What we're about...

What we're about...

We love UPCYCLED art and a unique gift idea, so we work to create unusual frames and upcycled SCRABBLE ART– like Scrabble jewelry. We have Scrabble art for dog lovers (because we specialize in vintage dog stuff), but we also have other themed Scrabble jewelry and we’re adding more all the time!

Some of the newest themes we’ve added to our Scrabble jewelry include Star Wars, Van Gogh, Harry Potter and Banned Books and Paris…plus many more! You just never know what upcycled SCRABBLE ART we’ll come up with next…we love creating new Scrabble jewelry!!

We specialize in unique gift ideas for dog lovers, so we hope people will check us out when looking for upcycled dog jewelry or a cool DOG FRAME. We work hard to have lots to offer!

Our journey is crazy busy sometimes, the financial end can be a struggle, we don’t know how we’ll keep going, but then…oh my…the ideas come, people send wonderful notes about our stuff, and we’re working together for ourselves. So…our handcrafted journey continues. We hope you’ll stop by now and then. We love that this business opens us up to the whole world…how amazing of a journey is that!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

A Dog Frame From One Dog Lover to Another

Sunday…a day off…sort of.  Sunday is supposed to be my day off – to take it easy, relax, find some balance.  I do take it easier, but I have to say I long for the days when I could read most of the day or watch a movie (during the day) like Anne of Green Gables, Sarah, Plain and Tall or Mary Poppins.  However, right now, things are different.  I spend any time off working on the house.  We’re still unpacking and organizing, and that’s okay.  At this point, I would rather get the house taken care of than sit and watch a movie.  It makes me feel good when a room is “settled” and I can enter it and feel calm. 

Work has been busy as usual.  The days go quickly.  I generally start my day between 4:30 and 5:00 am and finish around 7:30 pm.  I don’t work every night, so that gives me a break.  There is always so much more to do at the end of the day, but I think I am getting caught up.  I’ve been longing to list some of our vintage items.  I have pictures ready to go for some.  It’s just a matter of having the time to sit down and list them. 

This past week I’ve worked on getting our Scrabble bracelets strung and tied, so we won’t be going crazy during the holidays.  I have also been working on our vintage art frames.  I haven’t made any for a while, so it took a couple to get back in the groove.  The first day I ruined one.  I hate that.  Our printer has been giving us fits, so that has been frustrating.  I have to say that the whole printing situation for this business has probably been the most frustrating thing to deal with.  Getting the quality pictures that I want is not always easy.  My poor HTP has had to don the hat of copier technician.  Poor guy.  He is super smart about those things thank goodness.  The other frustrating thing is consistently finding the materials we need.  I worry about losing a source for one of our key materials.  We’ve worked so hard to find what works best for us.  And the beads…well, geez…they come and go, so we try to buy in quantity whenever we can.

At any rate, that is my venting about our frustrations.  Overall, we’re moving along nicely.  I did get a dog frame or two made this week.  We’ve already sold a few.  That makes me feel good.  I couldn’t believe that some of them I hadn’t had listed online since last November…2012!  Yikes!  Like the Pointer dog frame – terrible.  I even got the horse frames and Army frame made.  So we’re on our way to getting our inventory up-to-speed.  It's great to see the frame totes filling up.  I forget how good it feels to have plenty of  inventory.  

Pointer Dog Frame

Horse Frame
Army Military Frame

Well, off to enjoy my day of leisure.  Well, kind of a day of leisure.  Between cleaning, unpacking and organizing, I am also going to map out the property!  Then, I can start planning the garden.  That will be fun!  I’ve starting using Pinterest to keep track of some of the cool things I’ve seen online.  What a fun site that is!  It gives me so many ideas for the yard. 
Until next time…


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