Wednesday, January 21, 2009

when i grow up

classroom conversation from yesterday:
teacher's assistant: connor, what does your mom do?
connor: she makes stuff. (insert toothless grin here)

how can it be that it is in simple moments like these we realize our dreams really have come to fruition? i've been spending so much time trying to get somewhere only to realize... i've beat myself up the mountain.
i do make stuff. that is so freakin' cool.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

drumroll, please.

due to no miracle like me getting off my ass and keeping promises, here are some pics of the shop. they are courtesy of a lovely, charming and oh-sooooo-talented local photographer, erin wallace. you can see her beautiful work here: check it out!
and now, without further ado... the pictures of the shop i've been talking about! see kids, your mom always told you not to procrastinate, but there's a lesson here. put it off long enough, and eventually a talented local professional will come around and do the dirty work for you. huh?
there it is, and more coming every day... i can't express my gratitude in words that would justify to all these talented artisans what their faith and spirit means to us!

Friday, January 2, 2009

coming undone and redone

i ahve been sufferring through a devil of a sinus infection. was'nt that mature-sounding? a "devil of a sinus infection"? too much time with gram over the holidays... so i've been m.i.a. and whining. a lot. it's on the up and up and it seems whenever i get sick and have to stay down (a.k.a my husband has duct taped me to the couch)i have to rearrange something, some room, to assert my newfound strength. last virus had the kitchen/living area looking mighty spiffy, this time it was a badly needed redo of the shop space. we were lucky enough that linens n'things was going out of business nearby("nearby"in maine-speak?40 minutes, 3 toddlers, the lion king soundtrck and cheddar bunnies aplenty)and kim and i scored a crapton of retail shelving for the shop. we thought we had a pretty good setup initially, but the crafter grand total thus far hovers in the 30's, and our cath-as-catch-can display tactic were'nt working. today we got up slatwall and some cool retail display units. gap style. pics to follow tomorrow, but check out the site... it's getting better, too!