tomorrow we are opening the studio for our sunday studio sale. i am hoping lots of people have a chance to come out and explore the studio. we have so many lovely and inexpensive gifts available in our little shop. lately i've been making an effort to have gifts that are beautiful and a joy to present to people for $5 or under. i really believe that gift-giving can be thoughtful, local, handmade and affordable. $5 or less will buy beautifully wrapped, magnets, made from antique or vintage papers. it will buy a wonderfully wrapped bar of lavender goats milk soap, made locally from farm fresh milk. it will buy beeswax lip balm from local bees. and cocoa-butter and lavender bath balls. for a few dollars more you will find body lotion, beeswax body balm, moleskin notebooks, pendants......the list goes on. wonderful little items to commemorate a moment but keep from spending more than you need to. our studio in the little white house at 55 mowat ave will be open tomorrow, sunday may 27th from 10 until 4. tracy has been painting and her new work is really exciting. i have a couple new quilts as well....so stop by portsmouth village and have a lemonade on the porch with us.
i feel like quilts are alive. they reflect all the little joys that make life special. they emanate love and warmth. the quilts i make blend a grandmother's ideals with a fresh youthful flair. there is a nostalgia for seasons past combined with hopefulness for a bright full future. you can find me online at www.chasinglightningbugs.com