket journals for keeping all sorts of lists and ideas.


What have you been up to this week?


feedsack fabric lust

I am loving the original feedsack fabrics. Feedsacks were initially made in the 1800’s of heavy canvas, and were used to obtain flour, sugar, meal, grain, salt and feed from the mills.Thrifty housewives took them and began to make dish clothes, diapers, nightgowns, and other household items. Magazine and pattern companies took notice and started matching fabric and wallpaper in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Here is some of the feedsack fabric I found on etsy that I LOVE. What would you make out of these sacks?

feed sack 5 feed sack 3 feed sack 4 feed sack 2 feed sack 1

What have you been up to this week?


hex signs

I have several Pennsylvania Dutch inspired hex signs still available on my etsy site.

Hex Sign

Hex signs are a common motif of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art, frequently seen painted on barns in central and eastern Pennsylvania. Often taking the form of stars within circles, these designs grew out of the Fraktur and folk art traditions of the mid 1800’s. Some believe that the term “hex” has occult connotations, as the word is derived from the German “Hexe” and the Dutch “Heks”, meaning witch. In recent years, hex signs have come to be used as talismans to ward off bad fortune.

Hex Four

These hex signs were painted with the intention of creating a sense of plenty in the home where it is hung. Each hex sign features an eight-pointed star on a 15” x 15” fence board. Slight variations in the wood’s character reveal upcycled origins, with designs painted with acrylic and a polymer varnish used as a sealant. Some of the works also contain collaged paper.

4 Hex Signs

9 Hex Signs

hex signs

Enjoy your week!