Sunday, May 20, 2012

lovely thread and a custom order

When I do shows I always get asked, "do you do custom orders? I have a ton of my mother or grandmothers jewelry and I don't know what to do with it. Can you make me a custom piece?" And you will always hear me say YES!! of course I love doing custom pieces. One because it gives me a challenge and two because that piece means so much more to my customer. It is personal, meaningful, and nostalgic. And I love to see their faces when I have created something that they can wear and enjoy.

I just recently did a big custom order for a client whose grandmother past away. She was an avid sewer and collected an array of thread. She was 97 years old when she past and left quite a legacy I was told. So I was really excited to take on this challenge. I was given 11 spools of thread in several different colors and a bag of her favorite buttons. I was so excited to get to create something special and unique for all the women in her family. The necklaces were going to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Each necklace consisted of one spool of thread, a button, and a vintage key. I think they turned out fantastic and when my customer came to pick them up she was so excited with how they turned out. Which in turn made me super happy that she was happy :). It meant a lot to me to be able to create such personal pieces for her and all of her family members.

Monday, May 7, 2012

a lovely nest

I happened to notice that everytime we opened our front door a little bird would quickly swoosh by me. I was perplexed because we have a tiny front entry and I was like, where the heck could this little bird be nesting. Well, upon some inspection of our vintage watering can I spied five tiny white speckled eggs. And then I quietly squealed because we are going to have babies soon. :) Mamma bird was so kind to let me snap some pictures. I honestly think she likes us. I say that because she rarely flies out of her nest when we walk out the door now. And when we look inside at the nest to check on her and the eggs she doesn't leave. So I think she is happy in her lovely little nest and soon I hope we will have chirping little babies.
Her lovely watercan nest :)

oh ya and the hubs has named her Mrs. Cublebatch. Cracks me up! :)

They are way up in there but you can see 3 eggs from this view.