Friday, May 31, 2019

WildWomanBeads - The best of colorful handmade bohemian jewelry!

Meredith Jordan is creating jewelry in Exeter, New Hampshire.  The quality and beauty of the lampwork beads she uses in her pieces are so beautiful!  I hope you use this link to her Etsy shop to read more about her and pick something out:  wildwomanbeads
And you can follow WildWomanBeads on Instagram:  wildwomanbeads

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

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

FlowerandPearlStudio - Animal miniatures and more for animal lovers

Peggy Hamlin is creating miniatures in Lebanon, Ohio.  I began collecting miniatures when I was little and still have my very first purchase of a tiny porcelain bell.  Peggy has many more miniatures for you to select from by using this link to her Etsy shop:  FlowerandPearlStudio
And you can follow her shop on Facebook:  Flower-and-Pearl-Studio-Peggy-J-Hamlin

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

Monday, May 27, 2019

ApronsByElsie - Retro Style Aprons made by hand in Minnesota with love.

Linda Wachtel is sewing awesome aprons in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  I love these aprons!  I had a hard time deciding between showing you the fruit one, the peach one, the chili pepper one, and the lemon one.  So go take a look for yourself! Here is a link to her Etsy shop: elsiesflat
And you can follow her on Instagram:  aprons_by_elsie  And Facebook:  ElsiesFlat
Why does the link say ElsiesFlat instead of ApronsByElsie?  You can find out by reading the About section of her shop!

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

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, 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:
And you can follow her on Instagram:  karigoodwinquilts
Facebook:  GoodwinsCustomCrafts
And read her blog:

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:  And Facebook:

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:
And learn more about him on

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:
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:  Plus, you can follow him on Instagram here:  earthwindstoneware

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

Thursday, May 2, 2019


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.