Wednesday, December 26, 2012


I've been enjoying down time after the Give the Gift of Art 100s under $100 event at the Markeim Arts Center in Haddonfield.

Then the Sunshine Farm Girl Co-op that I am a member of launched our Cook's Lover Sampler Bags - get one while you can, they're full of awesome finds and for $24 {including shipping}, you can't go wrong!

Cook Lover's Eco-Gift Sampler Bag by Sunshine Farm Girl Co-op Team
Cook's Lover Sampler Bag - mention Nicole in the comments

Last week it was announced that the Sunshine Farm Girls Co-op also won a spot in Etsy's Top Ten Team Spirit 2012 Awards!!!  Let me tell you... this team is awesome to work with, such a supportive group and we're doing awesome with our advertising goals.

Currently I'm enjoying the Christmas holiday with my family and friends.  We're soaking in all of the cheer and blessings.

I'm also getting some work done, preparing to ship my items for the Co-op's next sampler bag - Pet Lovers - coming in January, Swag Bags (yes, for big celebrity events!!!), and product reviews by fellow bloggers.  It's a huge undertaking, but I'm so excited to be a part of this awesome team!

I look forward to creating beautiful items in 2013 for you!  I adore, get a thrill from, and really thrive on custom orders... designing for someone specific is one of my favorite things to do.  If you have a piece in mind that you would like me to create... please contact me and I will work with you to create something unique!

I'll be posting again in 2013, until then have a blessed holiday week and thank you so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Giveaway Contest from Jeanne Oliver... you'll want to enter this!

Jeanne Oliver is hosting a giveaway on her blog for $850 worth of her new Thoreau Collection!  Good things do happen on 12/12/12!

Click here to read the details on how to enter!
The bags alone are worth taking a peek at in her lookbook
I don't think it's too late to add items to your wish list!
The Emerson Handbag {pictured below} is my favorite bag ... but she has so much more to offer!

I love her designs - so feminine, so classic!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Top Picks - Holiday Helper

So the last time I posted a Top 5 was November 1st, from the road.  It's been quite hectic since then...
We have had our power restored after Sandy (while we were away); taken a roadtrip to Tennessee, Florida, and Virginia for 12 days and nights; come home to no phone, television, internet services; my husband went on a trip to Washington State the day after we arrived home; prepared for & did a craft show; prepared for Thanksgiving at the in-law's; prepared for and hosted a second Thanksgiving at our home!  Then prepared for and did the Eastern High School Craft Show on December 1.  Currently I'm a featured artist at the Markeim Arts Center Give the Gift of Art 100s Under $100 art show and sale... What a whirlwind!

Top 5 ... and then some ... Holiday Helper Guide
Supporting the Sunshine Farm Girl Coop Team on Etsy

Vintage Altered LIttle Golden Book Weekly Planner 2013
available from jeanpatchbymk

Cream Sparkle -Knitted Scarf Neck warmer Neck Wrap Knitt
available from Kallie's Cotton

Towel, kitchen towel,  Primitive towel, Snowman towel, snowman, Homespun towel
available from CountryCents

Sunflower Note Card Set, Original Artwork, Flower
available from DelectoArt

available from ldemasGifts

was Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer beanie hat. FREE SHIPPING.
available from MichelleRoseBoutique

Swaroski Complementary Silver Chandelier Earrings
available from RTStyles

Instant Lift Firming Concentrate Anti-aging Antioxidant Skin Care Regimen  -  By Forest Pure (with DMAE & MSM)
available from FORESTPURE

Inspirational Pillow - Peace Decorative Throw Pillow
available from QuiltedWithPrayer

Kitchen Cooking Recipe Tin and Journal Set - New Home - Wedding - CUSTOM SETS AVAILABLE
available from CreativeDesigns

Fingerless Knitted Cotton Gloves - Girls sizes 4-6
available from WeePrincess

Sarah Jane - Girl Folk Art Primitive Rag Doll
available from MurrayDesigns

Beautiful Rustic Cedar Birdhouse
available from TheGardenGarage

Holiday HollyBerry Hair Tie Collection
available from SweetTiesHairTies

BIBLE BRISK Printable Game- PDF-
available from PrintableBibleGames

Honey, Raw Wildflower Honey, Tennessee Wildflower 2 oz SAMPLER with Dipper Raw Pure Honey
available from HillsideBees

Fresh Water Pearl Cross Necklace Bridal Necklace Christmas Gift
available from DLAbeaddesign

Glitter Glue Blue Snowflake Winter Holiday Craft Supplies
available from creativecraftsupply

Vintage Print, Bamboo Pendant, Victorian  Orange Flowers
available from FractekDesigns

Peppermint pillar candle
available from sharonscandleshop

Art Print - Who's The Fiercest Of Them All - 8" x 10" - Original Art Giclee Wall Art
Art Print Who's the Fiercest of Them All
available from PagesOfAges

Rag Quilt-  Pink and White Baby Girl Stroller Blanket- Cuddly and Soft Car Seat Blanket- Shabby Chic  Quilt
Quilt Pink and White Baby Girl
available from SunshineSisters

Norwegian Boathouse Watercolor by Carla Garloff Treasury Item
Norwegian Boathouse Watercolor by Carla
available from CarlasCreativeCorner

Homemade Vanilla Extract 4oz Bottle Beans Inside
Homemade Vanilla Extract 4oz. Bottle
available from BiscottiQueen

colbalt blue hall teapot gold trim flower art deco modern
Colbalt Blue Hall Teapot Gold Trim
available from peaceocake

CLEARANCE Dangling Silver Tone Dangling Pierced Earrings
Dangling Silver-tone Earrings
available from 5DollarMaddness

Cook Lover's Eco-Gift Sampler Bag by Sunshine Farm Girl Co-op Team
Cook's Lover Sampler Bag
available from Sunshine Farm Girl Coop Team - mention Nicole in the comments

I hope you have a great time shopping for those last minute items!  WoodstreamDream will reopen next week, but not in time for Christmas delivery.  The last day to order from WoodstreamPapery for domestic Christmas delivery is Friday, December 14.

Have a blessed week!

Give the Gift of Art

You may have noticed that WoodstreamDream is on vacation mode on Etsy.
That's because I am one of the featured artists at the Markeim Art Center!

The event runs through Sunday, December 16th.  If you're local, please stop by and take a look at all of the wonderfully creative and functional art items available for purchase!  It's located on Walnut and Lincoln in Haddonfield, New Jersey.

All of my OOAK - one of a kind - crochet designs, upcycled felted cashmere and wool flower pins, stretchy headbands adorned with cashmere and wool flowers and petals, crochet garland (with and without cashmere and wool stars), and crochet snowflakes are available for sale.

I will be there on Thursday, December 13 10am-noon and December 16 2-4pm.  Hope to see you there!

Shop local.  Support local artists.  For more information click here

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a blessed week!

New Sampler Bags Now Available!

The Sunshine Farm Girl Coop Team's Eco-Sampler Bag is now available for purchase.  This bag is filled with our team book with tips and recipes and over a dozen samples and full sized products for you to give to friends who love to cook or enjoy eating!  Great as stocking stuffers and host gifts!

You can see a peek of some of the items in this photo, including my two items from WoodstreamDream and WoodstreamPapery!

$24 including domestic shipping

To pay via PayPal click here
To pay via Credit Card or PayPal click here

For each bag that I sell, I get credit - so please mention me {Nicole Meyers of WoodstreamDream} in the comments section when you purchase your sampler!

Thanks for checking in!
Have a blessed day!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Weekly Top 5 Picks - Holiday Helper

We're all on the search for that certain something special for those we love.
Maybe one of these items will fit the bill...

Typewriter underwood manual black metal antique round keys
A little retro?
available from peaceocake

Organic Southern Fig Jam 8oz Jar
Something sweet?
available from BiscottiQueen

Lake Tahoe California in Colored Pencil ACEO print by Carla Garloff
A piece of art?
available from CarlasCreativeCorner

Celtic, Crochet, Crocodile Stitch, Urban Chic, Blue Bib Necklace with beads and shell pendant
Wearable art?
available from FractekDesigns

Jewelry Travel Organizer - Craft Cozy
Something for the traveler?
available from JeanPatchbyMK

Another idea is to order one of our Sampler Bags and have little items on hand for when you need to top off a gift or have a token to give to a host during the holidays.
These are the perfect fit for so many occasions!
There are over a dozen shops represented in the sampler, including both of my shops!

Eco-Gift Sampler Box by Sunshine Farm Girl Co-op Team

Thanks so much for stopping by to read.  I hope that you can get a head start on your holiday shopping with the Sunshine Farm Girl Coop Team on Etsy and any of the many small businesses in your neighborhood!

Thanks and have a blessed week!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween and a Hurricane

Last year we had a wet, slushy, heavy snow fall on the weekend before Halloween.  Yesterday it was mild and beautiful, but we'll start feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy today.  Fortunately I'll have plenty of time to spend with my boys and hopefully get a few things created while we're stuck inside!

Here's the Halloween costumes I made for my boys, finished last night.  Green and black spiders - my own designs, no patterns - just imagination!  They'll wear them with black sweats and black turtle necks.  The teardrop shaped spider will be my older son's and the round is for my younger son.  I can't wait to take photos of them in the costumes!



Here are the hat and mittens with removable cord for the custom order

The first of two events I'll be at is in a few weeks, mark your calendar!

Saturday, November 17th - 8am to noon Collingswood Farmer's Market.  *If the weather cooperates (pray hard!!!).  This was such a great venue last year and I love being a customer when I get the chance to drive over on a Saturday morning!  Please stop by, it's the last Farmer's Market in Collingswood until May 2013!
Thank you for stopping by to check out what I've been up to.  If you're in the area of our country that Sandy's headed toward, please be safe!  I'll post when I can.

Have a blessed week!


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Weekly Top 5 - a little whimsy before the wild weather

Have you heard?  We're going to experience some wild weather here in New Jersey.  We've got everything we need and we're just going to hang out and ride through this like everyone around us.  Besides that, I've been working like crazy trying to get my boys' Halloween costumes finished and then I had a custom order come in that I finished today.  I'm so glad to say that that's settled and I can focus on my weekly top 5 picks.

Made to order - Embroidered Bible cover
available from L'dema's Gifts

You're looking at a Minnie Mouse Beanie. I can make for anyone, any size.
available from MichelleRoseBoutique

Fingerless Knitted Cotton Gloves - Girls sizes 2-4
available from WeePrincess

Apothecary jar candle
available from sharonscandleshop

Dictionary Print - Orange Butterfly And Rainbow Tailed Moth - 6 3/4" x 9 3/4" Vintage Dictionary Art Print
available from PagesOfAges

Aren't my picks this week just fun?  I love the creativity that I find in each of my Sunshine Farm Girl Team members' shops.  They're just inspiration in and of themselves!  Find us on Etsy by searching SFGCTeam.

If you haven't already - grab one of our Sampler Bags - $24.00 including domestic shipping.  You'll get over a dozen sample and full-size items from an assortment of shops, including samples from both of my shops!

Eco-Gift Sampler Box by Sunshine Farm Girl Co-op Team

As always, thank you so much for stopping by and reading.  I hope that you click and check out some of the offerings from these shops and other small businesses on Etsy and in your own home town!

Have a blessed and safe week!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Weekly Top 5

Here are the lovely finds I came across this week! 

Daisy Flower Print in black and white 5x7 Original Artwork by Reflections of Kayla
available from ReflectionsofKayla

Mauve & Voilet Mixed beads Necklace
available from RTStyles

Handmade Card Set of 2 Butterfly Pastel Pink

Sugar Plum Hair Ties Collection
available from SweetTiesHairTies

Celtic Bracelet,  Crochet, Olive Green  with Bead Closure
available from FractekDesigns

Stop by and check out our Sunshine Farm Girl Coop Sampler Bag.
It's a great deal at $24.00 including domestic shipping.
Get samples from at least a dozen participating shops - including both of my shops -
and have a treasure trove for yourself or to share with friends and loved ones!

Eco-Gift Sampler Box by Sunshine Farm Girl Co-op Team

As always, thank you for stopping by and I hope you've enjoyed this Weekly Top 5!
Have a blessed week!