Friday, February 29, 2008

Extended Hours on Saturday!

This Saturday is the first Saturday of the month so means special extended hours here at Stifel and Capra. March. Hopefully that means spring is around the corner. I certainly hope spring rears its pretty head this weekend as I will be on a buying trip down on the shore. Beth, Robin and Ashleigh will be here from 10 to 5 so come keep them company after you stop at the Farmer's Market!

We have lots of new art to see and some fun sales. The sale China Cabinet in the back is loaded with items. There is a wild range of items: everything from hand thrown pottery to vintage wedding cake toppers. Check it out.

All BIOLOGIQUE hand felted wool items (handbags, belts, slippers and posies) and hand knotted scarves are 50% off while supplies last. These are really fun. The artist takes wool roving and hand felts each item into its own unique shape. I put the sign up a minute ago and Jill just walked out with a tri tone grey handbag. Guess those sales signs work...
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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Girly Chair - Before and After

Life got smoother in the afternoon! Sold a bunch of Girl scout cookies for my daughter's troop and sent directions to friends for my beach get a way this weekend. Yippee!

Here is a simple way to update the classic office chair for a girly girl. Dig through mountains of options of fabric in Theresa's explosion of a studio. Decide on a pristine white eyelet vintage valance to use as upholstery fabric. Trace the chair onto medium weight non-woven interfacing. ALlowing for a seam allowance, sew and test fit. With your fingers crossed. Praying you accounted properly for the angles. Cheer and sew up one of a kind fabric. Rejoice that it is so cute!

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Siamese balloons

Went to fill up my balloons this morning for the store front and found they were stuck together. Being the thrifty shopgirl I am I blew them up all stuck together and out the door they went! We will see how long they last in the viscious wind!

I had a great in studio day yesterday. Got two pieces framed and worked on another collage to submit to a call for art at Quilting Arts Magazine. They are looking for quilts that have incorporated paper into a small quilt. As I have always put paper and cloth in my mixed media pieces I thought it would be fun to submit. Of course the first one I did may not have enough paper in the background to follow the rules and the second one is a little too just plain brown, I think , maybe. We will see.

Bob is at his pre-surgery consultation today down at Mt. Vernon Hospital. I know they do good work there I just wish it wasn't so inconvenient to get there! It's less than 30 miles but in DC that can take over an hour. ugh.

Boy I sound mighty perky and upbeat today don't I? I think it is all of the half formed plots, plans and projects I have going at the moment. That and the fact I started the morning by spilling coffee all over myself, dropped my camera lens while putting it away, stabbed myself while hanging art and that it took me 20 minutes to get my desk drawer unstuck this morning. Let's just say that I am being thwarted by inanimate objects this am! Hopefully the afternoon will go more smoothly.
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