Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My wish for you....

I want to wish all of you a Happy and Healthy New Year! 
2009 was a wonderful year for me it flew by with lots of love, family, fun, creativity, traveling, excitement and all the good stuff!  I'm a VERY lucky lady, I know!  Lets hope that 2010 will be even better for everyone! 
My New Year's resolution is to start exercising regularly again, me and a million other people I bet but I'm really gonna do it I've been on a exercise break for a little while now so I really need to get back on track.  My start date is Jan.5th wish me luck!   Do you have any New Year resolutions? 

Saturday, December 26, 2009

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday!

We had a wonderful holiday here at our house!  With a winter snow storm outside we wanted to play it safe so our house turned into a B&B on Christmas Eve nine of our family members slept over.  It was a blast, fun times with games, stories, present opening and good cheer and yummy food.  We missed some of our loved ones though, our daughter and son in law, neices and nephews, parents and siblings across the country, they were all in our thoughts the entire time we were wishing they were here with us.  We will have more family get togethers spread out for a week now that I look forward to very much!  I just LOVE the holidays, since family time is truly my FAVORITE thing!  Hope all of you had great family times too! 
 I'm wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Almost ready for Christmas!

The presents are wrapped!  I am almost ready for Christmas just a few more stocking stuffers to find and grocery shopping to do.

Finished making up this order for a wallet, I love the way it turned out hope the lucky person getting it loves it too!
There's only 4 days left till Christmas day, wishing that you are all on schedule too!  We'll have a white Christmas here like most of the U.S. it seems.  We have family members traveling by car from New Hampshire this week so I hope they have safe travels and good roads.  I hope for the same for all of you that may be traveling by plane, trains or automobiles to spend the holidays with your families.  Take care and Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 14, 2009

It's looking a lot like Christmas in our home!

It's looking a lot more like Christmas in our house now, finally!  I decorated the Christmas tree today and I put up a few decorations.  I LOVE how the tree turned out this year and it smells SO good and fresh.  Thanks Brad you picked out a beauty!  I have a lot more to do around here until I can say I'm ready for Christmas but at least I've started.  I'm not finished Christmas shopping and not to mention wrapping the presents or mailing them out to family out of state!  I'm still busy finishing up some orders for special customers! 
I got myself a new digital camera this weekend so WOW it's always so hard to figure out the picture loading process and a new picture file program.  Hopefully this camera will take nicer pictures for me, I got a Kodak easy share M340.  Not sure if I like it yet or not. 
Well I gotta go for now, hope your week is going good so far!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Two new dollies!

I just finished up these two new dollies!  They are two sided, on one side Annie is sad and the other side she is happy.  The top Christmas Annie has a tag on the sad side that says "Santa I can explain" then the other side she is smiling because she got a present.  The next Birthday Annie has a tag that says "Turn that frown around"  and the other side she is smiling because she has a present.  I got a special request order to make one of these at my last show so I thought I would make a few extra.  I think they turned out really cute, what do you think?
 Winter has started here in MN it's been brrrrrrrrrr cold the last few days and sounds like some snow is on it's way for the middle of the week.  That should put people in the mood to buy recycled wool mittens on Thursday, I've made 5 new pairs to sell. 
Hope you all are having a great weekend!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wow how the year flew by!

Wow, I can't believe how fast 2009 has gone by, it's already December 1st, WHAT!!!  It snuck up on me!  This picture is of some of the lights Gordy and I put up on Saturday afternoon in the shrubs in front of our house.  I just LOVE the way white lights twinkle in trees and shrubs!  We buy a real Christmas tree every year, mostly at a local farm that you cut your own.  Last year my son Brad got us one at the place he works, it was so pretty that we asked him to PLEASE get us another one this year.  We will wait a week or so before we get it though since it is a  real one we don't want to have it up for too long or it will dry out too much an be a fire hazard.  A lot of my family and friends have artifical trees but we still prefer the real ones, awe the smell, love it!  I read the other day in O magazine that it takes 20 years of using an artifical tree before it becomes a lower carbon footprint than a real tree.  What do you prefer real or artificial?
I'm working on making happy/sad Annie dolls right now.  They're gonna be so cute!  I am making one for a customer which was a special request so I thought I would make extra to sell on Etsy or my shows.  I'll post pictures of them when they're done. 
Hope you're all having a great and productive week!