Friday, March 28, 2014

Featured Friday: Friday Afternoon Tea

Perfect for a Friday afternoon, or for any time of the day, Friday Afternoon Tea creates amazing blends of tea and tisanes. Some of their offerings are along geeky themes, while others are more mainstream, but all of them are delicious. My personal favorite is the Red Ginger Mint Blend, affectionately known as the "Ginger Ginger." It smells and tastes amazing, and soothes a sore or tired throat at any time of the day!

Friday Afternoon Tea will be selling their teas and tisanes at Norwescon, April 17-20, at the SeaTac Doubletree! Stop by and try one of their samples, and then take some more home to enjoy!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Featured Friday: Erika Rae Heins

Today's Featured Friday post is another artist who will be attending Norwescon next month. Erika Rae Heins specializes in art related to the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. She has an amazing eye for capturing the little details of life in Middle Earth, and also does amazing calligraphy either along with her drawings or as stand-alone pieces. All of her art would make a great gift for the Tolkien lover in your life, whoever they may be!

Check out Erika's work online or at Norwescon, April 17-20, at the SeaTac Doubletree!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Featured Friday: Scarlet Rabbit

Today's Featured Friday is another artist who will be at Norwescon in mid-April: Scarlet Rabbit. Scarlet Rabbit sells gorgeous crocheted items like chokers, wrist cuffs, bags, and roses, as well as steampunk jewelry. Perfect accessories for all of your steampunk costuming needs, or every day wear! This delicate lace crochet is not an easy thing to do (which is why I stick to thicker yarns, myself), so be sure to stop by Scarlet Rabbit online or in person to check out this amazing work!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Keeping Warm

If spring isn't coming quickly enough in your part of the world, check out these lovely ways to keep warm!

Fingerless Gloves--Gray Lines and Squares from jtbanana

Silver Gray Scarf from Velo Noir

Friday, March 7, 2014

Featured Friday: Meg Lyman Art

This Friday, I'm featuring another fantastic artist who will be at Norwescon this April. Meg Lyman Art features lovely original paintings (and some T-shirts) of all sorts of aquatic life and landscapes. I really love the vivid colors in this piece, a trait shared by many of the pieces in this shop. She also tosses some pop culture references into a number of her pieces, which are sure to delight!

Check out more of her work online or in person at Norwescon, April 17-20, at the SeaTac Doubletree.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Happy birthday, Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday, so I decided to find a couple of things I know she'd love. She's the one who inspired my love of crafts, so I thought these patterns were quite fitting for her special day. Happy birthday, Mom!

Dolphins Hawaiian Style Applique Quilt Pattern from Pieced Together Design


Let Them Eat Cake Pattern from Stitch Duchess