Organizing my new studio and going through all of my lamps I have collected, has been a January job.

robbins-egg-blue-lampsI seem to have a style for just about everyone. This has spurred me into making lampshades to go with them. The new year always seems to inspire creativity. I have these wonderful robin’s egg blue, flecked lamps bases from the mid 20th century paring them with rectangle shades, made from hand made paper and trimmed with blue and brown stitched trim.
I found these great blue tiger eye finials that will make you smile.
I will creating madly and share with you often.

Peace,

Susan

I went to my mail box on Saturday to find two cards from friends of mine. progress-a1They both tell there own story and I am sharing them with you. The first is a picture of my God child Hanz, taken on Plum Island, MA. by his mom my very good friend and non blood sister Jen Wright. The second was sent to me by Kenneth and Barbara Cooke, friends I have met since I have moved to the area. Each has a place in my heart, when I was reading them it amazed me that each of them was from graphic field and how there talents shined. Let 2009 bring hope & progress as Jen and Kenneth so brilliantly shared with us.

Peace,

Susan

I wrote about these in September and are being requested daily at the studio. So I decided to write about them again. They started last year when my friend Colleen Dealy
asked me to make a tissue box cover with pictures of her children
for a gift from daughter Elaine to her husband. From there they just took off. They became great one of a kind gifts to remember any occasion you can think of from births to graduations and beyond.memory-all-4
You just send me up to 8 pictures and leave the rest to me.
Recently I was sitting and reading one of my favorite blogs Awaytogarden and Margaret had a great picture of one her frogboys,frogboy-tissue-box well needless to say I have talked about my love affair I have for these guys, so I made her one. I figured that every one has to have a box of tissues in the house and why not have them covered up with a box that makes you smile.

Peace,

Susan

It has been has been a week of unpacking boxes filled with amazing stuff from years of collecting.new-store I am enjoying this new location, the view is spectacular and best of all I get to see the Christmas tree light up each evening. The holidays are around the corner. I spent the day unpacking holiday ornaments that I make from vintage wallpaper and arranging them in Shandell’s new home. One of my favorites is Santa on Skis, a great pattern of paper I have and seems to give such a smile to who gets it. Come and explore Shandell’s new home.

Peace,

Susan

Grateful I am, Shandell’s is starting it’s 5th year in Millerton, NY in a brand new studio. store-front-nov-28The sign went up on Weds., most everything is moved from the old location. I will finish moving by the end of the weekend. I did not realize how much stuff one can have. Lots of lamps and more. I am thankful for the many people that helped me make this happen.store-inside-nov-28
Come and explore Shandell’s new home. Plenty of things to make you smile.

Peace,

Susan