Saturday, December 27, 2008

Goals for positive living in 2009

Life is uncertain. 2008 taught me that more then any other year. Here and now is a blessing, take nothing for granted. A positive thought and conscious action toward the desired future can brighten the here and now considerably!
As one calendar year turns to another I’m searching myself for my goals.
How does one set goals effectively?

I’m thinking these simple 5 things might help us all set attainable goals:

1. Set goals that are consistent with your values. Really think through weather you want what ever you are about to work for, or if it’s just something that looks good from a distance. Make sure your goals do not contradict each other.
2. Be positive! Make goals that will enrich your life word them that way too.
3. Set performance based goals. For example, I have power over how many hoods I make in a month; I cannot control how many sell in a month.
4. Get specific. Make precise goals with dates, and amounts.
5. Write them down. Refer to them regularly.

Here are my goals for this blog in 2009:
1 post per week about Tigerlily’s antics and stories
1 post per week about what we are making
1 poem or inspirational post per month
2 posts per month about Etsy sellers who practice green living and make quality sustainable products
2 posts per month about sustainable living…
2 posts per month about folks making the world a bit more wonderful!!

What goals are you setting for 2009? Please comment with 5 goals you have set for the coming year!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Etsy Front Page!

The lovely MissMaisy made a delightful treasury! She featured my Sky Fairy Hood. It was chosen to grace the Etsy Home or "Front Page" on December 25th!!
My hood is in excellent company too! Lot's of HOSTies here: LAOriginals, acorngirl, ficklefaerie, yodamoon, FireAndIceDesigns, lazybuttpants, catiahades, mamamonkey, Cornucopias, Reflections, my hood, and LAVENDERDRAGONHERBS.

Friday, December 19, 2008

lines in snow

I'm watching wee snow flakes flutter through light to join their kin as white ground cover. It's like an explosion of glitter, around each light source. Strange to seem so separate, when surrounded by light, and wind. Then to be absorbed into a mass instantly, completely.

There is a line or two of poetry tumbling through my head. I think it was Joel Lewis who said it, or wrote it, or murmmered it to some street light in Hoboken….
“I have
that exile’s sense of recreation
& believe rebirth is possible
from the wreck of our common misery
& that songs are clear when sung

by heroes, but not in this epoch. Niggling
winter dreams fueled by the rhythms
of the world’s desire."

It's quiet. That's what happens in a city that doesn't quite believe in snow, at least not in snow coming here. This time of year is almost always bustling with desire. It's nice to hear the quiet.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tigerlily on the Etsy Front Page!

The wonderful Steph of GarbageofEdenDesign featured my wee hood in a treasury that made the Etsy home or "Front page"!
The hood is i excelent company too: ashleighbuck, Tigerlily modeling my hood, woolandbrick, anniessweatshop, xmittens, tinyhearts, Salts, TheUpcycleShop, HazelMay, DoeDoeCrafts, joliem6201, LittleHouses

Thursday, December 11, 2008

500 sales in the Etsy shop!

Well today was a milestone. 500 sales in the Etsy shop. I feel so blessed to have made 500 life changing transactions with the wonderful folken who seek out sustainable attire!
500 thank yous!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Celebrate Life!

Three years ago, on this very day, a bright star was shining up in the heavens, looking down on Drew, and family...and this is the light that came to earth the day that Tigerlily was born.
Tigerlily turns three today! What a glorious adventure we are having! We celebrated by viewing lights at the Oregon Zoo!

During the day we played with Tigerlily's new doll house, and decorated cake "of course"! That was exactly what Tigerlily wanted to do.

We laughed loud and long.

Here's to celebrating another year!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I just listed my 500th hood!
I feel blessed. I am grateful to be here, to make, to see the product of these hands. To feel the connection to every person who has helped me down this path. I'm grateful for all the lessons that lead me to this moment. For those who showered me with their faith, and those who played devils advocate to my strongest beliefs.

Thank the sheep for their incredible wool!

This hood found the most delightful head to keep warm and adventure with. It's even living near us here in Portland!

Monday, December 1, 2008

We are in the Daily Chum!

Lime and Violet's Daily Chum has a delightful post about Fairy Tale Fibers today!!

Holly and I were delighted to meet Heather and Dawn on the Sea Socks Cruise 2008. Heather borrowed a hood to keep her cozy and this great article is the result!
Head on over to the chum and read it for yourself! Or you can click here to see it!