Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hen and Chicks in the Garden

We've been making lots and lots of Baby Sharas with chicken themes lately.  For some reason the pink and orange chicken one has rocketed to peak popularity,  with the blue chicken Baby Shara in close second place. 

We just shipped off a box of wallets & things to the new museum shop at the South Bend Art Museum in South Bend, Indiana!  So if you're in the South Bend area, be sure to check out the museum and stop by the gift shop to see Piece Works in person and choose your OWN favorite!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Is There ANYTHING We won't do for Our Customers??

The other day I was delivering some wallets to some people who work at our local bagel store.  While I was there, another worker asked me if we had any wallets with owls on them.  I told her I would check, but I had severe doubts.  I went into a nearby grocery later that day (since a check of our materials depot had made it clear that owls are scarce on pet food and potato chip and coffee bags)  hoping to find some new brand of something that would be a good material.  As I rounded a corner near the produce section, there was a display of wine, and to my great excitement the label had a fine woodcut of an owl on it!  I made the sacrifice of buying not one but two bottles (labels can be really hard to remove, and I didn't want to have only one to try with).  That night my husband and I enjoyed the pinot grigio while I finessed the label off using Citrisolve.  It took almost half a bottle of wine to finally get the label off!

I brought the label to the bagel place the next day; Amanda, the worker, liked it and said she would like me to use both labels, one on the front and one on the back (shown here), AND she wanted fuschia to be the featured color.

Well, fuschia is a color that just doesn't show up very much in our materials, but we did find some on an otherwise red bag of dog food, so we trimmed it out in as much fuschia as we could glean from the red bags we had on hand.  Whew!  Good thing we had another bottle of the pinot to ease the process!

The moral of the story is:  even if you think your wallet idea is crazy impossible, tell it to us, and we WILL figure out a way to make it a reality!