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I have been an absentee poster and maker as of late. I've been spending most of my time with family right now. We've had a challenging winter, and all my focus has had to be with them. It is hard... Continue Reading →

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A year in review

What a ride! It's been just about a year since I launched this venture, and I have to say it has been fun. I have learned so much, and can't wait to see what the next year brings. There were... Continue Reading →

Can you make me a thimble?

  In J M Barrie's  Peter Pan, Wendy gives Peter a thimble as a symbol of her kiss to him. In return, Peter gave Wendy an acorn button. Each wore the other's gift on a chain around their neck. In... Continue Reading →

Magpie

Look at that blue! As a rule, this is my least favourite bird. They are noisy and mean to the sweet little songbirds that flit in and out of the trees in my yard. I can appreciate their gorgeous colours... Continue Reading →

Learning as I Go

    Well I survived my first little show. I signed up for a whole bunch of them in January, with the expectation that they would be part of my learning process. Getting ready meant  figuring out packaging and display,... Continue Reading →

Networking

  As an introvert, this is the part of a business that I find the most challenging. I have an extensive background in retail and customer service, so networking shouldn't be such a challenge, but it is! I have been... Continue Reading →

All the Things

Simple Gifts

  One of the best gifts my dad has given me is a simple finishing hammer. Old, a bit rusty, speckled with paint and dinged up, the leather-covered handle shiny from use. Holding it in my hands, I remember just... Continue Reading →

What’s In A Name?

  I am a word nerd at heart. I do crossword puzzles in pen. I usually have about four books on the go; more now that I can download library books onto my iPad. My growing collection of metal smithing books... Continue Reading →

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