Nov 28, 2012

Our business-custom work

WOW!  I have been so busy that I haven't posted in a month!

We have been going to farmer's markets and craft shows and overall staying busy.  Aaron has gotten more furniture jobs and custom orders recently.  We can always tell when Christmas is coming up because the amount of packages that we ship goes up (a lot!)  We usually ship maybe a couple packages (since many people do not want to pay shipping of a cutting board), but during November and December we ship probably close to 6-12 packages a week!  Which may not seem like a lot for some, but when we have to make a box and securely wrap items to make sure they are delivered without any dents or dings in them just packaging one box can take an hour or two!

Not only is it the time of year where we have to package and ship lots more stuff, it is also the time of year where I have to fill out and apply to several art and craft shows we would like to participate in next year.
Some boxes to be shipped and envelopes to apply for next years shows. 

We have had some great custom items to make in the past month too!  Bill made a 10" deep recipe card box.  He also made a matching set with custom engraved fronts and another wine box for a wedding (this is the picture of the older one, since I am not sure if the others know they are getting one and I don't want to spoil the surprise :) 

Aaron has made several different items this past month as well.  Including some of the following:
A new item that we have now made a few of recently.  Jenn-Air cook top covers and vent cover
A BIG 3' diameter turntable.  The first picture is on our 3'4"square table with a regular dinner plate on it for size.  The next picture is on the clients 6' diameter circle table and it doesn't seem so large there!

One of the random things Aaron has had to make recently, an old game frame/cover.
 We also have a refinished mahogany stained table that needs to be delivered this weekend so I will try and get pictures of that when it is all put back together.  I have custom orders for a Texas shaped cutting board.

Hopefully I will be able to post a little more often than I have, but no promises with all the work that needs done. 

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