Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
Notebooks: Sue Bleiweiss
Gadget Cozies: Ginny Harvey
Toys: Felicia Haywood
Felted Items: Lisa Jordan
Needlebooks & Sewing: Jenn Maruska
Pottery: Julie Thomas
Tags: Karen Wittkop
As you look around on this stop on the virtual home show, you'll notice that you're surrounded by the woods. That is where much of the inspiration comes from for my creations.
Hi y'all, I'm Lisa Jordan, resident crafter, artist, designer, creator, and dreamer behind Lil Fish Studios. Join me for a batch of cookies and a nice cuppa coffee, will ya?
Living here in the woods of central Minnesota, it's hard not to be moved by the colors and textures that abound in nature.
I'm moved to do my part to live responsibly and abide by the three R's...reduce, reuse, recycle. As a result you'll see many recycled or repurposed materials in my craftwork. Using the wool from wool sweaters for felting is one of my favorite pursuits.
Aside from crafting, I'm a mom of 3 busy boys (with a new baby on the way), wife to a brilliant husband, and supervisor of two English Bulldogs, 3 chickens, and 1 fat goldfish. My little guys love to craft with mama and I try to engage them in crafty activities while I'm working, but the bulk of my creative endeavors take place while they're sleeping. Because seriously, toddlers can demolish a work in progress in 3 seconds flat. I also enjoy cooking, especially with the food we grow in our large garden, hiking in the surrounding woods, fiddling with various power tools, and getting my hands dirty in general.
Thank you so much for attending this Virtual Etsy Home Show! I’d like to invite you to the next stop on your tour:
Jenn Maruska who has mad sewing skills and makes the most incredible needlebooks.
Saturday, November 01, 2008
I have a number of handmade gifts to complete this year. OK, well, start and then complete. On my list this year are new blankets for each of the boys, a couple of thumb pianos that I started last year but never completed, more felted worms, and super hero capes. I hope I'm able to summon up the energy to get all of these things done! For the time being I'll need to stop accepting new custom orders in my shop and focus on these projects and the custom orders I've already accepted. So if any of you out there know how to squeeze a couple extra hours into the day, I'm all ears.
Friday, October 31, 2008
If you're not quite up to hiking around with a bag of sugar, here are a few treats that I've had my eye on that will be a bit easier on the dental work. Enjoy!
One of my favorite indulgences is this wonderful sugar scrub by Skinandtonic. Her scents are amazing and the quality of her products is comparable to your high end department stores. This is the treat to pick if your poor skin is suffering from dryness. You'll love it.
Not Yer Average Hipster Sugar Scrub 8 oz
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Today's small thing is... re-thinking tissue paper. I haven't used tissue paper in a few years, that is, of the traditional sort. I happened upon the idea of using the tissue from sewing patterns while browsing my local thrift store. I like the way they look, they allow me to reuse, and I can find them affordably.
The extra paper from the pattern is used for envelopes, cards, and tags, with the excess paper being used to create handmade paper.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
You all have crafters clutter too, right? :D
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
And if you don't have the time or inclination to make your own, a quick search on Etsy will yield some beautiful results.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Friday, October 03, 2008
I can feel that familiar pull towards the spontaneity of creating however and I'm eager to get back at it.
And life goes on.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
I should mention, that all the while, TTYO was completely calm and was perfectly content going out for a drive.
At the ER they checked his vitals and tried also to identify the plant. With the help of poison control and the internet, they determined that the type of nightshade that he had eaten was not the deadly nightshade (whew!). Given the length of time that had passed since he had ingested the berries, it was clear that he was going to be just fine. He was offered some stickers and a stuffed animal (although he asked for a horse instead), and we were on our way home.
Hubby did identify the plant as the Eastern Black Nightshade and it is not as toxic as some of its relatives. The green fruits are more toxic than the ripe ones, and TTYO would have had to have eaten 20 or so to get sick. Nevertheless, if you see this common plant in your yard, you may want to remove it if you have kiddos that eat anything and everything, just as a precaution.
TTYO is just fine. Mom has 17 new grey hairs.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I attempted to capture this feeling with the scarf and it is a mish-mosh of a fall colored calico. Sure, this one has some holes and my technique needs some tweaking, but I must admit I really like it, holes and all. It was a road worth traveling and one I'm sure to be trying again soon.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Thank you, Carlee and Ryan, for allowing me to be a part of your special day. Congratulations!
*All photographs courtesy - Drew Wilson http://photography.drewwilson.com/