Homegrown: Michelle Abernathy Art

My blog's Homegrown series features inspiring women who are balancing their creative pursuits in the midst of all the other demands of daily life. These little chats will explore not just the creative process, but also how these gals approach the challenge of integrating their art into their lives in a sustainable way. Enjoy! Michelle… Continue reading Homegrown: Michelle Abernathy Art

Homegrown: Sleightholm Folk Art

I'm excited to share the first in a new blog series with you - featuring inspiring women who are balancing their creative pursuits in the midst of all the other demands of daily life. These little chats will explore not just the creative process, but also how these gals approach the challenge of integrating their… Continue reading Homegrown: Sleightholm Folk Art

Midsummer Shop Update

Preview of Etsy Shop Update:Wednesday, June 24 at 1 pm PST at http://hearthstonefables.etsy.com When I first started delving into the liturgical calendar years ago, St. John's Tide, aka Midsummer - the feast of John the Baptist - was what really drew me in. John's feast was placed near the Summer Solstice, while Christmas was placed… Continue reading Midsummer Shop Update

Late summer flavors

Summer feels like it's cresting here - all the late-summer bounty is rolling in, with more yet to come as we transition more to the fall harvest season in September. The strawberries are having another flush, and the raspberries are unstoppable right now! What's the perfect late-summer treat for a hot day, a libation with a nod to the end of summer? A raspberry soda float, of course! And Sparrow & Chipmunk are the perfect helpers.

Christmastide Shop Update

  Preview of Etsy Shop Update: Tuesday, December 12 at 10 am PST at http://hearthstonefables.etsy.com Frost has been carpeting the ground every morning, and we've been bringing in cedar & holly from the hillside to deck our halls.  We keep our fire going almost daily now, and I've been drying sliced oranges to add bursts of… Continue reading Christmastide Shop Update

Hallowe’en Reflections…

I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before - we're farmers here in the Pacific Northwest, cultivating the land that my husband's family bought when he was only four years old. When I came out to the farm about seven years ago, living with seasonal rhythms took on a whole new and more intrinsic meaning… Continue reading Hallowe’en Reflections…

Hallowe’en Shop Update

Preview of Etsy Shop Update: Saturday, October 14 at 9 am PST at http://hearthstonefables.etsy.com It's a stormy, blustery October day here in the Pacific Northwest as I write this - we lit our first fire of the season in our little wood stove yesterday, and for an Autumnal soul like mine, it felt like a homecoming.… Continue reading Hallowe’en Shop Update

“Persephone” set to music

Here's a special musical treat for your Saturday!!  I'm so excited to share a wondrous song by the indescribably magical cellist Betsy Tinney, Musician...I had the luck of happening upon Betsy's ethereal music at the farmer's market one day, and then discovered that she plays at many of the same local fairy festivals that I vend… Continue reading “Persephone” set to music