Posted by Jo in NZ at Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I received some lovely entries, so time for you to read and decide.
Please vote in the comments below. Each poem will have a number, so please note that in the comments. :)
I have to say, I know a couple of these people personally, and these poems are deeply personal, which makes them all the more special for me to receive them.
Thank you all for participating .
go with me to the light
finding ourselves in nature
put me in your heart
for two special reasons
my life and soul were driven into love
and that, I hope, shall give me peace
speak what the world should be;
Virtue, soul, great love in all, that grace and hope will teach.
Imagine now my naked heart shall be so ruled by peace
Posted by Jo in NZ at Monday, April 02, 2012
Posted by Jo in NZ at Monday, March 26, 2012
Shall we part?
We fly and seek Heaven
Our sorrows wither.
my beloved friend.
Let time deliver her design.
What knowledge would your spirit need
impose your pleasure
to thou ignorant valentine.
My soul loved thy heart,
and would desire
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
Once complete, email the file back to me, and I will post all the entries here in one post (permission assumed). You can post to your own blog if you have one.
It would be useful if you could send me your poetry written out as you intend it to be read, with punctuation etc.
email your found poetry to playcentrejo(at)gmail(dot)com
If for some reason you cant download your favourite page, email me and I will send to you :) just let me know which page number you would like.
I am going to set a deadline of 31st March to have your pieces back to me, and then we will post and decide.... I do hope some of you will participate.
I know peace.
Pity is a burden to endure.
Silence and truths serve all I have.
leaves me naked.
I have listed some Valentine (or anytime is good for love!!) cards on Etsy and Felt (NZ). If you fancy ordering please do so quickly as I am taking a little trip over the ditch to Melbourne for 1-6 Feb, and posting to US/International will be cutting it really fine if I post when I get back. Inconvenient, but SO EXCITING!! My first proper trip overseas.
Anyways, here's the goods
|Heart on a String|
Posted by Jo in NZ at Thursday, January 19, 2012
Quite a day. At least 7.4 kilos of candy consumed. approx 1.7 kg made it onto a house!!
Posted by Jo in NZ at Thursday, December 22, 2011
Posted by Jo in NZ at Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Several years ago , you will recall, I started the "hand made ornament" tradition. So of course, I feel like I can't give it up now. As the years have gone on, I must admit, my designs have gotten simpler and easier to achieve. This years had to be particularly achievable, as it is already December!! and I haven't even thought about what to do.
You can see previous years offerings on my flickr page.
These fitted all the requirements, but I really wasnt 100% satisfied. Back to the net, and Craft Gossip to the rescue again!
Aren't these just the cutest thing you ever did see?? These are pretty tiny, just over 2.5" long. I am going to put a little candy cane, or maybe a Hersheys kiss or something in each one. I have at least 20 of these to make.....I made these 2 last night, and time allowing, they may get a little more bling.
You can tell how outvof practise my needle skills are. Some of these I have seen have gorgeous , intricate, knotted blanket stitches around them. Instructions said whip stitch, and that is where I left it. They still need some kind of hanging loop.
Tutorial ,and pattern templates can be found here. The first template printed out really big, so I just reduced the size until the were teeny tiny, and elf like.