Monday, May 9, 2011

Busy week to come...

So this week I am gun-ho focusing on getting ready for Junk Salvation in Puyallup, WA.  I know a LONG WAY for us to go.  But we had so much fun in Hillsborro in February with the Junk Salvation Girls that we just HAD to do it.

I have so many projects that I have started on that need finishing, but I had to put them aside today to finish this custom order that I have been waiting to start for about 8 months. I know that sounds horrible that it has been 8 months since I took the order but the couple had come through my booth at the Deepwood Antique Show last September and wanted to do a custom order on some hammered spoons that I had been selling at the time. The problem was that they didn't know what to put on them quite yet. They ended up buying the spoons and asked me to hold on to them until they were ready to be stamped. At the time I was thinking I can't remember where I keep my favorite hat how was I going to keep track and keep safe (as they paid for them) these spoons for longer than a week. But I said okay and put them in my drawer for later. This last weekend at the grand spring opening sale at the barn the same couple (which I kept in contact with off and on) showed up with what they wanted stamped on the spoons. As I was so happy that I actually knew where the spoons were I wanted to knock out this project as soon as possible. So here is how they turned out...

Freshly hammered
Sayings stamped and I added black paint on to the stamp so that the stamp would be more pronounced.
 I then cleaned off the paint
 Here are all but 3 lined up and finished
All in all for the 15 spoons to be hammered, stamped, painted, and cleaned it took about 3 hours.  Definitly a labor of love if you make these for a gift.