Friday, November 16, 2012

Christmas Is Coming To My Booth...

...the elves are hard at work.

Can you name them all?

Rumor has it there are some shenanigans happening when we go home...

Rockin' around the Christmas Tree!

Friendships are made...

"Fancy meeting you here."

Or not...

"I was here first!" "No, I was!"

Some disapprove...

"Can't we just hang around?" "Does everyone have to make so much noise??"

Some just observe...

"Oh, dear!"

"Say, does anyone know if those boys are elves or dwarfs?" " One of them is kind of grumpy."

Do you ever wonder who the ringleader is at shindigs like this??

Maybe a jolly old sort? Is he too busy checking his list?

My guess it's the guy in the striped pj's hiding on this tree:

Someone looks suspicious...

I could have sworn that angel was over there yesterday! 

Or is it just my imagination??

'Til next time,

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Readying For The Holidays

The "Season Of Thanks" is almost upon us...

The Pilgrims are dressed for the feast...

The candles are lit...
The out of town guests are ready for travel.

So much to do, so little time.

Oh, no! I'm not ready!!

I know, it's only the first week of November. But have you noticed that holiday decorations and merchandise has been in stores since September?!?! 

My retail booth is in transition between Thanksgiving, Christmas and restocking my regular primitives and kitchen collectibles. In addition to paper ephemera, I also like to feature handmade goodies and one of a kind up-cycled creations. So my craft room, kitchen table, and every available inch of space is in a state of flux, glitter and glue all over the place, projects everywhere.

My ever messy desktop

Ideas becoming real...
It's been snowing glitter on my desktop!
Mini tart tins waiting for the magic to happen...

Will be you be ready for the holidays?

(Does this guy look like Ed Asner, or am I delusional?)

Crafting away,


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Aunt Martha's


I found these transfer pattern packets at a local estate sale and was immediately drawn to their unique graphics and quirky marketing taglines.Aunt Martha's transfers have been around since 1925 according to their parent company  "Colonial Patterns", and are still sold today and used around the world by quilters and crafters alike.

Aren't they precious? I am not a seamstress so I have to wonder why these patterns stamp 'slowly and easily'. It was obviously very important to the consumer! My best guess is that these particular patterns are from the 1950's.  Never the less, they are in great condition and look as if they were never used. I do believe there is a happy home out there waiting for them in all of their cuteness. They'll be at Auntie Sisters in State Street Market in time for our Holiday Open House on November 10th and 11th. We are going to have a 'dancing good time', and hope to see you there.
Until next time,