Saturday, November 29, 2008

Come see me at the Holiday Shopping Showcase!!

That's right today and tomorrow Sue and I will be showing our hoods in Milwaukie Oregon!!

For directions click here.

There will be awesome door prizes too! Including a couple of my cozy hoods!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

We are thankful

Gratitude unlocks, the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
By Melodie Beattie
This quote was given to my mother by one of her students. We love it.

Tigerlily and I are Grateful for each other, our health, good food, good books, the ability to laugh, family and friends.
Tigerlily is especially grateful for water bottles and her tree. I am especially grateful for Etsy and the ability to be here now.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Little red treasury

My Wee Autumn Fairy Hood is featured in the most delightful Etsy treasury right now!
If you would like to see it it's here!
I have huge appreciative smiles for who is curating this list.

I think this treasury could be a fairytale itself...I found a little red book and watched mesmerized as my ziggedy zag gloved hands turned the pages filled with images of fairies, nature, and love for things handmade!

This treasury made the front page!! The day after thanksgiving, November 28th 2008!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Etsy Home Page

This fine morning one of my creations made it to the Etsy "Front Page" or home page:!!There in the middle to the left is my Wild Furry Hood in Blue and White! It's quite a thrill, to know so many folks have glanced at my cozy creation!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Monster Art and Clothing

Monster Art and Clothing is Holly's new venture in Ballard, WA. It's an incredible consignment shop full of everyday clothing and art for unusual people! You can find fairytale hoods there of course. As well as quite a few sustainable works from artisits in the Pacific Northwest. If you are in Washington swing on over to 5000 20th Ave NW (at Ballard) for a delight filled experience!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Meet Sue!

We have added a friend to the Fairy Tale Fibers family, meet our elf boy Sue!
He is 4' 6" tall. His head is an elfin 24" around. He measures 12" from the top of the crown down the side to where to touching his shoulder where it meets his childlike neck.

Team Trashion Encourages Shoppers to Go Green on Black Friday

Going back as far as the 1960’s, the day after Thanksgiving has held the unfortunate title of Black Friday. The name was given due to the madness that happens in highly commercialized places of commerce, but mostly because of the heavy traffic on that day. Folks are at the mall before the sun comes up, cars fill freeways and parking lots, money is burned on mass produced products and the gas it takes to get to them. It can get ugly.

Team Trashion, a unique, eco friendly, international group of artisans on visualizes a different sort of Friday following Thanksgiving. Team Trashion wants to encourage families to keep the car in the garage, leave their slippers on and curl up with loved ones and a second helping of pumpkin pie. Doesn’t that sound great?

On Friday, November 28, Team Trashion will provide holiday shoppers with a unique opportunity to shop for one-of-a-kind gifts that are innovative and eco friendly. Buyers will be able to connect directly with sellers at a virtual Trunk Show on Over 30 Team Trashion artisans will be showing a varied collection of handmade treasures all created from upcycled, repurposed or otherwise abandoned materials. The Team Trashion Green Friday Trunk Show will be overflowing with holiday shopping opportunities that would make Mother Earth proud. You will not want to miss it!

The Team Trashion Green Friday Trunk Show is at 7pm est – just the perfect time to grab a cup of tea and do a little shopping in the comfort of your own home. Here’s how you get there:

1 - Log on to If you do not have an Etsy account click here it's free to join, and you'll be glad you did!
2 - Choose the “community” tab at the top of the home page.
3 - Choose the “Virtual Labs” tab at the top of the community page.
4 - Choose the GREEN Treehouse “room” within the Virtual Labs.
5 - Sit back and enjoy the Trunk Show!

It will be great to see you there.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Out takes from Tigerlily's photo shoot

I called out think "Strawberries" ..."Jumping makes them swing!!"
Tigerlily's dwarf face!
What photo shoot is complete with out a run away?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Holiday shopping made simple!

Come see and fondle the furry goodness at the Holiday Shopping Showcase!
I'll be finding happy new homes for fuzzy hoods at this cozy, and lovely show.
Don't forget to bring your postcard with you and present it to each of the vendors listed on the front to be entered into a fabulous gift basket drawing. Don't have a postcard? You can pick one up at the show!

For directions click here.

I'd love to see some familiar faces there!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Hood for in between...Now and Then

Between the Now and Then

Upon horizon, night to day ~
there between the now and then,
I often pause along the way,
to tiptoe through the moonlit glen ~
or perhaps take in sun's light,
night to day ~ day to night.

Upon horizon, day to day ~
there between the then and now,
as seasons grow along the way,
to crease the face of timely brow ~
or perhaps steal time away,
day to day ~ day to day.

Upon horizon, day to night ~
there between the now and then,
I stand beneath my autumn light,
bereft as memory calls again ~
to pain the heart with bygone sight,
Night to day ~ day to night.

Upon horizon, night to night ~
there between the then and now,
I know that winter casts its sight,
on one last leaf that will not bow ~
to frost within its golden sight,
night to night ~ night to night.

Upon horizon, night to day ~
there between the now and then,
I know my spring will fade away,
and summer's soft remember when
will echo gently autumn's way ~
day to night ~ night to day....
Winter's near ~ Winter's near......

By Hazelmarie Elliott

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fall Fuzzy Sale has begun!!

The Fall Five Dollars Off Fuzzies Sale has begun! That's right I've marked down all the pre-made hoods in the Etsy Shop five dollars! The sale will run now through Sunday Nov. 9th or until all the hoods find happy heads to wear them!
Click on over to see all the coziness: