It’s November 22nd and gez what a year it has been. We are all trying to find a little hope and peace in the middle of so much suffering. I have been growing a container garden for a couple years now. It’s better for my back and knees at this age. We have had a few frosts this year. The days have been unseasonably warm and these flowers I planted have been thinking about blooming for awhile. Today when I went out at noon to look around this little flower had opened up. How sweet is that?
This sweet little flower is in the same container as the parsley I planted. A few other flowers are thinking of opening up too. Parsley does well in cold weather and frosts but I am so surprised with these flowers. It makes my heart sing with joy! ❤
That’s all ! I wanted to share this with you! You never know what little miracle will come to show you a little joy in life. To remind you it’s all okay even when everything is so uncertain. To be honest uncertainty is part of everyday life.
It’s Sunday morning and all is well around our home. We spent some time in the garden before it gets to hot. I have been planting a fall garden and it’s growing good. The mornings have been so nice and cool. It’s refreshing when fall arrives. The plants are all happy. River is getting to know the bunnies in our yard.
We love getting up with the sun and spending time outside. With fall here and the days getting shorter we will need to change some things but to us it’s important to get out and play outside. When we are done we get busy with beading and making leather bags.
The pictures tell the story. I am grateful for my life. There are many things to be grateful for. The times we are in are pretty weird but all in all you just have to do the best you can and find joy where you can.
Good morning friends! I hope this blog post finds you well and doing the best you can through these days of uncertainty.
We are doing well here at our home in Cornville, AZ. We have been making leather and beadworks and I have been playing in my garden, mostly in the mornings because it is so very hot. River (our fur baby) and I play ball when it’s early morning and the heat hasn’t set in yet.
River is a real joy for us ! ❤ So grateful he is here with us. He has been part of our family about a year now. What a sweet boy! We love him so much! ❤
John and I are are staying busy with our leather and beads. We are so grateful for creativity 🙂 in our lives. Today I would like to show you just a few of our ready to ship items we have added to our Etsy shop. These small leather medicine bags can be found in our section Ready to ship pouches.
This small medicine bag is made in soft palomino leather and has a small antler tip on the front for decoration. It’s simple, small and light! Small medicine bag.
This medicine bag is made in soft palomino leather and has a turquoise blue glass crow bead for a decoration. Leather necklace bag.
This fringed leather medicine bag is made in soft palomino leather and has cut fringe off the bottom and a turquoise blue glass crow bead. For those of you who love fringe this is an alternative to the the plain one with no fringe. Medicine pouch with fringe
If you see something you like be sure to follow the links to these medicine bags. There is more information and prices in our Etsy shop! They are ready to ship! We also have other styles and colors of ready to ship bags and have many leather handbags, pipe bags, moccasins and much more in made to order just for you! Thunder Rose Leather on Etsy
These leather pouches are all handmade with attention to detail. Each one of these are unique and one of a kind leather bags. They are all ready to ship on our website THUNDER ROSE LEATHER . We have many more to choose from in our READY TO SHIP COLLECTION of leather handbags, medicine bags and more.
For a limited time these are ON SALE. You will receive 20% off at checkout.
Our summer rains are here and it makes everything feel so much better. Of course the high humidity before it rains is a bit uncomfortable for us Arizona folks. The rain storm that moved through a couple days ago really gave us a good soak. As far as gardens go I really had to switch everything up this year. We have so many little squirrels ,they ate all the vegies as fast as I planted them. So I decided to go with flowers . Preferably ones they don’t really like.
They love morning glories . I had lots of those coming up from last year and they ate them before they put on their third leaf. Now with all the rain there are bunches of them coming up all over the place. * Don’t tell the squirrels*. I ended up planting honeysuckle and other vines for the fence. But I was also able to have parsley , sage and lavender. For some reason they don’t care for any of those plants.
Gardening in Arizona is a challenge. So I am going with flowers . The geraniums I got for free at home depot are doing great. *Not squirrel food*.
One day I walked into home depot and this nice man said see all those racks of plants over there? They are all free. They won’t last long. So I went and picked some out. They are mostly pink flowers and one red one.
Our Rose bush is really getting big . It has been blooming all summer. Considering how dry it has been I was surprised. It is more geared up for the Arizona weather.
Other than that John and I have been making our leather goods and bead work and trying to stay cool.
Oh and yes there are bunches of night shades growing around my buckets. But I am not worried about that. I love going out and setting with the birds drinking my morning coffee and watching the hummingbirds.
Sometimes the hawks come by to say hi and Rosie gets to chase the squirrels when they come out to see if we have left.
So I’m not trying to win some kind of competition with my garden. Never was into it for that. I love playing in the dirt and I love sitting outside with the birds and any friendly faces that come by. Even the night shades have pretty little purple flowers.
I love Mother Earth and she loves me!
This is before in the spring.
Here are a couple of our neighbors the squirrels and the rabbits.
Our sweet fur baby Rosie. Sweetest girl in the world! Love her so much! ❤
So I have said enough.
Would love to hear from you. Comments are welcome but I do moderate. So as soon as I see you I will post your comments.
There is so much fun in sharing handmade art and crafts. If you take the time to really look at some of handmade crafts that are on Etsy you will be stunned at the quality some people are producing at really great prices.
On Fire for Handmade has been around for many years now. It was founded by Anne Hopfer in 2011. Ann has been working hard for the handmade community . She created the most awesome website where she promotes her team and she has so many really great things going on. It’s just amazing what she does. Take a look.
I love handmade art and so appreciate all the time and love that goes into each piece. We are now into the New Year (2016) and I am so Grateful for all the artist friends I have made along my journey. I love working with my beads and leathers everyday but I also really enjoy sharing other artists who work so very hard everyday to create a real special piece of handmade art.
My friends at The Deadhead art Alliance Team on Etsy have some stunning art that I would love to share with you today. Take a look!
This is a fantastic article about a really cool artist on Deadhead Art Alliance Team. Jen, captain of this awesome team wrote this blog post. She gives a lot to our community and we all love her so much! Thanks for taking a look.
My name is Susie Blair, and I have been sewing all my life! I am a one woman business located in Sebastopol, California. I was born in Eritrea, and have also lived in Kodiak, Alaska, and Venice Beach, CA. I have been married for 29 years to Gary, who is a high school teacher, and I have an 19 year old daughter named Hannah, who is a competitive swing dancer, and a college student.
I am in Delhi and I seem to have grown the extra set of arms a crafter needs to do it all!
I have two shops currently, both on Etsy. Urban Prairie Girl, which features handmade and custom fitted clothing, cloth napkins, dish towels, my ever popular pillowcases, and handmade curtains, all sewn up with Indian prints which I bring back every year from India. I opened my first clothing shop because a friend…
I’m Jen as most of you know me, the ethereal being and creative mind who Founded the Deadhead Art Alliance team. Starter of many fun adventures in creation in this world; I’m Proud to be a glassblower, The female entrepreneur behind pacificnorthwestglassblowing.com PACIFICNWGLASS Deadhead Art Alliance and OceanBeachGlass on Etsy and Founder of the Grand Network of the ETSY TEAMS FELLOWSHIP SOCIETY, I round this with working as a leader on the Working Artists Unite Team on Etsy and strive to promote and support over 5000 handmade and family artists worldwide. (It is my philanthropy through art.) In my own glass arts I specialize in items that are eco friendly and are intriguing and useful in a simple and elegant way. I adore things of timeless beauty and heirloom items that can be collected and passed on from generation to generation and hold their value. …