Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What a Lovely ""Handmade" Gift!

My friend and fellow "Blogger" Nancy VanHoose of "Her Art Nest" has become a rabid, uh, rapid, well you get the picture, knitter. Like any of her artwork her pieces are well made, impeccably done, true works of art. I was fortunate enough to be "gifted" one of her pieces in her 100th post giveaway. Just look at this, it is lovely, perfectly knitted (I knitted once long, long ago, in a faraway land, but I lacked the discipline, drive, and the ability to maintain an even tension), completely lined and look there, that lovely tag she made.
Can I tell you that not only is this a wonderful purse, and look at the lining here, it is an Asian print that matches the yarn, but it smells good too! Nancy confided that she stores her work in an old hatbox that once contained perfume bottles. I have it hanging in my studio and it's scent is wafting through the room, I love it!
I have hung up the beautiful bag in my room so that I can enjoy the fragrance and admire it. I think I will be using it for my sewing things, it is perfect for thread, scissors, floss and buttons..... and some felt to make my little mice? Thank You Nancy it is wonderful, I feel so lucky. 
Since work was "real s-l-o-w" I was sent home. So I have been sketching some ideas for a couple new paintings. I have a Birthday Princess, Hoop Girl, Girl and Bunny Party Girl, and another mermaid. I was on a run this morning. Sometimes I sit  to draw, and nothing. Then all of a sudden my mind is spilling over with ideas.
One more thing, this is important, Nancy will soon be selling her handmade bag's, (and perhaps some of her lovely journals?) on her blog! Please watch for them, you won't want to miss out! She does the neatest Felted bags too! I believe she made a beautiful felted bowl for her Partner in the "Year of Color" basket exchange. It was Gorgeous! Her partner has yet to post it, and I am thinking she probably doesn't want to share it,  because everyone would want it. I Can't blame her, I know I did when I saw it. So be patient and make sure to check Nancy's blog often. You may find something you just have to have!
Nancy VanHoose
Her Art Nest
Click on the word "Handmade" in the Post Header and it will take you right to her Blog!!!!


Her Art Nest said...

Gosh, Deb, you are the best friend ever! Thank you for all your encouragement over the past few years. I am humbled by your sweet comments. I have four bags "going" at the moment, so it won't be long before I can actually open up a shop. I need a jolt of lightning to do this, maybe that really means a bolt of confidence! Thank you my dear friend. ~Nan

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

you are a very lucky lady to have such a wonderful friend to make you such a gorgeous purse. Now THAT is a treasure.

I love your sketches!


Renee said...

Hello dear friend.

Wahid is off work this week too because they are slow.

It is so scary and like a monkey on your back.

What a beautiful bag.

Love Renee xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi Thank you for telling me about my blog is it showing up now? I have no idea what happend? A tech installed new windows and my puter was really messed up?
I hope??
Thank You your artwork inspires me!

Terri said...

How special was this! I got mine yesterday too. but was dead tired after work to take picture and do a post. So I'll be doing that sometime today!

The lining is beautiful and really if everyone could smell the delightful aroma..it is so soothing. Nance really did a fantastic job!

Love the new drawings I really like the hulla-hoop girl! Fantastic idea!

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Renee said...

Debra I could not agree more.

Love you and did you know I think we are twins.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for letting me know about my MIA blog!? I love your artwork I wish I could draw that neat..I have sketchy lines?!

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hi Debra,

Saw your icon on Couture Le Papier and could not resist stopping by. Your paintings are just beautiful!

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie
The Artful Paper Doll