Friday, November 27, 2009

What Do We Really Need?

What's going on? The holiday buzz is upon us. The retail weirdness of shopping on Thanksgiving Day......What could one possibly 'need' that has to be purchased on Thanksgiving Day other than foil or cranberry sauce?

We were in the grocery store on Wednesday,along with the rest of Bloomington and what I saw made me feel good. People smiling at one another! In a time of what soon becomes the rush of the holidays, give the easiest gift of all - a smile. I found people all day returning them to me.

It's the simplest recognition.
It's the easiest of gifts.
To someone it may mean the world.
That someone noticed.
Took the time.

Today I posted more boxes to my etsy site. I hope you'll peruse them, hopefully finding something that tugs at you for a gift for yourself or someone else. Tomorrow we'll do the Bloomington Farmers Market with my TattooDream Boxes. Next weekend we'll do our last show of the year, the Unitarian Universalist Church Show.
After next weekend, our busiest year doing shows comes to a close.
25 shows, all over the country, 2 bodies of work.

I'm feeling ready for 2010 and a new beginning.

Some things look yummier close up! This is a detail shot of one of my new boxes.

Give away a few smiles-the person getting one may be more in need of one than you know!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Garden Recipe Box

For you or the chef in your life---this is my Garden Recipe Box. This wonderfully handcrafted cherry box was made in our Bloomington Indiana studio and adorned with fruits, vegetables and pasta rubber stamps. It measures a generous 10" wide x 7 1/4" deep x 7 1/2 " high (25.4 cm x 18.41 cm 19.05 cm). A great box accented with cinnamon paint and knob. A small set of feet raises it ever so gently off the surface.
We leave the bottom of this box unlined to allow for easy flow of the 4" x 6" recipe cards it holds. This impressive box makes a marvelous gift for the chef or foodie in your life--maybe even you! If a different color trim is preferred, please contact me and we'll see what I have made or I'll make another. We're happy to accommodate!

My boxes are quietly making their way into esteemed collections around the world- Perhaps your home will be one of them!
If you're interested in a custom box, please feel free to contact me.

••I love making special things for special people!••

More boxes can be found on my etsy site:
$89.00 includes shipping!

Patricia Hecker

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tea Bag Storage Box

This little box gets around! Used to store your tea bag collection, these cute handmade cherry boxes make great gifts for you or a friend. Santa's sleigh will have more than a few of them on board.
Be sure to order yours now!!!

More tea boxes will be posted to my etsy site tonight.
Also, coming to my etsy site----a groovy new recipe box!~