Saturday, May 30, 2015

#Bugbite Relief

I had time to play in my studio last week and I was inspired to make a bug bite relief salve.  Some organic calendula that I infused in olive oil which is great for the skin.  Calendula officinales helps with inflammation, minor cuts, bruises, strains and burns.  This was mixed with a little beeswax to give it firmness and organic essential oils that are also great for skin irritations.  I poured it into lip balm tubes and let it set up.  And, the best part is if you mix it up with your regular lip balm it's OK.  Everything in it is great for your lips as well.  That is the beauty of using all natural ingredients thy can serve multiple purposes.  My cuticle salve can be used as an unscented lip balm.  All of my lip balms can be used as cuticle salve.

You can pick up any of these at Whiting Mills Open Studios and Block Party or you can order on line. And while you are at the open studios event stop by studio 336 home of my friend Rose of Walk in the Woods.  Among her many amazing artistic and herbal offerings she has bug spray available.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Whiting Mills Open Studios and #BlockParty

It will be here before we know it.  The open studios and block party at Whiting Mills.
This will be my first one in a studio of my own.  Last December I was a guest artist in studio 336 home of Rose at Walk in the Woods.  I am so excited to introduce my space to the world.  I am fully stocked with product and since opening the studio in February I have three new soaps and more in the works.  Stop in and pick your favorite. Treat yourself to some skin pampering love and enjoy a cup of tea. Plus I am thrilled beyond words to be hosting Jeanine of Gemini Moon Mosaics on Saturday, June 6.
Purple Recycled Glass Pendant
Colorful Beaded Mirror

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Flanders Farm Day

 May 16, 2015 10 to 4
5 Church Hill Road
Woodbury, CT

Welcome to farm day 2015

Food, Crafts, Vendors, Exhibits and Events

THE NORTH BARN: Flanders Agricultural Learning Center and home to Buz Russell’s Farm & Rural Life Museum

Barefoot Books
Dale Bloxsum
Dawn Hill Designs
Macaroni Kids
Live farm animals
Percy Thomson Meadow
The Hippie Chicks

Garden ROW:  

4-H Dosey Doats Dairy Goat Club
CT Invasive Plant Board
CT Woodworking Club
Earth Tones Nursery
Livin’ Country
Pomperaug Valley Garden Club
Potato Planting Demo with Gina & Eli Gardella
Roger’s Creative Originals
Wildlife Table
Woodbee Folk Art

Chainsaw carving
Fishing Activity with Trout Unlimited Naugatuck Pomperaug Chapter

Flanders would to thank the Department of Agriculture for letting us use their costumes.

Welcome to farm day 2015

Food, Crafts, Vendors, Exhibits and Events

Studio: Visit the Van Vleck Studio & view founder Natalie Van Vleck’s original art work.

Avid Concessions LLC Italian Ice
Fiber Arts: Spinning and Weaving
Handmade Fiber items by Jan Locke
Pat’s Baskets
Raven’s Edge LLC
Raven’s Gate Primitives 

Egg basket making
Rug hooking demo
Tractor Rides all day

Corner of flanders & church hill road:
Woodbury Ambulance

Stop by to visit the Flanders Country Kitchen to get fried dough, hot dogs, homemade macaroni and cheese, chili or fruit salad. There are also cookies donated by the Flour Garden.

Flanders would like to thank you for coming out today and we hope to see you at one of our many events including our  Trail Run on Friday, June 12, Summer programs, our Auction in October or wreath making in November/ December! Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on events and check out our website,

Saturday, May 9, 2015

#Flowers #Salad

Hop on over to When Weeds Whisper to see the newest things to bud, bloom and inspire a salad from my yard.  A few dandelion greens and blossoms, wood sorrel and violet blossoms will add great flavor and color to my Mother's Day salad.
Newest bud popping through