Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving and Holiday Sales!

It’s hard to believe we’re in the last few days of November. Of course this is fine with me, because Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorite times of the year. I love the sights and smells of the day and anyone who knows me, knows I absolutely have an obsession with stuffing. Turkey is fine, but stuffing and cranberry relish is my main thing. This year will be a little different because Kinsey and I will be cooking dinner ourselves. We’re not having anyone over, so there’s no pressure about everything being perfect or getting done at the same time. We will be going over to our families a little later in the day to visit and such, but wanted to have our own little Thanksgiving for the first time. So we’re looking very much forward to it. We just picked up our turkey from the market today. We opted for just a small turkey breast, because it’s just the two of us and a whole turkey seemed like a bit too much. So we’re busy getting together everything we need.
Of course, Thanksgiving brings along thoughts of the upcoming Christmas season. Doesn’t it seem like everyone keeps pushing Christmas earlier and earlier every year? This year, many stores were decorating and putting their Christmas merchandise out before Halloween. Of course, this Friday is the BIG start to the Christmas shopping season frenzy. We have a few specials going on for this week:


We will be offering free shipping in our Etsy store from Wednesday (the 26th) through Monday (the 1st). This offer will only be good with shipping in the US only. We currently have a few sales on different items, so this is a great time to pick up some great handmade items at a really good price!

Buy Two Get One Free Ornament Sale:

Another special sale we will be having is with our felt ornaments. This offer will be good on all individual listings of ornaments. The ornaments typically cost $6 each, but if you buy two at this price, the third will be free. So you will get three for $12. This isn’t good with the ornaments listed in sets. This special will also be good from Wednesday (the 26th) through Monday (the 1st).

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!


Friday, November 21, 2008

New Ornaments and Clutches

Here's some of the new ornaments I've been working on.

Two Trees Set:


I really like the idea of decorating your Christmas tree in natural, handmade things. Objects like mushrooms, tree stumps and such are all things that can be found in the forest, so it's kind of like you're bringing even more of nature into your house with your trees. The campfire reminds me of nature, too. It's a crucial part of your summer camping trips. This ornaments would really be great on a tree that's decorated with some dried, pressed leaves and some small pinecones.

Another new clutch I just finished is this one:

It was inspired by driving by farmer fields in the summer. The lines and colors are really beautiful and anyone who appreciates
where your food comes would like the clutch.

Here's a close up of the field. If you look closely, you can see little heads of lettuce.

Hope you have a good weekend!


Monday, November 3, 2008

November already...you know what that means....

Can you believe it’s November already? October is probably my favorite month and it seemed to just fly by. It seems like once November hits, thoughts turn towards the holidays. Thanksgiving is within weeks and then of course, Christmas comes super fast after that. With that being said, I’ve started to work on special items for the holidays. First of course, being the felt ornaments I started to make late last year. My favorite new design is the birdcage one. Here’s some pictures of them:

Here's a close up of one:

And here's a group of the fronts, waiting to be all sewed up:

And here's a collection taking over my sewing machine:

I just listed a birdcage ornament and an apple ornament in our Etsy shop and will be adding others hopefully really soon. I'll also be making more of my tree stump and log ornaments, as well as some other new ones for this year. I also have been working on some new winter forest scenes for my clutches, which I'll be showing off soon. In the meantime, here's a perfect fall picture I took the other day:

Enjoy the day!