Monday, January 30, 2012

New Life Angel Giveaway

What a delight to give to a New Mother
Or as a christening gift
To enter, just leave a comment
It is open to international viewers and closes on February 3rd

Love and light  Marie

Sunday, January 29, 2012

A lady who loves to crochet

Susan is a lovely lady who fairly recently learned to crochet
She designs and makes crochet creations
Her fun items are animal themed for babies and children
I love her dinosaur hat
She makes patterns as well
I am her first guest blogger
Do click here to have a look

Love and light  Marie

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lanterns Shining Light

When I switched these little lantern lights on for the first time last week
I thought they looked real cool
They reminded me of  these Lantern Maidens that I had made

Love and light   Marie

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Walking with Mother Nature

Adeane's Native bush reserve is a 10 minute drive from my country home
It is always a delight to walk there
And one is inspired to create

Love and light  Marie

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


I took this photo yesterday
We put this swing up 20 years ago for our children
The wooden seat  is off an old oak barrel
We have never had to replace it
When my Grandson visits I hold him and we swing together

Love and light   Marie

Monday, January 23, 2012

Fairy magic

 Sometimes I assemble  things together
In this art creation
I found an Art Fairy Doll
A wicker frame
Handmade wool felt and white wool
I personally made none of it, just assembled it
I am not sure why I do this
But I enjoyed it
What do you think?

Love and light  Marie

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Softearth Art on Facebook

I now have a facebook page for Softearth Art
Click here to view

Love and light  Marie

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dusk was falling

The Snowy owl
A photo for my Northern Hemispere friends

Love and light  Marie

I heard a noise last night

I heard a noise last night in my loft
I climbed up and there nestled under my wooden shutters 
Was a Mother Owl with her baby
I shooed them outside
And in the morning 
Found them sitting on a branch in my orchard

Love and light Marie

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Original Fiber Art


This is what I have been working on today
It is 20 inches long
I think it is real cool

Love and light  Marie

Monday, January 16, 2012

102 Items

I have decided to list these "Made to Order" creations in my Etsy shop
Which takes the amount of items to 102

Love and light  Marie

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Big OE

My darling daughter  will soon be 21

Most young New Zealanders travel overseas
My daughter is about to start her big OE (Overseas Experience)
I remember when I was 21 and travelled to Australia to work
Then saved and went to Europe etc
Upon returning home to New Zealand 2 years later
The feeling of love for my Country became so much stronger
I did miss the "Green green grass of home"

Love and light  Marie

Saturday, January 14, 2012

My Owl Family

People do love my owls, I get a lot of comments about them
So I have decided to list the whole Owl Family on Etsy
They will be made to order

Love and light  Marie

Friday, January 13, 2012

Treasure from the Netherlands

Beacon of Light
Tower of Strength
Keeper of Wisdom
I love you dearly....
Star Child

These lovely words and treasure are from Marja
I did a swap with her
Do look at her lovely Photo gallery
She is a very talented sewer
Many thanks  Marja

Love and light  Marie

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Toadstool Gnome

Happy Weekend to one and All

Love and light  Marie

Upon Awakening

Upon awakening I must have been dreaming BLUE
Ideas were forming in my head
A Maiden or princess with blue hair in which blue jewels were woven
Wearing a blue dress, olden times, long caped sleeves
Mounted in a circle or free standing
I do not often work with blue wool
I have no idea how it will turn out
I am in just as much anticipation as you as to the end result
I am away now to my work table
With the summer sun shining through the window and birds singing

Love and light  Marie

And here she is

For everyone that just LOVE'S  Blue

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Five Minutes Ago

I walked down the side of my home and ran my hands along the top of my small lavender hedge
The smell was heavenly, so I thought I would share that with you all

Love and light  Marie

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Original Fairy Art

   By my dear daughter

Love and light Marie

Monday, January 9, 2012

Dual power

The wise men discussed where best to send their light
Where was it needed most in the world
They decided the whole world needed it
So they shot the light above the tallest trees
And  circled the Earth with ribbons of light
People who were having troubles felt eased
Babies who were crying stopped
People who were frowning smiled
The power of light is a great power
It shines into your heart and warms your soul

Love and much light  Marie

Sunday, January 8, 2012


When I was making this I was thinking about purity

Love and light  Marie

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Doll making by my friend

My dear friend Jeune made these dolls
She asked me to put them on my Etsy shop for $10 each
I would love to sell them for her

Cheers  Marie

Giveaway winner

The winner of my "New Years Giveaway" is Hex from Italy,  Congratulations
cheers  Marie

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Swinging under a rainbow

While I was making this today I was thinking of the saying

"I have decided to be happy, because it is good for my health"

I think I will take this into the New Year and be Happy
And not worry to much about the things that upset me.

Love and light  Marie

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Years' Giveaway


This delightful memory book, would be lovely to record all your memories and special occasions
A delightful gift for a child
Needle felted cover in 100% pure New Zealand wool
Spiral bound edge trimmed in coordinating wool
Approx 50 pages of quality paper
Suitable for art work, drawings, photos, stories and drawing with coloring pencils
Measuring 6 inches by 8 and a half inches

Open to international visitors
Just leave a comment
This giveaway will be drawn on 8th January

Love and light  Marie

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A pre loved little sweetheart

I stopped at a garage/yard sale and while sorting through a box of toys
I spotted this wee girl, all alone face down and squished in a corner
I brought her home, cleaned her up,  gave her a bright red woolen cloak
And a basket, so she could visit her Grandmother who would take care of her

Love and light  Marie