Friday, December 31, 2010

Giveaway to welcome in the New Year

It is a good thing to welcome in the New Year
I wonder what new adventures we will have
What exciting  creative endeavors we will undertake
Many thanks to you all for your support and kind comments about my needle felting and my life
This small round box with a needle felted cover would be wonderful to place your treasures in
And the selection of  my postcards would look lovely on your Nature Table
Leave a comment, international visitors most welcome to enter, the winner will be chosen on the 5th

Love and much light  Marie


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mixed Media

I have been creating some mixed media frames
I have mounted some of my needle felted photos of my creations 
And then added flowers, leaves and ferns to the frames.
Because they cost hardly anything to make I have listed them at under $15 each in my Etsy shop

Love and light  Marie

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I have Chickens in my garden

Mother Hen has been very busy with her new chickens.

Love and light  Marie

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Sweet Summer time

I have returned from my Summer Vacation and placed everything back into my Etsy and Felt shops.
I have a new item, a lovely Memory Notebook, 60 pages, ideal for Journalism, Art work, memories, a diary, or just your musings. 

   Love and light   Marie

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Angel's Light

May the Light of this special Angel shine down upon you
May her beautiful wings enfold you
May you feel safe and warm in her embrace
Her radiant light shines out into your world
Giving you Peace, Hope and Love

Love and Light,  Marie

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My Summer Garden

Yesterday I took my camera out into my garden
My husband is the chief gardener
We have been Organic for 25 years
We have growing at the moment,Corn Maize for the hens,
Lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, silver beet, carrots, potatoes, beans, rhubarb, spring onions, cabbage, pumpkins
And in the Berry patch, Boysenberries and Raspberries 
Their is nothing I like better than going out into the garden and picking fresh

Cheers  Marie

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Heart of the Home

When you walk through the entrance way, you walk into my kitchen
I am always amazed at the beautiful glowing light that shines out
My husband made the table 25 years ago
The wood panels are all recycled
The black and white lino, is just as good as when we laid it all those years ago  
I still use my wood stove to cook on and heat water daily
It is my heart, and makes me smile, it is a joy to come home to
I  cook very simple meals here 
And many interesting chats have been had around the table.
I thought you might like to view it.

  Love and light   Marie

Friday, December 17, 2010

Natural Inspiration

My home inspires me, 
I am surrounded by Mother Nature
I live 800 feet above sea level
The air is fresh and pure
This feeling is imbued into my needle felt art
This feeling of lightness 
This feeling of warmth
This feeling of being able to breathe out into the world
All the good things that I have
Here are some photos of my home 

Love and light   Marie

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

I do enjoy making the fairy tale "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"
It has a happy ending, and I like happy endings.
I thought you all might like to see a few I have made

Love and light  Marie

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Young Prince

I did enjoy making all these young princes
How very brave they all are with their golden swords
They have all gone to customers
I had to do a bit of sewing, on the crowns and capes,
I am no sewer, but they turned out just fine.

This young Prince was inspired after meeting Katherine's young son Ben.

Love and light   Marie

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Custom orders

Last week I received a very simple brief
Make two Summer pictures
I was eating Strawberries at the time, and thought, I will make a Strawberry Lady
Summer colors always have a stronger palette. I tend to always dress the child in red
The images are still soft though, but have more of a stronger Summer feel to them.
What do you think? 

Love and light  Marie 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Beth of Acorn Pies

Beth of 'Acorn Pies" is a very talented artist and doll maker 
She lives in New England, in the United States
She is interested in sharing natural crafts, toy making, stories, art, inspiration, and traditional skills with you and your children.
Beth wrote some lovely words about me, and I think she is a rather special lady herself
I loved her article about Tree Swings, which she wrote for Rhythm of the Home
Do check out her amazing blog

Love and light Beth,   cheers   Marie

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Off to do some Christmas shopping

Off to do some Christmas shopping,   cheers  Marie

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


I thought I would share with you all, my friends, my age
Which happens to be 56
At 56 one is relatively sorted
Having said that, one is still thrown a curve ball from time to time
This message is just to say, that life is a journey
And one must bring light to every situation
And that the lesson to be learned is not about the another person, but about how YOU deal  with the situation

 Love and much light   Marie

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Putting my Etsy shop on Vacation

I am putting my Etsy shop on vacation
I can no longer guarantee that items will arrive at their destination in time for Christmas
I do however still have my New Zealand shop,  "Felt" open for business,  for New Zealand Customers.
I have been amazed at the amount of Nativity set orders that I have had.
And if you did miss out on one, I plan to re list them for a New Years special.

Love and light  Marie

Monday, November 29, 2010

Summer has come

Roses are blooming in my garden

Love and light  Marie

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A little owl

My most recent custom order, a little owl

love and light  Marie

Friday, November 26, 2010

Adventures in the Dominican Republic

This lovely blog is all about the Adventures and creations of two young boys home-schooled on an Organic farm in the Dominican Republic.

Felt Art, Handmade Holidays, Yarn Along and Orange Pomanders

Do pop over and have a look click here
 Love and light   Marie

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Babies in Baskets

It is so cool when you create something that people love
How I enjoy making these wee babies for children, and to know that they will be played with, taken out of their baskets, tucked up in a blanket, then cuddled, and return to bed in their baskets.

I have lost count of the amount of Babies in Baskets I have made over the years.

Love and light  Marie

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Roses are Red

I have a lovely wooden trellis in my garden, and growing over it is a beautiful rambling red Rose
cheers  Marie

Thursday, November 18, 2010

White Roses are Blooming

White Roses are blooming in my garden

Love and light  Marie

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Warmth of Early Summer

The warmth of early Summer in New Zealand, is starting to seep into my body
I feel good, sitting in the sunshine, and letting those warming rays bring warmth
It is a really busy time, this end of the year, this finishing off of affairs
I am looking forward to  relaxing on a Summer break soon, with family and friends.

Love and light  Marie

Sunday, November 14, 2010

November Giveaway winner

Hi, and thanks to  to every one who entered my Nativity Giveaway,
I had 77 people who entered the draw 
The winner is Katie, Congratulations Katie

Love and light   Marie 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November Giveaway

One of the very first creations I made was a Nativity scene, 
Since that time 3 years ago,  I  have made lots of them
I thought you might like the opportunity to win one for

This Christmas season.
 Just leave a comment, and the winner will be chosen on the 16th on Nov 

Love and light,  Marie

First snow flakes

A friend in the Northern Hemisphere said she looked out her window and saw the first snow flakes of Winter
Is it snowing in your part of the world?

A Winter picture for you.   cheers  Marie

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Walking in the New Zealand Bush

How I love walking in the New Zealand bush
Not too far from my home is a bush reserve, 
My husband and I often go for walks there.
Green ferns abound, and  the sweet sound of bird song fills the air.

Love and light  Marie

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Let your light shine

Sometimes things happen that completely throw you
This is what recently happened to me
There was a reason why doors were closed
So that you can open one that leads you to the perfect road
I have to ignite the light , and let it shine.
I am an original and cannot be replaced
After a hurricane comes a rainbow
I now can ignite the light, and let it shine

For Nicki, a dear friend.  love and light  Marie

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Winter Moon Maiden

Carefully she held this acorn
Through the fierce Winter storms
She held it close to her heart
Until the first warming rays of Spring sunlight appeared

Then she would plant it in Mother Earth 's warm soil

This OOAK picture is for all my friends in the Northern Hemisphere
I have listed it in my Etsy shop and I am happy to swap for it.

Love and light  Marie

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Etsy front page treasury feature!

Friday, October 29, 2010

A whole room to fill

For 3 years I had a market at a festival that ran for 4 days, each stall holder was allocated a whole room to themselves, this was wonderful for me, people would step into "Softearth's World"
I loved decorating the room up in my own style.
I have found though that I no longer can create the amount of stock that I used to, as I am becoming more well known, so the demand has increased, and I can not keep up like I used to.
I thought you might all like to see my room.
My darling Mother Mary used to come and stay with me, she will be 90 next year and is becoming a wee bit frail.
I am proud to be able to say, that every thing you see has sold, often going to homes all over the world, this is a great joy to me.
Love and light  Marie