Saturday, August 18, 2012

Summer Highlights

It has been two months since my last blog post. That seems to be the way of summer. It just gets away from you. Dusty was home with me this year. He did the occasional week long camp and swim lessons, but I just couldn't bring myself to structure his days. He's eight now and so much better at entertaining himself, but as you can see in this photo, the dog had to pay the price. A knight and his vampire puppy.
Other than torturing the dog and occasionally his mother, Dusty spent most of the summer reading Calving and Hobbes over and over and over. I gave him my camera to play with and the card was filled with hundreds of photos taken from his Calvin and Hobbes books. I decided not to question the logic behind this. Any moment's peace is appreciated.
We took one trip to visit family in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Tony was born in Lynn, MA. The first house he lived in was right on this beach. He has memories of walking up this storm drain, standing, pretending he's a leprechaun. Of course my first thought was where was his mother, but this would have been 1957. Think Madmen. Sort of refreshing, in a way. Makes me want to throw away the bike helmets.
Another one of Tony's old Lynn stomping grounds, The Capitol diner. If you need a good dose of heavy Bawston accent and take no prisoners opinions, then make sure to stop in. It was really fun. They all remembered Tony and although Dusty grumbled the whole way there, he enjoyed himself.
Lynn was a factory town. Hat factory. This neon sign in this abandoned building says it all. I would kill for that sign. At one time Lynn was a major center with a vaudeville theatre, beautiful stores and the most breath taking architecture. It, unfortunately, became a very depressed town taken over by poverty and violence, but so much of the original beauty is still there. Small portions of the town have had a rejuvenation, but if luck would swing the other way for Lynn it could be one of the nicest cities anywhere.
Lastly, we had a couple of wonderful days visiting friends and family. Our friend Davis is a wood worker and quite the artist. He renovated this industrial building in Marblehead. His very civilized living space is separated from his workshop by french doors and a couple of stairs. It really should be in a magazine. And now, I am thinking of school supplies and trying to get my winter hat samples completed. We have had a wonderful, warm summer filled with lots of swimming, beach days and biking. Not too shabby.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

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We're headed back to Exhibition Park again this morning for another day of working the Street.  Yesterday and last night flew by!  We met some great artists and crafters, chatted with good friends, got the juice on some interesting happenings, and got to listen to some awesome music.  Plus, we completed 5 (6?) new dolls, including a spectacular boy super hero.  Pictures taken and will be shared once all is complete.

For anyone interested in attending, the details are here.  There are still two days left, come on down and get your craft on with Third Street!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New leadership for APST :)

Hello there!

I'm no longer selling on Etsy, and quite a few months ago some of the other members of this Team contacted me to take over leadership, which is just fine by me :)  However, I'm still receiving membership requests which I just don't have time to deal with. 

With the migration to the new Teams area on Etsy (which I confess I know nothing about, except that it's happening), maybe this would be the perfect time to really switch leaders?

I'm happy to do whatever I have to to make this happen!  Just email me at mco [at]!

All the best!


Monday, August 9, 2010

Asking for some help

Hi Guys,

Its been a while since I've been around. Its been a busy, crazy, not-nearly-crafty-enough kind of year. Life has pulled me in so many directions - fun, amazing and sometimes heartbreaking as it may have been I haven't had time to focus on etsy, or the street team.

I'm hoping I might be able to ask for some assistance. I need someone who can help set up new members. Give them the ability to post, add their etsy shop & blog links. Its not overly time consuming, however requests have slipped through the cracks as of late and I don't want to deny anyone the opportunity to join simply because I'm too wrapped up in my own world.

Send me an email if you are interested and I'll set you up with admin rights, we will have to add your email as one of the contacts.

Thanks a bunch in advance!


Friday, May 7, 2010

Farmer markets

Hello Everyone, Just wanted to let you know that starting This saturday I will be at the Hubbard's farmers market from 8-12 and also on Thursdays at the Lunenburg Farmers Market outside of the community centre. They are both so festive with tons of tempting goodies and lots of places to sit down and enjoy your treats. Hope you can make it. Check out my blog for more temptation.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

This Saturday Third Street Handcrafters will be participating in Coco Beans Crafters Market at the Halifax Forum Annex. 

Also participating:

Please come out in support of Feed Nova Scotia and see what local crafters have to offer (50+ vendors).  We'd love to see you there!

Are you participating in the show? Let us know and we'll include you in our list!