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March 30, 2012

Craft@52 Oxford

Hearts Desire has recently been invited by a team of volunteers named Team Eileen to join them at their fundraiser/benefit to raise funds for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Susan G. Komen Foundation to support the cure for breast cancer.

We are so honored.

Please join us if you're in the Boston area on April 20th!  Craft@52Oxford is being held at Harvard University at 52 Oxford in Cambridge.  The hours are 3:00-7:00 p.m.  There will be a wide variety of artisans with their items for sale to the public and will donate a part of their sales to support the cause.

We will be displaying nearly all of our items in our shop on Etsy, along with a number of new items not even available to the public yet.  As with all of our products, we are more than happy to custom design a piece for you or that someone special in your life.  Choose your item, your colors, your pattern, your size, your theme!  Come and chat with us and we will do everything in our power to create a gift that is a direct reflection of you.  We specialize in shower, wedding and baby keepsakes and can incorporate any idea you may have.  Stop in and say hello!

More importantly, stop in and show your support!  We're looking forward to seeing you!

For a sneak preview, visit our shop at


January 17, 2012

My Zentangles

Zentangle, if you haven't heard about it, is an art form created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.  It is completely addictive.  Zentangle is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. and more information about this fascinating art is found at  I cannot even attempt to tell the story as they do, so I encourage you to visit their website.  You won't be sorry you did!

It started with me when I saw an ad in my local paper for joining a class.  I was intrigued, so I signed up and took my then 20 year old daughter with me as a birthday present for her.  I knew it would be right up her alley.  We had a blast and then we were completely hooked.  Needless to say, all 3 of my children, who I've always encouraged in art as they see it, received a beautiful kit for Christmas from Mom.  I'm happy to say, that we're all thoroughly enjoying each others' art and the special peace that tangling brings.  As it turned out, Rick and Maria are from the same small town I grew up in and went to school with my brothers and sisters.  I was completely overwhelmed by their hospitality, sunny dispositions and general good will, that I wish them all the success in the world.  It's quite an amazing thing they've created and chosen to share.

Try'll see.

Here are a few of my tangles

And here are some from my 2 daughters and my son

Theirs are done on actual Zentangle tiles, while mine are done in a small sketchbook, hence the color variation in the pictures.  They are quite remarkable aren't they?

And you don't need an ounce of artistic ability to be able to do this!  ANYONE CAN DO IT!

Give it a try and have fun!!!