Sunday, December 22, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Scenes around here lately.....

Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday!

Love and Peace,

Robin, Jeff, Iko, Jorellis, Kiva, Phantom and Cassidy

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

In the Holiday Spirit and Gift Guide!

Getting in the holiday spirit around here! Now that a lot of the renovations are done in the house, I have pictures to share. The living room now has hardwoods and a quartz stone fireplace, all done by my husband's company Columbia River Tile & Stone. This past weekend we set up our tree, and now the house is beautifully embellished in evergreen and arts/crafts :).

Our tree came from the L'Arche home holiday tree benefit sale. If you are in the Portland area still looking for a tree, this is a great way to get one while making a charitable donation. :)

One day last week we had a magical dusting of snow. Here in Oregon, we usually get more rain, so to see flakes was a delight! The winter garden is so serene and everlasting. It reminds me how there is a strong core inside of everything that can weather the changes and cycles in life. Blessings to you this holiday season.

Handmade ornament patterns are now in the shop!

Winter Woods Cross Stitch pattern

Holiday Quilt Blocks pattern

And if you're still searching for a unique gift for a special person on your list, here's a fun selection of themed items from the RPS gift shop :)

For your special friend or family member who loves....

Yoga! (See all inspirational/new age art available)

Meditation ©2013, art print
Awakening Chakra earrings
All One ©2006, art panel

Birds! (see all bird art prints available)

Love and Peace ©2013, art print

Joyful Spirit ©2012, art print
Robin's Nest in the Sun ©2012, art print

Quilting, Sewing or Stitching! (see all patterns available)

Evergreen Cabin Table Runner Pattern
Teapot Cross Stitch Pattern
Country-Rustic Style! (see all gifts available in this category)

The Old Winter Cabin ©2013, art print
Coyotes Under the Moon ©2011, art print
Butterfly Flower earrings
Early America Dolls, hand sewn and painted

Sentimental/Inspirational Decor! (see all gifts available in this category)
Harmony ©2005, art panel

Angels/Ornaments, hand sewn, sculpted and painted
Love Lives Here ©2012, art print

And of course there's much more to see at (the coupon code Xmas15 for 15% off is valid through this Friday the 20th, which is the last day to order in time to ship for Christmas!)

Love and Peace,


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Last Minute Holiday Sale!

Love and Peace, ©2013

Wow, the holidays are almost here! And... to celebrate, I'm offering 15% off any orders placed this week (up until 12 midnight on Dec 20).

Use code Xmas15 in the shop at   :)

I'm also about to add a few ornament patterns, will post an update here as soon as I do...

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Handmade with love / new shop!

Time goes fast, and I've been busy finishing new art/designs for art galleries, pattern distributor contracts and designing my website shop! Early December is always the time I am immersed in making handmade gifts and decor. Handmade is the most special gift- no matter what you make it warms someone's heart. I think that's the joy in doing it. I love surprising friends and family with gifts that are uniquely them, like a pillow made of my mom's old dress fabrics or a friend's favorite style earring.

Without further ado - I'm excited to announce my new web store with a unique selection of handmade art including art prints and paintings, cards, ornaments, angels/fairies, jewelry and  sewing/needlework patterns (including holiday decor).

See it at

Whether you like making or simply giving unique handmade items, I hope you enjoy the shop! Most of my patterns are quick projects that can be done in a few evenings or a weekend, which helps since the holidays are coming upon us fast! (Patterns are quick PDF downloads, and all art/gift items will ship in time for Christmas if you place an order by December 20.

And.... find the cute, free printable Craftsy Handmade with love tags here!

Happy gifting!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Rustic Fall Decor Inspiration

There's something so cozy about simple, handmade decor touches. I adore items that have stories to tell, like a century old quilt pattern or a vintage-inspired painting. Living in a small town just outside the city, the rustic country vibe is all around us...

Rustic pumpkin baskets.... Pansies and Sweet Alyssum tolerate the cold weather, and I added a mini pumpkin for a fall touch.

Time for the garden to rest until spring..... Next year we're excited to plant a large vegetable garden again like we had at our old house. We had so many leaves (at least 12 bins!) from the huge maple trees in our front and back yards. Luckily we found a nice chopper to mulch them all and reuse them in the garden :). Right now our Japanese maple in front look like an orange dreamsicle.

In love with the new rustic quartz stone fireplace my husband Columbia River Tile & Stone just built for us! 

The studio door is now finished too! Soon, I promise to share the full house tour with renovations.

New patterns (quilt, sewing, cross stitch, dolls and ornaments) will be in my shop soon as well as special holiday items (art, prints and angels) so stay tuned! Also, I'm excited to announce a new contract with Patterns Gone Digital to release my patterns to shops nationwide :)

This past weekend, we visited the Portland Chinese Garden in it's fall splendor. The garden was built in collaboration with artisans from China, and it's a true treasure. Be sure to visit it if you are in the area!