Love Summer Rains

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.

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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.

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Here are a couple of our neighbors the squirrels and the rabbits.

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Our sweet fur baby Rosie. Sweetest girl in the world! Love her so much! ❤

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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.

Stay cool and have a great summer!

Blessings!

Debbie

Thunder Rose Leather

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Sharing handmade art and crafts

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.

Today I found 16 members of one of my Etsy teams

ON FIRE FOR HANDMADE

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 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.

ON FIRE FOR HANDMADE WEBSITE

So this is a shout out for Anne and her awesome team. If you need a custom banner set for your Etsy shop you should check out Anne’s shop

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Thanks Anne for all you do for us!

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Let’s take a look at some of our team members shops.

‘Sharing Handmade Art and Crafts’ by thunderrose

A shout out for our awesome team captain Anne Hopfer and her awesome team On Fire for Handmade!


Custom Banner Sets Made to O…

$15

Beaded Bracelet ~ Sea Foam G…

$105

Toy stress ball, Amigurumi c…

$14.9

MOTHER’S DAY Green Silve…

$20

Turquoise Heart dream catche…

$20

Turquoise Spike Beaded Neckl…

$66.5

CIJ SALE Genuine Turquoise a…

$52.5

Crochet Wash Cloths Country …

$7.5

A drop in the (turquoise) oc…

$75

Teal Wrap Bracelet – Stunnin…

$18

Silver Paisley Earrings Silv…

$53.95

Vanilla Caramels 1/2 lb, glu…

$12

Soap Saver Camouflage Croche…

$7.5

Hamsa drop earrings, orange …

$17

Blue Green Teal Czech Glass …

$29.75

Knitted Socks Shadow Stripes…

$30

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Thanks for stopping in !

Have a beautiful day!

Debbie from Thunder Rose Leather

Love of Art

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!

‘Love of Art’ by thunderrose

From Deadhead Art Alliance TeamHappy New Year!Love Light and Happiness


Contemporary Glass Art Marbl…

$50

Sacred Geometry, Sterling Si…

$40

Grateful Dead pendant, danci…

$7

The Jester’s Sun -Rose Q…

$27

ON SALE Blue and Purple Seed…

$7.5

Custom made to Order Knotty …

$115

Broken China Earrings, Vinta…

$25

Grateful Dead Steal Your Fac…

$44

Child’s Slouchy Hat in M…

$17

Fire Charmer Hand Woven Over…

$175

Boho Hippie Gypsy Felt Wool …

$40

Upcycled Tshirt Pants, Tie D…

$45

Print- Pluto for Scorpio

$10

Leap of Faith – Horse Neck p…

$250

Teal Blue Hoop Earrings – Ha…

$25

Boulder Opal Pendant in Ster…

$260

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Thanks for stopping by!

May your love light always be shinning bright!

Wishing you all the best in this New Year and every day of your life!

Thunder Rose Leather

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Deadhead Art Alliance Artist of the Month – September – Susie Blair – Store – Urban Prairie Girl

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.

The Deadhead Art Alliance

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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.

susieblair1 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…

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Deadhead Art Alliance Artist of the Month – MAY – Jenifer K. Liput Drumme – Store – PACIFICNWGLASS

This is a awesome blog post featuring Jenifer Liput Drumme. She is a very amazing young woman, and artist. Thanks for all you do Jen!

The Deadhead Art Alliance

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Greetings and Salutations Family 

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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.) IMG_1905  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. …

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Deadhead Art Alliance Artist of the Month – April – Chelsy Harper – Store – Ocean Tide Creations

Love this blog post from Jen Captain of Deadhead Art Alliance team on Etsy. The blog post features Chelsy Harper from Ocean Tide Creations. Congratulations!

The Deadhead Art Alliance

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My name is Chelsy Harper and I’m the lady who is responsible for Ocean Tide Creations store on Etsy. I’m a proud member of the Deadhead Art Alliance and I’m located in The Mountains of NorCal.

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iusa_75x75.23634761_f4mxOcean Tide Creations sells Big Sur Jade Pendants,  Big Sur Jade Wire Wraps, Hand Made Bags, Purses, Patches, and Hand Made Wood Burned Pictures with the purpose To pass along positive energy through art and creation

All of my jewelry is handmade and the stones I find myself. I found the Jade between 2009-2013 when I lived south of Big
Sur and then the pieces of jewelry you see are also Handmade by myself On the hill or on the road.
After hunting for years in Big Sur I took some of my best finds and turned them into one of a kind hand made jewelry. I drilled all the holes myself and…

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Deadhead Art Alliance Artist of the Month – March –Courtney – Store – HempHugs

An awesome post from Deadhead art alliance team featuring Courtney from Hemp Hugs.

The Deadhead Art Alliance

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Hi My name is Courtney, I’m 24 and my shop is Hemp Hugs which I started as an Etsy shop in October 2010. 

I consider my boyfriend Rich a member of Hemp Hugs too – we’ve been together a little

over 8 years & he’s been a huge part of making our business happen!

I mostly make hemp jewelry and Rich did wire wraps for about 2 years

and just recently started blowing glass.

 

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I remember being young and inspired by my aunt had always been into arts & crafts. For as long as I remember, she was

always making things for my cousins and I.  She would use fabric paint on shoes,

dresses, hats, shirts,etc for us and I LOVED them. I used to go over her house all the

time & make stuff with her.  My favorite thing to do was make beaded jewelry with

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