Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas treasures

Happiest of Holidays to you and yours!

I am a little bit adrift this Christmas. It's another Christmas spent in a temporary home with all our belongings in storage. So, it's time for me to make a few new treasures that I can enjoy for the moment... at least until they go off to a new home :o) One day soon (hopefully), we will be back in our beautiful home, and I can unpack, display and enjoy all my beloved Christmas treasures. In the meantime, I hope you will join me in enjoying a few of my recent creations....

"Holiday Home", needle felt by Val's Art Studio
This needle felted Holiday scene is so simple, and conveys just the right holiday mood, don't you agree?! I love how it sparkles gently in the light, and gives me a sense of the quietly, wistful Christmas mood that I love so dearly. (This one has SOLD)

"Joyful Wren" by Val's Art Studio
Here is a super cute Sparkle Bird singing a song of Joy! So happy, he makes me smile when I look at him :o) He is needle felted onto linen and cotton, with a repurposed wool scarf, and sweet snowy stitches in the background that are a bit hard to see in the photo. I have framed him in a willow hoop and his winter branches have some delightful glittered berries. Irresistible! (He is available in my shop here)

"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by Val's Art Studio
I just finished this delightful Santa pillow today. Isn't he cute? He is getting veeerrry excited about what's to come next week! (Not yet listed in my shop, but please check here and I will upload the listing very soon!)

"Santa" needle felt portrait by Val's Art Studio
Another charming Santa hoop, and one I would definitely treasure, bringing out each Christmas season and hanging up to bring a measure of good cheer. It would look fantastic amongst our Santa collection. I LOVE things like this! (He is available and you can purchase him by selecting the Santa option here)

"Gingerbread House" by Val's Art Studio
Last but not least, an adorable Gingerbread House scene to brighten a place that needs just that. Too, too cute! (Also not yet listed in the shop, but please leave me a message if you are interested in this pillow, and I will put it in my shop for you!)

Hey! I am doing one last Pop-Up Holiday show this coming Saturday! If you are in the San Diego area, stop by the Talmadge Art Show at their original location. Learn more info here. Hope to see you on Saturday!


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Snowman Class is THIS weekend!

I nearly forgot to give the shout out for this super fun class that will be taught this SUNDAY at Paper Tales. Scoot on over to my website by clicking here to find out all the dets, and sign up. Only a couple of spots are left!

See you Sunday!


Celebrate Handmade and Buy Local this Holiday Season!

I am, and hope you are too. Here are a few reasons why I believe in supporting our local Handmade artisans:

Image courtesy of Unique USA

Isn't that saying enough?!

Now, go buy Local. (and stay away from those big box retailers...)