Friday, October 26, 2007

It's over!

The drought that is. Of course the kids have NO idea where their raingear or umbrellas are as we haven't used them for five weeks! We've had a steady stream of intrepid shoppers this week even without our signature balloon greeting out front. (they look more than a wee bit pathetic slumped on the ground in the rain don't you know...)

Along with the cobbler's children having no shoes, my son (whose father is a den leader) having no cub scout shirt, I have been taken to task for not having my artisan portfolio put together. So that is the mission for today. To put it together,. To make a plan to put it together. To, aah, think about what I need to make a plan to get it done. Let's just say while I wrestle it in to something suitable for public view you can still order personalized ornaments, pillows and collages in time for Christmas gifts. Just call me or stop in and we will get together and figure out what you need.

I will be here Saturday morning from 9:30 to 12:30 regardless of the weather. Am Feeling a wee bit sorry for the Market vendors across the street but I will give you hot coffee if you come in to see me after you buy your fall veggies!

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

It's not too late to get tickets!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Falls Church Arts is sponsoring A Home for the Arts Art Auction Benefit and House Tour this Sunday from 6 to 9pm.

Tour the EMW Properties new home at 404 Van Buren Street, enjoy hors d'eoevres, desserts, beverages and a chance to bid on art from 12 artists (including Stifel and Capra artists Deborah Conn, Elizabeth Geers Loftis and Phil Napala!) The live auction starts at 6:45 and proceeds will help pay the rent for Falls Church Arts. For more information or to purchase tickets ($40 each or $75 for two) visit the gallery at 111 Park Avenue in Falls Church or call 703-534-4202. Bob and I are going. Hope to see you there!
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

One small step for man....

If Charlie, Bob's prosthetist is reading this, please skip to the next paragraph. Bob decided to take a stroll on the beach at Rehoboth on Saturday. With his socks and shoes on, and his prosthetic leg too (obviously). Bob walked as well on sand as he does on terra firma with the added incentive of ocean views to motivate him. I, of course was totally paranoid Bob would fall and get sand in his bazillion dollar leg but he assured me he had enough layers n to protect himself if the worst happened.... We had a great time this weekend, how could you not when it was close to 80 degrees in October!

George practiced his vertical leaping in anticipation for basketball season and I scoured markets on the Eastern Shore. Lots of treasures for the shop! Some holiday items and a really fun mid century horse toy, jewelry, all kinds of goodies!

Like the pillow above? It is an example of one of the custom pillows I make. The embroidery is hand done and the announcement is transferred onto fabric to incorporate it into a pillow. Little Megan is an awfully pretty baby, makes it even easier to make a cute pillow!

I am trying to put a holiday hours schedule together for November and December and would love feedback from you. I know that the shop keeps somewhat whimsical (!) hours. What would work for you during the holidays to come shop? Should we stay open late one night? Longer hours every Saturday? Please email me at and let me know what would work for you. Thanks in advance!
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