31 October 2013

Happy Halloween!

And Happy Samhain too. May this night bring you many sweet treats, magic(k)al moments, and reconnection with friends, ancestors, and spirits alike...


Our only decoration this year is some bunting I made. Keeping your house ready for potential buyers at a moment's notice doesn't offer much in the way of fun, unfortunately.
 

30 October 2013

Autumnal

Took my camera for a walk around the neighbourhood. Don't you love autumn?

Apple tree

Leaves by the side of the road


Sedum

Some type of brassica (Brussels sprouts?) looking like a little leafy tree :)



Photos ©Whimsy Bower

12 October 2013

Pumpkins and Spiders and Ghosts--Oh My

Preparations for the move are coming along. I have packed my last box (until the house sells anyway)! Decluttering really isn't a fun process; not only is it a lot of tiring work but "clutter" is a large part of what makes your house your own. Buyers might like to see a neutral canvas, but I definitely don't like living in one. Oh well. Everything's being moved into storage now in anticipation of cleaning, staging, and (finally) listing. Meanwhile Nova Scotia beckons tantalizingly and I have to resist the urge to run around in circles like an idiot because I'm so overwhelmed with excitement.

I've also made and listed two new buntings for my Etsy shop :) And I re-took some of the earlier photos, which I wasn't happy with. What do you think? (Click on photos to go to the listings, where you can also see more photos.)

Part of the new Pumpkins and Spiders and Ghosts (Oh My) Bunting



Moon button detail


Star Button detail on the new Poe-inspired bunting



New photos for the Bats and Spiderwebs bunting



New photos for the Pumpkins and Ghosts bunting



07 October 2013

Halloween Bunting

I've made another Halloween bunting, this one with a bats and spiderweb fabric. I think the larger bats have a bit of an Art Deco look to them.



The hanging loops are decorated with black cat buttons :)

Front

Back. The bunting looks good from both sides, so it can be hung anywhere.

And it's available in my shop :)

06 October 2013

Exciting News

Well, things are getting interesting around here. I'm still in the midst of a move. We're just finishing the packing, decluttering, cleaning, and staging portion of things and getting ready to put this place on the market. Holy, nerve-wracking, Batman! As if that weren't enough, I've decided to move to Nova Scotia: Canada's Ocean Playground! It's two provinces and miles away from where I'm currently living, and I've never even been there. But adventure and the ocean are calling. More details on that later (I'll be starting a blog soon to document all the awesome).

You'd think that would be enough to keep me occupied. You'd think. But I've decided to open my very own Etsy shop (click on the banner to visit the shop):


I'll be selling handmade (by me) bunting for now, although eventually I'll be adding aprons, pillowcases, and who knows what else. I've discovered a real passion for sewing and this shop seemed like the perfect complement to my love of crafting. I'm quite excited about it and I hope you will be too.

My first listing is for a spooky-cute Halloween bunting (and more will be coming soon):
See the listing and more bunting pictures here.
Wishing everyone happy times and a touch of adventure :)