Sunday, December 27, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
This handsome fellow is sporting his NFL Colts collar.
He's a fan of the Colts AND of Big Doggy Bling !
where you can see more pictures of Gibson
and his friends and some great links !!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
they have never done before.
Our new business -
MEDFORD COMPANY STORE
AN AMERICAN HANDCRAFT
& ANTIQUES COOPERATIVE
opened on Tuesday.
I am thrilled with the response!
A lot of old customers
have already come back
(we were originally an antiques shop)
and so many NEW customers
have been in -
with interest in other things!
I've sold quite a few collars
and leashes here already!
Shoppers today are being more careful
with their money,
and more specific about who gets it.
I personally like to see my money
go right into the hands
of the person who took the risk.
I guess that comes from many years
of being a business owners,
of BEING the people taking the risk
& providing a living for our employees.
I respect someone
who has put their personal best
into developing their craft,
identifying their target market,
& designing to meet the wants & needs
of that particular audience.
Success depends on more than
having talent & having personal goals.
When there is rationale
behind what someone creates,
I am driven to support that person,
even if it's a craft for which I have
no particular use.
I am intrigued by innovation.
So in these harder economic times,
perhaps the worst of times,
I see people discovering their talents.
And for many - they are finding
the vision & skill
that might otherwise
have gone undiscovered.
It is very very cool.
We're still seeking
talented artists & crafters.
We have a certain target retail audience
and I believe we are hitting our mark.
Time will tell.
Here is the blog for
Medford Company Store
Please follow our blog and share it
in support of fellow independent crafters.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
The winner via random number generator is Number 3, "Sarah - Chewy's Mom" . Sorry I can't figure out how to post the generator here . By the time I do my next giveway I'll have that figured out.
If Chewy's Mom - Sarah will please write to me , we'll get that SUPERDOG prize to you!!!
Thanks again, everyone !
Sunday, August 2, 2009
My Dog, My Hero
There goes my hero - watch him as he goes ...
Our dogs are all heroes – for many reasons and in so many ways. Some are so brave they scare away monsters; others so aware they protect us from shadows & dust bunnies. Some bring out the best in us while others forgive the worst; many teach us lessons of recovery and survival. They love unconditionally & without judgement, filling the hearts of some people who thought they might never be loved.
I remember a therapy dog – “Chivas” – another kind of hero. This shiny majestic Golden Retriever regularly visited a convalescent home, proudly attired in his jester’s hat or his Superman cape, and always headed straight over to his favorite old gent, a stoke victim who spoke only one word - “Chivas”.
Tell us about your hero – it doesn’t have to be a sensational story – just a short one, even just a sentence or two. Maybe your hero made you laugh one day when you were sad. Maybe she fetched your paper during a storm. Maybe he’s a service dog, or miraculously barked and woke you when your house was on fire – or found an abandoned kitten. Or maybe he ate that broccoli you hated as a child.
Share your story with us and you can win my original "SUPERHERO" ensemble!
This set is listed in my shop and sizing details are available there. I'll make it to fit any size hero and I'll provide it as a a martingale if that's if the winner's choice.
Here’s how you can get up to 5 entries:
- 1) You must follow my blog.
- 2) Post a link to this giveaway on your social networking site of choice (one entry per website, leave a separate comment for each link-back to have them all counted) This is limited to a max three entries per person via socila networking. Examples include blogs, facebook, myspace, twitter, plurk, etc.
- 3) Write your story and post it to my bog. You are limited to one hero story. Please keep your story releavant and concise.
Entry deadline is Saturday, Aug.29, Midnight EST. Winner will be selected by random generator. Winner will be posted and contacted on Sunday, Aug. 30th.
8/4/09 - REMEMBER!!
To get every entry you have earned, please come back and post a link to where you have tweeted, etc. separating those links with a comma so they will each be counted ! Thanks !
Saturday, July 25, 2009
We're doing it NOW ! Please check out
Medford Company Store
Calling all crafters, makers, artists and teachers ....
Please check us out and tell your talented friends and colleagues ...
We are now accepting applications !
This is a great opportunity to run your own business with no investment !
Here is a link to a photostream to give you an idea of what we have to offer. These are photos of the inside of the store when it was an antiques shop, pictures of the back garden area ( available to crafters ) and some before pictures.
http://www.flickr. com/photos/ 40783993@ N03/
Friday, July 24, 2009
It was delivered by this cool Etsian ...
Anne Clarke Art - Inspried by life
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Several weeks ago my husband fenced off a favorite dirt rolling area and seeded it to grow new grass. And it grew and it grew. A few days ago, the fence was removed and the grass looks - grassy. My dogs find new things - like grass - very interesting and inviting and naturally tried it out in the very organic ways that dogs will. I called them back into the house and they all came running except for one. Mimi, my PBT, was very interested in one area of the grass and was staring at it intensly & ignoring me. I walked out to look at what had her so interested, expecting to find an injured bird or something like that and saw nothing unusual. I coaxed her to com'on along.
A while later I heard her barking - serious barking - and saw her herding two of my dogs back into the house through the doggy door. Mimi planted herself in front of the doggy door making it impossible for the others to come back out.
Later still I was about to run errands and checked to make sure everyone was inside. Mimi was out at the particular spot , asleep on the ground. Strange - really strange. I walked over to check her and she jumped up wagging her tail and doing her happy dance.She had dug. Great.Just what we didn't need - Mimi digging up the new grass.
But she HADN'T "dug". Mimi had uncovered a litter of baby bunnies and had been laying there to protect them !
I'm amazed. Completely amazed. First of all, the obvious - my Pitbull found these babies -that ANY dog would find them and not destroy them , even accidentally ...
(Steinbeck's Lennie " Can I still tend the rabbits, George?" ) well that simply amazes me.But she didn't even really dig. She didn't even destroy the nest.There were scratch marks in the ground in the typical "digger" pattern. But she stopped !! Why ? How did she know to stop ? How did she know that these were not toys. Or prey. How did she know they were vulnerable,delicate babies that she needed to protect ? So that amazes me.
But I'm also amazed just at the fact that there is a nest of baby rabbits in my yard.
Maybe I'm just very simple . Well I know I'm simple. Why my yard ? Kittens under the barn, kittens in the work room - and we don't have a cat !And now bunnies in the middle of the yard.
I know millions of people have had this experience and won't find it so amazing. And Millions would find it a nuisance.I know this isn't the first batch of bunnies that were born in my yard,and I know they are born everywhere every day. But these were born in MY yard, and MY dog found them and didn't kill them, and I got to see them and it totally thrills me.I'm still amazed. There is so much life in my yard.