TA-DA! {New Products}

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

We've added dressmakers pins to gigantic angels wings and lots in between......Over 60 new products and if you count all the configurable goodies, well that's a lot more. Customers have been waiting & watching because "poof" some things are already low stock. Thank you!

We'll slowly be adding even more things as most of you know Christmas is on it's way........

Go to the bottom of our peek page, row number 28 right here....

Have fun,

Clover & Bee Daily Blog

Friday, October 23, 2009

Head over to Clover & Bee today..............

Yes, it's true we've branched out........writing about wedding details on Clover & Bee Daily
Check out this beautifully done wedding blog {Clover & Bee} that editor Rebecca hosts. 
*There is a giveaway at C&B daily today---check it out!

This past Wednesday I scurried around taking photos for website and of course our program wouldn't let me upload pics of new products. Tech guy gave me a solution and hoped to get it working this evening. Surely nothing else will go wrong! Fingers crossed!

"That Gal" {Katie Runnels}

Monday, October 19, 2009

Many of you have sent emails commenting on our new blog look! Well, here's to Katie Runnels of The Constant Gatherer. She won over our hearts when she designed our blog banner. Wozee
wow, did she knock our socks off! Then she set the stage with these funky curtains on the sides and all the little details! She's our gal!

Katie co-founded Shop SCAD in 2003
She has an amazing blog & is a studio artist. Recently, she started designing blogs & websites. Katie gathers all sorts of lovely things for everyone to read about. She also is the gal behind the cake topper created for Grace {Design*Sponge} & Aaron's wedding cake.

How did we come to know about Katie? Well, a customer Amy {a friend of Katie} of Stinky Toes Design came into our shop and told us about her. The story is the best:
Katie's future mother- in- law met her and liked her so much she called her son and told him she found the girl for him. Yes, it's true, they just celebrated their 2 year anniversary.
We're keeping our fingers crossed and hoped to have new products uploaded on the website by Wednesday night.

All in all, many interesting happenings backstage:
Thursday & Friday brings some exciting things.............
Well, it has been an incredible last few weeks. Let's just say we have work to do!
Studio sale was fun and hope to do it again next year.
Thanks to all of you that came out in the chilly weather!
Favorite comments:
Anne M. "I don't think beyond today"

A customer to Jessica Y. "Did you knit Meg's hat"?
"Sort of." "When you buy something at a thrift store, isn't that like making it yourself?"
replied Jessica.

Studio Sale {this friday & saturday}

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Studio Sale this Friday & Saturday: 8-3
email us for directions: mcmasterandstorm@embarqmail.com

We've been cleaning every nook & cranny to get ready for this sale. We've been sorting everything from kids clothes {2 weeks ago} to household goods. Kara thoughts on this: kids = Rubbermaid tubs. Don't worry there will not be any kids clothes for sale! We put our foot down on pricing clothes, no way, absolutely not. Plus, wouldn't fit in with the whole look this weekend!

Mainly odd & ends from our brick & mortar shop, props, bric-a- brac, bolts of ribbon, a little of this & that. Well, we are putting out the new goodies & after our studio sale they'll go up on our website. Really thought that would happen shortly after Country Living Fair, but all we wanted to do for a couple of weeks was stare at the wall. Shortly we'll see some changes in more ways than one! yippee!

You're wondering what to do in our neck of the woods this weekend........here's a list
1. Bear's Mill-{6 miles} Neat place to see this time of year. The drive on Bear's Mill Rd is just idyllic, woodsy and not typical Darke County flat fields! They still grind their own flour, cornmeal, etc. & it's for sale in their shop in the mill. Julie Clark does a great job at making the shop very artsy. No John Deer pot holders available at this establishment. Sorry.
2. Smith Coffeehouse {they serve lunch & we do believe breakfast on Saturday} in an old store front that used to be a Grocery, department store {swoon}, & a manufacturing place of some sort. We heard shoes. {3 miles}
3. Baltimore shop & Little Shop Antiques, mom & daughter team. They have been at their location for 20 years {daughter} & {mom} 40 years. They have it at their outbuildings; great place to go as it's tucked in a little burg and well, it's worth your time.
4. Once you pop into Baltimore Shop & Little Shop Antiques they have a cute map of all sorts of antique shops to visit that we just can't remember all their names.

We will have directions to the mentioned places above.

If any of you have questions or need anything on the drive here just give us a ring: 937-692-0120. See you soon!
Wear you coats and colorful scarves, it's in our shed! We'll stay warm with laughter........

Grey {Dresses}

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

{Holiday Collection 2009, Olive Juice Kids}

If I had a girl..........

this picture makes me swoon! Grey. You should see their shimmer tights!
I won't say anymore!


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

April 5th 1997

Yes, that's me the night before my wedding. Kasey asked so here it is......
I'm in the middle with my head to one side, because I'm tall. Oh, so wanted to be like 5'7" instead of 5'10.5"!
Sorry it's so small, that's the way it scanned in and plus didn't want you to see too close! {actually you can click the picture and if you really want to have a looky} Picture taken in my little rental house in California.

Oh, dear I went a little crazy with the red eye editing thing-y, it made some of them look like the 1980's eyeshadow craze. No, this picture was from the 90's.

hmmmmm, should dig one up of Darcy, I think her sisters would oblige promptly!