Monthly Archives: December 2011

Shop Updated!

The Morrissey Nicho is (finally) in the store and so are LOTERIA FRAMES. I don’t know why those little frames are making me so happy, but they are.

I sent a bunch of packages out today and did some surprise gift wrapping for my customers. I feel more Christmas-y already.

Looks good enough to eat! Little tins are leaving the shop looking like hard candy. Yum!

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I lied.

There has been NO sun today. None.

I haven’t been able to get a single good flash-photograph of the new things for the shop update. Fingers crossed for some sun tomorrow…

Shop Update Tomorrow

Had an exciting week in the shop. Thanks to friends tweeting and reposting, the old storefront had its busiest day ever. This little guy (girl?) was especially popular. People were linking to him from countries with alphabets I don’t recognize.  You never know what people are going to like. I was sure that people would be all over that little grey owl that my Glen has been drooling over, but no… the red owl has gotten all of the love. It sold in less than an hour. I’m thinking of making another one…  We’ll see.

If everything proceeds on schedule, I’ll have some new things in the shop tomorrow. This “craft blogging” thing is a lot harder than I thought it would be. Who has time to make things AND write about making things? Well… I guess lots of people do. These people clearly have far better time management skills than I do. Obvio.

I’m hoping to finish a Monarch Nicho for a customer today so that it can go in the mail on Tuesday and I’m working on simple little frames for the shop while things dry. The “Sweet and Tender Hooligan” nicho will be ready by tomorrow, too. That sucker’s been on my desk for over a month now. It’s time it found a new home… hopefully with someone who has a penchant for  pompadours and obscure literary references. I’ve already said too much.

Some peeks into what’s to come:

Sneak Peeks

Owls are finally in the shop. Three of them to be exact. I’m not sure if three owls qualifies as a parliament or not… Perhaps I could call them a punk band of owls. You definitely only need three to be a punk band. But I digress…

A bright red owl should be joining his compatriots shortly and I’ve got a few more that are in the cutting stages that I’m really excited about. I purchased the loveliest felted wool last week and the stack is sitting on my desk just waiting to be turned into something special.  I’ve never embroidered on anything with that much stretch, so I may have to invest in some stabilizers… can’t wait to see what happens!

Waiting for eyes while the parliament observes...

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