Here is a link to my store: Pedricks
Even just visiting my store will help!
The 2018 started off with an exceptional crop of lavender. To celebrate the first 1,000 wands of this season, here is a new huge lavender wand I made with a kind of ribbon called Jacquard. The pattern on these ribbons is not printed on the surface, it is woven into the ribbon! This kind of ribbon is not easy to find, and what is available, can be expensive.
So I will only be using these special ribbons for a few of my huge wands. Wands this size are few because out of the more than 35,000 stems of lavender I use each season, there is usually only enough to make about 100 wands in this size. I put a small seven inch lavender wand made with ultra thin ribbon next to this huge wand to show the size difference.
AND, I have decided to go with free shipping on all wands in the small and medium sizes! Not sure yet if I will be able to do this for the large and huge sizes, but I hope so.
Take a look at all of the colors and sizes available this season: Pedricks
A new season of making lavender wands has begun!
From now, mid June 2018 up until the lavender stems are too brittle to bend in the fall, making lavender wands is all I do 24/7 as fast as I can. I need about 35,000 stems each season in order to make 2000-2500 wands. Of all these stems and wands, only about 100-150 wands will be the Huge size because so few of the stems are long enough. This year I have some exciting new special ribbon to use on some of the Huge ones. So excited!
Happy New Year 2018! I hope this will be a great year for everyone!
I am gearing up to plant another 100 lavender bushes from cuttings I take this time of year when I am pruning the over grown lavender bushes. I need to work fast because it has to be done while it is still cold and they are dormant. I will keep you posted on how it goes!
Gearing up for Cyber Monday! Getting boxes ready to fill orders!
Working a full time job with holiday overtime six days a week, but I am going to try and keep posting artists as often as I can. I honestly do hope that they will receive some traffic from this blog and from the Pinterest board I made for it as well.
Happy Holidays! Catherine
The Kickstarter campaign below didn't make it. But I do hope you will please visit my store on Etsy. Traffic creates traffic on the internet, so just using this link to my store will help it show up in searches. Thanks!
Etsy has powerful stat tools. Todate, for the entire last 12 months, the link to my store from here has only been used 18 times and most of those were me checking to see that it worked...
I am in the midst of trying to preserve and continue one of the largest private plant collections of rare and unusual fuchsias and begonias in the United States. My friend of 35 years, Michael Breneman was to retire as of September 15th this 2017. On his way to work his last day, he had a massive heart attack and was found not breathing. They were able to restart his heart and put two stints in, but it has been 10 days now and he will probably never regain consciousness. My heart is broken over the loss of my friend and I know it would cause him so much grief if the plant collection he devoted his life to increasing and providing to the public were to disappear as it is sold off before it can be saved.
Before this horrible tragedy, I had begun an Kickstarter campaign to help fund my ability to step into his shoes once he retired. Without the funds from this Kickstarter campaign, I will not be able to make the thousands and thousands of cuttings necessary to create a spring inventory.
All of the current inventory belongs to Michael and we never got a chance to discuss the terms of how and how much I would be reimbursed for caring for this inventory and selling it for him. He rented a greenhouse from a large retail outlet and all sales go through them. So I have no income at all from the proceeds of the sales of his plants.
PLEASE consider using this link to make a pledge. You get something for the funds you invest. As of this Monday the 25th of September, there are only 11 days left to do this. Kickstarter is an all or nothing set-up. Either you reach your budget goal and receive the funds, or you get none of it at all and no one has to send in their pledges.
Traffic creates traffic, just visiting my project and reading it will help a great deal! Here is the link to it: Kickstarter for PedricksCorner
Yes, this page will be all about me and what I create/write/grow, etc. I hope you will help me as I am determined to help us all. I am a firm believer that the best way for me to improve my circumstances is by improving the circumstances of those around me.
So I hope you will visit my Etsy store:
Or my EBay store:
My Facebook page:
My Pinterest page:
What will someday be my primary website:
Visiting any or all of these will improve their visibility to search engines. Thanks!
This is what I do every summer as fast as I can until the lavender I grow gets too brittle to work with:
And this is what I wish I was doing right now. Drawing or painting.
I sell my lavender wands and lavender stuffed sock dolls at wholesale prices when ever someone purchases 10 or more at a time so that small brick and mortar stores can easily purchase in quantities for their shelves. Here are a few links to the wholesale ads for lavender wands and lavender sock dolls.
And last, but certainly not least, I LOVE ceramics. With ceramics I can combine all the elements of art I love so much. In my dreams, I give up every thing else to do ceramics. I began molding things out of mud when I was very little. I would let them dry in the sun and then paint them. Here is my little beginning ceramicist art studio: