Wednesday, 24 June 2015

A winter walk

Winter has arrived! This week some very cold nights and the garden icy white in the morning.
This morning no warm water because the temperature in the roof dropped below zero.
Henk went into the roof and covered the pipes with a old winter jacket, I hope this will do the trick for now. Living in the country!
The days are crisp and sunny and a walk on the beach is good for the soul.

Riwaka, view over the inlet
Ollie, our Border collie Labrador cross loves the beach and the water, but more then anything he loves his tennis ball.
Olllie is a quick learner and very active dog,we try to teach him new tricks every week.
He can shake hands, give "high five", roll over on his back and play dead,only for a second!
Ollie can turn round left and right and knows most names of his toys from his toy box.

Rachel and Ollie
Ollie and Rachel are great friends and he will miss her when she goes home on Friday morning after seven weeks of being with me after my treatments. I will miss her too, heaps!
Ollie retrieving his tennis ball

Saturday, 6 June 2015

My new little shop Marijkearty's on

Blog land is an exiting place to be, I have found many creative and interesting blogs and I have put favourites on my blog list. I love to read about other artists and crafts people and what inspires them.
I admire the beautiful blogs I find and then feel I still have a lot to learn about blogging.
There are no courses available, as far as I know and I find it so much easier if someone shows me what to do instead of reading manuals on the internet.

Hand knitted cupcakes
In this time of my life I can't work because of the cancer treatment I had, so I am trying to find other ways of being creative at home and maybe earn a little extra.
So I found the website "" on the internet and opened my own online shop called "marijke arty."
The website felt is similar to etsy and started in New Zealand.
Only handmade products are for sale on felt, so it is a makers only online marketplace. 

 I only started this week and selling hand painted watercolour cards and my knitted cupcakes, but more will follow.

My latest watercolour shell cards.
I would love you to visit my little shop on felt, see you there.