Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Celebrating 1,000 new wands!

The 2018 started off with an exceptional crop of lavender.  To celebrate the first 1,000 wands of this season, here is a new huge lavender wand I made with a kind of ribbon called Jacquard.  The pattern on these ribbons is not printed on the surface, it is woven into the ribbon!  This kind of ribbon is not easy to find, and what is available, can be expensive.
So I will only be using these special ribbons for a few of my huge wands.  Wands this size are few because out of the more than 35,000 stems of lavender I use each season, there is usually only enough to make about 100 wands in this size.  I put a small seven inch lavender wand made with ultra thin ribbon next to this huge wand to show the size difference.

AND, I have decided to go with free shipping on all wands in the small and medium sizes!  Not sure yet if I will be able to do this for the large and huge sizes, but I hope so.

Take a look at all of the colors and sizes available this season:  Pedricks
Thank-you!

This post can also be found on the Pedricks page above.



Tuesday, July 17, 2018

HiHorseRanch - Fine leather for dogs and humans

Lorrie and Gord are hand working fine leathers in Cilliwack, Canada.  You can see the quality of their work and pick something out for someone you care about by using this link to their store:  HiHorseRanch
Or this link to their website:  highhorseranchleatherworks.com

This post can also be found on the Leather page above.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

MiltonsGrdnMenagerie - Seeds for the Garden Home

Ann Amato-Zorich is cultivating seeds for you in Portland, Oregon.  Every home and garden needs some lavender in it!  See all she has to offer by using this link to her store:  MiltonsGrdnMenagerie

This post can also be found on the Botanical page above.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

McCullenCeramics - Handmade storybook animals for your home

Ryan McCullen is a cermic artist in San Francisco, California.  This set of salt and pepper shakers is delightful!  Pick out a character for your home by using this link to his store:  McCullenCeramics
Or this link to his website:  ryanmccullen.com

This post can also be found on the Ceramic page above.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

musicalfurnishings - Musical Furnishings - Coffee Tables, Toy Chests & more

Tor Clausen is combining the art of music with the art of woodworking in Portland, Oregon.  His pieces are not only functional furniture, they are musical instruments!  Please visit his store by using this link:  musicalfurnishings

This post can also be found on the Wood page above.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

StoneHillForge - Functional Hand Forged Items for Home and Garden

John Boyd is working his forge in Charlemont, Massechusetts.  These are some beautiful wall hooks he has made.  Support artists by using this link to his store to get something for your home:  StoneHillForge

This post can also be found on the Metal page above.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

All Things Lavender - We carry a large variety of lavender products

Melissa and Patrick are providing lavender in a wide variety of it's useful forms in Seattle, Washington.  You can find them inside the landmark Pike Place Market’s on it's historic “Flower Row”  at 76 Pike Street. 
You can purchase directly from them via this link to their website:  allthingslavenderseattle.com 
And you can follow them on Facebook via this link:  facebook.com/allthingslavenderseattle

This post can also be found on the All Things Lavender page above.

Friday, July 6, 2018

TaraBlownGlass - Blown Art Glass in Vancouver, BC

Tara Pawson is glass blowing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  This purple glass heart really caught my eye!  You can see much more of her work by using this link to her store:  TaraBlownGlass 
Or by using this link to her website:  tarapawson.com

This post can also be found on the Glass page above.


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Artinstones - Hand Carved Stone Art Creations

Robert is hand carving stone in Mission, Canada.  I love boxes and this is a carved stone box.  I really enjoy the oval form of it.  Check out his other pieces by using this link to his store:  Artinstones  Or this link to his website:  artinstones.com

This post can also be found on the Stone page above.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

dabbledesigns - Dabble Designs

Katie is designing and creating jewelry in Duarte, California.  Like these Celtic knot themed cufflinks.  I hope you use this link to her store to pick something out:  dabbledesigns

This post can also be found on the Jewelry page above.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Elegantcrochets - Crochet tops, bohodresses, festival clothing, beachwear

Helen Acen is crocheting an incredible variety of items in Narbert, Pennsylvania.  I love to crochet and I can tell she does also.  Visit her store by using this link:  Elegantcrochets  And follow her store on Facebook by using this link:  elegantcrochets

This post can also be found on the Fiber page above.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

WorldWinds - Handmade Flutes, Ocarinas, Guitar Picks, etc.

Luke Vail is handmaking musical instruments in Canton, Massachusetts.  This little beauty could go with you everywhere!  I hope you treat yourself to something from his store by using this link:  WorldWinds

This post can also be found on the Musical page above.

Monday, June 25, 2018

HalifaxHollow - Small Batch Foodstuffs Handcrafted in Vermont

LiA Sanders is cooking up delights in West Halifax, Vermont.  Every day is a bit better with some lavender in it!  Treat yourself to something by using this link to her store:  HalifaxHollow

This post can also be found on the Culinary page above.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

PrairiePeasant - Ecofriendly journals, cards and envelopes

Laura is creating with paper in Winnipeg, Canada.  She has a wide range of handmade journals, cards, envelopes and such for you to choose from by using this link to her store:  PrairiePeasant

This post can also be found on the Paper page above.

Friday, June 22, 2018

JeanDelaneyart - Jean Delaney Art

Jean Delaney is an artist in Qualicum Beach, Canada.  We really enjoy Chickadees here and always have a feeder full of sunflower seeds for them.  They are very beneficial in hunting down insects you don't want eating your trees!
I hope you use this link to her store to see her other pieces:  JeanDelaneyart

This post can also be found on the Canvas page above.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

ArcadiaSampleSeeds - Seeds for Your Garden Extraordinaire!

Rebecca Maris is cultivating seeds in Spring Ranch, Texas.  It is never too late in the summer to add to your garden or to plan for next year!  You can visit her store by using this link:  ArcadiaSampleSeeds

This post can also be found on the Botanical page above.


Did you know?  Arcadia refers to a vision of pastoralism and harmony with nature.

Monday, June 18, 2018

ADishOfHerbs - simple items handmade with love

Marie is creating with lavender in Hooversville, Pennsylvania.  Every day goes better with a little lavender!  Check out her other items by using this link to her store:  ADishOfHerbs

This post can also be found on the All Things Lavender page above.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

DyingSwanLeather

Ala is working with leather in Montreal, Canada.  The bikers in your family will love this one!  You can find her pieces in either of her two store by using these links:  DyingSwanLeather  Or:  FRALA

This post can also be found on the Leather page above.

Friday, June 15, 2018

nankclay - Whimsical clay creatures to charm your inner beast

Nancy Kuester is a ceramic artist in Boulder, Colorado.  Her pieces are delightful!  Please use this link to go check out her store:  nankclay

This post can also be found on the Ceramic page above.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

OutOfTheWoodsUSA - Wood wall art, sculptures, bowls, music, math, science

Bruce is working with wood in Flemington, New Jersey.  I love how he incorporates music, math, and science into his pieces!  I hope you use this link to his store to pick something out for yourself:  OutOfTheWoodsUSA

This post can also be found on the Wood page above.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

NorthernCrescentIron - RR spike knives & openers, cabinet hardware, sculpture

Matthew Waldrop is forging metal in Flat Rock, North Carolina.  It was hard to decide, but I chose this beautiful branch to show you.  He has some awesome sculptures you can see by using this link to his store:  NorthernCrescentIron  Or by using this link to his website:  northerncrescentiron.com

This post can also be found on the Metal page above.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Leander D'Ambrosia Wearables

Leander L'Annunziata is hand creating fine accessories in Tuscon, Arizona.  This tie clip would do justice to any tie.  I hope you use this link to their store to see more:  leanderdambrosia
Or this link to their website:  leanderdambrosia.com

This post can also be found on the Jewelry page above.


Saturday, June 9, 2018

edieandglo - Edie & Glo

Kelly Hickey is sewing accessories in Waybridge, Vermont.  From ties and bow ties to cumberbuns, she has a way of selecting cool patterns.  Check it out by using this link to her store:  edieandglo

This post can also be found on the Fiber page above.

Friday, June 8, 2018

BayshoreGiftsinGlass - Quality Hand blown Glass -- Figurines/Gifts/Art

Kevin McKay is creating with molten glass in Winnepeg, Canada.  I had fun picked out a piece to show you and I hope you use this link to see more:  BayshoreGiftsinGlass
Or this link to his website:  bayshoregiftsinglass.com


This post can also be found on the Glass page above.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

RikkiVanCamp - Rikki Van Camp at Bare Bulb Studio

Rikki Van Camp is mixing up medias in Rochester, New York.  When you delve into mixed media, everything is fair game!  I really enjoy this piece and I hope you use this link to see more:
RikkiVanCamp

This post can also be found on the Mixed Media page above.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Gotstonedjewelry - Hand carved rare crystals

Melissa-Anne Fenton is hand carving stone in Victoria, Canada.  I really enjoy how artists can bring out the natural beauty of stones.  I hope you use this link to select something yourself:  Gotstonedjewelry

This post can also be found on the Stone page above.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

DubovaHandmade

Michael Dubova is hand building musical instruments in Crozet, Virginia.  Besides this beautiful mandolin, he has made banjos, guitars, violins, and more.  To see all of the other ones he has available please use this link to his store:  DubovaHandmade

This post can also be found on the Musical page above.




Friday, June 1, 2018

SweetIdeaFlowers - Custom Order Gum Paste Cake Toppers for All Occasions

Marisa Rosset is creating edible art in Orlando, Florida.  Aren't these beautiful?  See what else she has that you might need by using this link to her store:  SweetIdeaFlowers
Or this link to her website:  sweet-idea.com

This post can also be found on the Culinary page above.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Fournierpainter - Canadian Impressionist Landscape OIl Painting Original

Francois Fournier is an artist in Sherbrooke, Canada.  I have always admired the art if painting landscapes and I hope this one inspires you to visit his store by using this link:  Fournierpainter

This post can also be found on the Canvas page above.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

botanicalpaperworks - Seed paper that grows

Heidi Reimer-Epp is creating handmade paper in Winnipeg, Canada.  And she creates them in all kinds of cool shapes!  See for yourself by using this link to her store:  botanicalpaperworks
Or this link to her website:  botanicalpaperworks.com

This post can also be found on the Paper page above.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

PurpleHavenLavender - Ontario Lavender Farm

Kim Drew is cultivating lavender in Canfield Ontario, Canada.  And in celebration of this years crop beginning to bloom, I selected her Dirty Dawg lavender soap to show you!  Treat your canine loved ones to a great soap by using this link to her store:  PurpleHavenLavender
Or this link to her website:  purplehaven.ca
She has plenty of items for humans too!

This post can also be found on the All Things Lavender page above.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

schellercreations - accessories and original works of art

Laurie Scheller is working with clay in Orlando, Florida.  This wall pocket or wall sconce really caught my attention.  I hope you use this link to her store to see her other pieces:  schellercreations

This post can also be found on the Ceramic page above.

Friday, May 25, 2018

LupineGardens - Chemical Free Butterfly and Pollinator Plants and Seeds

Matthew Swank is growing beautiful and helpful plants in Amery, Wisconsin.  Assist the butterflies and other pollinators like bees in your garden by selecting something from his shop via this link:  LupineGardens  Or this link to his website:  lupinegardens.com

This post can also be found on the Botanical page above.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

TakodaLeatherGoods - Takoda Leather and Goods

Laura Zschoche is hand tooling leather in Los Angeles, California.  I really enjoy the design of this piece and I hope you use this link to her store to see more:  TakodaLeatherGoods

This post can also be found on the Leather page above.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

BlackWalnutWoodshop - Beautiful and functional handmade fine woodcrafts

Chris Martin is working with fine woods in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.  This cutting board would look awesome on my kitchen counter!  I hope you use this link to his store to pick something out:  BlackWalnutWoodshop
Or this link to his website:  blackwalnutwoodworking.com

This post can also be found on the Wood page above.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

KindrieGroveStudios - Paper, Canvas and Bronze: The Art of Kindrie Grove!

Kindrie Grove is an artist in a variety of mediums in Penticton, Canada.  I selected one of her bronze sculptures to show you, but you can see much more by using this link to her store:  KindrieGroveStudios  Or this link to her website:  kindriegrove.com

This post can also be found on the Metal page above.

Monday, May 21, 2018

thingsinwoodshop - Handmade Fine Wooden Jewelry and Accessories

Goerdt Lamberts is creating with fine woods in South Berwick, Maine.  I really enjoy the use of beautifully grained woods in his jewelry.  I hope you use this link to his store to select a piece yourself:  thingsinwoodshop 
Or this link to his website:  thingsinwood.com

This post can also be found on the Jewelry page above.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

BarryBeaux - Custom Designed Bow Ties and More!

Frances Barry is custom designed ties for you in Charleston, South Carolina.  She has a wonderful variety of colors and patterned fabric she uses.  I hope you pick something out for the guys in your life by using this link to her store:  BarryBeaux
Or by using this link to her website:  barrybeaux.com

This post can also be found on the Fiber page above.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

mariaidadesigns - One of a Kind Glass Blown Art

Maria Batista is working with glass in Coquitlam, Canada.  Pick out something beautiful for your home by using this link to her store:  mariaidadesigns
And you can read more about her art by using this link to the facebook page: facebook.com/mariaidadesigns

The post can also be found on the Glass page above.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

StoneSculptures - Sculpture Art

Valentina Mezei is sculpting with stone in Toronto, Canada.  I enjoy both the form and colors in this one.  You can choose one of her other pieces by using this link to her store:  StoneSculptures  Or this link to her website:  sculpturebyvalentina.com

This post can also be found on the Stone page above.

Monday, May 14, 2018

LakeWoodsandCrafts - Lake Woods and Crafts

Elinor Lake is custom building tenor Ukuleles in Richland, Washington.  Treat a musician in your life to one of her pieces.  I hope you use this link to her store to see more:  LakeWoodsandCrafts

This post can also be found on the Musical page above.


Sunday, May 13, 2018

InscribingLives - Edible toppers to bring joy to your special occasion

Joy Ladignon is creating edible art in Bridgewater, New Jersey.  I love the lavender color of this beautiful flower. Pick something out to top your next cake by using this link to her store:  InscribingLives

This post can also be found on the Culinary page above.

Friday, May 11, 2018

AnastassiaArt - Custom Portraits: Weddings, Family, Pets, Homes

Ana and Tim are portrait artists in Toronta, Canada.  They can make a beautiful custom portrait for you like this one.  Take a peek at their other pieces by using this link to their store:  AnastassiaArt
Or this link to their website:  myopenstudio.ca

This post can also be found on the Canvas page above.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

TheWhatNaught - Welcome to TheWhatNaught!

Daveda Peters is handmaking paper for you in Hilo, Hawaii.  Add something special to your next project or handwritten letter by using handmade paper!  See all the colors and sizes available by using this link to her store:  TheWhatNaught

This post can also be found on the Paper page above.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

TooManyHeads - Featuring the HENDERSON HEADS from Mark Allen Henderson

Mark Allen Henderson is mixing it up and creating in San Francisco, California.  It was not easy to choose from his pieces to find one to show you.  So I hope this makes you curious enough to go see for yourself by using this link to his store:  TooManyHeads

This post can also be found on the Mixed Media page above.

Monday, May 7, 2018

KensGardenPottery - Kiln-Fired Pottery Creations

Kenneth is a ceramic artist in Pomona, California.  I was looking for wall pockets or wall sconces and really liked what I found!  I hope you find something you like by using this link to his store:
KensGardenPottery

This post can also be found on the Ceramic page above.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

happyhopemade - Plants, Seeds, and Such!

Brandy Kalhoefer is growing and collecting in Huntington, Indiana.  Growing plants to harvest their seed is more complicated than one might think.  Just cleaning the seed and storing it correctly is different for each kind!  I hope you use this link to her store to pick out something for your garden:
happyhopemade

This post can also be found on the Botanical page above.

Friday, May 4, 2018

SunWizardCreations - Sun Wizard Creations by Errol G. Specter

Errol G. Specter is designing with fine leathers in Ben Lomond, California.  I hope you like this piece enough to want to visit his store to pick out something for yourself by using this link:  SunWizardCreations  Or this link to his website:  sunwizardcreations.com


This post can also be found on the Leather page above.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

PaulsFineWoodworking - Wooden Boxes, Seamless joinery, Liquid finishes

Paul Gignac is hand makig fine wood boxes in Sours, Canada.  This box is so beautiful, I hope it inspires you to visit his store by using this link:  PaulsFineWoodworking
Or by using this link to his website:  paulsfinewoodworking.com

This post can also be found on the Wood page above.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

CrystalMetalCreation - Crystal Metal Creations - Custom Metal Floral Sculpture

D. Sebastian Custodia is sculpting with metal in Sellersville, Pennsylvania.  We have lots of white calla lilies here, so this purple, almost black one really caught my attention.  Check out his other pieces by using this link to his store:  CrystalMetalCreation
And see what he is working on by following him using this link:  CrystalMetalCreations

This post can also be found on the Metal page above.