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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Get Hammered with Style

Hammeronsteel is a blacksmith. He makes these very cool church keys. Located in beautiful NORTHAMPTON, MA., he does stair rails, lighting and more, but those things aren't easily shippable, so he makes these nifty bottle openers so people who dont live in this area can also own some of his art. If you do live here, and have a larger project in mind, you can contact him by clicking on the photo, and then clicking on the contact link. If I drank beer, I would use one of these even for the twist-off bottles :)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Stars & Stripes American Flag Baby Hat with a Message

I wanted to post an american flag here, but instead, I found this adorable hand knitted baby hat made by BUTTERFLY DESIGN of BOSTON, MA. Butterfly Design makes these baby hats for newborns through Large child sizes on circular needles so that the hat will be comfortable. Click on the hat to go to see more.

I would like to take a moment to say how important it is to buy AMERICAN MADE whenever possible. Folks, we are SELLING our future buying imported stuff. We may save a few bucks if we buy at Walmart, but as our jobs evaporate, only to be done by someone who will work for peanuts in a foreign country how can we act surprised when unemployment numbers rise?
I can't help but think that if we ALL got together, and said enough is enough, we won't buy foreign stuff anymore, suddenly factories would be adding on, and American people would need to be hired to man those the good old USA. The government has been selling us out for years, giving big corporations tax loopholes so that not only do they make HUGE profits by taking formerly American jobs overseas, but if they spend the money there, they don't even have to pay taxes on it. So we get to pay more taxes to make up for that. You may think you're saving money buying that cheap china stuff....but are you REALLY ? Every time we open our wallets, we make a choice. Choose AMERICAN !

Sunday, October 5, 2008

FaithP3 Cozy Country Painting and Cross Stitch

Say Hi to FaithP3, a WESTFIELD, MA. artist with an Etsy shop. She paints slates, cards, ornaments and more with a cozy country flavor. She is a twin mom of twins that also loves to cross-stitch. She recently completed a portrait in cross stitch. Shown is my personal favorite from her store, her Summer Heart Welcome Slate.