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A new Halloween feature up today.

P9120003We just updated the main page with a new Halloween feature.  Witches, ghosts, bats, pumpkins, leaves, and more!  Pirates are popular during Halloween so we added a pirate themed subcategory.

Most of these items are cutouts.  This means that if you drill a tiny hole, you can add a string and hang them on your Christmas tree!

Below, a picture of the pirate themed cutouts we offer.  Includes mermaids, alligators, whales and Captain Hook’s hook.

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A nice “open” flag from a customer!

We get gifts from our customers time to time.  It’s always a surprise when we get them and the most recent one was exceptional.  It’s an “open” flag and flagpole!

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This “Open” flag was made by Susan Clickner.  Her website is at susanclicknerdesigns.com.    Thanks Susan!

The flag is now in use – useful because our old “open” flag was falling apart and was about to be replaced.  On good days the flag will be outside while on lousy days will be just outside the inner main door indoors.

A new trinket box…

I’m always looking for new combination possibilites and came across this new combination of 3 items for a trinket box.

The new trinket box is… our 2-1/2″ tall wood candlestick holder.  It has a deep 1-1/2″ hole, much deeper than our other candlesticks which usually stops at 1″ deep or so. This makes it useful as a trinket box while other candlesticks has no room.

I noted this depth then looked for something that would work as a lid.  Turns out the 1″ round bean pot candle cup worked very well… if placed upside down into the larger candlestick holder’s hole. It already has a hole in the bottom and a handle was needed.  Our wood tie peg happened to fit this hole perfectly!  So that’s three items you can combine to make a new trinket box!  Glue is the only thing needed plus paint or whatever you like to decorate it.

Here’s a picture of the combination.

 

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The new trinket box!  Three items combines to make this.  The items are: #146, #3002, and #120.  Works very well.

I was surprised on how well that little candle cup worked as a lid.  Other handles are possible but drilling out the small candle cup bottom hole is necessary for these different handles.  I will post pictures of these later in the future.

This would work best with really tiny stuff – less than 7/8″ or so.  Or for spices, salt, etc.   The space is only about 7/8″ x 7/8″, circular.  A 7/8″ wood ball fits in the space perfect with almost no rattling with the lid in place.