Saturday, December 22, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007


20% off Everything on my Etsy Site!
*Note:Noon Sat 12/22 Last day to ship until after 1/2/08!*

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Heather McAdams

From The Best of Heather McAdams: Cartoon Girl.
Interview with the artist here.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas is coming...

and the wreaths are running out! Thank you to everyone who has kindly purchased my yarn work! I've had so much fun making them but now I need to concentrate on a painting commission that a verrry patient customer has been waiting on for a sweet eternity. Sadly, I won't have time to make any new pieces but there are still a few of my favorites left- see below! There are still a few days left for ground shipping if you live in the midwest- east coast! Happy Holidays! xoxo

Friday, December 14, 2007

The Curious Sofa

One of my favorite shops in Kansas City is The Curious Sofa. Inspired owner, Debbie Dusenberry keeps an online diary which helps folks like me get a glimpse of all the Curious goodness going on oh, so many miles away. Well, it seems her magical home has made it to the cover of the current Country Living magazine, and if you want to hear all, and I mean all about it, visit her blog, The Curious Sofa Diaries. Debbie is so funny and open- she doesn't mind telling everyone that she completely transformed her home for the shoot. From a new exterior paint job to new kitchen counters, this style maven reveals all the crazy tidbits most stylists won't tell you go on behind the scenes of the 'picture perfect' rooms you see in magazines. I am most in love with her kitchen. I love the the opulent chandelier mixed with the distressed wall treatments and the clean white vintage appliances. I love the coziness of small homes. My dream house is a small house. Less to clean and you're forced to pair down to those essential pieces you really truly love. Or in Debbie's case, you just swap it out for something else and sell the piece in your dazzling shop!

Debbie Dusenberry's kitchen currently featured in Country Living

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Alabama Chanin and Alabama Studio Style

Found Object Chandeliers

Made to order Fabric Mums

Recycled Quilts

Today I came across the website for Alabama Chanin and her Alabama Studio Web-shop and journal. So much to see and do there! Visit her sites to find out about Alabama and all the amazing work she is up to. There is much homespun-southern inspiration to be found under the Projects, Tips, and Treats section of the journal. I love her jewelry that mixes fabric or stitching with gold vermeil. If Santa brought me a million dollars I'd be first in line for one of her reclaimed quilts or chandeliers! They are all exquisite! She has a new book coming out too- see here.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Season's Greetings!

New on Etsy: Little Art & Found Bird"...What respite from her thrilling toil
Did Beauty ever take --
But work might be electric Rest
To those that Magic make..."
-Emily Dickinson

Scandinavian Christmas Design

Here are some photographs from a favorite article that appeared in Veranda magazine about 5 years ago. I think its just as fresh today! It is the home of designer, Leif Sigerson who has since opened Butik in New York's West Village with Helena Christensen. See the Butik website for more of his amazing vision.
*Click on the image for a close-up*

Monday, December 10, 2007

Poppytalk Handmade Market!

Check out the new December Market at Poppytalk Handmade! I'm a vendor! Its so exciting to see all the amazing things everyone has made! Thank you to Poppytalk for allowing me to take part! Its a honor to be among so many amazing artists. Visit Poppytalk Handmade Market here.

Friday, December 7, 2007

New Shop Photos

Welcome to The Constant Gatherer!

I'm only revealing some vignettes until I can finish with the walls!
If you see anything you want-I'd be more than happy to mail it to you!
Thanks for looking and come back again soon!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Open for Business!

Today is my very first day to be a shopkeeper.
I'm pooped. Will post photos tomorrow!
Thank you to Fred and Sharon, Linda and Rich for being
my first customers! Thank you to Jon and Mom and Dad
for the pretty flowers! Thank you to Amy and everyone who sent me
much needed encouragement and love!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Here are some new creations- Art& Found Nests! I made the nests from yarn and glue wrapped around a balloon. Verrryyy messy. I love them paired with the birch rounds- a big thanks to my parent's neighbor, Farmer Taylor for cutting them for me! xo

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Etsy Favorites

'Square Meal' by Lorena Barrezueta

'Bird with Bubbles' print by Matte Stephens

'Boyfriend #5' by Mimi Kirchner

Planter by Greenwaredesign

Lavender Twig Sachets by Appleseeds

'Nutty Friend' Holiday Card Set at Wonting

'Pale Blue Elephant' by Gypsy and Twink

'Lily Moppet' by MarmeeCraft

LilyMoon's 'Lonely Aviary Pin'