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Nose to the grindstone

ImageWell…we have been in our new place for a little over two weeks and thankfully with a lot of hard work and dedication to get things done….it feels like home. We are already venturing out on our bicycles….however I am back in the hills again and certainly have to build my lung capacity again.

So now…no excuses…need to get started BIG TIME on Urban Hobo. This week I have been putting the finishing touches on our website. Now, I have to fill it with inventory….We must get to work!

You may…or may not know…Urban Hobo is about “Artful Edibles” and handmade whimsical gifts. Our handmade gifts can be anything from our handmade tin Christmas ornaments to funky art from recycled materials or even small canvas paintings that are bright and fun. All one-of-a-kind.

Now I am gearing up since I have several orders for crosses I am making. The one shown here is a painted black & white on tin with little charms that hang. All of these crosses are handmade so no two will be exactly alike. The cross is about 8 inches long and 4 ½ inches wide. I am also making some that are plain tin with hammered look. Since I have a bunch to make, I felt this was a good place to start.

I will also have these crosses made smaller to be used as Christmas ornaments! (I know… how in the world can I be talking about Christmas four months into the year???) However, I will be starting on ornaments soon as there are several craft fairs and bazaars we would like to participate in the fall during the holiday season. One must have a lot of inventory for these events!Image

If you are interested in one of these crosses as I begin to add them on my facebook page (Urban Hobo) and launch my website, please feel free to reach out to me via email shawn@urban-hobo.com. The crosses (like the one shown) will sell for $20.00. 

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Posted by on April 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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East Bound and Down, Loaded up and Truckin’

East bound and down, loaded up and truckin’,
We’re gonna do what they say can’t be done.
We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there.
I’m east bound, just watch ol’ “Bandit” run.
(Lyrics to Jerry Reed song from movie “Smokey and the Bandit)Image

Well it has been a busy 10 days. We spent our last week in Arizona packing and saying our goodbyes to our family and friends and hitting the road at 4AM! This was the scene for 8 hours from my front windshield. Juan in the U-Haul truck hauling his SUV… Flloyd…the crotchety 32 year old parrot with him and me with the two dachshunds sleeping quietly in a comfy pillow top bed. (Wink wink smiley face)

Juan and I are so excited about this next adventure. As I mentioned before, for me…it is coming home. For Juan…it is seeing a new region with fresh eyes. Which makes it exciting for me, it’s amazing the things I take for granite that he finds so amazing. The scenery and culture, the food and of course the people!

So we landed at 1:00PM and me with a 102 fever (ended up with a horrible sinus and chest infection) we unloaded the truck. Actually Juan felt so sorry for me and unloaded about 85%! The excitement moving out-of-state, doing a complete turnaround in our lives and starting a new adventure!

Paper wrappers flying to the floor as we un-wrapped our things as if it was Christmas, flattening boxes and decorating our home as if it was the first time ever…just a great moment!

So here I sit F-I-N-A-L-L-Y …after a whirlwind turnaround pack up drive 500+ miles, unload and restart our lives. Although exhausting….it is a great feeling.

So what do I do now? I guess Juan and I need to get on part two of this crazy and exciting adventure.

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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