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Archive for June, 2012

Red Hats’n Pins


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Well after considerable effort we have to announce our Red Hats’n Pins are finished, bagged, tagged and ready to be put out onto the shelf in The Island Made Gift Shop for $5 each. These are so cute and will wear so nicely for all your Red Hatter outings. A tiny pin at the back will ensure the little hats go along with you everywhere.

Red hatter Pins

Scrapbook with these Red Hatter tags

Red hatter scrapbook tags

Tags tags tags

Red hat tag

Accessorize

Red hatter gloves and shoes

Purple and Red beads to make jewellery

Purple and red beads to make jewelry

A Pin, Red and Purple Bliss. 

broach

Cindy ~00~

PE Island Scrapbook Page Layout


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No, I’ve not been that busy that I have been kept away all this time, I’ve just been enjoying my garden and then pulling weeds at all other times. Yesterday I made 4 batches of strawberry jam with the berries from our garden.  Four batches will probably last us, oh about 3 weeks between our Trailside Bed and Breakfast and also serving along side a cream tea at Grandma’s Tea Room in Prince Edward Island, Canada.  Busy busy busy, time for play.

This is a new border I’ve been working on for the Island Made Gift Shop

Border of Prince Edward Island

I made borders with journaling boxes and then figured there is nothing for the other side of the page so I changed it up a little and took out the journaling box and added a thin border for the opposite page.  I know this idea is going to work better and seemed to get the impression that a number of others like it also as I was selling them as I was making them on the table and they hadn’t been bagged and tagged yet.  Ok, got to run and work on the next one… Anne of Green Gables border

Happy Scrap’n,

Cindy ~00~

The Sea Glass Lady

Oh its true, I do, I love sea glass.  I love its colours, I love the hunt, I love the mystery of where it might have come from, I love journey it traveled to get to me, and I love transforming it into what it can be, I love working and wire wrapping it and I love that Sea Glass symbolizes me.

I also love to get mail, especially when it is addressed to

“The Sea Glass Lady”

So what is sea glass? Well it is broken pieces of glass that has been washed over time by mother nature up onto the shores. Don’t be fooled because not any old piece of broken glass can be given the title “sea glass.”  It has to be over 30 years old rolling back and forth with the waves over salt, sand, and stone tumbling in the ocean for years making it smooth on all sides, until it is a nugget size just right for Jewel-quality.

Textures will tell sometimes how old, or rare a piece of sea glass really is

 

I ask the same question each time I reach on the beach for the sea glass nugget while beachcombing; What was your history…Come on tell me your story.  Were you a bottle, a vase, a dish, or a jar that held penny candy in a 5 & dime?  Who’s your owner? How far did you travel? How old are you? Or how did you end up on my little Island, Prince Edward Island?  How did you get to the ocean in the first place?  

Cobalt blue sea glass identifies with a Noxzema jar, Milk of Magnesia, and Vick’s Vap-o-Rub bottles from early to mid 1900′s

 

Oh so many questions and often no answers but sometimes Sea Glass can be identified by the markings, its colour, and sometimes shape.  I’ll have to settle with not having the full complete story on each piece of sea glass and leave some of the mystery to continue the story.

Frosted white sea glass caged in silver wire wrapped for a pendent and ready for sale in

“The Island Made Gift Shop”

Sea Glass Bracelets $25 in the gift shop

Sea Glass Rings are $7.95 in the Gift Shop

The Island Made Gift Shop, 545 Malpeque Rd, (Route 2) Winsloe, PEI

 Thank you for stopping by my “Sea Glass Lady” blog post today. Remember if you are visiting Prince Edward Island make stopping by the Island Made Gift Shop (open hours) a thing to do while here on PEI. Guaranteed to be eye and purse pleasing as we have a lot of  Blissful sea glass jewelery, scrapbooking memorabilia all genuinely made in PEI and unique to Prince Edward Island. 

Sea Glass Cindy