Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Our most recent throwing demo...

We got the sound bugs worked out.  Now I just have to figure out how to get Mike to shave these down to about 30 minutes.  Once he gets started...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Need to know...

I have my big projects behind me and I haven't made any journals in a while.  I'm wondering if I should consolidate my line to one or two types of journals.  I currently sell small & large journals.  I also make sketchbooks that have a pencil tie.  

So, my wonderful loyal readers... I'm pondering and wondering what you think.  What journals would you rather tote around?  Or are you more of a sketchbook sort of person?
Which do you prefer?
small journals
large journals
bar napkins ;) free polls

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Saving the earth one treadle at a time...

Check it out, check it out!  
 When we moved into our home the old owners left a treadle machine.  They graciously said I could have it.  This means a great deal to me, because I learned to sew on a treadle machine.  It was always better to me than my mother's Brother that she bought thinking an upgrade would work better.
Over the weekend my husband and I spent a little time cleaning up the cabinet portion of the treadle.  This morning I took the machine down to The Sewing Machine Shop in town.  I had no clue what to expect.  The owner was so nice to me, he showed me how to take it all apart and what to use to get it cleaned up.  I brought Rose (I'm not sure I've settled on that name yet, we'll see if she likes it) home and took her apart and spend most of my day soaking parts, scrubbing and cleaning, and reassembling all the springs and do-dads.  In the next day or two I'm going back to the repair shop to get all of my replacement parts.  
When we get it all put back together & running that's when the fun begins.  I can put it anywhere, because guess what?  I don't need electricity.  So I'm saving on electricity & our bill.  WIN WIN!  We already moved the base to my studio, with all my other treasures & wonders.  I'm getting really excited and on the hunt for cutesie dress patterns for my girls.  I can't wait to put Rosie to good use.  She will be loved.
More pics to come!!!


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