Hello, Hi, Howdy and Welcome! I’m almost dizzy from how fast the days are whizzing past. My shop, Old Raven on Etsy, has been very nicely busy even though traditionally this is my slow time of the year. At least the pandemic has one or two upsides to go along with its massive, overwhelming down… Continue reading Know Any Good (Bird) Divorce Lawyers?
Hello and Welcome! On my last post we discussed “things to keep us entertained” and “good reasons for doing so”. 2020 has become the year we all are trying new things to stay sane. I’ve been a cross stitcher for years and though my interest waxes and wanes, needlework has got me through some difficult (and just… Continue reading String Art and Cross Stitch Kits…The Joy of Keeping Your Hands Busy
Hello and welcome to all. I know almost everything involves Covid and its related problems these days, but I would like to shine a light on something worth considering: Needlework. Are you finding yourself at home with nothing to do? Maybe you’ve already watched every show available, ate far more food than you ever thought… Continue reading Quarantined and Bored – Try This – Needlework (Really)!
Happy July 1st everyone! As usual, time is just zipping by. I’ve been making Spirit Shrines (I think we can all use a moment of serenity and calming right now) and catching up on replacing some of my other handmade pieces that are selling and leaving a gap in my inventory (nib storage, kitten knobs,… Continue reading Black & (925) Silver Bakelite Bracelet, Earring Set
Welcome to a new week and a new listing in my Etsy shop – Old Raven. I recently posted about finding a nice stash of wonderfully aged wood and I’ve been having a great time turning this wood into Nichos (shrines). This is my second shrine, it features a nice mix of Historic Mexican Nichos… Continue reading Handmade Wood & Stained Glass Shrine, Nicho, Shadowbox
Hello and Happy Fathers Day. Today I wanted to share my latest listing – Vintage Drawer Pulls. I’ve been getting out a bit more, visiting a few of my favorite 2nd hand stores and also a fun (new to me) shop that’s more of a consignment venue that has some handmade things as well as… Continue reading Vintage Brass & Bakelite Drawer Pulls
Hi everyone – how are you doing? These are such strange days that seem to be soaked through with fear and uncertainty. Half of what we hear and read is in apparent direct opposition to the other half of what we hear and read. It leaves us confused and floundering with a growing sense of… Continue reading Spirit House, Nature Shrine, Forest Meditation and a Chance to Unwind
Welcome to a new week and I’ve got some fun things to show you today. I’ve been selling out of these book-style nib organizers in my shop (Old Raven on the Etsy platform) lately. In the past I’ve only made the model on the right which is decorated with reproductions of Antique Spencerian Penmanship book… Continue reading Pen Nib Storage and Organizer for Up To 40 Nibs – and It TRAVELS, Too
Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have something really different. These are a matched pair of Antique Brass Gothic Candlesticks that have been converted into lamps. As you can see…these beauties are huge! There’s not a lot of information about these ornate candlesticks except that they were originally built to hold candles and I… Continue reading Antique Gothic Brass Candlestick Lamps