Jul 16, 2010

Etsy Finds - by the seashore

Lately I've had the strongest urge to go to the beach. Sadly for me, the nearest beach is far enough away that it would take serious effort to get there...and quite frankly I've gone through all of today's motivation. However! I found some lovely seaside items on Etsy that fit the bill quite nicely. Take a gander!

This too pretty, pink shell necklace from  Seashell Collection. Sweet, simple, and elegant. And only $22! How awesome is that!

Such a classy fellow! Hang this well dressed bird on your wall and wait for the compliments to roll in! From berkleyillustration.

Look at this sweet pouch! Totally rad, dude. Sewn by maikoyoshihara.

A walrus for the betterment of mankind. Or at least children. For some reason, I think this walrus would teach some sort of history class...with a monocle. By kngo! 

Which item is your favorite? What's your favorite beach to visit?

Jul 15, 2010

Secret stash.

Every once in a while, we get a customer that really takes the cake.

Such as the one last October, who didn’t know that potatoes grew underground. Or the lady last week who was insistent that we couldn’t have grown our peaches because they were just too good.

Yesterday, an older lady came in inquiring about Golden Delicious apples.

I told her that it wasn’t time for them yet, it would be a couple months. We’re in peach season right now.

“ You mean you don’t have ANY? This is an apple orchard, isn’t it? How can you not have any apples?”

“I’m sorry, ma’am. There just aren’t any. You’re too early.”

“So you’re absolutely sure you don’t have any Golden Delicious?”

She goes on to tell me about a cake that she’s making for a friend, how she NEEDS these apples. Maybe if she repeats this story enough, with enough emphasis on the word ‘need’ I’ll magically produce a bushel of apples just for her.

Sometimes I think customers believe there’s a secret stash of apples somewhere in the building. A giant pile of fruit that we only dole out to certain customers. I can assure you, there is no such thing.

The woman huffed and told me that she will try Walmart instead because they never seem to run out of apples.

You do that. Let me know how that goes.

On second thought…don’t.

Jul 8, 2010

Alice's Sewing Basket

I love threadless.com. I've bought from them many times, but never for myself! Which is ridiculous, as I love all their shirts. So, when I saw that they had a $10 shirt sale going on, I snagged this one. It's called Alice's Sewing Basket . Cute animals as sewing tools? Yes, please.