Thursday, November 26, 2009

Trans Canada Etsy Team Giveaway!

Feel like winning a gift basket overflowing with $350.00 of handmade goodness by Canadian artisans? Then hop on over to the TCET blog to find out how you can enter here. Check out the participating shops for Christmas specials, including ours:)  Buy Canadian!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

English Sea Glass

One of the many reasons I love etsy. A lady from England sent  gorgeous  sea glass she had collected over the years to have necklaces made for her daughters. She wanted more than one piece of glass incorporated into the designs, and wanted the necklaces to be fairly substantial as her daughters are tall (lucky daughters).

It was fun playing with the designs and has inspired me to do more multi glass pieces for my shop. As soon as the shows are over. Thats become my new mantra, "When the shows are over". "When the shows are over",  we'll go out. "When the shows are over", I'll give the house a good cleaning. "When the shows are over", I'll be exhausted and sleep for a week.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sea Pottery Happiness

We did Christmas at the Forum on the weekend, which was a great show. We met lots of people, sharing their sea glass stories.  One lovely lady and her daughter studied our sea pottery collection and casually mentioned that she recognized the patterns of some of our floral pieces, and that she had the china at home in her attic! The china belonged to the Victoria General Hospital, back in the day when hospitals served patients on real china and not styrofoam and plastic.  The VG has since been amalgamated into a larger Health Centre.

I was so excited that I rambled on to everyone who stopped by the booth for the rest of the day (sorry people, but thanks for listening). And thank you to the kind lady who rescued the saucers from her attic, you made my day!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Dartmouth Handcrafter's Guild

We did the Dartmouth Handcrafter's Guild show this weekend, and had a great time. Attendance was down some, likely to do with all the flu stuff, but it was a good show. Along with meeting  lots of nice people, I picked up a few Christmas gifts for my favourite people. Buy handmade everyone!

Keith made a new display for us, wire grids instead of the particle board we had been using, much more lightweight. It worked out great, except the s- hooks we were using for the pictures kept falling off when we removed a picture, or twisted up in the grid so that you had to wrestle the picture off the wall. Any suggestions for what we could use instead?

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