A Unique Folk Art with a whisper to the past~

They truly ARE the voices in my head.







Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Pattern Sale




Raven's Haven Patterns turns 12! 
Click on my Early Mantle Sheep to stop by my Etsy Shop

we are having a

3DAY SALE

enter coupon code

RAVENSHAVEN15

at check out for 20% off your order. 
Sale ends Thursday at Midnight.


Thank YOU for making 
Raven's Haven
 the success that it is!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

My Spring Dance


I enjoy all seasons, don't get me wrong....
but there are two that just make me giddy with excitement.
As many of you know, I adore Fall.

And then there is Spring...


This past week, the Hedgerow along the Cottage has become louder.
The Starlings are nesting, the Chickadees dance about, but oh! the Sparrow song!
So, how fitting that my sculpt reflect my heart?

And so goes my offerings
 on 
 today.


Some sculpts are easier than others, and this one did test my skills. The eyes are the most difficult to set as they have a pupil. 
As I finished dressing her, she whispered her name. 

There is true magic that happens when suddenly you come to a part....
and hear in your heart;
 a name that tugs it.
Of course, her name is Penny; she holds the same spirit as an olde and dear friend. 


No Spring would be a Goode Wife Spring without my favorite bunny.

I smile now as Dutchies are expected to appear  here every year. They started many years ago at shows and were always the first to have new homes. 
Their magic continued as I offered them online...
and suddenly as of the last couple of years, other doll artists have been so inspired. 
It is fun for me to see that something that has come so straight from my heart influences other doll makers.
Whoda thunk, that little ole me would do such a thing?


No Spring would be complete without the traditional Cottontail in the strawberry patch!
I've had so much fun enjoying the circle Dance of Spring.

As it swirls around the Wee Cottage, 
the inspire swirls around my head.

Oh! the joys of Spring just make me so happy.
 As the Earth renews, so doesn't my heart!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Don't Count Me Out!



 

Did you wonder where I went?
I do hibernate during the Winter.
It's not to say that I don't enjoy it;
I just hunker down...
sip hot chocolate~
make hearty soups~
and count my blessings that snowstorms are enjoyed from my window.


This Winter, I've had a wee lad to hibernate with.

We have rocked and snuggled the days away.
He just turned 5 months old....
and as with my own,
 I wonder where the time went.


My creating time has been stolen moments or time crunch weekends.
The Pattern Shoppe on Etsy has kept me very busy after my Wee Lad has gone home....
BUT...


I'm pulling Spring in!
kicking and screaming, 
the best way that I know how...
 bunnies and mousies,
tufts of moss...
keeping things white and light...


This weekend, the clocks will change and bring more light.

The Wee Lad will spend shorter days with Nonnie.

...and I am excited to be working away. 
There are a few pieces to finish,
deadlines to meet~ 
and
 an expansion that I have wanted to do for a couple years.

Bit by bit;
you will see
I was never really gone...
I was just hibernating.