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Down Sizing AGAIN!

Seems this is the time of year, when tourism slows down to a crawl that I get the feeling I need to take something off my list of too doo’s.  I mean after all I am getting older and besides having a 4 room guest house, I play hostess in Grandma’s Tea Room and lets not forget our wee little gift shop in the front of the house.

Well it used to be in the front of the house it now lives in the Tea Room.  It is a perfect location now, as we have downsized 1/2 of the product and wanted to downsize 1/2 of the tea room area as it is only the two of us looking after things we can now be in the same location.

 

gift shop in tea room

 

I forgot how heavy this glass counter was even with all the shelves and glass removed it still was a big job.  But we managed to get it into it’s new location and set up a wee bit in the event someone came in over the weekend.

cash counter

 

our open sign fit in the top right corner of the window with electricity below it was conveniently a good location.

open sign

With all this downsizing and organizing I can’t help but feel stress about having hoarding issues, big hobby hoarding issues. That almost sounds like a good title for another blog.

Take care, my friends,

Cindy

 

Christmas Scrapbooking & Seaglassing

Christmas Time 

 

definitely is the busiest time to be out and about.

Seems I’ve had to return to the store each day over the last 5 and each time saying this is the last time.

Over the last 5 days I’ve finished up a few Anne of Green Gables hats, bagged and tagged them and they are ready to be hung with the other Island Memorabilia in the gift shop.

scrapbooked anne of green gables hasts

My family tree at Christmas

Scrapbooking a tree ringed photo album

I had extra Christmas pictures and what better way to display them than on a family tree.

Seeing it is Christmas time and red is the reason to colour the season, I’ve chosen some red seaglass to share with you.

red seaglass

 

What a beautiful piece for sure, I’ll need to wrap it some day but today just as I found it

 

amazing piece of red wire wrapped seaglass

This red piece of seaglass to the left of the picture has got to be my most magnificent find ever

and the white seaglass is enhanced by the beauty red has to offer

wire wrapped seaglass red crystals

Well this is it my friends, it for another year.

It has been challenging but rewarding and fun.

Wishing you the very best Christmas.

Come back and visit me in the New Year.

Happy are those who scrapbook and wire wrap,

Cindy

 

 

 

Seaglass and Designs

My New

 

These days so many lovelies on Prince Edward Island are wire wrapping Seaglasss.  I decided to design a new look, I like to think it is jewellery from the age and era of the Titanic but my French Gardener tells me it is Steampunk Jewellery with all the embellishments.  Whatever it is called I made a few new pieces this past week to share with you and need your opinion on them.  Like most new adventures, we are critical of ourselves so be honest and let me know what age group this might be aimed too? Do you think this might be a seller? Should I just stick to what I know and the usual wirewrapping I’ve done?

 

Drum Roll………

butterfly_seaglass_teal

 

“Miss dragonfly”  has just landed on a smooth landing pad picked from the shores of Prince Edward Island. Well rounded and smooth this teal piece of seaglass was perfect for her little feet to drop down onto.

Next….

diet_necklace

 This is dear to my heart and I caller her “Miss Diet”.  If you have a look you can see Miss Diet knows the key to success, and it  is  time and she has nicely put it onto her plate.

And…….

reflections

 

“Miss Reflections” who could forget this little dear who flutters around us daily reminding us of how short the tree of life really is for her.  The trunk of the tree of life carries her offspring who have not yet grown up to learn the colours of life yet,  but they are close by and eager. For if they earn those colours her job is done and passed on.

Lastly……..

tree_of

 

Bringing up the tail end is “Miss Wantabee”

“Miss Wantabee” is a flighty dragonfly who is very compassionate about her work and friends, she is compelled to be a follower not a leader. She enjoys the simple life of colours and flowers and couldn’t care about their names just that they surround her.  She has made her nest in the tree of life and won’t fly too far from it.

 

The pictures you see are real, they are my new designs, the names and people they have been created from are protected for personal reasons. These necklaces along with other Seaglass can be purchased in the Prince Edward Island gift shop called “Island Made” located at 545 Malpeque Rd, Charlottetown.

 

Thank you, Cindy

 

 

Golf Scrapbooking

The summer was a good one, now it is time to unwind and wind up the golf clubs.

First I’ll have to scrapbook a little golf tag

scrapbook golf tag

I thrifted a large package of stickers when I was at a shop in Durham, North Carolina called the Scrap Exchange, I love this place and can’t wait to return.

Shop called the scrap exchange

A retailer of scrapbooking supplies must have dropped off their extras, and I happened to thift them while I was there.  I was starting to think I’d have to UPS a box home because I was filling up the RV and someone was starting to complain.

My next tag is with a golf bag and a golf flag.

golf tags

 I’ll make a few doodads to go along with it and bag them for the gift shop this week.

During many mornings sitting at the bed and breakfast table I discovered something that golfers had in common.  They seemed to all have the same comments about golfing in Prince Edward Island and that was, “the greens are so pristine.”  When asked why that was I came up with a quick easy answer.  ”Our golf courses on Prince Edward Island get a rest in the Winter months.”  One of the complaints about the courses in the US was that the greens were always dried out and hard to golf on.  Our last guests had been at the Fox Meadow Golf course.  He commented that, “for the end of the season the greens were still a dark green and lush.”

There you go, PEI has been rated with the top beach in Canada and the golf courses rated the most green, another reason to season PEI.  And ladies if you are looking for something to do while he is out golfing, stop by the workshop and try your hand at scrapbooking PEI.

Bye for now and be sure to keep scrap’N

Cindy

Wrapped & Ready

Most days I find a little spare time in the day to wire wrap seaglass treasures

One more,

brown wirewrapped seaglass

However these days I’m paper wrapping.

Paper Book Corsages 

Rustic Boutonnieres

I made these for a wedding this past summer here on the Island and my daughter told me I should make them and sell them.  So I put them in my Etsy shop called ScrapNWrap and they get a lot of attention.  This weekend I’ll be making a few more if it keeps raining. 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Cindy

 

 

Time for a Wrap

Hi!  Welcome to Scrap and Wrap my favourite pastime when I can escape life’s realities and be in my Bliss either Scrapbooking or Wire Wrapping.  

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Today I’m going to be in the Island Made Gift Shop working on a new piece. It will probably have a piece of Cobalt Blue Sea Glass in it as this year I’m surprised by the number of people coming into the shop looking for Blue Sea Glass.   

 

Here are a few pieces of Cobalt Blue Sea Glass that I wire wrapped lately.  One of the sides of the Blue Sea Glass had a sharp edge on it so I softened it by making the loops of the wire wrap on the sharp side hiding it and smoothing it off.  Do you know how old blue sea glass is? Well depending upon where it came from either a Noxzema Jar, or Milk a Magnesia,  perhaps it was an old Vic’s Vapor Rub Jar, it all had to wash back and forth with the salt, water, rocks and sand to become rounded and smooth and most of it takes around 30 years for a good piece to become perfect.

Have you found any Blue Sea Glass lately? If so has it been larger than an eraser on the end of a pencil?  

If you have time for a wrap today we are offering classes during our regular business hours where you can stop by, pick a piece of sea glass from the treasure chest and I’ll teach you how to wire wrap your piece. If you have found that special piece you like, bring it along and wrap it as well.

See you soon,

Sea Glass Cindy

 

Strawberry Craft Magnets

So the town of Stratford in PEI was having a Strawberry Social last Saturday and if you set up a craft table related around Strawberries you could sell your wears and goods at no charge for the table.  

I needed a Strawberry theme so I headed to the dollar store because I’m frugal and creative.  I found a bag of red peddles, a roll of magnetic strip, and one piece of green paper.  The total cost was $2.50 that’s frugal.

I also had many hair clips at home so I turned the red peddles into strawberries, put black dots on them, glued a piece of magnet to the back and used my cricut cutter to cut the top of the strawberry from the cricut cartridge FROM MY KITCHEN.

How do you like these Strawberries?

I known! not exactly scrapbooking but close.  I used a red and white checkered table cloth, turned strawberry flowers into strawberries….yup it was a pretty good day.  Oh I almost forgot, I also took my treasure chest of sea glass with me, yup – un- huh

This is the mother load, she was heavy

treasure chest of sea glass

It was a great day! I had a chair set up and people stopped by sat down, picked sea glass and I taught them to wire wrap the full morning. This is my idea of going to work and having fun with what you do. 

Have a great weekend!

Scrapbook Cindy

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