Sunday, November 23, 2014

Holiday Gifts for Him and Her

These rustic Toothpick Cases for him double as needle cases for her.  Options with or without personalization. 

Personalized Toothpick Case Special Guy Boyfriend Rustic Wedding Groomsman Dad  Initials Custom Order  Mens Wood Toothpick Case Man Cave Rustic Toothpick Case  Cool Rustic Slim Toothpick Case for Boyfriends Husbands Brothers Dad

Star Dishes in various sizes are great for holding rings or tea lights. The tiny ones are cute party favors for holding one ring, chocolate kiss, incense cone, or for parking the kid's gum!       

Star Dish Stoneware PotteryStar Dish Wedding Shower Favors 6 Tiny Colorful Ceramic PlatesRing Dish Star Mini Pottery Lime Green Stoneware Star

Gourd Birdhouses and Feeders make lovely gifts for the backyard bird watcher and for the birds! Homegrown and handmade.

Birdhouse Outdoor Garden Bird Lover Copper Red Black StarPainted Gourd Birdfeeder Green Cream Natural by MidnightcoilerPainted Gourd Birdhouse Purple Nest Box Contemporary Radiant Orchid Pink Stripes

These little Coffee Spoon Rests hold a teaspoon or tablespoon. Keep one next to the coffee pot to hold your coffee making spoon.  Great stocking stuffer--- they'll never guess what it is!

Teaspoon Rest Coffee Spoon Rest Ceramic Pottery Green Spoon Rest Star Nebula Ancient Turtle Pottery Coffee Spoon Rest Ceramic Spoon RestCoffee Spoon Rest Ceramic Pottery Spoon Rest Molecular Fizz

Visit Midnightcoiler on Etsy for lots more Christmas gift ideas. Handmade and homegrown gifts from nature.  

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Back from North Carolina Basketmakers Association Convention!

Hi All,  
I'm back from the North Carolina Basketmakers Association Convention and have posted photos I took in the exhibit room.

I had a great time, as I do every year--- 4 days of weaving baskets, shopping, and fun at the largest basketry convention in the US.  Took 2 classes- a willow basket taught by Sandy Whalen, and a miniature gathering basket with felted fruit, taught by Tonya Cubetta. I had always wanted to try felting and we were taught both wet and dry felting in that class.  The classes I taught were Square to Round Florentine, a coiled basket with pottery start, and Splendorella (photo right,) a tall gourd cut on the bias with a sparkling beaded rim.  There are more photos on the NCBA Facebook page. 

NCBA has members from all over the US and several other countries. I encourage everyone who can possibly attend our convention to join.  For me t's the most fun a basketmaker can have (and the most exciting event for brand new basketmaker wannabes,)  and I look forward to it every year. Here is the main website with all the details.