Scrap Wood Minis

April 13, 2015
I don't have an official studio per se, but utilize space where there's warmth and light.  I make use of our furnace room where my mitre saw and a workbench is set up.  It's cold and dark throughout the winter.  We have a three-season room off our deck where our dead hot tub lives.  I have a work table set up in there among our various items that need storage.  (I love our home, but closet and storage space is a serious issue - no garage either so we improvise.)  The lighting in this room is amazing and when it's nice out, it's my favourite place to work.  In the winter, it's cold, so cold - frost patterns decorate the windows and you might catch frostbite on your toes.  Finally, I have a spare table set up in our great room (kitchen/entry/living room).  It's my least favourite place to work as it leaves our "home" unsightly with half-finished projects, but it's warm and usually bright enough in the winter.  

Needless to say, my projects are strewn across the house.  There's probably a paintbrush, bottle of acrylic paint, and tape measure in every room.  Hardware, too... I mean hardware as in screws... that hurt worse than Lego when you step on them.  I always have a few Rubbermaid-style bins or cardboard boxes with wood tucked away as well. Some with cabinet doors to repurpose, some with projects that need to be completely overhauled, and others with just wood scraps - sometimes wood scraps small enough that they seemingly have no purpose.  

Many times our two boys (7 & 9) get the scrap wood or no-go projects.  They take them outside with their hammers and nails to build, well, to nicely put it, "stuff".  It's never practical or particularly pretty, but I absolutely love that they can spend time using their imaginations and "building" whatever it may be. 

A few months ago, I salvaged some of those scraps for myself and decided to paint and stain them with no clear purpose in mind.  I completely forgot about them let them dry and cure, then created some simple designs. They were fun to create... they are adorably, my scrap wood minis.  We'll be bringing what's available to the spring show in Courtice at the end of the month - along with some other new creations! 

 

Handmade Baby Gifting

January 22, 2015
My cousin had a baby back in November.  A sweet little girl - a first for them.  My family is just now getting around to hosting a shower (we sure know how to procrastinate!) - despite the fact that we've had numerous family events since then and have all met said baby. Oh well...

Back in the fall, I was thinking of my whole buy local, buy handmade philosophy.  A great idea, but not always practical... baby gifts though?  Oh, they are just perfect opportunities to find some handmade happiness ...
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#TBT - Brave, Stront, Smart

January 22, 2015
Throwback Thursday AKA the hash-tag phenomenon, #TBT, seeming has no end in sight  I will occasionally jump on board via my personal Facebook or Instagram accounts.  On even rarer occasions, I will throw up a TBT photo on our Wisdom & Whimsy Facebook page.  This is a first for sharing on our blog. 

The photo I'm sharing today is a sign created way back when (2011?) featuring one of my favourite quotes.  There are so many people I know who seem to have been hit with all kinds of nastiness and I...
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New holiday signs... and an invitation!

November 11, 2014
It might not be Christmas yet, but in the crafting world, we tend to work on our holiday stock all year long.  Or if you're like me, you wait until the last minute and start cramming it in days before our major events.  We work well under pressure. 

Here are some of the most recent creations - some are still available for purchase (see the invitation below.)  Others have already found their forever home.  





The last picture is my little guy showing off his own crafting skills.  He made these Nat...
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Well, Hello Again!

September 30, 2014
Spring and summer have come and gone.  We've been remiss at keeping our blog updated.  Now that we're into fall, we're thinking vendor show products... and of course, vendor shows themselves.  Don't forget to check out our local events page to find out when and where we'll be stepping outside of cyberspace and touting our goods in the real world.  We're making plans for the Mistletoe Market in Port Perry again, we've booked ourselves for the Christmas Bazaar at Timothy Christian School in Bar...
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Mother's Day Deadline - April 25th

April 22, 2014
Mother's Day is right around the corner.  Consider saying "Thanks, Mom!" or "I love you!" by gifting a Wisdom & Whimsy handmade with love, customized to suit, knock-her-socks off creation.  (Anything featuring your smiling face or darling little angels is sure to be a hit!)  April 25th is the deadline to guarantee Mother's Day delivery so start browsing and let us know ASAP if there is something that piques your interest!

You can check out some of our suggestions in the Post by Wisdom & Whim...

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On Facebook? Let's Be Friends.

March 7, 2014
As many of you know, Wisdom & Whimsy is a side project we juggle with a few other jobs.  As such, our website content isn't always fresh.  Facebook, however, is so user friendly that it's usually a cinch to add new photos or update our status. All that being said, have you visited our Facebook page recently?  We really want to be friends.  

A few days ago, we added a photo of these Distressed Photo Memory Blocks we made for a friend.  They're now available for custom order.

  

We have to admit t...
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Winding down another year...

December 16, 2013
It has been a busy & successful Holiday season.  We have participated in more vendor events this year, were featured in an article in the small publication "Christmas in Scugog", and will be finishing up our last Christmas custom order tomorrow afternoon.   This elf is closing up the workshop early... please note that while we might pop in to update our Facebook status, check our email, or update our blog, we are officially "on vacation" until early January.  Please keep in mind that we may n...
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Holiday Shows & Sales

October 30, 2013
Check out our dedicated page featuring shows & sales that Wisdom & Whimsy will be participating in this holiday season. Mark your calendars and bring a friend.  We hope to see you there!  



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Please Forgive Us...

October 30, 2013
...we've been remarkably absent.  As always, we remind our customers to visit our Facebook page regularly for all the latest photos & info.  Check back for news on upcoming workshops and local events.
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