Sunday, April 24, 2011

Closed on Easter Sunday.

~ Closed on Easter Sunday ~

If you are planning a drive through the tulip fields to La Conner today, I apologize but we will be closed to celebrate the Easter holiday.  I appreciate your understanding.  Have a happy Easter

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Painted Boat

~ The Painted Boat ~

Well it's been smooth sailing so far with the boat project.  The application of new color has been completed with great care as not to make the vessel to look new.  Actually my goal was to make it look older than it did before.  It really looks good against the aqua room seen behind in this picture.

This is the area that will be occupied by a fantastic sail.  I can't wait for it!

To support the boat I had to make a couple of simple wooden stands for the stern and bow. 

The ships wheel is repaired and spinning again, ready for it's next voyage.

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Boat Project

~ The Boat Project ~
"From junk to junk"

One of the latest projects at hutch studio is a large wooden boat for the center room. Pictured above is a collage of the rough idea.  The biggest difference is ours will be much more fun in appearance.

As luck would have it we just so happened to have this old wooden boat buried in our shed.  We pulled it out and popped it on a table at the back of the studio.  Some of the color will work but a few cosmetic changes are in order.

The old chipping white paint on the hull is great but we need a bit of red.  The periwinkle blue trim was changed out for an aqua blue.

The ships wheel needed some repairs.  I'm happy to say it turns again.  

The deck and cabin roof were painted a wood tone.  It will be a bit warmer than the periwinkle and green of before.

So watch for the next stage of the boat project...  It's definitely a fun one.

Monday, April 11, 2011


~ Vintage Inspiration ~

I just can't help being all mellow yellow right now.  Here in the Skagit Valley the daffodils are in full bloom and I drive right through fields of them on my way to hutch every day.  Soon they will be upstaged by tulips but I personally have a fondness for the daffodils.  I thought I would pull out some of the vintage "yellow" objects at the studio and share them with you.  Enjoy the sunshine!

Now go ahead and kiss a fellow.... or eat some jello.... for the love of yellow.... Happy Spring!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring Schedule

~ Spring Schedule at Hutch ~

There are a couple of small changes to the schedule of business that I would like everyone to know about.  If you happen to stop by on a Monday thinking that we would be open you might be disappointed like my son was when he stopped by on a whim to visit his daddy today and I was out to a lunch meeting which is very out of the ordinary.  For Spring we will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and open Wednesday through Sunday from 11am- 4:30pm.  This means we are open for an extra day during the week and open a little bit later.

But even if we aren't open when you pop by you can still..........
take lot of pictures of the fence, whirligigs, and yard...

... or take a walk through the nearby fields of daffodils and tulips.
It can still be a good day.

*I would like to give photography credit to my wife Kristin for taking these great shots of Sayer today.  I don't know how she does it.  Also the green organic squirrel T-shirt that he is wearing is available at the shop and in her shop.  Everyone needs a squirrel Tee in the springtime.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The hutch studio "Blues"

~ The Hutch Studio "Blues" ~

It's spring  here in the Skagit Valley and we're singing in the rain.  At times the lack of sunshine can give us a good case of the blues.  Today at the studio I thought I would pull out all of the fun blue things that will hopefully bring a smile and ray of sunshine into your day.  Enjoy!

This vintage toy record player could have just as easily made the "red" category but the side wall with the story book decals is what I focused on.  Maybe just maybe these photos of our fun old toys made you want to play the happy blues.  I imagine that's what this record player would do.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Vintage Inspiration "red"

~ Vintage Inspiration ~

Oh how they liked to use red on everything back  in the day.  There was something to it I think.  Among all other colors red always stands out.  Like it's saying "Look at me I'm red!".  In art there has been the saying "If you can't make it good make it big, and if you can't make it big make it red."  That isn't to say red items are in some way making up for some shortfall with their surface color.  It's just a funny way to point out the power of "RED".  Here a a few of the beautifully red objects of hutch studio.

I hope you enjoyed this red for your head.

Here's a hint for what's coming up......
I'm feeling a bit sad.
Do you know what is is?

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