Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Leesorigami - Origami Paper Cranes-Origami Gift Tags-Paper Rose&Lotus

Lee is folding it up in McMinnville, Tennessee.  Making nice clean folds is not as easy as it looks!  I hope you visit their Etsy store to see what else they have to select from:  Leesorigami

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

Sunday, September 23, 2018

BirdsandBirchShop - Women's Wallets and Accessories Handmade

Nancy S is sewing it up in Victoria, Canada.  I really enjoy the little foxes on this printed fabric.  To select from her other items, you can use this link to her Etsy store:  BirdsandBirchShop

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

Thursday, September 20, 2018

HappilyGoingMad - Percussives Stuff

Cy is happily going mad in Palo Alto, California.  I love the name of her store!  And this beautifully beaded percussion instrument.  I can hear it now!  I hope you use this link to her Etsy store to see what else she has for you:  HappilyGoingMad

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

Monday, September 17, 2018

APocketFullofSweets - Edible Diamonds, Sugar Gems, and Custom Lollipop Favors

Doina is creating with sugar in Milton, Florida.  Although she has some wonderful handmade lollipops, it is the lavender candy that caught my eye!  I hope you use this link to her Etsy store to pick something out for yourself:  APocketFullofSweets

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

Saturday, September 15, 2018

GwenDudaStudios - Nature-Inspired Original Paintings & Hand Pulled Prints

Gwen Duda is an artist in Toronto, Canada.  I really enjoy the movement of color in this piece!  I hope you use this link to her Etsy store to see much more of her pieces:  GwenDudaStudios  Or this link to her website:  gwenduda.com

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

Thursday, September 13, 2018

PixiesPatch - Whimsical Garden Accessories

Jeanne Northum is designing whimsical garden accessories in La Grange, California.  I fell in love with this little wagon caravan.  It was a hard choice between it and the hobbit houses!  I hope you use this link to visit her Etsy store:  PixiesPatch
And you can follow her on Facebook:  facebook.com/JeannesPixiesPatch

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


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

StarMountainLeather

Mark Rhoades is hand tooling fine leather in Burleson, Texas.  Working with leather is one of those skills which require a skilled hand, as you cannot just erase a mistake!  I hope you use this link to his Etsy store to select one of his pieces:  StarMountainLeather

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

Sunday, September 9, 2018

KauaiGarden

Bijan Habashi is growing beautiful plants in West Hills, California.  Did you know house plants are making a major come back!?  Yes they are.  They are good for you.  They relax you just by looking at them.  Plus they absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen.  I have chosen a plant that used to be in almost every home in variety or another.  This is a beautiful Tradescantia pallida aka Wandering Jew makes a wonderful and easy houseplant.  I hope you use this link to his Etsy store to see what else he has available:  KauaiGarden

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

Friday, September 7, 2018

MiasCeramics

Mia is a ceramic artist in Seattle, Washington.  It takes a lot of skill to throw clay and even more to make a nice lidded vessel.  I really enjoy her surface decoration techniques on this one.  I hope you use this link to her Etsy store to pick something out:  MiasCeramics

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

Thursday, September 6, 2018

SculptureByLaura

Laura McCormac is sculpting with stone in Boulder, Colorado.  I love the flowing form of this almost musical piece.  I hope you use this link to her Etsy store to see her other pieces:  SculptureByLaura

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

Monday, September 3, 2018

foodiebords - Cutting Boards and Lazy Susans from Kentucky woods

Robert Ellis is working with wood in Columbia, Kentucky.  Every kitchen needs a fine cutting board like one of these!  Pick one out by using this link to his Etsy store:  foodiebords
Or this link to his website:  robertelliswoodworking

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

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Elementmetalandwood - L.A. Based Wood & Blacksmith Shop

Nathaniel Winkler is working with both metal and wood in Los Angeles, California.  Why buy mass produced handles when you can get handmade ones from an artist like Nathaniel?  Check out his store on Etsy by using this link:   Elementmetalandwood

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

Thursday, August 30, 2018

vesselstudioglass - Hand blown glass pumpkins, ornaments, vessels, and more

Drew and Jeannine Hine are hand blowing glass in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  As fall is approaching, I selected one of their beautiful glass pumpkins to show you.  I hope you use this link to their Etsy store to pick something out:  vesselstudioglass

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

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

WiseCrackinMosaics - CUSTOM Mixed Media Mosaics, Glass, Beads, Stones, Gems

Tina Y. Ruppert is cracking it up in Atlanta, Georgia.  I knew I had to add this artist the moment I saw her colorful pieces and then the name of her store sealed it!  She has signs, numbers, letters, and more for you to choose from when you use this link to her Etsy store:  WiseCrackinMosaics

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

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Celebrating 2500 Lavender Wands This Summer

Catherine Pedrick grows and weaves English Lavender near Moss Landing, California.  Located almost midway between Santa Cruz and Monterey on coast.  This is me, and this summer I used almost 40,000 stems of lavender to break my own personal record by making over 2500 lavender wands.  The season is drawing to a close, there is very little lavender left now.  

And to celebrate, here is the tenth in a new series of huge lavender wand I began making this summer when I discovered Jacquard ribbon by accident when I was looking for more double-sided satin ribbon to use for my normal wands.  Jacquard ribbon has the pattern woven into it, not printed on the surface like most ribbon today.  So it is almost all vintage and hard to find.  This last ribbon came all the way from Turkey!

I hope you will use this link to my Etsy store to see all of the other lavender wands: Pedricks


Friday, August 24, 2018

SodaAndLime - Flameworked Glass Jewelry by Jamie-Lynn Gardner

 Jamie-Lynn Gardner is creating flameworked glass jewelry in Hampton, Canada.  I really enjoy the colors and design of this one and I hope you use this link to her Etsy store to see more:
SodaAndLime

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

And woot, woot!  This makes 700 artists I've added to this site!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

ModernMeetsRusticMP - Macrame wall hangings, plant holder, keychains and more

Mandy Petermichl is tying complicated knots in Naples, Florida.  Macrame is one of those arts I wish I had time for myself!  Please use this link to her Etsy store to see all the various forms she has available for you:  ModernMeetsRusticMP

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

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

FlorigamiAndMe - Florigami + Me -welcome to the grand REopening

Nikki Farthing is creating with paper using the ancient tradition of origami in Fairmont, West Virginia.  I really enjoy making origami myself, but do not have the talent she has!  I hope you use this link to her Etsy store to pick something out:  FlorigamiAndMe

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

bonboninstruments - HandPainted Henna Tambourines, Festival Accessories

Danielle is creating musical instruments in Atlanta, Georgia.  I really enjoy her surface decorations, but I especially like this percussion instrument for children.  I hope you visit her Etsy store by using this link:  bonboninstruments

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

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

ThirstiesSaltCo - Natural Mineral & Sea Salts - Salt Yeah!

Shelly is gathering all the cool salts for you in Kansas City, Missouri.  Did you know salt was the original currency?  Because you can't live without salt.  And that is why we have the saying "he's worth his salt."  Discover all the combinations she has available by using this link to her Etsy store:
ThirstiesSaltCo
And you can follow her store on Instagram so you'll know when there are new items:
instagram.com/thirstiessaltco

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

Sunday, August 19, 2018

FloArtStudio1 - Animal art and illustration. Find unique gifts.

Flo Meylan is an artist in Wolcott, Colorado.  Decorate your home with unique animal illustrations on everything from pillows to mugs! 
You can see more by using this link to her Etsy store:  FloArtStudio1
Or by using this link to her website:  floartstudio.com

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


Saturday, August 18, 2018

jenniejeandesigns - Jenniejean Designs

Jennie Rizza is hand tooling leather in Bulverde, Texas.  I really enjoy her designs and the color contrast on this beautiful belt.  You can see much more by using this link to her Etsy store:
jenniejeandesigns

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

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Gardenbonbons - Handmade Gifts for the Garden - Garden Bon Bons (TM)

Anne Dowell is creating something special for you in Seattle, Washington.  These look like chocolates, but no!  These are seed bombs for your garden or as a really cool gift.  In many areas, it is not too late to plant some kinds of seeds for fall color.  Or they could be holiday gifts for next springs gardens.  Please use this link to her Etsy store to see more:  Gardenbonbons

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

Monday, August 13, 2018

Ecorock

Edward Mills is a ceramic artist in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I really enjoy these these two little salt and pepper birds and I hope you use this link to his Etsy store to find something you like for yourself:  ecorock

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

Saturday, August 11, 2018

agoodturnco - Handcrafted wood creations - Made in Colorado

Jason and Jessica Jones are working with fine woods in Centennial, Colorado.  I have a soft spot for fine pens, so to see all of their other cool creations, please use this link to their Etsy store:
agoodturnco  Or this link to their website:  agoodturnco.com

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

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Roundhouseblacksmith - Hand Forged Fire Tools & Wrought Ironwork for the Home

Eric Dennis is hand forging metal in Marlboro, Vermont.  He makes these beautiful grilling skewers and so much more that you can find by using this link to his Etsy store:  Roundhouseblacksmith
Or this link to his website:  roundhouseblacksmith.com

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

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

BlueElkCarvings

Pedro Jimenez III is hand carving stone in Sedona, Arizona.  I love how he has used the natural colors in the stone to bring out this bison.  I hope you use this link to his Etsy store to see his other pieces:  BlueElkCarvings  Or this link to his website:  blueelk.net

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

Sunday, August 5, 2018

DaveRittGlass

Beth and Dave are in Nederland, Colorado.  Dave is the artist who has created these beautiful pieces.  The one I chose to show you is a wall sconce and I chose it because it would be perfect for displaying lavender wands!  But I really hope you use this link to his Etsy store to see the beautiful bowl I posted to the Pinterest board for ArtisansOfAmerica:  DaveRittGlass

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

Friday, August 3, 2018

Rocksntwigs - Rocksntwigs Stone Birdhouses~ Functional Garden Art

Judy is repurposing all kinds of materials to make her cool birdhouses in Grass Valley, Californa.  So I've added her to the Mixed Media section!  And as an avid birder and feeder of wild birds, I believe every yard or patio would benefit from a bird house or two!  Please use this link to her Etsy store to see more:  Rocksntwigs

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

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

georgiedesigns - Personalized Bangle Bracelets and Handwriting Gifts

Robyn Klauer is creating personalized gifts in Phoenix, Arizona.  She can make something just for you or your loved ones!  See what she can do by using this link to her Etsy store:  georgiedesigns
Or use this link to her website:  lovegeorgie.com

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

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Pieces2One - Fabulous unique Quilted pieces

Colleen is creating unique quilted pieces in Louisville, Kentucky.  Quilting is one of those traditions I am alway so happy to see alive and well!  In my book, very home needs at least one quilted piece.  I hope you use this link to visit her store:  Pieces2One

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

Friday, July 27, 2018

RetroSorrento

Maria Vallese is an artist in Utica, New York.  I really enjoy her illustrations and she has put them onto paper forms you can use, like notepads and such.  This one reminds me of a summer I drove to New York from San Francisco in a VW van!
I hope you visit her store by using this link:  RetroSorrento
Or this link to her website:  retrosorrento.com

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

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

IndexDrums

Paul King is hand building musical instruments in Shreveport, Louisianna.  I do not know what a "Hard-Hat" does for your drum set, but I am certain he can tell you!  Take a look at his other pieces by using this link to his store:  IndexDrums  Or this link to his website:  indexdrums.com

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

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sugarbutterflies - Sugarbutterflies© Edible Cake Toppers

Lisa is creating with sugar in Bakersfield, California.  The detail on her butterflies is amazing!  Please visit her store to see more by using this link:  Sugarbutterflies

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

Saturday, July 21, 2018

JanetReidWilsonArt - Fine Art Paintings

Janet Reid Wilson is an artist in Eden Mills, Canada.  Isn't it amazing how an artist can turn the ordinary into extraordinary?  I hope you use this link to visit her store:  JanetReidWilsonArt  Or this link to her website:  janetreidwilsonfineart.com

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

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.