Everyone is a winner!

It was a hot race between Mel and Stephanie so I made Michael hit the number generator and someone is the winner! However, I just don’t have the heart to deny the other, so ‘the winner’ will get the original and the other will receive a close-to-identical version of it. I think this is a win-win, don’t you?

Silver Choker

Smart Lighting Ideas

Oh Dornob, how I love thee!

{ Photos taken from the Dornob post. }

It pays to be Square

My new Square arrived the day before the Lowcountry Artist Market and I’m quite happy to have it. It’s a pretty nifty gadget that works well as long as the user works well. My one problem with it stemmed from my lack of patience with a slow connection during a purchase and not realizing the charge had gone through, and quit the app. The customer paid me cash and it wasn’t until she got home that she noticed her bank had pulled the funds. I contacted customer support and they voided the charge. Their turnaround time in answering my email was within a couple of hours, which extremely satisfactory in my opinion. I’m glad to have run into such a problem in the beginning while things weren’t busy, and to test various aspects of the system. I’m giving it a big ole A at this time!

HEY! I’m giving away that sassy choker in the right column tomorrow! It’s quite comfortable, if I should say so myself.

Bon Weekend – It’s Growler Time!

Charleston Beer Exchange

It’s been a long but good week and after seeing a post on growlers on Apartment Therapy, I was reminded that we need to replace ours as it broke during the move. Charleston Beer Exchange, here I come!

Ben

Our amazing 80 year old neighbor Ben Robertson, pulling from the keg at our wedding. Local organic Kolsch from Coast Brewing purchased at CBX.

{ Gowler Photo Credit: Flickr member chrys and Stacey Bode Photography, respectively. Click on the images to enlarge. }

Impetuous decisions on display.

Ceramic Glove Molds

I’ve been trying to think of appealing ways to display my wrist cuffs and possibly chokers for the Farmers Market (We had our big meeting last night!). I found a set of five ceramic glove molds on eBay for a fantastic deal. I knew they were going to be big but for some reason I didn’t think BIG. They arrived today and oops! As pictured above, they wrist cuffs definitely will not go around the ‘arm’ portion of the mold. I’m torn between using these because even as undainty as they are, I do like them. I was thinking of stacking the cuffs around the fingers. A dear old friend had a wonderful suggestion after I posted them this morning…buy several small thick dish washing gloves and fill them with plaster. Well now, I just happen to have a bucket of plaster of paris just waiting to be used!

Plaster

I’m going play with this idea next week and post updates.

If we don’t use the molds that came in today for the booth display they may be used as either coat or towel hangers. One friend suggested using them in the garden. We still need to clean off the old latex.

{ All images click through to larger versions. }

While I’m waiting on help ticket answer.

I’d like to shout a big ‘Thank You!’ to Offbeat Home for using a some of our old loft patio garden photos!

Late Spring / Early Summer 2007

Giveaways…a great way to start off the week!

Ah…Monday! Posting may be fairly light this week due to me being knee deep in a web project that is turning out to be FAR more challenging than I originally thought. Queue a massive meltdown last night thinking it had to be live today, only to find out that I have a reprieve until Friday morning. In the meantime, I’ll offer up another giveaway! This is for one of my chokers and has been kept off Etsy for just such a purpose.

Silver Choker

greyChoker4

{ Click on photos to enlarge. }

Leave a comment {limit one comment per reader} on this post telling me how this choker will brighten your day. I’ll draw the winner on next Wednesday, March 30th! It would be oh so awesome if y’all passed it on to others. Gook Luck!

For Japan With Love

I have signed up alongside many bloggers to observe a day of silence tomorrow in honor of the victims of the earthquake and tsunami. It will also be used to help raise awareness of the For Japan with Love project, which is raising money for ShelterBox. Shelter Box is already in Japan hard at work offering disaster relief. Each large, green box is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items. Their goal was to send 5 boxes, which cost $1,000 (US), and of this writing, they’ve raised enough to send 16.

If you’re able to donate, it would be greatly appreciated.

Feel free to spread the word and if you’re a blogger and are interested in participating, you can learn more by visiting this page.

Many thanks to Lindsey for the heads up!

Looking Into the Past

Looking Into the Past: Beauty Pageant Winners, Union Station, Washington, DC

There has been a lot talk around the blogosphere about the incredibly talented Irina Werning and her ‘Back to the Future’ photographs. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of seeing them. Today on WebUrbanist, I learned about Jason Powell and his ‘Looking Into the Past’ series.

‘Images are made by finding old photographs of places, printing them out, and then holding the print up in the modern day location that the original photograph was taken. So far, most of the historical images have been available for free at the Library of Congress.’

Jason writes that the project was inspired both by his love of history and Michael Hughes’ Souvenirs series.

Looking Into the Past: Congressional Hog Calling, Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC

Looking Into the Past: 7th Street, Washington, DC

{ All photos click through to Jason Powell’s Flickr pages. }

1800s Artificial Arm

I found this image on Pinterest yesterday. I decided to search around a bit more and I think I found the original post at the Science Museum, which is a pretty cool site.

Artificial left arm, Europe, 1850-1910
Made from steel and brass, this unusual prosthetic arm articulates in a number of ways. The elbow joint can be moved by releasing a spring, whereas the top joint of the wrist allows a degree of rotation and an up-and-down motion. The fingers can also curl up and straighten out. The leather upper arm piece is used to fix the prosthesis to the remaining upper arm. The rather sinister appearance of the hand suggests the wearer may have disguised it with a glove. Among the most common causes of amputation throughout the 1800s were injuries received as a result of warfare.

I would love to see this inspire some costumers take this to the next level making a robotic version. That would be Steampunk.

{ All photos from the Science Museum site. }

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