We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation and wildness.
David Orr from "Earth in Mind"

Feb 2, 2008

to make and set-up

Still no camera. The Garment District Story will be up at the beginning of next week.

Now for our news. We've decided to close the shop for the next week to get all those projects that we keep saying we need to do but are too tired after Alder is asleep. No one comes in during the week except for acupuncture in the weather anyway (acupuncture appointments are still happening).

The problem we're having with the shop is that we set it up for the amount of stuff that we had at the beginning and we have been growing ever since so the stuff looks awful.

So our list of things to do is:

Put in lighting
Add clothing racks
Add housewares section
Set up Alder's play room
Make Bag Display
Frames above the desk and mantle
Shelving for toys
Add a back to window display
Fix up our open easel and open signs
Organize craft and yarn area
Put a resource shelf behind desk for our work

Then there are the other projects:

Silk screen the t-shirts (we have three designs already)
Silk screen Valentine's cards and regular cards
Paint Alders room
Get a mattress for his bed.

So just have a little bit of stuff to do in the next week. But first we are going to head to the cabin for a little rest and play. Hopefully the camera will be back soon.


trish said...

i lied to you and didn't send youre package on tuesday. i just keep finding new things to make for you, but i WILL stop and send it off to you this tuesday.
i promise.

The Grocer said...

You'll feel so much better when it's all done.