Friday, May 24, 2019

panternursery - Panter Nursery and Greenhouse

Vanessa McPeak Panter is cultivating a cool variety of plants in McMinnville, Tennessee.  I had a hard time choosing between the wysteria and the Star Magnolia.  But since I finally got a fragrant Star Magnolia from ArborDay.org, I went with the wysteria.  I have always wanted to train one onto a covered walkway trellis.  You can see much more by using this link to her Etsy shop:  panternursery
Or her website:  panternurseryplants

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

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

tasherajean - Steampunk and Robots and Jewelry- Oh My!

Tashera Jean is creating all sorts of cool items in Portland, Oregon.  It was her mixed media pieces that caught my attention first.  I hope you use this link to her Etsy shop to see the other items she makes:  tasherajean
And you can follow her on Instagram: tasherajean  And Facebook:  tasherajean


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

Saturday, May 18, 2019

KariGoodwinQuilts - Sustainably Hand Crafted; Purposeful, Cheerful, Quilted

Kari Goodwin is a talented quilter in Columbus, Georgia.  But I am featuring her in the All Things Lavender category because of her beautiful lavender filled quilted sachets.  I hope you visit her Etsy shop to see more: KariGoodwinQuilts Or her website:  karigoodwinquilts.com
And you can follow her on Instagram:  karigoodwinquilts
Facebook:  GoodwinsCustomCrafts
And read her blog:  goodwinscustomcrafts.com

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

Monday, May 13, 2019

This New Lavender Season of 2019

This year I'd like to introduce two new ways to take real lavender with you everywhere you go.  One is a silk lavender sachet key charm or key fob.  Which you could also just hang from your rear view mirror.  The other is a lavender filled brooch I've attached to a kilt pin with a few charms and hand crocheted lace, combing two things I love.  Crocheting lace and weaving the lavender I grow into these tiny baskets.

The lavender crop is growing fast again this year and it won't be long before once again, I am making lavender wands as fast as I can all summer and into the fall.  This is the best time of year to place orders for numbers of one color and one size.  So my Advance Order listings are back up in my Etsy shop Pedricks

Plus!  This year I opened an Amazon Handmade shop which went Prime this month.  Which means that they have pre-packaged sets of my lavender wands ready to send to you from their warehouses.  I am looking forward to offering a lot of my sets via Prime this year.  My shop there has the same name: Pedricks

I am really looking forward to also featuring artisans I also find now on Amazon Handmade this year!



Saturday, May 11, 2019

TheRogueFae - Quality, Custom, Handmade Leather Goods

Tiffany and Houston are hand tooling quality leather goods in Westerly, Rhode Island.  Who wouldn't love a pair of mermaids with two seahorses and a cool octopus on their wallet!?  
I hope you check out their Etsy shop by using this link: TheRogueFae  
You can read more about them here:  theroguefae.wordpress  And follow them on Instagram:  instagram.com/theroguefae  And Facebook:  facebook.com/TheRogueFae

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

Friday, May 10, 2019

Bob McCabe Studio - Pen & Ink Drawing, Watercolor & Oil Painting in Tennessee

Bob McCabe is an artist in Tennessee who uses a variety of methods to create his pieces.  I picked this one to show you because it reminded me of how much my dad loved race cars and classic cars.  I hope you use this link to visit the Amazon Handmade shop of Bob McCabe:  Bob-McCabe-Studio
You can also visit his website here:  bobmccabestudio.com
And learn more about him on Artistslink.org: artistslink.org/members/mccabe-bob

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

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

SavvyEcoLiving - Spices , Herbs and Scotch Bonnet Peppers

Candace has the ingredients you need for your culinary creations and she is in New York.  This is a photo of Tamarind pods, have you ever used Tamarind?  Find out what it is used for by visiting her Etsy shop to get some:  SavvyEcoLiving  Or you can find more ingredients in her other Etsy shop:
ATasteOfTheIslands
And you can also follow her on Instagram:  savvy_eco_living

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

Saturday, May 4, 2019

EarthWindStoneware - Wind Chimes Handmade Garden Bells, Ceramic Garden Art

Bruce Fraser is a ceramic artist in Sedona, Arizona.  I enjoy the surface texture decorations he adds to his wind chimes.  You can find his Etsy shop here:  EarthWindStoneware  And you can find his website here:  earthwindstoneware.com/  Plus, you can follow him on Instagram here:  earthwindstoneware

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



Thursday, May 2, 2019

OutYonderWoodworking

Donald Shomaker is creating with wood in College Park, Georgia.  He has created a range of pieces you can use in your kitchen and more.  I love the beautiful rolling pin in this set.
You can visit his Etsy shop by using this link:  OutYonderWoodworking
Or you can go to his website:  OutYonder

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


Monday, April 29, 2019

theseptariansisters - The Bug House Lapidary: Fossil and Mineral Shop

Tana and her sisters are lapidary artists in Delta, Utah.  Bringing the inner beauty of rocks, fossils, and minerals out for us all to enjoy.  I hope you visit their Etsy shop:  theseptariansisters
And follow them on Instagram:  instagram.com/the.septarian.sisters/


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

Friday, April 26, 2019

Supeckstudios - Inspiring fun and creativity

Scott Supeck is creating musical instruments in Clermont, Florida.  I can almost hear the tones of this beautiful piece!  I hope you visit his Etsy shop:  Supeckstudios 
Or his webiste:  scottsupeck.com/
And you can follow him on Instagram:  supeck_studios/

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

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

spindlecatstudio - Artisan Stitch Markers and More, Hand Made for You!

S.Kate is creating with metal in Hillsborough, New Jersey.  Besides hand crafted stitch markers, she also makes shawl pins like this one.  You probably know a knitter or crocheter who would love one of these!  I hope  you visit her Etsy shop:  spindlecatstudio


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

Monday, April 22, 2019

AlbrechtArtGlass - Flameworked Glass Art

Daniel Albrecht is a glass artist in Seattle, Washington.  I have a great deal of respect for artists who create with molten glass!  And as an avid bird watcher, I really enjoy this piece.  I hope you use this link to his Etsy shop to see more:  AlbrechtArtGlass
Or this link to his website:  Albrechtartglass.com
And you can follow him on Instagram:  albrechtartglass/

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

Friday, April 19, 2019

ImperialMoth - Glass jewelry handmade in the flame!

Erin is creating delightful creatures for jewelry with molten glass in Lee, New Hampshire.  I want every single one of her little birds!  I would love to add at least a few to my pendants.  You can see more of her work by visiting her Etsy shop:  ImperialMoth
And you can follow her on Instagram:  imperial_moth_glass/


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



You can also see all of the artists in this entire blog by visiting the Pinterest board, ArtisansOfAmerica.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

UneekDollDesigns - Unique Miniatures and Now Featuring Original Paintings

Debbie Ritter is hand making unique miniatures in Perrysburg, Ohio.  I've been a collector of miniature items ever since I was a little girl, the tinier the better.  And I love the detail that she puts into these little historical settings!  Can you guess who these two guys are?
You can see more, plus her original paintings, in her Etsy shop:  UneekDollDesigns
Or you can visit her website:  uneekdolldesigns.net/
Plus you can follow her on Facebook:  facebook.com/Debbie-Ritters-Art-Studio
And Instagram:  instagram.com/uneekdolldesigns/

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



Monday, April 15, 2019

TwoStitchHill - Beautiful Handmade Gifts and Home Decor Items

Jenny is sewing all sorts of cool items for you in Columbus, Montana.  I love to sew and I especially love quilting, so I know the work that goes into the variety of items she's made for your home decor. You can see them all by using this link to her Etsy shop:  TwostitchHill


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

Friday, April 12, 2019

CoastalTropicals

Tammy is cultivating an wonderful variety of tropicals in Orlando, Florida.  I want them all!  But I especially want this delightful little Bletilla orchid.  I used to have a small bed of them living under my Cherries trees in a Zone 9b area.  They would come up every spring after going dormant for the winter, but I imagine that in areas where it doesn't freeze, they'd probably be green year round.  You can see more by visiting her Etsy Shop:  CoastalTropicals
Or you can purchase from her website:  coastaltropicals.com
And you can follow her on Facebook:  facebook.com/coastaltropicalsandmore

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

Thursday, April 11, 2019

HenryGreenLeather - Upscale Handcrafted Leather Accessories

Nancy is creating leather items in Tampa, Florida.  If you've ever had to deal with a tangle of cords for your ear buds, or the charging cord for your phone when your traveling, then you will appreciate this cute little device that keeps them untangled and safe for you!  You can see more of their work by using this link to their Etsy shop:  HenryGreenLeather
You can also follow them on Facebook:  facebook.com/henrygreenleather/
And on Instagram:  instagram.com/henrygreenleather/
Plus, you can see more of their items on their website:  henrygreenleather.com/

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


You can also see all of the artists in this entire blog by visiting the Pinterest board, ArtisansOfAmerica.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Emily Miller Fine Art - Handmade pottery & paintings inspired by the sea in Oregon

Emily Miller is both painting and creating with ceramics in Portland, Oregon.  I chose to show you one of her beautiful watercolors.  I hope you visit her Amazon Handmade shop to see her other pieces:
Emily-Miller-fine-art
You can also find her work on Saatchi Art:  ejmillerfineart
Her own website: ejmillerfineart.com
And you can follow her on Instagram: ejmillerfineart/

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

Monday, April 8, 2019

WholeHealthFarms - Health is the greatest wealth....

Elle J is growing culinary ingredients in Pleasanton, California.  I really want to try their turmeric root because I've heard how good it is for you.  As for ginger, I have to have fresh ginger in everything!  I keep it on my kitchen counter for quick and easy access.  I hope you visit their Etsy Shop to get some for yourself:  WholeHealthFarms

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

Friday, April 5, 2019

SandPointLavender - Sustainably Farmed Lavender

Kris McPeek and her family are cultivating lavender in Sand Point, Idaho.  They have a variety of lavender products they create from the lavender they grow and you can purchase directly from them via their website:  SandPointLavender
Or you can contact them to find out where they will be selling in person, as you see in one of the photos below.
You can also follow them on Instagram! sandpointlavender/

The lavender here on the northern half of Earth is just beginning to wake up from the winter.  Although there are many varieties of lavenders which will bloom practically year round, only certain varieties can be used for the production of lavender items.  Other lavenders do not possess the same scent or properties as those derived from the species Lavendula augustifolia.

And if you love lavender, you know it is all about the scent and the wonderful properties of lavender oil!


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

Today I am celebrating the addition of the 800th Artisan!!

You can also see all of the artists in this entire blog by visiting the Pinterest board, ArtisansOfAmerica.




Thursday, April 4, 2019

Purple Heather Pottery - Wheel Thrown Pottery for the Home and Garden in Indiana

Heather Conners is a ceramic artist in Chesterton, Indiana.  I feed the birds every day here out in the country and I really enjoy her version of a bird feeder!  You can see more of her work by visiting her Amazon Handmade shop here:  purpleheatherpottery
Or her Etsy shop here:  PurpleHeatherPottery
And you can follow her on Instagram:  instagram.com/purple_heather_pottery/

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

You can also see all of the artists in this entire blog by visiting the Pinterest board, ArtisansOfAmerica.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Dave Kwinter Art

Dave Kwinter is an artist of many mediums in Walnut Creek, California.  And for this post, I am sharing one of his mixed media pieces I saw in his Amazon Handmade shop:  Dave-Kwinter-Art
You can also find him on Saatchi Art:  Saatchiart  And Fine Art America: dave-kwinter/shop
Plus, you can follow him on Instagram:  davekwinter  Although he has not yet posted there, he might!

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

You can also see all of the artists in this entire blog by visiting the Pinterest board, ArtisansOfAmerica.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

BobNeffsWoodwork - Specializing in custom woodworking projects

Bob Neff is working with fine woods in Temecula, California.  I love to do a bit of woodworking myself, so I know the work that went into a piece like this!  I hope you visit his Etsy shop by using this link:  BobNeffsWoodwork

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

You can also see all of the artists in this entire blog by visiting the Pinterest board, ArtisansOfAmerica.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

FreeRangeBookbinding - Because your story deserves an amazing place to be told

Cindy Leaders is creating unique journals in Toccoa, Georgia.  I love maps and I really enjoy the blank journals she's made using maps!  I hope you visit her Etsy shop via this link:  FreeRangeBookbinding
Or visit her website:  freerangebookbinding.com/
And you can follow her on Instagram: instagram.com/free.range.bookbinding/

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

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Africansand - Unique Stained Glass Panels and Gift Items

Angela is creating with stained glass in Baltimore, Maryland.  What can I say?  This piece is awesome!  You can see more by using this link to her Etsy shop:  AfricanSand
You can also follow her on Twitter:  twitter.com/AfricanSand
And Facebook:  AfricanSandStainedGlass

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

Friday, March 29, 2019

FlockingBirdFlutes

Wes is hand crafting fine wood flutes in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.  Native American flutes have a special tone to them not found in other flutes.  I hope you visit his Etsy Shop:  FlockingBirdFlutes
Or his website:  flockingbirdflutes.com/

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

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

ReedsBlacksmithShop -

Brian Reed is creating with metal the traditional way with an anvil and forge in Queen Creek, Arizona.  The piece I chose to show you is one of his old fashioned puzzles.  You can see his other pieces by using this link to his Etsy shop:  ReedsBlacksmithShop
And you can follow him on Facebook:  facebook.com/reedsblacksmithshop

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

Sunday, March 24, 2019

EarthClayCo - Earth Clay Jewelry

Grace Vanderbush is creating one of a kind sculpted jewelry in Canby, Minnesota.  She packs amazing landscapes into tiny scenes.  I hope you use this link to her Etsy shop:  EarthClayCo
And you can follow her on Instagram:  instagram.com/earth.clay/
You can sign up for her newsletter, free coloring pages, and coupons here: earthclay

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

Friday, March 22, 2019

BlueDinos - Handmade Fossil Replicas and Dinosaur Sculptures

Paul Tanompong is sculpting accurate replicas of cool fossils and dinosaurs in Newark, California.  His work shows an incredible attention to detail!  I hope you visit his Etsy shop by using this link:  BlueDinos
And you can follow him on Instagram:  instagram.com/bluedinoskits/
Plus, I believe he is about to launch a Kickstarter campaign and as soon as he does, I will update this post with a link to it!

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

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Lavender Pond Farm

Chris and Denise Salafia are cultivating lavender in Killingworth, Connecticut.  Isn't this the coolest version of a lavender sachet?  A lavender stuffed doll!  You can visit them by using this link to their website:  lavenderpondfarm.com
And you can follow them on Instagram:  instagram.com/lavenderpondfarm/

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

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Monicaj - Crocheted Lace Stones, Jewelry, Unique Handmade Gifts

Monica Johnson is crocheting lace stone in Oklahoma.  She has an incredible variety of forms, colors, and patterns for you to choose from.  Including necklaces!  I hope you pick something out for yourself by using this link to her Etsy shop:  Monicaj
And you can follow her on Instagram:  instagram.com/lacestonesbymonicaj/

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

Friday, March 15, 2019

LecarreLollipops - Lollipops are not just for kids anymore!

Kimberly Hadlock is cooking up sweet creations in Athens, Georgia.  The flavors she has are not your ordinary lollipop, like this real lavender flavored one!  I hope you visit her Etsy shop to pick something out for yourself by using this link:  LeccareLollipops
You can follow her on Instagram: instagram.com/leccare_lollipops
And Twitter:  LeccareLollipop

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

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

OpenCircleSeeds - Organic seeds GMO-free

Gina Covina is cultivating organic GMO-free seeds in Mendocino, CA.  And I need to order some of these wonderful Delicata winter squash seeds!  Did you know that you can pick all winter squashes just as young as you would summer squash?  The flesh is dense and creamy and wonderful.  Yes, even pumpkins and butternuts.  I have yet to try these picked young, but I am really looking forward to it.  You can order from her Etsy shop via this link: OpenCircleSeeds
Or you can order from her website via this link:  opencircleseeds.com

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

Monday, March 11, 2019

Ozark Mountain Leather 

Kendall, Tammy and Hunter create with fine leathers in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas.  They have a wide range of items for you to choose from by using this link to their Amazon Handmade shop:  Ozark-Mountain-Leather
Or by visiting their website:  ozarkmountainleather.com/
And you can follow them on Instagram:  instagram.com/ozarkmountainleather/

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

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Art By Connie - Fine Art Paintings, Prints & Photography

Connie Sonnenberg is an artist in Crystal Lake, Illinois.  She paints a wide range of subjects, including many of beautiful horses.  But this floral abstract is what really caught my eye today!  You can find more of her works by using this link to her Amazon Handmade shop:  ArtByConnie

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

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

JasonWolffPottery - Functional & Decorative Hand Crafted Stoneware Pottery

Jason and Sarah Wolff are ceramic artists in Blacklist, Ohio.  Throwing a vessel large enough to bake bread in takes experience and talent.  I especially like the handles on this piece.
I hope you will use this link to visit their Etsy shop:  JasonWolffPottery  Or use this link to their website:  jasonwolffpottery.shop

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

Friday, March 1, 2019

DeniseCerroStudio - Original Assemblage Art, Mixed Media Art, Oil Paintings

Denise Cerro is creating mixed media art in Encinitas, California.  I really enjoy how she tells a story by assembling and altering objects.  I hope you visit her Etsy shop with this link:  DeniseCerroStudio
Or go to her website via this link:  denisecerro.com/

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

Monday, February 25, 2019

TheLavenderWeddingCo - Lavender makes the most romantic weddings possible!

Belle and Jed Jones are growing lavender in Walsburg, Utah.  And if you have a wedding on the horizon, they've got you covered!  You can see all of their lavender items by using this link to their Etsy shop:  TheLavenderWeddingCo
Or go to their website:  lavenderweddingco.com

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

Friday, February 22, 2019

Ezekiel & Stearns - Handcrafted Furniture

Ezekiel & Stearns are creating beautiful fine wood items in St. Louis, Missouri.  For me, there is something wonderful about being able to see the grain of the wood in a piece.  I hope you use this link to visit their Etsy shop:  EzekielandStearns
Or visit their website:  ezekielandstearns.com

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

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

SynergyByKrista - Earth-Friendly Artisan Jewelry in Paper and Textiles

 Krista is creating with paper in Clarksburg, West Virginia.  I love the unique boxes she makes, I love boxes!  I hope you visit her Etsy shop by using this link:  SynergyByKrista

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

Friday, February 15, 2019

Route4glass - Hand blown art glass made in Vermont

Lada Bohac is hand blowing glass art in Windsor, Vermont.  This group of Polar Bears really caught my attention and I hope you visit his Etsy shop by using this link:  Route4glass
Or go to his website via this link:  route4glass.com

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

WayfarerForge - Blacksmith Gerald Boggs

Gerald Boggs is a blacksmith creating with metal in Afton, Virginia.  His forge is producing all kinds of items you can select from by using this link to his Etsy shop:  WayfarerForge
Or by using this link to his website:  wayfarerforge.com

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

Monday, February 11, 2019

DonnaPizarroDesigns - Donna Pizarro Designs Fine Jewelry, Pet Themed Jewelry

Donna Pizarro is designing beautiful pet themed jewelry in McKinney, Texas.  I know someone who would love this pendant!
Find something you like by using this link to her Etsy shop:  DonnaPizarroDesigns
Or this link to her website:  donnapizarro.com

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

Saturday, February 9, 2019

MeloArtGallery - Karrin's Painted Rocks and More

Karrin Melo is hand painting rocks into beautiful art in Palm Harbor, Florida.  And you can use these in so many ways, not just out in the garden.  They make great paper weights and would look lovely anywhere in your home or office.  I hope you use this link to her Etsy Shop to see so much more:
MeloArtGallery

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

Thursday, February 7, 2019

BlackPeakStudio - Dulcimers, Harps, Ukuleles, Guitars, Leather Goods

Bradford Jennings is hand crafting beautiful wood musical instruments in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  I chose this piece for it's beautiful color and clean design, but you really need to see some of his other pieces by using this link to his Etsy shop:  BlackPeakStudio
Or by using this link to his website:  blackpeakstudio.com


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

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

MountainDolls - Fiber Art, Embroidery Art, OOAK Dolls, Mug Rugs

 Janice Parrott is creating unique items in Albany, New York.  She creates unique and one of a kind (OOAK) items with beautiful hand stitching.  I hope you visit her Etsy shop to see her creations by using this link:  MountainDolls 
Or you can visit her website by using this link:  mountaindolls.com

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

Sunday, February 3, 2019

MadeByMamaBCaramels - Soft Caramels MadeByMamaB

Dana Beery is stirring it up in Wichita, Kansas.  And I especially would love to try these lavender caramels!  To get your own, please use this link to her Etsy shop:  MadeByMamaBCaramels

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