All Her Paths are Peace

Wisdom | Her ways are ways of pleasantness and all her paths are peace. - Proverbs 3:17 | www.bitsofivory.com

This is one of my favorite photos of one of my favorite stretches of my walk to work in the mornings.  This quiet little stairway in the side of the hill is lovely, it’s true.  More than that, I treasure this peaceful time and place for reflection and prayer in the morning.  It’s a very [Read More]

Liberty Embroidery Pattern

Liberty Embroidery Pattern | Free Printable | www.bitsofivory.com

For our second Kickoff to Summer project I’m sharing one of my favorite embroidery patterns.  One of the things I love about this pattern is that it’s so very simple.  So simple, that if you need a quick but impressive gift, or reunion auction item, or patriotic touch for your patio you can whip it up pretty [Read More]

Of Bumble Bees, Apple Blossoms and Emily Dickenson

It's all I have to bring to-day by Emily Dickinson | Bumble Bee and Apple Blossoms | www.bitsofivory.com

One recent evening I found myself out underneath our apple tree, and was fortunate to capture a photograph of this delightful little visitor to our garden.  The scent of the apple blossoms was so sweet, and the snowy white blossoms so beautiful, I couldn’t help thinking of one of my favorite Hans Christian Andersen stories, [Read More]

Yo Yo Clothespin Magnets – for Teacher Appreciation

Yo Yo Clothespin Magnets for Teacher Appreciation | www.bitsofivory.com

It’s spring outside, and two of my favorite appreciation celebrations are right around the corner.  Carrie from A Mother’s Shadow and I teamed up to bring you two different takes on a pretty yet practical appreciation gift.  My magnets were made with Teacher Appreciation Week in mind, but can be easily adapted for anyone.  Carrie [Read More]

Distressing Buttons in Three Easy Steps

Distressing Buttons in Three Easy Steps | www.bitsofivory.com

Have I mentioned that I love buttons?  And ink? Today we’ll explore what happens when two of my favorite things collide. I have a few go-to solutions for projects that need the special touch of a vintage button.  I’ve purchased some magnificent vintage buttons from Etsy shops in the past, and they are some of [Read More]

What Love Looks Like

What Love Looks Like | www.bitsofivory.com

Sometimes what starts as a silly little thing becomes life-changing.  Not life-changing in the dramatic way we’ve come to use that term, but life-changing in the way we view and interact with the everyday world.  If I remember correctly, this particular silly little thing began one ordinary evening. I made my husband’s favorite cereal treats [Read More]

Tips & Techniques Tuesday – Fabric Yo Yos (Part Two)

Fabric YoYos Part II | www.bitsofivory.com

Looking for last minute Christmas gifts, table decor or ornaments?  Planning ahead for the perfect gift for a new baby?  Want to make a big impression this Mother’s Day? A few weeks ago we explored making fabric yo yos.  As promised, this follow-up post will explore 20 ways to use fabric yo yos in your projects. [Read More]

Welcome Wee Ones

Wee Ones Digi Stamps

In the past few months it seems as if the stork has been working overtime.  Our lives are filled with new babies that are blessing the lives of friends and family.  Welcoming those wee little miracles has truly been a pleasure. Perhaps that is why I felt especially inspired to revisit the classic Wee Ones [Read More]

New from Bits of Ivory – Sugar & Spice Collection

My newest set of digi stamps, papers and sentiments were just added at www.cuddlybuddly.com!  This set was inspired by vintage family photos and the colors in the paper set reflect that vintage feel. You’ll find roses and forget-me-nots, a baby doll, and a favorite book with these sweet girls.  The sentiments also have a bit [Read More]

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