Thursday, November 5, 2009
Shop Photos, Christmas Ornaments and an After Shot
This is one of those seasons. You know, a season that you feel you've been working either on or toward all year? I bought several small artificial Christmas trees last year when everything was marked down to something like 1/3 of the original price. I finally finished this one and before you look, let me apologize for the fuzzy grain. Yes, I could shoot a better picture but it's getting late and I'm getting tired and am hoping you'll just roll with me on this one. Okay, and yes, it's just the bottom part of tree I decorated with a primitive feel. Told you I'm tired. Here's the upper part: If you look close, you'll see itty-bitty pinecones that I unraveled from old Christmas picks and wired onto the ends of some of the branches. There's also some fake candy that I grubbied up to look old (oh yeah, yum!) a couple little boy and girl gingerbread people, bits of berry garland and, of course, some stained homespun fabric to help it look more old timey. The tag is really cute - an old picture of three sweet infants looking up at the Christmas tree. This will be part of my primitive display that we're putting up in the shop (Corner Nest, Elizabethton, TN) tomorrow. This little trio of primitive houses was actually just a frame of twigs that my DIL gave me several years ago to "fix up" and sell. Yes, you read right. Several years ago. You've seen my sewing/craft studio so you shouldn't be surprised. This will go on the wall and will become part of the primitive hangings for sale. Finally, this is a tiny trio of scented dolly ornies (ornaments) that I placed in a bowl of pinecones. They smell like pumpkin pie and are really cute. I have several bags of these (three each) and will put this picture on the label to give customers an idea of how to use them. They'll look really cute hung on trees, too. My studio is an ongoing work of, well, work. I'm forever trying to get it
better organized. Do you remember waaay back when I showed you this old library card file that I was using to hold pens, glue sticks and the like? Well, I'm finished enjoying it and it's now time to take it to the shop.
Last but not least, here's the updated photo I promised you. Remember the grungy-looking leaded glass wall cabinet from a couple posts ago? Well, here it is as it looks today. It, too, will have a place in the shop and I don't expect it to last long at all.
I uploaded a few new photos of shop pictures (a couple are our booths, most belong to others) on Flickr if you want to click HERE and take a look.
...and that's what I've been up to the last few days. What have you been doing lately?