Saturday, September 27, 2008

Yet another place to shop!

Hello and Welcome to the newest members of the Feed Biz. And Thank You for your encouraging comments. Everyone loves kind words, or at least I do! Well, since I have last posted, it has been slow moving. As much as I love Halloween, these Journals are a bugger bear! First it was the threads ... weights for different leathers...different leathers and suede's!
Amazing at all the different things to put together to get them to come out!. I ran across yet another new site for the sales of Handmade items. It is called Shop Handmade, Natural I opened an account and was treated to a nice surprise, that very night my first sale. The new shop is called "My Cup of Tea" and has die cuts available also on Esty shop.

Links are listed below:

If, you want to check out the Shop Handmade, be very very careful regarding their Gallery!...the first invoice I got was something around $356.00! for one die cut listed around $6.00! After many many e:mails and LARGE TYPE! of frustrations, I got a Web Master that in no time at all corrected the stuck Gallery Charges....When I picked myself back off the floor....same place I fell when the book cost $196.00 (remember) I found that I finally learned the Esty shop and find that their listings are for longer and so we have to wait for a judgement on the newest shop of Handmade.
But, do check them out if you have any items that are Creative of your hands and hearts. I love all listings, finding the creativity of all just Amazing!
The last several of the journals that were considered mini journals 6 x 4 inches are all sold, they did not made it to the blog. Again, Thank All of you who have contacted me for that Special Order. I love making Special Orders... finding combinations of colors that I would have never thought I would like! Orange seems to be the color of the month...I wonder why???
I also am awaiting a very special time that I have contracted Jollen Husky of Husky Designs
to digitize for the last of the Middle Ages Tome The Constant Towers. When this beauty is finished it will be placed on this blog, as it is a non commissioned journal at this time.
Jo Ellen can be reached ...
If, you happen to drop in ..say hi for me, She is a real Georgia Peach! and...her designs are to die for! She also loves Special Orders .... One very talented gal. I am glad to call her friend.
So, back to the Studio, and back to the design pages.
As always,
Silvery Moonbeams to Watch over you,

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Double Double Toil and trouble;

It's Official! Today is the kick off of the annual
Witches Tea Cozy Tea Cozy! Actually I am late this year....but, catching up! I am inspired....This is last years Witches Brew ...
It went to Tennessee to a true collector. I make 2 for Halloween, One is sold, the other donated. There actually is a witches tea ...
I have not been told where it is this year....but each day I check my posts or e-mails to discover where the "Witches Meet" This years them is from William Shakespeare from Macbeth ...A dark Cave, in the middle, a Cauldron boiling, Thunder, Enter the Three Witches .....this scene appears at the beginning of Act IV, Scene 1 as found in The Globe Illustrated Shakespeare, 1993.
It will be a real challenge for me as last years tea cozy I believe was the best of the best!
I miss this one!
So, I must try very hard to up one.
Just thought I would invite all of my fellow lovers of Halloween to share with me what they are "doing" this year.
Among my friends, I have only a few who are as in love with Halloween, All Hallows Eve than I am.
But, when it bits you ...well, your hooked.

It's official!

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) from Macbeth
A dark Cave. In the middle, a Caldron boiling. Thunder.
Enter the three Witches.
1 WITCH. Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd. 2 WITCH. Thrice and once, the hedge-pig whin'd. 3 WITCH. Harpier cries:—'tis time! 'tis time! 1 WITCH. Round about the caldron go; In the poison'd entrails throw.— Toad, that under cold stone, Days and nights has thirty-one; Swelter'd venom sleeping got, Boil thou first i' the charmed pot! ALL. Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble. 2 WITCH. Fillet of a fenny snake, In the caldron boil and bake; Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,— For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. ALL. Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble. 3 WITCH. Scale of dragon; tooth of wolf; Witches' mummy; maw and gulf Of the ravin'd salt-sea shark; Root of hemlock digg'd i the dark; Liver of blaspheming Jew; Gall of goat, and slips of yew Sliver'd in the moon's eclipse; Nose of Turk, and Tartar's lips; Finger of birth-strangled babe Ditch-deliver'd by a drab,— Make the gruel thick and slab: Add thereto a tiger's chaudron, For the ingrediants of our caldron. ALL. Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble. 2 WITCH. Cool it with a baboon's blood, Then the charm is firm and good.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------brinded - having obscure dark streaks or flecks on gray gulf - the throat drab - prostitute chaudron - entrails The above appears at the beginning of Act IV, Scene 1 as found in:
Shakespeare, William. The Globe Illustrated Shakespeare: The Complete Works Annotated. Howard Staunton ed. New York: Gramercy Books, 1993.

The trees are a new die cut that will be added to my Esty shop. So , if your interested in die cuts, I invite you to join me in the season of the witches.....
As always,
May You walk in the Moonlight till the Wind sets you free....

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

One of them days

Tuesday, One of them days that you seem to get absolutely not a thing done .... or I should say done right!
Have to re do just about all the binding stitches I put in, needle twisting and turning....thought I would embroider on the machine .....Nooooooo....Just one of them days. lol
Sure hope your day went better than the start of this week...did I mention that Monday was like this also?
Well, it was! lol
Think its time for a double espresso, and call it a day.
So, just a little note to say hello and wishing your day much better than mine
AS always
Silvery Moonbeams to watch over you!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Every Once in a while ...

Every once in a while I have someone write to me, that they have lost my picturetrail
information or they have seen an item on But, cannot for the life of them
This is an update of information of how to reach for the stars.

Web site:

Esty Shop:die cuts, journals:

Like my cat! Only difference from this cat and Hamlet (my cat) is that Hamlet's mouth is always open and he is always tripping me...
Still working on the book binders commission, also yesterday I took a walk down memory land, a gal from Berlin, Germany who I meet almost 20 years ago, her hubby had been in the Army with my hubby and we meet each morning to swim, She traveled to Hawaii and a year later I was in Hawaii, we spoke of long ago people who made an impression on us.
Bad Luck followed her to the beautiful islands, her hubby decided to check out of a a long time marriage, she returned to Arizona, her last move before they parted, Luck has stayed with me, after Hawaii my hubby retired in Arizona, to continue his work with the government. I went back in time and realized that there were so many people that you wonder about, so I reached out to Hawaii and one of my favorite people, leaving messages to find and see what has happened in there life.
Funny, how at the end of the times, you remember vividly the
times of long ago and far away.
Well, I digress, enough, back to the studio and like the cat above Hamlet is vocal regarding his dinner.
Silvery Moonbeams to watch over you,

Thursday, September 4, 2008

12 Octavo Signature ...

Is it an Opera? A Bird? A Poem? No!! its a journal!

12 Octavo Signature's...stunners Clay Fronts....Paper fronts...
papers of Mulberry, Threads from

Ireland waxed and ready to go..
Herringbone Stitches ,open spines ....and on and on it goes.This is a front from Clay and stones....Neat?

12 Octavo ..hum sounds like a musical production. Not so ... for the last week I have fallen into a hole just like Alice and the White Rabbit. What You say? I started out several months ago on a commission of embroidered journals that lead me into research in to a time of long ago and knights in armor. I have since that time gone deeper into the research of book binding....Today I happened upon a book offered for the mere amount of $200.00! Well, after I picked myself off the floor..I decided that this was the book for me... took me much deeper than any book so far, French Herringbone, Long stitches....leather, paper, skins from trees...rabbits, all living creatures, goats...lizards and to a web site of designer skins and leathers. Copper and gold infused in the pelts.! Well, my mind has just taken flight! I am on the paper trail, special threads, pasts, on and on...But, there are some really amazing book makers out their..My hats off to the artisans of this craft. This beauty is the real deal of 12 and ferns!

Learning hand embroidery all over again....only with a ton of papers and thread that tear the pages. If, your not careful!
I have been on U-Tube for 2 days now....40 videos of bookbinding...and some really cute videos
Looking at all the glorious journals that arties make! Can I do this? We will see.

I have learned so much that my brain hurts. I dream at night and fill pages on pages in my dream journal. I keep a small journal under my bed just for moments that you wake up and have a picture in your head of what your next project will be...Only with this project, I am on over drive!
I just wish bookbinding and journal making had captured me earlier in my life, These old hands are having the pain of a life time.
But, I am on a mission ....a mission of the Knights of the Round find and make that perfect journal..One that you keep for yourself!
Can it be done ? You ask? I am going to try.
I have forsaken my designs in search for designs that can grace the fronts and backs of journals on leathers, suede's, lizards back .... well, I can only hope my door bank account hold out!
I thought I had finally finished with major hobbies....not so ... hopefully I can just make that one journal that is refillable and be
Anyway, I am full of dreams and just wishing I had a new set of hands.
As always,
Silvery Moonbeams to Watch over you.

Just amazing!