Mint Chocolate Chip & Other Joys

Friday, May 22, 2015

A Beautiful Day At The Shop


What a beautiful day !
The sun is shining , I have my
shop door open , The temperature 
outside is just so perfect and 
comfortable .
I hear the happy birds chirping as
they help themselves to some
seed in my feeder right
outside my door.
My hanging plants are in 
full bloom and gorgeous.
It's been busy too !

I couldn't ask for a nicer day.


Sunday, May 17, 2015

I'm Missing You !


Happy Spring / Summer !

I haven't been here in ages & I miss
my blog ! I've had this blog for years and 
have gotten to know so many people 
through blogging but I've been very
neglectful. 
I'm sorry ................


It's so easy to get caught up in other
social media sites , groups that I've joined there, 
running my shop 6 days a week ,
and trying to take care of my home .
There's just not enough time & 
certainly not enough energy.

I need a magic wand !


Like everyone right now I'm trying to get some
spring cleaning done and get the gardens going 
for the season . 
Slowly but surely , one task at a time,
things are getting done. 


So now that I've made my apologies & 
said a quick HI here to all of you ,
I need to go and check out all
of your blogs. 

I've got some catching up to do !

Friday, October 10, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

My Latest & LONGEST Hand Knit Stocking Hat



This is my favorite 
that I've knit so far!

Over 30" long !


I had so much fun knitting this with soft
chunky yarns and a touch of mohair
here and there. 


I've knit it with 2 strands of yarn
so that it's extra soft , thick
& snugly.

I've used shades of denim blues &
hints of purple here and there.



It's a long process but
very enjoyable to me.


If you love this as much as I 
do it's available on my Etsy.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

My Knitting Progress


I've started to knit
like crazy again to get
ready for the seasons 
ahead.


I've come a long way
with my knitting in 
just one year.
Knitting this long stocking
hat is my latest challenge.


Hats , scarves, headbands
 &
finger-less gloves.
That's about all I know
how to do so far.

I am really still just a
 beginner and eager to learn
more.






I have heaps of my hats & 
things at my shop for sale.

I was pretty proud of myself 
last year for selling out of just 
about everything I made.




Monday, September 1, 2014

I'm back !


It's good to be back .
It's been a very nice summer & 
I've been doing a little
 bit of everything. 

I've been very busy 
running my shop
 6 days a week and still 
managed to get in some 
creativity along the way.

I was also lucky enough to take a 
couple of great little day trips
to the beach. 


I've been working on these little
art dolls. 
I was totally inspired by another artist 
that I've met on Facebook  in an art group
called 
" The Enchanted Imaginarium "

I call my dolls 
" Enchanted Garden Folks ".
I'm hoping to get some 
time to make a few more soon.



 I've also had fun making 
tons of the little 
art tags.
I sell quite a bit of them in my 
little Main Street shop .
Some of them I really have a hard
time parting with but 
off they go .


These tiny wooden match boxes
are also a cute quick 
project that I've done 
recently.


I've filled a bowl with them &
sell them next to my candle display
in my shop.




These are just really a few of
the things that I've created this 
summer.
I will be posting more soon ,
I promise .