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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Did you remember Secretary's Day?

I did, thank goodness! And w/ enough time to create this wonderful pendant for her. I honestly don't know what we would do w/out Donna. She is not just a secretary & she's not just an office manager...she manages our entire automotive shop. With hubby traveling in his paintless dent repair business (and now Clifton is traveling w/ him) she bears almost the full responsibility herself. She keeps the bank accounts straight (mine alone can keep her busy LOL), handles the customers (plus a surly mechanic!) & adds a much needed touch of femininity to the office.

We put our money where our mouth is & gave her a recent raise (true to form, she tried to decline it, saying that the shop couldn't afford it LOL) but I also wanted to make her this pendant, leaving no room for doubt who The Queen of the Shop is. I'll deliver it w/ a vase of flowers later today.

I found a whole bunch of old cracker jack toys @ a garage sale last year & this little wrench was in the lot. I had hubby cut, file & bend an old spoon (turning the handle into a "ring" to hang from)....then I glittered the basin, glued the text "Queen" (isn't that a wonderful font? it's called windsong) in & added the tiny wrench & gold crown. Then I filled the spoon basin w/ ice resin.

TaDa! Isn't it cool?

Queen of the Shop!

I've made a couple of resin pendants lately. One is for a swap gift for Birdsong, that I will share this weekend & one was made for someone extra special..... me! *grins* I'm really pleased w/ how they all turned out. You'll have to come back & see!


Beth Leintz said...

Sounds like your lucky to have Donna, and Donna is lucky to have a boss that appreciates her. What a cute idea- I'm so curious about trying resin.

Laurie said...

Well, she is a lucky and well-loved friend and coworker! I can't wait to meet you this weekend! (We're leaving this morning so we can shop our way across Kansas!)

Grace said...

You are wonderful! You are lucky to have Donna and she is lucky to have you! That is a cute pendant! Hugs and squishes Gracexoxoxo

Dorthe said...

It is beautiful- and such a sweet way of saying thankyou to your Donna- Lucky ones-both of you :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is a darling idea, and I know she is going to love this pendant. You are such a good egg! She is blessed to have you as the owner of the business, just as you are blessed to have someone so dependable.

I'm glad you reminded me because I had, indeed, forgotten with lots going on here, and I need to remind Mr. Magpie to do something for his secretary. I adore her because she is a great girl and such a solid person. I will be sure and tell him as soon as I get off the computer. THANKS!


Sheila :-)

Lisalulu said...

what a great great great idea~!

Miranda Chop said...

Thank you Donna for all of your hard work! When I came into the shop the first time after you found Donna, I thought I was in the wrong place! It was so clean and tidy! :)

Cami, that little wrench is about the best thing I have ever seen. I absolutely love it! You did a great job with this gorgeous gift!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Now how adorable is that, Miss Cami!!!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents