When I asked you to become a follower of my BLOG I promised stories of the Hurricane (my 2 ½ year old son, Elijah) so here it goes! In the beginning of the summer we watched a Mama box turtle lay her eggs in our side yard. Elijah waited, as patiently as a 2 ½ year old possibly could three looooong hot summer months for the babies to hatch.
And hatch they did on September 3rd! As everyone in South Jersey awaited the arrival of Hurricane Earl, my son welcomed the long anticipated appearance of a sweet baby box turtle. I never thought I could fall in love with a turtle but one look into those over sized eyes and I knew he had found a home. So off we went to the pet store. We traveled through hurricane forced winds, a major down pour and hail to our destination. (Well, not quite, turns out Earl was a dud, however did provide some swell)
At the pet store we learned all about how to take care of this little guy and that we actually where doing this baby box turtle a favor. Turns out that most baby box turtles don’t make it through their first winter. A proven fact for this little guys sibling. I won’t go into great detail about that other than “RIP Pancake”.
On a much happier note, Elijah named his first pet turtle “Dirt” because well, that’s just where we found him. He is so itty bitty…I would say about the size of a silver dollar. He has taken very well to his new home and spends most of the days sleeping….which tends to bore Elijah but I have assured him that Dirt needs this long nap time to grow. And we are all very excited to watch that unfold right before our eyes!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
My lip’s have been sealed for oh so long and today I feel the need to shout it out…..”Featured Seller! Today! Hooray!” The journey has been a trying to say the least. In the midst of a major work shop move, house remodel, the passing of my most loved Grandmother, Bobchi, I have somehow kept my head up and my eye on the goal. In the beginning of the entire process I was so focused on Seven Ply but the recent events have changed my prospective on this little thing we call life. Bobchi was 92 years old. She was born in 1919. She lived a full life, raised 6 girls and even camped her way across country ALONE with a with four of her children. She is my hero….for real! I have a hard enough time handling my little Hurricane. I can not image dealing with six! She was ahead of her time with most things. Back in the day she wore the cutest dresses and wedges…I bet she was the envy of all her friends. When it came to sewing her fabric choices where always amazing. She tap danced live on the radio before television was even around! She took care of me when I was little. She inspires me to do more, try harder and push on. I know that she would have been proud of this little accomplishment. She was always proud of me. Today is bitter sweet. Bochi and Jogi in their twenties. Life as I know it. Its pretty much like camping with a microwave ha.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Well I made it through another Punk Rock Flea Market. It was super hot... around 103 or something. I think the r5 guys need to rethink the dates for this event. So far the last two have had the most extreme weather (guys spring and fall hint hint). Even with the all the sweat and complaining it was still packed with people and lots of fun. Here are some photos from the day. Thanks for everyone that stopped by to see Seven Ply and Vintage Wave.
This is me checking in with the babysitter.
Here is a great PRFM find! I love vintage skateboards. I also picked up a few old skate mags from the 80's.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Recently, a company named Ecoist did a sweet write up about Seven Ply. I was flattered and wanted to return the favor of course! You must check out their site. Ecoist makes eco friendly bags and purses from pre-consumer waste like candy wrappers and Coca Cola labels. It doesn’t get much greener then that! I have seen some of these products in person and was blown away! They make the cutest clutches for those hot summer nights out on the town! I was just on their site tonight and they are having an awesome sale….so get on it!
Friday, July 9, 2010
It seems like just when I think things are going to slow down for a change a tornado touches down to stir my life back up. What they say is true…no rest for the weary has become my world. Where do I begin….well, we are now in full swing with our new house remodel. Denis is doing such a great job. It is starting to feel like home. Elijah just started summer school! He is getting so big and loves spending time with his new friends. Seven Ply has been keeping me on my toes. There are so many little things that need to be done that I was having a hard time keeping up with so I put out a Face Book blast looking for a trusty intern and along came Strube! She has been helping me out now for a few weeks. I needed someone that could deal with my perfectionist ways and Strube was ready for the challenge. She hopes to one day work for a magazine writing articles and has even been taking pictures for a small local magazine. She is one busy girl and the newest addition to the Seven Ply family. She wants to learn it all and I hope that her time with Seven Ply will allow her to see the in’s and out’s of running a business. We are defiantly learning a lot together!
Monday, May 31, 2010
Check out Seven Ply's new logo designs on 1" magnets. I think they came out awesome and they look so sweet on my frig. I'm selling ast "6 Packs" on my online shop. Also if you purchase $45 or more from my online store you get a FREE "6 Pack" of magnets with your order.
Friday, May 28, 2010
THE PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET SUMMER EDITION ! - (Set time: 10:00 AM) Our biggest one yet! 200+ tables of vendors selling old records, clothes, art, music, food, junk, bicycles, stereo equipment, instruments, automobiles, tools, posters, furniture, computers, skateboards and lots of other stuff ! All proceeds goto making sure that all ages shows remain a reality at the first unitarian church and other all ages venues !
THE PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET-DOME
461 N. 9th St.
Philadelphia , PA
Sun, July 25, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Big thank you to "I AM THE TREND" for featuring Seven Ply on the site :) Make sure to check out the Seven Ply post and the rest of the site. I was excited to see that Drama was on the home page yesterday with his new brand Y&R. Go check it out!
So what is IAMTHETREND.com:
Quite simply IAMTHETREND.COM finds the newest and coolest clothing companies, artists, bands and products and delivers them to you daily. If your’re the type of person that loves to be one step ahead of the curve you are really going to enjoy this site. This site is for the everyman/everywoman, expect no pretentious thoughts or articles. This site is for everyday people that like reasonable prices and amazing products.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Make sure to become a Fan of Seven Ply on FACEBOOK... everybody is doing it :) I keep that updated with news, events, cool finds and also post when I add new products to my online shop.
Seven Ply on Facebook
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Save the Date! BROKEN SKATEBOARD art show in PHILLY April 23rd-25th. Featuring Seven Ply, Sk8 lamps and Deckstool. Opening night party 7am-10pm!!! Make sure to come out and see what was once broken skateboards upcycled into art.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Barewires Surf & Skate is one of my biggest suppliers of broken skateboard decks. So if you're in the Long Branch, NJ area make sure to stop bye and check them out. If you remember leave bring your broken skateboards there for Seven Ply. Thanks Adam and keep the decks coming!
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Pennwood hooked it up with a box of skate board scraps this week. I'm looking forward to using these left over pieces that would normally be burned or thrown into a landfill. My son Elijah was just as excited to open up the box as me. Thanks Joe for the awesome scraps.
It is amazing how fast the decks stack up. I dont even know how many there are in my workshop, which has no heat by the way :( Could be up to around 400ish I think. So many colors and graphics to choose from. Big thanks to Rising Sun, Barewires and Woodys for always hooking it up with a ton of broken seven ply.
Saving Skateboards, Lynn
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Check out this great website Scoutie Girl. They featured my heart necklace and some other great handmade finds in the "a dude’s guide to shopping handmade". Enjoy! About... Scoutie Girl scours the world of independent craft & design and puts the best – or at least our favorites – right here for the world to see. we believe in the power of independence, the power of creation, the power of handmade to change the world. we believe that mass-production and rampant consumerism have created a culture that is hungry for “more” & “cheap” – we believe that handmade can change that, reconnect us with our fellow (wo)man and put life back into a bit of perspective.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Seven Ply was featured on the front page of ETSY last night! :) Here is a peek at what made the cut... Bling Bling custom Ring!!!!
Friday, January 8, 2010
The Punk Rock Flea Market in Philly went off during the biggest winter storm in December ever, so they say. We had almost 24 inches of snow outside my house the morning of and the roads were really bad. My husband had my son out early with a home made sled... one of his broken surfboards and it seemed that we were snowed in for the day. I almost skipped the show this year to play in the snow and snuggle up with the family. The guys running the show said it was still on and they werent refunding your money. I didn't think I would make it there but we did. By the time I set up my table it was 1pm :( but I still did well. Looking forward to the next one. Here are a couple blurry iPhone photos from that day.