Most of you know that I am addicted to color. I love so many different color palettes and combinations that it is hard to pick a favorite. I suppose it depends on what mood I am in, but I love designing using beautiful ranges of colors from soft pastels to colors with great intensity. It is part of the fun of being a designer. Last week I finished a little candle tray/mat project for the upcoming Easter season. In it I used very soft pastels with just a splash of deep pink to add some...
I woke up this morning to yet another round of snow. This time, it is accompanied by wind and you can barely see across the road to the river. I would almost call it a ‘blizzard’. This winter seems particularly brutal for many people, but at least for us here in Nova Scotia, we have had breaks of warmth and even rain in between the winter storms which continue to melt things down to bare pavement. It does keep the piles of snow manageable. As usual, I don’t mind it ...
I have never done these shows before, I assure you that I will again. All of my expenses were paid on day one. I would encourage the custom furniture makers to look into these shows locally. The response has been great. I was the only furniture maker there and that is always a good thing. They are expecting about 10,000 people to pass through today. Fingers crossed for the day.
I am running very late today because as I was going through my morning mail we lost power for a bit. I was rather surprised because even though we had rain last night, this morning is sunny and calm and actually looks like it will be a very nice day. Go figure . . . In any case, it is obviously back now and I was a bit excited about blogging today because I FINALLY got my drawing done and my butt to the saw and got my new project cut out and COMPLETED! What I decided to make was a set ...
After having to skip the biggest show of the year 2 weeks ago, I knew I couldn’t wait too long to get back to business. This one is the annual Black Hills Sports Show and Outdoor Expo. I have never done this show before. But it normally draws a very large crowd and the weather is supposed to be beautiful. I am hoping that the combination gets me some exposure and more importantly gets some orders. This is my temporary home through Sunday afternoon Thank goodness I am not near ...
For those of you who have great intentions of getting certain tasks done, only to have “life” get in your way – you are not alone. For the past several days my goal has been to draw my next design so that I could get it cut and on the site. It seems however that on each of the previous three days, something came up that needed my attention first and I had to switch gears and put my drawing on the back burner. Such is life. I used to get cross at times like this. I did...
It has been a busy couple of days and I have spent them trying to catch up. I have wanted to start drawing my new design, but I haven’t had the chance to do that. There have been so many ‘miscellaneous’ things to do with the business that I just haven’t had the chance. (I haven’t done any needlework either!) Please understand that I am NOT complaining! This is really a lot of FUN and it is just how I like my business to be. There is such a great variety of...
Yesterday was one of those days when ‘unexpected’ things came up and plans changed. This was for the good though, as we wound up having some nice company for the day (Keith’s mom and auntie Dorothy) and we shared an afternoon and dinner. I love visiting with them and so do the kitty cats. They provide a wealth of entertainment and are fun and very social when people they like come over. I think it is just as exciting for them as it is for us! As a result, my drawing and...
I can’t believe that after getting up on time, it seems I am already running late! (It is just after 8am as I am writing, and so much to do today!) I spent the morning catching up on emails and so forth, as I took a day (partially) away from the computer yesterday to have a little break and accomplish some things. It is a constant batter for me between staying connected and getting actual things done. I find that it can be so easy to spend the entire day ‘visiting’ with ...
I’ve seen some pretty old posts so I decided to start a new one on Eureka biz opportunity. Mainly because I’m also interested in the opportunity and would like to here from anyone who has experience with this company. i enjoy working with my hands so even if you know of other opportunities please reply. i would like to explore all my options. Thank you
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