Sep 20, 2008

Fall is in the air

and before you know it...the holidays will be here! Time to start thinking about decorating your home and giving gifts to those special people in your life. I don't know about you but I enjoy buying my gifts and just about anything special for that matter from artists. I just don't get excited about anything I see in the malls anymore, which brings me to my feature artist. Her shop is on etsy, Her specialty is handmade one of a kind fabric wreaths (she accepts custom orders). In my opinion a handmade wreath is eco friendly and can be used for many years to come.

Olivia Mae is a second generation wreath maker. Her mother taught her how to make them when she was a girl. After going to college and then getting married, she started making wreaths again for her friends who were having babies and got such positive responses she decided to open an online shop...where else but etsy! Currently she works part time at her craft and works full time in education!

Each wreath takes many hours to make and she is always on the look out for the perfect fabric.

Right now OliviaMae is focusing on creating several holiday wreaths ... Not only are the wreaths great gifts, but also a great decoration for your own home. If there are certain colors you are interested in -- just let her know and she would love to create a wreath that is created especially for YOU! She can make the wreaths with as many colors as possible. The wreaths in her shop have either two or three different fabrics, but she has made wreaths with as many as six different fabrics and it looked amazing! Just let her know what you want and she can come up with the perfect gift or decoration.

Monday is the fall equinox and the beginning of my favorite time of year! I adore walking through the leaves and hearing them crunch under my feet, sitting outside and watching the leaves turn colors...the sunsets seem to be more beautiful that time of year. I hope you are enjoying the last two days of summer and don't forget to create something wonderful for yourself!

1 comment: said...

Your colorful wreaths are very beautiful. Thank you for sharing such beauty!