This was a very varied week. Here are some of the projects we worked on this week;
- We’ve been working on couple of shadow boxes for the Josephine County Historical Society. They are small shadow boxes with historical items from Josephine County and Grants Pass. That’s been kind of fun because it’s different than the majority of our work which is for cops and firefighters. The boxes will be used as prizes in a contest the society is putting on.
- We also shipped a shadow box retirement gift to a police department in New York. It came out great and I wish I could be there when the recipient is presented with it.
- Another box we shipped out this week was full of baby items. A California man had seen our classified ad in PORAC magazine and wanted baby items previously used by his now-adult son put into a shadow box. We mounted a few toys and cute outfit and even a tiny preemie diaper. We also put a picture in and an engraved plate with the son’s name and birth date. It will make a nice Christmas gift for the man’s son. When the customer received it, he took the time to call and thank us for exceeding his expectations! Now I’m hoping he buys another one – for his wife who is a retired police officer…
- We also did a rush job for our local sheriff’s office. A deputy was retiring unexpectedly and they placed the order on Tuesday and I delivered the shadow box on Friday morning. I love when people plan ahead and give us more time, but usually we can handle these rush jobs and I’m glad we could help them out.
- We also completed a shadow box with an openable door which houses wedding toasting glasses.We mounted the wedding invitation and some roses from the bride’s bouquet which had been dried. The glasses fit on either side of the invitation. The box was made from walnut and it turned out beautifully. Next, we’ll be making a matching wood box to store the wedding cake utensils.
I also heard from our customer Lonnie, who had ordered a wooden base for a black steel fish cutout that he used as a trophy for a bass tournament. He loved the base we made and the recipient was thrilled to win it.