Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cracking Eggs...

Today I'm "cracking eggs". By that I mean, I'm breaking down and opening packages of vintage goods that have so far been left sealed, and become regarded by me as too precious to work with. I opened and unbound some lengths of vintage French monogram tapes, to measure and review. I'm washing my small stash of antique french tea towels, or "torchons", to make sure they will withstand normal use and care by my clients. I've begun unfurling rolls of gorgeous vintage grosgrain ribbon to measure and cut into yardage, to be offered for sale at the shop. How can I offer these luscious goods to my dear customers if I never take them out of their packages? How can I add this vintage goodness to my own projects and crafts if I leave them untouched on my studio shelves? What does this have to do with eggs, you ask? Well, as a matter of consolation, I keep repeating this old-timey mantra to myself: "If you want to make an omelette, you've got to break a few eggs." Good words to live by. Or, in this case, work by.

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