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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Relaxing Tuesdays With The Help Of Handmade

It has been a long day for me, and it's one of those evenings where you really need to kick up the heels and forget about anymore work or cleaning.Well, frankly I didn't clean today, that was yesterday.

Despite still being young, a trip downtown for a couple hours for a doctor check-up is all I can handle. For us Artisans, the spring is perhaps the season where we are now kicking ourselves into high gear, preparing for all those craft shows where we will spend long hours on our feet. For those 8-12 hours at the show we'll spend many blissful moments meeting new people, sharing experiences and helping to find that perfect handmade design they are looking for.

For that reason I love craft shows, but the laborious days and weeks before a craft show is not something I look forward too.

If you are like me, once you are at the show, you're bounding with endless energy and cheer.

But right now, the hard work of preparing and running my grandfather back and forth from hospital visits is wearing me down, so lets see what I can find in my Etsy Feed that can help one relax....

California Coast The Mermaid's Rock
By lucysnowephotography

This beautiful print just makes you want to step outside and be transported to this calming beach and lean back in your chic outdoor chairs by a warm fire. I can almost remember the smell of fresh, salty air from the beaches of Nova Scotia.

What is even better is when you have distant neighbors so you can't hear them partying. Instead, all you can hear is the waters lapping at the sandy beach. Maybe take an evening stroll through the cool waters to wet your feet.

bamboo hemp convertible travel dress by

Perhaps you would be wearing a comfy yet urban chic travel dress, perfect to take a stroll through the waters and not worry about rolling up your pant legs. Gracefully clutching the dress in one hand you will be walking like Cinderella across the sand. Better yet, we can add your man into the picture, whispering words of endearment in your ear.

Vintage Shawl - Knitted Wrap
by labiblioteca

 If you have ever been to the ocean and stood on the sandy beaches, you know there is a cool breeze. When the sun sets it becomes even more chilly. Having a nice shawl to help keep warm by the fire will keep you comfortable so you can enjoy the midnight air to the fullest. 

Ivory barefoot sandals
by Lasunka

To complete this visionary moment, feet that love to be bare to wiggle in the sand may love some cottage chic decorations with some knit barefoot sandals.

Now relax, kick your feet up and close your eyes. Somewhere out there, you are relaxing by that dream beach listening to the waves...far away from the dreary everyday life.


  1. You have GREAT blog!
    Thank you very much for the feature my barefoot sandals!

  2. Thank you for featuring my vintage shawl :)

  3. You paint a great picture.. I can just imagine myself on the beach with nothing but the sound of the ocean..

  4. What a dream . . . love the entire ensemble!