Friday, December 31, 2010

My 2011 prediction....

I predict if nothing else at least 2011 is going to be cute. 2011 is the year of the rabbit. I have had this photo of Robinson on the work computer desk top for a few weeks now. I keep wondering is he really that big or  is it the photo?

Here is hoping that we all have a wonderful new fresh start on a brand new year.  Adios 2010 don't let the door hit you on the way out. Hello 2011!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas DIY

I usually make a handmade ornament for everyone but this year I let myself down. I did make two of the crochet snowflakes but they still need some fine tuning. Maybe if I got started now they would be ready next year. Lots more handmade holiday inspiration here.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

2011 Calendars

This is a very important time of year. It is time to pick out your 2011 calendar. There are so many amazing choices by great artists to pick from. Such a great excuse to get art that is not only beautiful but also practical.  I am hoping to pick up the top one from O Suzannah on Saturday if they aren't sold out. Check out all the links and many more artist's calendars here.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Come Hungry

While working on my preshopping wish list I noticed a trend in the Handmade Holiday( This Sunday!)vendors. A wide and delicious variety of food related goodies. 
 Felt carrot-  Ettarose
 Birthday cake hair pen- the cupcakery
 Asparagus photo-- abcimages
 Bacon scarf- Crystal J
 Veggie plate crochet- Needle Noodles
 Macaroni and cheese necklace- Inedible Jewelry
Cupcake Painting- Zou zou's basement

Monday, December 6, 2010

Colorful Otomi

Now that I have the new Otomi prints in my shop folks have been wondering what is Otomi? It s traditional Otomi indian embroidery from Mexico.  You can see the stitching in the close up photo on top.  I love to see what creative people can do with the fabric.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Handmade Holiday Wish List

Tis tradition around here that I share my wish list for the Craft Mafia sales. Did you know you can get a sneak peak of all the goodies that will be available at Handmade Holiday? It's a big show this year. So big they had to move the Holiday show to the big Plant Zero building in Manchester. It can be a little overwhelming especially when you have that list of family and friends you need to find the perfect gift for so start planning now.