Monday, April 30, 2012

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Cute crochet flowers and butterflies. You can purchase them here.

Click here for a free crochet flower pattern. Can be made into a bracelet, for example. 

Find a pattern for these baby mary janes here.

Patterns for these super cute loafers and boots can be found here.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Seeing pictures like this makes me want to pick up a crochet hook and start crocheting.  
Crocheting is easy to learn and there are so many cute patterns out there.
I don’t know the source for this picture. I wish I did because I’d love to make one of these.

Amigurumi crochet  = cute gifts for babies and children.

I absolutely love these crocheted rocks. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

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Don’t ever forget. 

Click here to see more beautiful pictures by "the notebook doodles".

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This picture takes me back to my childhood in Finland. Summers spent at grandma's summer cottage. Swimming in a lake for hours on end, picking wild flowers and berries, sauna, etc.

I love this idea of an old boat loaded with flowers, floating on the lake. 
Photograph by Polly Wreford

Saturday, April 21, 2012


I’m happy to introduce Nataliya and her Etsy shop Precious Little Baby Boutique. Nataliya sells adorable handmade items for babies. I have included in this post just a sampling of the beautiful items she sells.

Let's get to know Nataliya:

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself.

A: I am a stay-at-home-mom who home-schools her children. I’m happy to be earning some income so that I can take my kids to museums and take them out for ice-cream. A part of the money goes to sending packages to missionaries in Russia, who work with prisoners to help them have hope. Our family admires what the missionaries do and we love to help. We ship necessities to a family with seven children.

Q: What made you decide to open up an Etsy shop? How long have you had it?

A: I have been knitting and making things since I was 5. I always gave everything to friends and relatives. One day my sister opened an Etsy shop for me and told me that now the whole world can see the beautiful items I make. At first I was sceptical, but when the first photographer contacted me, I was in heaven. Her name is Patricia Anderson and she inspired me to make baby items. I have a whole notebook full of ideas now. 24 hours per day just isn't enough time to make them all. J

My shop has been open for nine months.

Q: What is your favorite item in your shop? Why?

My favorite item in the shop is the hungry caterpillar, because it’s the softest, fuzziest thing ever. Perfect for precious babies’ skin.

Q: Which item is the best seller?

A: Items for twins are popular as well as headbands during spring and summer. In the fall and winter, I sell many hats and blankets.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do when you have free time?

A: I don’t have much free time but when I do, I love to play with my 3-year-old.

Q: Do you like to read? Any books you would like to recommend?

A: I love reading but barely ever have time for it. Every once in awhile, a bubble bath with a good book, is a must.

Precious Little Baby Boutique

Click here to like Precious Little Baby Boutique on Facebook.

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Gorgeous photograph by Yury Prokopenko.
See more of his amazing photos by clicking here.

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Such a beautiful photograph of a fox. I wish I knew who the photographer is.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

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"The Blue Trees" by Konstantin Dimopoulos for Vancouver Biennale 2011.

See more of his work by clicking here.

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"Morning fog over the Alps" by Michael Braxenthaler.

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Blue lotus flower photograph by Bahman Farzad.
See more of his amazing photography by clicking here.

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Photograph by Perry McGuigan. 

See more of his nature photography here.

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Artist: Kaj Stenvall

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Blue Nude by Picasso.

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Crete Island.

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Forget-me-not flowers by M. Hassold Photography.

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One of my nicknames as a child was Lintu Sininen = Blue Bird.

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Yosemite valley photograph by Gorman Jones.
See more of his photography here.

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Bioluminescent phytoplankton @ Vaadhoo island.

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