Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New At The Cottage

The newest addition to the Font Collection - The Clipboard!

Priced at $10.00

Available in different patterns, if desired.


Monday, March 30, 2009

Wholesale Order DONE!

I was commissioned to make 8 trays for some shops in Rhode Island. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. Some of the maps are brand spankin' new, some are old. I think I like the old ones better,'cause they're a little funkier.

My goal in the next several weeks is to do some serious product development (make new stuff). My shop is starting to look a bit stale. I will always keep the font collection and the coasters, but I will be adding new candle holders, clipboards and key racks.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New At The Cottage

Key racks!

I plan to make more, different patterns(too many to think about) and I would like to use squared, not routed wood.

Speaking of pattern...I'm having a REALLY hard time thinking up new designs for trays. Keep with manufactured paper or create my own, albeit simple patterns? Stay with maps and old paper? I just don't know. I truly wish I had more time to experiment.


Friday, March 6, 2009

Twice in one day!!

my gift set was on the front page - first row.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Front Page

My map pail made the front page. Yes!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My freaky girl

Shiya Jan09
Originally uploaded by CarolinaCottage
This is Shiya, my American Eskimo dog. She is such a contraction - she rambles down the road like a clumsy ox, but is afraid of the vacuum cleaner and thunder. She is wonderfully affectionate, but has been known to nip at a fast-moving child.
And she barks! And barks. And barks. If I go upstairs for a little while, she'll bark at me like I'm a stranger about to empty out the place. It doesn't matter that the door bell is broken, 'cause she'll let us know when someone is at the door.