Saturday, November 17, 2007

Don't read this, Mom.

My mom's 50th birthday is coming up in just a few weeks. Do you realize the pressure to get a memorable gift for such a monumental birthday?! I was at a total loss until one night it popped in my head - a necklace from Lisa Leonard!! My mom loves personalized jewelry and Lisa's pieces are just the classiest, most unique pieces I've seen. I ordered the Mini-Circle necklace with Dawson & Delaney's names on it and I am just so excited to see her face when she gets it. Of course, I'll have to order another charm when the new baby comes in the spring. ;)

A little glitch in my plan...

I seem to keep forgetting that I'm not Superwoman. That I am 6 months pregnant and taking care of a one- and two-year-old. That I have a home to keep up and a husband to cater to (ha!). Seriously, though, I totally underestimated the amount of time it would take me to finish the Christmas goodies, photograph them, and upload them to Etsy.

Soooo, the shop update is postoponed until Monday. And as a reward for your patience, if you buy two or more shirts I'll include an sweet little stocking stuffer with your order. How's that sound?! See you Monday!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Shop Update

I will be posting a shop update later this week - Saturday, to be precise! There will be some children's patchwork Christmas shirts and some great Christmas gifts.

Come on over and buy handmade - it's a good thing!

Oh, dear!

Has it really been eight weeks since my last post? I'm embarrassed! It is a little difficult, however, to post without a computer. Remember my very sad picture? Well, my laptop is officially dead. At $600 to replace the screen I thought it was time to say goodbye. A new PC is at the top of my Christmas list, of course. I hop online every few days with my mom's laptop so I've been somewhat keeping up with my blog reading.

Since I haven't had much computer time I've decorated the heck out of my house. Every nook and cranny is filled with fall decorations. Martha Stewart glitter has become my best friend - the most beautiful colors and boy, can it transform ugly little green pumpkins!

I'm also very pleased to see the abundance of mercury glass accessories this fall/winter season. I have collected mercury glass for a few years - it's so hard to find! - but now it's everywhere. I've picked up a couple of candlesticks at Pottery Barn, some tiny little ornaments at Crate & Barrel, and some Christmas trees at Kohl's.

I just switched out the Halloween fabrics for some beautiful Joel Dewberry fabrics that are the epitome of fall. I so enjoy seeing them when I walk in the door - what a simple little arrangement to make me so happy!

Hopefully it won't be another eight weeks until we meet again....