May 28, 2011

Featured In : Flying T's Treasury

My "Flying Heart" eco-friendly tote bag was recently featured in the Flying T's Treasury!!

Click on the above image to visit the Treasury.

May 22, 2011

Whats New : Pocket Mirrors

New in the shop this week are pocket mirrors!

These measure 2.25 inches round!

They are each only $5.00 and a free gift with every purchase!

Thanks for stopping by!

May 17, 2011

Working in the Shop

I am revamping the Etsy shop and I am adding new items too! Its time for a little bit of spring cleaning!

I've been selling more postcard and rings lately! I love the rings because they are adjustable and can fit around my chubby little fingers. The postcards can be used to send a note to someone or as a framed print.

One of my favorite items are the pocket mirrors! I keep these in every bag I have!

May 13, 2011

Update : Robin eggs

April 30th
When we initially found the eggs

May 3rd
They hatched! You can see the little beak in between the leaves.

May 5th
They start getting a little hairy.

Mama bird feeding the babies

May 6th

 May 9th

May 10th

May 11th
This morning I found only one of them in the nest sleeping and the others were gone...
When I returned later he too was gone...
Since then they haven't returned.
I was walking through the park and I found a baby bird who was hopping, he couldn't fly yet. And I couldn't help, but think maybe this was one of my little birds. Its probably unlikely, but I can wish can't I. I wanted to see them learn how to fly and all grown up.

I hope they are out there safe, flying, and enjoying their new adventures.

May 5, 2011

Evil Eyes

As some of you may know Yanni is Greek, his name might have given it away, and we are heading to a Greek Festival this weekend ! In celebration I made a new piece just for the occasion!

It's an Evil Eye ring to ward off the Evil Eye or bad luck. The evil eye is a look that is believed by many cultures to be able to cause injury or bad luck for the person at whom it is directed for reasons of envy or dislike. The term also refers to the power attributed to certain persons of inflicting injury or bad luck by such an envious or ill-wishing look.

The idea expressed by the term causes many cultures to pursue protective measures against it.

In Greece -  "The evil eye, known as μάτι (mati), "eye," is known to have been a fixture in Greece dating back to at least the 6th century BC, when it commonly appeared on drinking vessels. In Greece, the evil eye is cast away through the process of xematiasma (ξεμάτιασμα), whereby the "healer" silently recites a secret prayer passed over from an older relative of the opposite sex, usually a grandparent. Such prayers are revealed only under specific circumstances, for according to superstition those who reveal them indiscriminately lose their ability to cast off the evil eye. There are several regional versions of the prayer in question, a common one being: "Holy Virgin, Our Lady, if so and so is suffering of the evil eye release him/her of it" repeated three times. According to custom, if one is indeed afflicted with the evil eye, both victim and "healer" then start yawning profusely. The "healer" then performs the sign of the cross three times, and spits in the air three times.