Hawk Studio Flies Again


One of the things that happened during my non-blogging year was that Chip and I decided to make a commitment to reopening our store – Hawk Studio.  We live in this great little village that gives us so much support, and we were given the opportunity to reopen the store in the same space that we used a couple of years ago which is just a couple of blocks from our house.

The store and pocket park

One of the nice things is that it comes with the little pocket park next door so that when the weather clears it will be a nice place for other artisans or musicians to set up and show their wares.  Chip likes working outside too.

The shop includes alot of our auction finds . . .

Coming into the shop

and, of course, Chip’s leatherwork.

leather rack in store

We have a special display of soaps and other wonderful bodywork goodies from our friends who are Asia Luna natural products . . . . .

Asia Luna in Hawk Studio

and Escape to Evermore has a rack in the back corner.  We sold that wonderful big mirror in the above picture and a new/old art deco period one will be going up next week to replace it.

Escape yarns in Hawk Studio

On top of my rack is this amazing gingerbread creation of a shepherd and her sheep.  It was made by Indigo Ocean, who is a wonderful artist in our local Waldorf School community, and I treasure this.

We bought a big bolt of sage green burlap that we hung on the walls to soften the stark white in the room.  I think it works.

Then, of course, we have Chip’s workbench on the other side of the room (which still has the white walls).

Chip's workbench

Chip is still trying to get used to the fishbowl type aspect of the store and we have curtains that we are working with now to try to cut it down some.  It is still a work in progress.

On Thursdays I will try to show you some more of the things that Chip is making as well as (hopefully) more work by Escape to Evermore.  Right now, finding time to keep the store open is a challenge all by itself considering the boys’ schedule and Chip’s committments for them as well as his work on our house and on the flats – more on that another day.  We are just doing the best we can right now and we will see if we can keep it all going/growing.

As long as we don’t stop moving, no one can complain, right?

Have a great opening day to Spring.

Onward and Upward. . . . .

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About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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9 Responses to Hawk Studio Flies Again

  1. How cool is this!!!!!

    • Shelly R. says:

      Hee Hee. Glad you like it. Its a start. We keep hoping to get that bigger property where we could have our store right on our own property, but for now, this works really well.

  2. danihinde says:

    I LOVE the shop! It looks so cozy when you see it all lit up from the outside like that. I think I could sit in there and just be happy surrounded by beautiful things. Aaaahhhh….for now I’ll just keep looking at the pretty pictures. PS….Both the mirrors in the pictures are pretty cool.

    • Shelly R. says:

      So glad you like it. We could use more space – we still have alot of stuff that can’t fit in there but it is working for now. As soon as I figure out how to work the door lock, I may spend days there writing my appeals to keep it open more. So much to do, so little time.

  3. Barbara Antonelli says:

    Chip, your building looks so cozy from the outside! And I know what your new mirror is going to look like! They’re in for a treat! Shelly, I’ll be looking at your blogs tomorrow…….sorry

    Love, Mom
    xoxo

  4. Ashling says:

    Now that I’m in Hillsdale 5 or 6 days a week, I need to try to get into Philmont. I pass the sign for it every day, and would love to see the shop in oerson. LOVE those walls!

    • Shelly R. says:

      Right now the hours we are open are sporadic so let me know if you are coming by and I will make sure we are there. Chip is there every Sunday from 10-2 and after that it depends on schedules.

  5. The store looks great! I wish you both the best of luck with your store.

  6. Sesshaku says:

    Looks like a nice shop. Reminds me of artisans shops in El Bolsón or Bariloche. Hope you have a nice spring!.

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