Announce & Feature

Good day,  friends…

I’m very glad you came to visit because I have some good news to share with you today.  I am happy to announce that one of my Knittington Fairies designs has been licensed to be used as a header on the blog and e-shops of an amazing knitter.  Christine lives in England, and her Wrapped in Colour blog and Etsy shop are so worth a peek.

Here are some of her handiwork.  I am taken with the yellow scarf.  The patterns and colors of her work are lovely, and Christine’s talent is superb.  Drop by Wrapped in Colour and see the newest Knittington Fairies, and say hello to Christine.

I’m joining Mosaic Monday’s host, Mary, at Little Red House A N D Handmade Thursday at White Lily Green.

Thank you for strolling Leisure Lane. and until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

Note: Images above are knitted items from Christine at Wrapped in Color

Knittington’s April Fairy

Who better to welcome in April here on Leisure Lane than Grace, Knittington’s own knitting fairy.  Read all about her in The Knittington Fairies’ Shop and Gallery.

I’ve been very busy lately nurturing a beautiful flower of faith…the seed planted many years ago began to bloom, and though crowded out by unseemly weeds of doubt for a long time, has suddenly blossomed.  Doubts,  uprooted with voracity, no longer have  a welcome in my beautiful garden.

About 5 years ago I produced a beautiful piece of art which symbolizes this very concept.  Hopefully soon I will be able to share it with you.

As I promised, here is another wonderful verse from the Irish blessing posted March 17th.  Truly something to meditate on, receive, and be thankful for the choice!

May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.

Life is a remarkable gift…Love it, Create it, Live it!

Thank you for visiting.   Until next time, may happy days abound.

Marianne

Fun Giveaway Links And Valentine Vote

Welcome to Leisure Lane, dear Friends,

I’m very happy you’ve decided to stop by for a visit.  It’s a cloudy day today, but I’m hoping to at least get in some painting.  Perhaps just some dabbling.

Also, I have to decide which St. Valentine’s Day design I’m going to introduce to you.  Perhaps you would like to help…here are two St. Valentine’s Day Knittington Fairy designs.  Leave a comment to vote for the one you would like to see in card form.  This could be fun.  Just write the name of the fairy you’re voting for in your comment…the voting will extend until January 10th.

We’re not quite sure what put our Eloise in such a tiff, but she’s determined not to give her heart away to just anyone.  However our gnome friend mustn’t dismay ~ love is closer than he thinks. (Eloise was made for the 12 month Knittington Fairy calender I hope to someday soon see in production).There’s more to Francesca than her perky ponytail and cute ens amble.  She’s ever quick to reciprocate a kindness, which only adds to her already “hip” demeanor.  Knitting fun scarves and creating unique “you-can’t-find-this-anywhere-else” gifts for her friends is her favorite past time.  She encourages all the Knittington fairies to let their imaginations soar, and create ~ create ~ create!

I’m also working on my next giveaway which should be around Valentine’s Day.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

The Fairy Cards

Hello dear friends,

We  had a very pleasant Thanksgiving, and I hope all of you did, too.

I have been getting so many requests for the Knittington Fairy cards, that I decided to set up a page which will allow our visitors to order directly from me for the time being.  Click on the “Contact Me” link for more information.

Elenora,  is sending her Merry Christmas wishes, and she is now added to our Knittington Fairy page.  Her friend, Penelope will be following soon to bring Happy New Year wishes to one and all.

Thank  you for dropping by, and until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

UPDATE:  PAYPAL IS NOW SET UP.  PLEASE STOP BY THE KNITTINGTON FAIRIES SHOP & GALLERY.

About the Knittington Fairies

Hello Friends,

I wanted to briefly share with you the beginnings of  the Knittington Fairies.  One evening in 2007 I had just finished making a card for someone, when suddenly I imagined a whimsical face with quirky hair frantically knitting a “Merry Christmas” message (it was close to Christmas).  As I began to sketch she took on a life of her own with fairy wings, a flowing dress and a star in her hair.  The next day I made a Thanksgiving fairy.

Before I knew it I had a fairy for every month of the year, and the Knittington Fairies were born.  It was as if each one whispered their name, and their personalities seemed to pop off the pages.

I will be adding more pictures as the blog develops, so keep checking back.  And I’ll keep you up to date on any new paintings, stories, or drawings that will be added to the neighborhood on Leisure Lane.

Until next time, may happy days abound.

Marianne

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