Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New Designs in the Shop

Christmas usually brings an increase in sales, but it didn't do anything for my shop. So, I'm back to making things I think will sell. Here is a new set of 6 blocks. They are small (6x6 finished) but I think they are pretty cute. I will be trying different types of fabrics. Maybe some shabby chic, maybe some 30's and definitely some Easter fabrics. Anyone have any suggestions?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bah-Humbug

Yeah, you heard me, I said it, Bah-Humbug. Every year I spend hours making tons of cookies and give them out to friends and family. All I ask is that they return the tins. Do you think they do? Thanks goodness for the dollar stores.
Every year I send out tons of Christmas cards. How many do I get in return? Not many at all.
Every year, my husband and I schlep out to the storage unit to get the tree and boxes of decorations. It takes me days to decorate, but does anyone other than my husband and I ever see my wonderland? You guessed it the answer is no.
So this year, I am relieving the stress. I'm eating all the cookies myself. No one gets to try the chocolate covered, candied orange rinds or pretzels. My Christmas card list has been limited to 20 cards. But best of all.....No decorating. That's right, oh sacrilege, no tree.
I am feeling so relaxed.

Saturday, December 3, 2011