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Newly Listed: Ombre Knitted Bag


Ombre Knitted Bag, Soft Romantic Bohemian Bag, Gray, Pink and White by StarBags
Forest Print, Winter Landscape, Landscape Photography, Foggy Forest by EyePoetryPhotography
Botanical Photograph Pink Gray Flower Dreamy Garden Nature Floral Minimalist by GalleryZooArt
Paris Photography, Montmartre Parisian Rooftops, France, French Wall Decor by rebeccaplotnick

Monday, 5 November 2018

Our Creative Space...


We have two of these lovely chairs, they were an icky ugly brown which took many days to clean off. I'm now painting them in cheerful colors, matching some vintage embroidery (which you can actually see in the photos if you look carefully).


Can't wait to finish these, I think they are going to be quite smashing!

Monday, 8 October 2018

Newly Listed: Peacock Jacket


Peacock Jacket Mori Girl, Fairy tale Clothing, Landscape Vintage Gobelin Tapestry Fabric Clothing by StarsWear
All other photos were taken by me in our beautiful natural surroundings :)

Monday, 1 October 2018

Newly Listed: Sputnik Sea Urchin Earrings


Sputnik Sea Urchin Earrings - Sterling Silver Statement earrings by StaroftheEast
All photography was taken by me during a photo expedition, you can more photos of that trip here.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Newly Listed: Live, Laugh, Love Tote


Live, Laugh, Love Tote, Wool Suiting, Leather and Antique Lace Tote Bag by StarBags
Blue Moon, Full Moon photo, moon phase photograph, night sky with tree branch sillhouette by moondreamin
Fine Art Photography, Castle Staircase, Abstract Art, Fairytale Art, Spiral Design by PrettyPetalStudio
Photography Backdrop, Old vintage background, Food and product styling photography by InkAndElm

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Newly Listed: Bohemian Leather Knitted Bag


Bohemian Leather Bag, Knitted Leather Tote Bag made with Vintage Kuchi Tassel Charms, Boho Bag by StarBags
Seabirds Photograph, Coastal Seascape, Ocean Landscape, Beach Decor, Beach Photography, Coastal Seabirds by BreeMadden
Sand Photography, beach photo, wall art seashore print coastal photograph, Sandy Shore by CarolynCochrane
Seaside Simplicity, Fine Art Photograph Nature, Beach, Coastal, Sea Grass, Fog, Fence by mariegradypalcic

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The Story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Once upon a time, long, long ago a king and queen ruled over a distant land.  The queen was kind and lovely and all the people of the realm adored her.  The only sadness in the queen's life was that she wished for a child but did not have one.



One winter day, the queen was doing needle work while gazing out her ebony window at the new fallen snow.  A bird flew by the window startling the queen and she pricked her finger.  A single drop of blood fell on the snow outside her window.  As she looked at the blood on the snow she said to herself, "Oh, how I wish that I had a daughter that had skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as ebony." 

Soon after that, the kind queen got her wish when she gave birth to a baby girl who had skin white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as ebony.  They named the baby princess Snow White, but sadly, the queen died after giving birth to Snow White.

Soon after, the king married a new woman who was beautiful, but as well proud and cruel.  She had studied dark magic and owned a magic mirror, of which she would daily ask,

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?

Each time this question was asked, the mirror would give the same answer, "Thou, O Queen, art the fairest of all."  This pleased the queen greatly as she knew that her magical mirror could speak nothing but the truth.

One morning when the queen asked, "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?" she was shocked when it answered:


You, my queen, are fair; it is true.
But Snow White is even fairer than you.
The Queen flew into a jealous rage and ordered her huntsman to take Snow White into the woods to be killed.  She demanded that the huntsman return with Snow White's heart as proof.

The poor huntsman took Snow White into the forest, but found himself unable to kill the girl.  Instead, he let her go, and brought the queen the heart of a wild boar.

Snow White was now all alone in the great forest, and she did not know what to do.  The trees seemed to whisper to each other, scaring Snow White who began to run.  She ran over sharp stones and through thorns.  She ran as far as her feet could carry her, and just as evening was about to fall she saw a little house and went inside in order to rest.

Inside the house everything was small but tidy.  There was a little table with a tidy, white tablecloth and seven little plates.  Against the wall there were seven little beds, all in a row and covered with quilts.

Because she was so hungry Snow White ate a few vegetables and a little bread from each little plate and from each cup she drank a bit of milk. Afterward, because she was so tired, she lay down on one of the little beds and fell fast asleep.


After dark, the owners of the house returned home.  They were the seven dwarves who mined for gold in the mountains.  As soon as they arrived home, they saw that someone had been there -- for not everything was in the same order as they had left it.

The first one said, "Who has been sitting in my chair?"

The second one, "Who has been eating from my plate?"

The third one, "Who has been eating my bread?"

The fourth one, "Who has been eating my vegetables?"

The fifth one, "Who has been eating with my fork?"

The sixth one, "Who has been drinking from my cup?"

But the seventh one, looking at his bed, found Snow White lying there asleep.  The seven dwarves all came running up, and they cried out with amazement.  They fetched their seven candles and shone the light on Snow White.



"Oh good heaven! " they cried. "This child is beautiful!"

They were so happy that they did not wake her up, but let her continue to sleep in the bed.  The next morning Snow White woke up, and when she saw the seven dwarves she was frightened.  But they were friendly and asked, "What is your name?"

"My name is Snow White," she answered.

"How did you find your way to our house?" the dwarves asked further.

Then she told them that her stepmother had tried to kill her, that the huntsman had spared her life, and that she had run the entire day through the forest, finally stumbling upon their house.

The dwarves spoke with each other for awhile and then said, "If you will keep house for us, and cook, make beds, wash, sew, and knit, and keep everything clean and orderly, then you can stay with us, and you shall have everything that you want."

"Yes," said Snow White, "with all my heart."  For Snow White greatly enjoyed keeping a tidy home.



So Snow White lived happily with the dwarves.  Every morning they went into the mountains looking for gold, and in the evening when they came back home Snow White had their meal ready and their house tidy.  During the day the girl was alone, except for the small animals of the forest that she often played with.

Now the queen, believing that she had eaten Snow White's heart, could only think that she was again the first and the most beautiful woman of all.  She stepped before her mirror and said:

Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who in this land is fairest of all?

It answered:

You, my queen, are fair; it is true.
But Snow White, beyond the mountains
With the seven dwarves,
Is still a thousand times fairer than you.



This startled the queen, for she knew that the mirror did not lie, and she realized that the huntsman had deceived her and that Snow White was still alive.  Then she thought, and thought again, how she could rid herself of Snow White -- for as long as she was not the most beautiful woman in the entire land her jealousy would give her no rest.

At last she thought of something.  She went into her most secret room -- no one else was allowed inside -- and she made a poisoned apple.  From the outside it was beautiful, and anyone who saw it would want it.  But anyone who might eat a little piece of it would die.  Coloring her face, she disguised herself as an old peddler woman, so that no one would recognize her, traveled to the dwarves house and knocked on the door.

Snow White put her head out of the window, and said, "I must not let anyone in; the seven dwarves have forbidden me to do so."

"That is all right with me," answered the peddler woman. "I'll easily get rid of my apples.  Here, I'll give you one of them."

"No," said Snow White, "I cannot accept anything from strangers."

"Are you afraid of poison?" asked the old woman. "Look, I'll cut the apple in two.  You eat half and I shall eat half."

Now the apple had been so artfully made that only the one half was poisoned.  Snow White longed for the beautiful apple, and when she saw that the peddler woman was eating part of it she could no longer resist, and she stuck her hand out and took the poisoned half.  She barely had a bite in her mouth when she fell to the ground dead.

The queen looked at her with an evil stare, laughed loudly, and said, "White as snow, red as blood, black as ebony wood!  The dwarves shall never awaken you."

Back at home she asked her mirror:

Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who in this land is fairest of all?

It finally answered:

You, my queen, are fairest of all.

Then her cruel and jealous heart was at rest, as well as a cruel and jealous heart can be at rest.

When the dwarves came home that evening they found Snow White lying on the ground.  She was not breathing at all.  She was dead.  They lifted her up and looked at her longingly.  They talked to her, shook her and wept over her.  But nothing helped.  The dear child was dead, and she remained dead.  They laid her on a bed of straw, and all seven sat next to her and mourned for her and cried for three days.  They were going to bury her, but she still looked as fresh as a living person, and still had her beautiful red cheeks.

They said, "We cannot bury her in the black earth," and they had a transparent glass coffin made, so she could be seen from all sides.  They laid her inside, and with golden letters wrote on it her name, and that she was a princess.  Then they put the coffin outside on a mountain, and one of them always stayed with it and watched over her.  The animals too came and mourned for Snow White, first an owl, then a raven, and finally a dove.



Now it came to pass that a prince entered these woods and happened onto the dwarves' house, where he sought shelter for the night .  He saw the coffin on the mountain with beautiful Snow White in it, and he read what was written on it with golden letters.

Then he said to the dwarves, "Let me have the coffin.  I will give you anything you want for it."

But the dwarves answered, "We will not sell it for all the gold in the world."

Then he said, "Then give it to me, for I cannot live without being able to see Snow White.  I will honor her and respect her as my most cherished one."

As he thus spoke, the good dwarves felt pity for him and gave him the coffin.  The prince had his servants carry it away on their shoulders.  But then it happened that one of them stumbled on some brush, and this dislodged from Snow White's throat the piece of poisoned apple that she had bitten off.  Not long afterward she opened her eyes, lifted the lid from her coffin, sat up, and was alive again.

"Good heavens, where am I?" she cried out.

The prince said joyfully, "You are with me."  He told her what had happened, and then said, "I love you more than anything else in the world.  Come with me to my father's castle.  You shall become my wife."  Snow White loved him, and she went with him.  Their wedding was planned with great splendor and majesty.

Snow White's wicked step-mother was invited to the feast, and when she had arrayed herself in her most beautiful garments, she stood before her mirror, and said:

Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who in this land is fairest of all?

The mirror answered:
You, my queen, are fair; it is true.
But the young queen is a thousand times fairer than you.

Not knowing that this new queen was indeed her stepdaughter, she arrived at the wedding, and her heart filled with the deepest of dread when she realized the truth - the evil queen was banished from the land forever and the prince and Snow White lived happily ever after.

(Grimm's Fairy Tale version - translated by Margaret Hunt - language modernized a bit by Leanne Guenther)

All bags are available at Starbags, each is one of a kind :).

Monday, 19 March 2018

Newly Listed: Escher Inspired Bag


Escher Inspired Bag, Hand Crocheted Ton sur Ton Bag in Cream, Brown, Gray and Green tones by StarBags
Owl Winter Snow, Forest, Tree Branches, Birds Wildlife, Nature, Frozen Woods Photography by EclecticForest
Seashell Photograph Beach Art, Coastal Wall Print, Beach Photography, Cottage Coastal Decor by newleafpics
Old Stone Church Photograph, Ireland, foggy medieval ancient stone building, eery ruins by FirstLightPhoto

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Newly Listed: Little Red Riding Hood Skirt


Little Red Riding Hood Skirt, Bad Wolf, Grandma's Cottage, Fairy tale Clothing by StarsWear
Full Moon Craters Photo, Black and white moon, Super Moon in a Dark Night Sky by CapturingLIFEByMaria
Wolf Photography, Wolf Picture, Wildlife Photography, Picture of Wolf, Black Wolf by stephaniemoon
Enchanted Forest Postcards - Fine Art Photograph - Postcard for Postcrossing by UnaPhoto

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Newly Listed: Knitted Dreamy Rainbow Tote Bag


Soft Knitted Bag, Knitted Dreamy Rainbow Tote Bag made with Leather Straps, Boho Leather Bag by StarBags
Purple Lake Photography, Dock Picture, Sunset Photo, Artwork, Lake House Decor, Cottage Wall Art by PureNaturePhotos
Fine Art Photography Print, Wall Decor, Wild Plants Home Decor Photography, Purple Sage by VanBurensHomeDecor
spring rain photography  water, droplet, blue, purple, green, jewel tones  waiting to fall  fine art photo by shannonpix

Friday, 23 February 2018

Newly Listed: Woodland Deer Coat


Woodland Deer Coat, Mori Girl Clothing, Jacket with Wooden Button Vintage Landscape Gobelin Fabric by StarsWear
Woodland photograph, decor, dreamy nature, tree wall art, golden sun flare sparkly bokeh by LupenGrainne
Woodland Tree Roots Photography, Fine Art Print, Tree Roots Print, Nature Photography, Rustic Decor by lostkatphotography
acorn nature photography, autumn, fall, woodland, rustic, earth tones, forest, wood, still life, acorns by shannonpix

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Custom Fairy tale Clothing


We've been working hard this week on 3 custom clothing pieces. They turned out so cool that I had to show them off :)


This little red riding hood vest is made with a vintage gobelin tapestry and has a beautiful red lining and brass hooks as closure.



This jacket is made out of two tapestries one of the fairy tale 'the 7 goats and the wolf' and one is 'baba jaga', a slavic folk tale.


Figuring out how to best place the patterns on the tapestries to not loose anything of the magic was challenging but we love the results!



And last is this adorable vest with all kind of creatures like mice going to the dentist, another cute image from a child book.


Custom orders inspire us to create different things and we are inspired to create more. If you would like a custom piece of clothing made, let us know in the shop :)

Thursday, 25 January 2018

We are Back!

Our shops are finally back open and they are back with fresh banners and items :)
















 







Friday, 10 November 2017

Newly Listed: Knitted Gray with Purple Bag


Knitted Gray with Purple Bag, Hand Knitted Bohemian Purse, Flowers, Leaves and Beads, Little Bag, Chain Strap, Kiss-lock by StarBags
Fuchsia pink flower photograph french decor france photograph flower print architecture photograph rosa canina photograph by oohprettyshiny
Azalea Print, Pink Azalea Art, Pink Azalea Canvas Wrap, Bright Pink Azalea, Edisto Island, South Carolina by SheenWatkinsStudio
Rustic Colorful Flower Photo, Old Vintage wall, Pink and Red Country Art, Old Stone Wall and flowers, Fine Art, Large Wall Art, Fuchsia by SGPFineArt