Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Dreaming of Vacation

 Our theme for our Handmae Artist's blog ring is Vacation.
 When I think of going on vacation the first thing that comes to my mind is the beach. I would love go to the beach and hang out with my daughter and grandchildren. They live on Kauai. This is a picture of life at the beach. 


As I travel along in my mind  I would totally love to wear this beautiful watch that my friend Alix has created 

For long hours on a jet crossing the ocean, this beautiful watch with purple Czech glass beads that accent the band and a Swarovski crystal heart would be the perfect way to keep track of travel time. This handmade watch has a magnetic clasp closure and can be made to your desired length.
Alix is a fantastic artist that brings a sense of whimsy and femininity to the pieces she creates. She is a self taught artist and finds that not being confined to tradition allows her to be freer in her designs.
You can see more of Alix's designs here



I would love to sit on on the beach and write down my feelings of my experience in a beautiful journal like the one I found at 
Blue Highways . Writing a poem, drawing a picture while watching the waves and listening to the ocean can be a very wonderful way to meditate. It's a very grounding experience. This is the journal I would love to take with me. I love the purple , pink and blue colors of this beautiful handmade journal.

This handmade journal measures 6 inches x 9 inches. It features 160 pages of paper where you can write, draw a picture  or whatever your heart desires. 
Check out this beautiful journal here
Handmade Journal


I think having the right handbag to travel with is a must. And I know handbags. I make handbags everyday at
Thunder Rose Leather where John and I have been making quality handmade buckskin leather handbags for over 20 years.
This one would be perfect as a carry on handbag when flying and would be perfect to take to the beach.

This fringed leather tote measures 15 inches wide x 13 inches tall x 6 inches deep and has a comfortable flat strap that can be worn crossbody.

Fringed Designer Tote 

Thanks for stopping by my blog. 



  1. Awesome post. well said, and great pieces. Love to be on this vacation.

  2. Great post. Love your Leather wares.

  3. Love the pieces you chose. That journal is just gorgeous!

  4. great feature. nice choice of items..your bag is amazing.