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Sublimity, OR, United States
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I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby. After 10 years I quit the day job to pursue my art as a full time passion.

25 June 2021

Head to the pool or beach!

My latest project from the sewing table!
Fresh and fun for the beach, pool, market or travel. This is a style designed by Tanya Whelan called "The Practical Bag". It is lightweight and packable with lots room for all your goodies. Fashioned with bright cotton prints and fully lined.

Below are three bags now available for purchase on my website. Click on the pics to go directly to the website

  Above is a pretty pink roses on robins egg blue Tanya Whelan print

 Cameo rose Tanya Whelan print

Michael Miller retro print 

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11 June 2021

Summertime patio is ready!

With our glorious late May early June weather here in Oregon I was able to get our back patio ready for some outdoor enjoyment! We are planning on more entertainment with friends and family this season as it was awfully lonely last year.


I divided into 3 zones with the addition of the pergola last summer. Above is just as you step out the patio door.


second zone is our dining area. I have solar edison style lights to give a soft ambiance in the evening. I added the flower cart this year, it had been on my front porch and it fit perfectly here.  I plan on painting it mint green later this summer so stay tuned for that update!



 Above is zone 3 which is a simple sitting area. My husband and I enjoy this spot in the mornings for coffee and often for an afternoon drink.


and lastly my "garden junk" with a new fountain this year--it is lighted and so pretty at night.


Next up is the front porch I am working on now.


07 June 2021

I should clean my house!


and this really is how my life has been!

I have a few pics to share, I have been so busy in the yard.
We have had some glorious weather here in Oregon and my cottage gardens and roses are soooo happy!



This is late spring peak in the cottage garden. Can you believe I started with FOUR columbine plants, TWO geum plants, and and SIX foxglove? This garden is 16 years old and I still struggle with full summer color, mainly in August. The hollyhocks will be up be next.



Popcorn rose
It really does look like popcorn!
These dry really nice for potpourri





Peonies are in full bloom too! 
 


Refreshed and repaired, my old ladder sign is back in the flowerbed


Updated and refreshed metal patio bench!




05 June 2021

Americana Flag pillows

Every June I stitch up a few fun novelty flag pillows that are great porch sittin' decor!





These are all available for purchase in my etsy shop


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where we reside

where we reside
The ArborOak cottage