Thursday, December 15, 2011
There are some people who are just good at putting things together and creating something special. This weeks featured artist is just such a person. Jane has a real knack for making up the most dynamic, creative gift baskets I've seen. And of course she does so much more than baskets! Let's take a look shall we?
A staple item in any house with a small child-boo boo bunnies! These cuties come with a liquid filled ball or cube to freeze, so when you use it-no melting ice cubes!
These are clothespin magnets. We have them in non holiday colors too. Great for putting things on your fridge or even closing that chip bag!
We've all seen diaper cakes. Good ones, not so good ones. Well, I have to say in all honesty that hers are fabulous! I am not one to get all giddy over a diaper cake, but these are truly a work of art.
This little shopping cart has just made its way to the store and it is adorable! It is filled with all kinds of girly things such as body lotion, shower gel, and everything else you need to look and smell good while you are shopping! It may bring out your inner Diva! :)
This very pretty hat box is covered in flowers and filled with a lovely wreath containing all kinds of baby girl items. This one had sold, but we do have others that are just as lovely for both girls and boys!
All of this is Jane's second job. She does work full time and loves volleyball. I really think she would love for this to become her "real" job! If you would like to see more and I know you will, please either come visit the store or her website. She will creat custom gifts for baby showers, weddings, birthdays, get well, retirement, etc. She will take very good care of you!!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
This week I am featuring my husband, Terry. He has been my rock for 32 years and counting. He inherited the gift of woodworking from his father, who started his professional life as a shop teacher. In fact, Terry has gotten some fabulous wood from his Dad that is as old as he is! You just don't find wide boards of Walnut, or anything else anymore. And if you do, it is very expensive! For Terry, woodworking is a hobby. He loves making all sorts of great things which I will show you in a minute. First I must thank him for not only being the best husband and friend, but also my partner of sorts in this venture called Hollyhocks! Time to take a look!
This handsome set is made from burled Maple and was part of a silent auction sponsored by the Hillsborough Wine Company for UNC Childrens Hospital.
There are actually a pair of these lamps at the store. They are made using a piece of 100+ year old Heart of Pine wood. It came from the house of the buildings owners where Hollyhocks is located. It was intentionally left natural to showcase the beauty of this wood. They come complete with shades and are a bargain at $50 each.
I needed a round table for my kitchen and could not find one that I liked or could afford, so he made this one for me using some of that vintage walnut he got from his Dad. I love this table, not only cause it's beautiful but because it was made just for me. ♥
This classic shave kit is made using dyed, laminated wood which gives it this striped appearance. He has a set for himself that gets used everyday. It is holding up very well and is available in my HAFshop.
I convinced him that he should branch out and try some acrylics. These 2 pens are a result of that and are more gorgeous in person. They are also refillable!
Terry also makes custom riding toys for kids (school bus, fire engine, etc) as well as regular toys such as planes, tow trucks, and cars. You will see some pictures of those on our facebook page. I hoped you have enjoyed this post!