Sunday, October 31, 2010

Work mixed with a little fun......

This past week, my friend Hope Wallace of Paper Relics came to Maine for the week to help Jolene and I design our website for Sweet Mojo Apothecary. We worked for the first 3 days on the site, then managed to squeeze in a little fun at the end of the week.
Sweet Mojo's site will be ready soon, and we are so excited that our customers will be able to purchase our handcrafted bath & body products directly from our site! If you'd like to hear more about it, just sign up for our newsletter in the right hand column of Sweet Mojo's Blog.
Thursday we spent the day exploring Belfast & Camden, Maine. It was the first time in a while that I had been able to take photos just for fun! On Friday we dug for old bottles in the woods behind my house. Hope got a lot of photos that day, and plans on writing a blog post about it, so keep watching her blog if you'd like to see our little adventure in the woods!
All of the photos I took that day were in Camden Maine.

I can always depend on Hope to get good photos no matter where we may be together!
She took all of the photos below.
Abby luvs Hope!
She even did our chalk boards at The Higher Grounds in Hallowell!
Hope likes feet! (you had to be there)
I didn't even know she was taking this!
It was a whirlwhind of a week, but let me tell you, we aren't afraid of a little fun!
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Polymer & Shard Class

Last night I began to sand shards for my class "Repurposed Polymer & Shard Pendant" that I will be teaching at Sweetland Retreat in Manchester, Maine on November, 14th.
I was in the antique business with my Mom for years and have slowly weeded out all of the big stuff. I did keep many old and unique small items for art & such. I seem to have a hard time letting go of little precious items that are broken, chipped or cracked. Hence the boxes of broken pottery & china in my attic. I placed each piece of pottery/china between two towels, put on my safety glasses and started gently breaking up some of these unwanted plates, platters & bowls with a hammer. Last night I sat in my chair with a big platter on my lap and began to sand the edges with a big fingernail file & steel wool.
Soon they will be someone elses treasure that they can wear around their neck!

There are just a couple of spots left in this class!
I'm super excited!!! Sweet Mojo's website is almost finished... and who but the lovely Hope Wallace is designing it! AND... she's coming to Maine for 6 days to work on the site and do some sight-seeing! It's been quite a few years since we've seen eachother, I just can't wait! I know I say this alot, but I feel lucky to have such great people in my life......
really & truly I do.