monday miscellaneous

we have this week off of school (YAAAAY!) and i am so looking forward to enjoying every minute we have to lay around, make gifts, wrap gifts, enjoy our soon-to-be-visiting family, get some christmas crafts done, enjoy cooking dinner (imagine that!), relax and catch up on some work.

yep, i’m working on christmas posies! i’m hoping to have them done later today and show them to you tomorrow (high hopes).

i was loving the morning light streaming in to the house this morning – its been foggy or raining in the mornings for a bit now, so waking up to the sunshine was a nice surprise!

another shot from my work table: more grey petal pushers in the beginning stages.  in my dream of a most productive day, these will be done by tomorrow, too.

yay!  more tiny pouches, and new styles too!  i just need to add snaps to these itty bitties… put that on the list.

2 more versions of the wristlet clutch, just need the ribbon pulls.

need to rsvp for this party!  its a costume party – any suggestions for sean and i?  i am so bummed i passed up on a super cute sailor costume on sale after halloween!

speaking of christmas, i have a project in the works that i’ve been thinking about since LAST christmas.  its getting done today.  ok, this week.

and while i’m busy in my workshop,

these 3 little elves keep dancing around me.

looks like one of my elves needs some new jammies, which reminds me i have the fabric for that project… add that to the list!

i hope your week is as productive as i’m pretending mine will be!


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    holy beautiful!!!! :)

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    I hope you enjoy your week with your litle elves. I also have the week off and am going to enjoy every minutes with my littl elf!! Christmas custume party…..Maybe you could go as naughty and nice?

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    I love those wristlets! You’re so talented!

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    Looks like you have such a fun week ahead of you! Can’t wiat to see all of the new projects you are working on! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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    You approach things in such a fun way! I look forward to hearing about how the week goes for you.

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    You and Sean could be Gingerbread Man and Woman! I think it would be soo cute, being it’s a holiday party. Should be fairly easy to make something too. Ric rac, some big buttons & felt?? Enjoy your week!

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    Sounds like a terrific week! What are the gifts you guys are planning to make? Please share! :)

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    I would seriously love to hand out in your house. It looks like such a craetive place to live in. Even in your obviously busy life, you have many blessings surrounding you.

    Have a great week!

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    You should definitely go as a Who! Last year I went to a Whoville Whobilation Christmas party and all the costumes were so bright and fun! I made a headband out of a christmas bowl and cup. Glued marshmallows in the cup and christmasy candy in the bowl. You’re super creative, you’d make something awesome!

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    YAY!!! Tiny pouches! I’m ready to order mine! Will you post when you put them up on the website?

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    I’m having high hopes too! Oh—so MANY fun things to do for the Holidays. Wheeeee!

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    Those are some darling photos. I love candids of people doing what they do, and kids make for some of the best :)

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    oh, la la! love all the goodies you’re making! i don’t know what to wear to that party either. maybe i’ll be an elf? sounds fun!

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    there is something about the holidays that puts the pressure on to finish and add projects to our list. I repainted all the trim in my house today just so it looked nice for the Holidays. I am excited to see all the projects you get done this week.
    Have a great holiday.

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    Yeah! I need to make a mental note to check back for the grey petal pushers! (And maybe pick up a covered notebook for my ever-growing to-do list which is right now on a bright, but not very fun clipboard.)

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    I teach and have the week off as well, so I’m enjoying a relaxing day like you. I was supposed to be looking for gifts for my sisters and I found myself buying the petal drop necklace – french cut for myself! Love Love the green fabric and can’t wait to get it in!!! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week and have a very Blessed Thanksgiving!

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    OMG those short jammies have BULLIES on them! So cute!
    Looks like you have a wonderfully cozy family week planned – LOVE it!

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    I love all of the pictures- they are so much fun! i have to you handcut all of your flowers?? oh my goodness- i can’t imagine how much time that takes! i love your stuff- you’re so talented!

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    This post makes me want to CRAFT so bad!!!!

    Those grey petal pushers look to die for!!!

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    I want a petal pusher and a tiny pouch so bad.

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    looking forward to being with you in a couple days. bringing all my to-do’s with me.

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    I’ve got to get one of those wristlet clutches – your work is beautiful! I’ve got three little elves myself, how do they have so much energy all the time? :)

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    I have a question for you…I am new to crafts and diy projects and you’re a huge inspiration! Do you use a special tool to cut out all those petal pusher petals faster or do you have to cut each one out by hand!?

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