Monday, February 15, 2010

Is It Spring Yet?

by Rita Wetzel, RitasCreationsOnETSY and AndMoreBags

Once again, I am sitting here watching this white stuff fall from the skies. More snow is predicted for tomorrow - not only here in Minnesota, but also across other major areas of the nation! This winter has brought more snow to more places than we have had in a long, long time. Record snowfalls have been experienced, rush hours have turned into rush crawls, and shoveling snow has become our latest pasttime!

I have seen many posts on Facebook, Twitter, and boards asking if spring is every going to come! I believe the answer is "yes." And why am I confident that spring will be here soon? Well, just take a look at these spring creations that our Minnesota Artists and Crafters are already making. If there was no hope for spring, would we be putting in our time and effort and creative genius into making these awesome handcrafted items?

Glorioushat has listed this beautiful Rose and Lime Brooch. Doesn't this remind you of rose bushes in full bloom! And the green - I can smell the fresh spring smells after a nice, cleansing rain!

From SugarandSpice, we have the Easter Bunny Annie Cloth Doll. Looks like the rabbits will have some friendly competition this Easter from these cuties!

Tulips! Tulips for sure are a sign that spring is just around the corner. Take a look at these wonderful Tulip Note Cards from CindyLindgren's shop.

And what about these lovely "A Day in Spring Earrings" from Vintagenouveaudesigns! Spring blossoms are just around the corner! Can you smell them?

I love my peonies that bloom every spring. They are mostly red and pink peonies but I do have one white peony bush! Here is a lovely Festiva Maxima Peony 8 x 10 photo from MaryFosterCreative that captures the essence of the spring peony so very well!

So, spring is just around the corner! When the snow gets you down, please come back here for an early breath of our spring renewal and our spring smells compliments of HandmadeMN!!


Renee said...

I totally agree with you Rita,
thanks for the beautiful eye candy and also for showcasing my earrings!

Glorious Hats said...

Such a breath of spring hope, Rita, you are a joy! Thanks so for seeing the wild roses in my new wool flower series. The wild roses along the dirt road into our farm, and along the fence lines and woodland trails are such a delight.

The rabbit girl doll is so adorable and also enjoyed all the other bright light beauties you feature here.

Mary Foster does capture the essence of Minnesota flora; wonderful prints and cards from all seasons.

Wishing you a fabulous day.

Mary Foster Creative said...

Beautiful selections to remind us that spring will return! Thanks for including my peony photo.

Cindy said...

I can't wait until the real flowers are blooming but these are fun reminders of what's to come. Thanks for including my tulips with our Spring hopefuls.