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Saturday, September 29, 2012


I need to update you on some new additions to the italian shop. I decided to go with "Figaro's" since it has 2 less letters than Geppetto's :-) Thank you to everyone who voted!

I made the store sign, but unfortunately it will have to be re-done (long story). I am thinking of a darker wood color than the black background. What do you think? I also added a "We are open" sign.

I also put price tags on the olives and fruits. Still need to make some for the cheese and meats.

Since I don't know how to make wine bottles (yet), I made boxes of wine instead. How slick is that? My husband says it's cheating...

I also have bottles of San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. Do you recognize the silver cans? If not, I don't blame you...those are "illy" coffee tins. Not very happy with them, but at this point, I really don't care. 

Last big addition to the shop is fresh pasta! I shooed away the bakery items and installed a pasta rack and a prep table. Still need to make some more...

It looks like this shop will be opening in least before the next Winter Olympics... I hope!

Monday, September 24, 2012

You've got mail!

I love getting packages in the mail- don't we all?

My italian shop has some delivery today- perhaps a new store sign?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Garlic and Pepper

I just wanted to share with you some 1:6 scale garlic and pepper braids I made.

I am so annoyed with my temporary camera. I can't even find the focusing "flower" button :( I guess I will have to bust out my lightbox for better lighting too...

Saturday, September 8, 2012


I made corn today (1:6 scale) and my husband says it looks like a bugle.
At least it's a corn snack!

Anywho, have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

New Projects

I finally bought a new charger, but it hasn't arrived yet, so please excuse my photos. (Ironically, the camera I'm using right now is better than mine, but I just don't know how to "use" it!)

I started on a potting table project since I had plenty of succulents to plant :)
I still need a hat, shovel and a watering can to complete it!