21.3.12

Into the Hermitage: Rima Staines

Soup & Pipe by Rima Staines
The work of Rima Staines leaves me a bit speechless.  I'll spare you my blitherings & blatherings, and instead send you directly to Rima's blog, The Hermitage, where you can read her own words about her work.

Orla Wren - The Fish And The Doll from Tui on Vimeo.


 Besides Rima's soul-stirring images, there is an animated video by Rima which I wanted to share with you.  Meditative and... magic.


Red Riding Hood's Grandmother by Rima Staines
Rima's work is also available for purchase at her etsy shop here...

14.3.12

Yet Another Bird-Mobile


 It seems I cannot get enough of this bird-mobile design.


 It was inspired by this tutorial here and this is... ummm... the third time I've posted about it.

 Remember my New-Year mobile?  I just had to make another...

 With blue-birds!

The new mobile replaces this one which little Mr. and I made in anticipation of our wee Bloom.
It's been hanging over his little bed for nearly 2 years (20 months, to be exact.)

And now all that is left of the old mobile is this little red-feathered fellow.  We've been having so much fun flying him all over the house... chirp, chirp, chirp!

And my wee Bloom seems to like the new blue-bird mobile lots!

9.3.12

It's a Big World, Baby


How much do I love this little video?  A whole lot!  I hope you love it, too...

5.3.12

A Fairy House

After reading this post here my friend Christina Lane sent me an email.  Apparently, across the great wide world, minds and hearts connect.  While I was posting poetry about a little house, she was busy creating a most magical one from felt.  Inside her tiny house, there is a tiny little bed with a tiny little blanket, a tiny little larder and even a spot for a tiny little person to sit.  For more photos of this diminutive marvel, you can visit Christina at her blog here.

 Just for fun, once again, here is the inspirational poem:

THE LITTLE HOUSE
By Elizabeth Godley

In a great big wood in a great big tree, 
There's the nicest little house that could possibly be.

There's a tiny little knocker on the tiny little door, 
And a tiny little carpet on the tiny little floor.

There's a tiny little table, and a tiny little bed, 
And a tiny little pillow for a tiny weeny head;

A tiny little blanket, and a tiny little sheet, 
And a tiny water bottle (hot) for tiny little feet.

A tiny little eiderdown; a tiny little chair; 
And a tiny little kettle for the owner (when he's there.)

In a tiny little larder there's a tiny thermos bottle 
For a tiny little greedy man who knows the Woods Of Pottle

There's a tiny little peg for a tiny little hat 
And a tiny little dog and a tiny little cat.

If you've got a little house 
And you keep it spic and span,
Perhaps there'll come to live in it 
A tiny little man. 
You may not ever see him, 
(He is extremely shy): 
But if you find a crumpled sheet -
Or pins upon the window seat -
Or see the marks of tiny feet -
You'll know the reason why.

1.3.12

Rhythm of the Home: Spring 2012 Edition

Rhythm of the Home is launching their Spring 2012 edition today.
Won't you please join me there for a favorite finger-play?