Our neighborhood gang of deer were hanging out in our backyard this morning admiring
the daffodils and our compost bin.
Nick fly cut and lapped my anvil and polished up my hammers today! It’s so nice
to have a fresh shiny,smooth surface to work on again.
We’ve been getting lots of requests for larger sterling silver version of our designs.
So today I added the Big Celtic Heart Sterling Silver Wire Pendant to our shop.
It’s made in 12 gauge silver.
I also added the Celtic Open Eye Copper Shawl Pin, Hair Pin.
This young deer was comfortably sitting next to Nick’s target range the other day.
It snowed all day long again today. This is looking out our back porch towards our
shop/studio. That’s Nick.
Max and Henry. You can get a sense of the depth from the snow piled on the roof
of the studiobarn (also referred to as the “shabin” with credit to our friend Stu.)
A view of the back of our house.
Henry frolicking with our a real coat because he’s crazy like that.
15” and counting…
Cold bird. (Robin perhaps?)
So this happened today. It doesn’t snow much here in western Oregon but this
is our second big snow this winter.
Max and I frolicking.
“What the hell?” says Nick
and his glowing crotch.
They predicted 1-3”. It’s still snowing since this picture was taken.
Classic weird view selfie. Remnants of my Christmas shingles next to my right
eye add to the weary look.
Last weekend Max’s Chinese class performed at the Taiwanese Ladies Club Chinese
New Year’s Party. The food was amazing. The kids were adorable.
My little superstar.
And this was a special request little sterling silver Om pin that I plan to eventually
take better pictures of and add to the shop.
I stumbled across this wonderful picture of our Aluminum Celtic Loops and Spirals
Shawl Pin on Ravelry. It was knit by Yarnella aka Lisa. This is the link to her project
The pattern is called Havelock by Ash Kearns.
I love the way the curves of the intricate cowl work with the curves of our pin.
At the end of every year we like to buy a new pair of fresh cutters. We’re usually
feeling pretty good financially after the holiday selling season insanity and it’s an
important tool for a wire worker. This year I bought the Swanstrom Heavy- Duty
I wanted something strong and sharp for cutting the harder brass wire and with
a flush cut. I’m still not sure if I like them as much as my Swanstrom Super-Flush
Cutters although they do seem more heavy duty. Gee, I guess that’s why they
called them heavy duty. The smaller pliers in the above picture are my favorite
Swanstrom Micro Chain- Nose Pliers.
Well it was just supposed to be an inch or so. Last I saw it it was up to 8.5” and still
snowing. School was canceled and the kids were thrilled to say the least.
Henry hates coats.
Little snow angel guy.
The tacky cement mushroom.
The road. I am so glad I scheduled a mail pick up today so that all orders could
still go out!
This much snow is a somewhat rare event here in Western Oregon where it is
usually rainy and mild.