Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Well, we Shop Sisters, contrary to popular belief, do not just draw and snip away all day.  No, in fact we two "hate to exercise" girls are still at it - huffing and puffing our way through the early days of Fall. Though -- the lovely Lesley is sidelined for a day or two after stretching too far while measuring for window shades - I'm sure she'll be off and running... walking any day now.  And me... well... what was I thinking training for a half marathon... oh my.  I have 11 miles to do this weekend and several small runs starting with today's... and yet... ha, ha... I lied...  here I sit.. drawing and snipping away... hard not to play with these silhouette creations in The Shop Sisters "lab".    Stop by our etsy store and see how things are going.  We are very excited to have been open for two months now and have just hit a landmark for ourselves... our shop has been visited more than 1,000 times.  Halloween has always been our favorite holiday and we've had a blast filling the shop with witches and cats... bats and all manner of scary friends. On to Thanksgiving and Christmas... oh my, careful what you wish for... the leaves have yet to fall, and we're thinking about over the river and through the woods already!  Let's just stick with Happy Haunting for now! 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Well.  Here we are the day after 9/11.  How to be light and airy on a blog, I ask?  Well... it came to me as I walked up our street and saw the Statue of Liberty framed between buildings and flags... I do what I do every day... because I can.  That has been my motto since my first ferry ride back to work in Manhattan after that fateful day.  Because I can.  So here I sit, with my unfinished "Patriot Gang" of saluting kids.  I'm ready to seize the day and be lighthearted, ready to snip, snip here, snip, snip there and offer a couple of tra la la's... because I can.