Thursday, February 3, 2011

Harvest Moon by Hand

Nothing can compare to Ann's
window star
to brighten your windows.

Bring some beautiful color to your days!
The stained glass effect of the paper will glow in a sunny window!

Ann makes the stars by hand-folding small squares of paper, overlaying the folded paper, and then gluing them together to create different patterns.
Each point on the star is folded 19 times. With 8 points on the star, that's 152 folds!
The star measures approximately 9 inches in diameter.

Group them......

Hang them individually.
Beeswax....that's right!

Take a look at these!

This beautiful heart-shaped window impression is made from hand-poured beeswax. The smell is both delightful and comforting; and retains the smell of honey!
The impression can be hung in a window year-round so the sun can shine through it,
gently warm it, and release its scent. It also makes a pretty addition to a potpourri dish.
The heart has a border of flowers around the outside with two doves in the center. The birds are holding a ribbon between their feet. It is a gentle image...perfect for a home, nursery, or classroom.

The impression measures
5.75 inches in length,
5 inches in width, and 7.5 inches in hanging length with a pale pink ribbon
(or 12 cm in length, 12.5 cm in width, and 18.5 cm in hanging length).


Ann makes perfect "Greeting/Note Cards"

and they are even UPCYCLED!

The decorative front of the cards are cut from wallpaper samples.
The cards measure 5.25 inches x 7.25 inches, and are made from premium quality, archival white cardstock that is acid and lignin free. The inside of the card is blank so you may write a personal message in it.

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…A Note from Ann…

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I am a stay-at-home mom who homeschools my two daughters (ages 10 and 8). Both of my daughters were born in China, and adopted at 11 months and 10 months respectively.

My approach to homeschooling is rather eclectic -
combining Waldorf, Montessori, Charlotte Mason, and unit study approaches.
This combination works well with both daughters.
Harvest Moon by Hand offers some of the items
that I have created for an at-home learning environment.

I have always enjoyed crafting – especially embroidery,
needle-felting, needlepoint, crocheting, and cross-stitching.
I hope to pass the joy I feel when I craft along to those who purchase my items.

Because both my daughters love to play and use their imagination,
I have been making more of their toys and quilts by hand –
all from natural materials (primarily wool and cotton).

Knowing they have quality, safe (and lead-free) toys and quilts is important.
My hope is that the toys last and can be passed along to their children…
thereby, becoming family heirlooms.

Because the girls learn at home, I enjoy decorating the windows
with colorful window stars and creating seasonal nature tables for them.
(There are many versions of the Waldorf-inspired window stars available in my Etsy shop.)

I also love photography, and have some of my photos at: .

You can view more pictures of my work by going here:
and going to the "Things I Created" section.

Ann is a proud member of the following teams:
- Bittersweeets One a Day Challenge
- Christian Artists (CAST team)
- Createability
- Creative Paper Artists
- Etsykids
- Etsy Mom (EtsyMom)
- Etsy Paper
- Facebook Fans of Etsy (FFEST)
- HandmadeMN
- Helping Others Street Team (HOST)
- Home Decor Team
- HomeSchool Community
- Indie Free Spirits
- NaturalKids
- Needlefelt
- Recyclers Guild Team
- SAHM of Etsy
- Sampler Village Fan Team
- Schooling at Home Etsians (SHEteam)
- Trade-A-Holics
- Unique Women in Business (UWIB)
Thank you for stopping by!
Please leave a comment.
Ann looks forward to reading
what her fans are thinking.


Chilly Paws said...

Wonderful post! Ann is an amazingly energetic and imaginative artist. She's such a positive influence in our group.

Karen Terry, Artist/Designer said...

I sure know what my next purchase will be....I LOVE those note cards!!! You are truly a "role model", Ann!


Momma Goddess Treasures said...

I love Ann's stars, they are so precise and the colors really pop!! Great UWIB asset.


Nancy'sWildWirejewelry said...

Ann, you are very inspiring, I love the vibrant color in the first window star, love blues & purples:)
I know you will only get better and better!

PinkFink said...

I'm always so impressed with the quality of work done by the ladies in this group they're simply awesome!

Bella Linda Designs said...

I just love the variety of artists in UWIB...and ALWAYS enjoy seeing new items from Harvest Moon by Hand. The newer beeswax items are gorgeous! Thanks to our fearless leader for making and sharing this gorgeous post!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Great post. This is a fantastic crafts person - quality products and the background of what she's all about is fascinating. Love the greeting cards and beeswax art!


Maria Soto Robbins said...

Wonderful and insightful post about a very creative and versatile artist. Love Ann's work!

Patricia C Vener said...

What an eclectic artisan! The sampling of work is excellent as is the review article.


capecodjewel said...

Great post!
Anne does so much, and does it all so well!

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