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Sunny mood for the last summer days - Debbie Bliss and Bonnie & Buttermilk

This summer is nearing its end and I am presenting the last summer style for this season. It is a combination of a handknitted designer top developed by Debbie Bliss – one of my favourite knitting designers – and a beautiful skirt inspired by the Indian theme and developed and fairly produced in Berlin by Bonnie & Buttermilk – a young designer duo. 154 more words


Embellishments For Scarves

Over the weekend I attended Viking Days at the Nordic Heritage Museum.  A very lively festival with numerous Viking themed activities, craft stands, a tattoo artist, wandering personages of Medieval Origins, and of course Viking food and drink. 36 more words


Local Hand Crafts Also Made the Market as Souvenirs

The North Carolina Room, Pack Memorial Library currently has on exhibit through September, four exhibit cases highlighting Asheville Tourism Souvenirs. Of course, the exhibit set us on a research binge, trying to find out all that we could about the local souvenir trade and how it developed. 372 more words

Local History

Under major construction

It has been far too long since i have been able to create anything new. I have loads of fresh new ideas and images just not enough time as of yet. 18 more words


Calendar of Events

We are proud to announce that The Simple Heart of Life will be hosting hands-on herbal workshops beginning the second weekend of September this year (2015). 770 more words

For Inspiration...

The Magic of Dried Botanicals

Did you know that just about any dried botanical can be used to create a beautiful wreath or decoration? As I look around my gardens and even the area roadways, I am always finding a different plant, weed or seed pod to use to create a treasure. 602 more words

Herbal Tips

Postcards from Southern France: Handcrafted Provençal ceramics

A land of amazing mix of vivid colours and contrasts, Provence is well mirrored in its traditional crafts, which are well alive, particularly in the Old Nice area. 527 more words