Saturday, July 31, 2010

I love trees

A local Country farm walk

A view from a valley walk in Wellington

I love trees
I lie under a tree and feel it breathe
I look up and feel its wonder wash over me
The beautiful green leaves
The sunlight sparkling through
The protection it gives me
It shelters me
I thank it for being a part of Mother Earth
I thank it for being in my life.

Love and light Marie

You comments are always a pleasure to read.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Giveaway winner and Bread making

One of our many wood piles

Congratulations to Cassie who won the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs picture.

I have stopped buying bread and make my own
I sometimes make wholemeal, sometimes plain.
Cooking on a wood fire has a rhythm to it
One needs to collect fallen pine cones ( great fire starters)
Cut kindling and chop wood
Luckily my husband loves the rhythm of wood chopping
I light my wood fire everyday, Winter and Summer
It is connected to the hot water element, so no mains are needed

This is my bread recipe
Stir 2tspns dry yeast in 2 cups of water
Stand for 15 minutes
In a bowl add 3 cups of flour
Add a pinch of salt
Add yeast
Knead together
Let stand for 2 hours in warm place
Punch down, knead again
Let stand for 1 hour
Place in greased tin and cook at 180 C for 45 minutes.

I am always thankful for all your kind comments... love and light Marie

If you are a keen "Harry Potter fan" check out a finger puppet giveaway by clicking here

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Giveaway - Fairy tale picture

If you would like this delightful fairy tale picture
Of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Needle felted in New Zealand wool
To hang on your child's or a friends bedroom wall

Just leave a comment below
I will draw a winner out on 27th July

I will ship this anywhere in the world, so do mention it to your friends

I am always thankful for all your kind comments.

Love and light Marie

Monday, July 19, 2010

Twin girls

Thought you might like to look at a Winter custom order for two twin girls

love and light Marie

All your comments are read and delighted in, thank you

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Winter wonderland

My home in winter time
Heavy frosts lay on the ground most mornings
Winter crops are in, leeks, cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower
I am warm and snug inside, warmed by firelight
Busy creating, with warm soft wool

Love and light Marie

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fairy tales

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Little Red Riding Hood

Jack and the Beanstalk

Oh how I love fairy tales

They are a magical part of growing up
Stories handed down from generation to generation
Timeless stories, loaded with drama and excitement
Always ending in good triumphing over bad
My favorite haunt is old worldly bookshops and market fairs
I find lovely old fashioned children' s books and get inspired
By the beautiful illustrations.
Here are a few fairy tale creation's

love and light Marie

Monday, July 12, 2010

Rainbow bird Tutorial

Would you like to know how to needle felt a bird
This simple tutorial will show you how

This is an original design by Softearthart

Please click here to view

Happy needle felting... Marie

Saturday, July 10, 2010

King Winter has come to New Zealand

Winter has come to New Zealand
King Winter is warm and snug in his long blue coat
Snow lies all around
It covers the trees and ground
If you look , you can find
Enchanted snow acorns
Their acorn caps covered with sparkling starlight
To light your way through the darker winter days.

Love and light Marie

This was a custom order

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Interview with New Zealand Handmade

If you would like to know a little bit more about me, check out my latest interview with
"New Zealand Hand Made"
Click to view here

Rose hips in my Winter garden

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Family love

We come into this world with a Mother and a Father
We become a family
Sometimes on our journey we drift apart from our partner
Sometimes we stay as a family together
But no matter what the circumstances are at the present
We, as Mothers, remember so dearly the birth of our children
The love that we felt when we held them in our arms
This is a circle, uniting picture of love

Love and light Marie

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Down the end of my road

Down the end of my road are hills, valleys , and sheep, lots of sheep

With all these sheep there is lots of wool, wool that I can turn into Enchanted Rainbow Fairies

Cheers Marie