Hello my dears!! I am finally back...and truly feeling like myself! The coughing and sneezing are over...and the holiday is in full swing!! We are putting the finishing touches on a handful of family gifts, and working on some new orders.
In all honesty the apt. is a disaster area! One could argue that it resembles Santa's workshop..or a bakery I guess. Our tree is up...and quite fun I might add! The addition of turquoise and gold truly add a brand new level of fun! I promise pics very soon! We will be doing some shopping tomorrow for my brothers, and then it is home to clean up and relax a bit! Even if that means some more crafting. It will be personal crafting..and gifts!
Tonight I am working on a fun lil' garland using some fabulous carnival looking letters that I had printed out back in October, from the talented, and generous Jenny over at allsorts. I shrunk them down a bit and decided to glitter the scallop edging. I will post pics as soon as it is hung! (hopefully tomorrow)
I must must must share with you, all of these amazing, fabulous, and sweet sweet creations and gifts that have shown up in the mail over the past few weeks!
First, is one of the mostincredible creations ever!! A mixed media collage style winter cottage by the AMAZING Cheryl Kuhn! I cannot even begin to tell you how super duper talented and creative she is! And what a sweetheart!! I am so so thrilled to finally own one of her highly sought after pieces!! I hope to add a new piece each season! (I missed out this fall...boo hoo) Her pieces go very very very fast....so if you are in love with what you see...be sure to check in on her Folk Of Art page on the first of every month!! She is mind blowing!!
Second photo is of the sweetest sweetest note, and gifties from my blogland friend
Pam! She had just celebrated her 100th post...and was sweet enough to host a little give-away! I was so so excited to hear that I was one of the names pulled from the basket by "her staff"!! How darling is this tiny German glass glitter Wendy Addison star ornament? It is so so cute!! I pretty much skipped from room to room holding it for the first 20 mins after opening it! and I am just loving this lovely and classically sweet roses hankie!! I just think of Pam the second I glance at it!! Thank you so so much Pam!! Love them to bits!!
Third, is the spectacular creation I received by the fabulous
Danielle Muller in the "Winter Wishes" swap which she also hosted! I am just loving it to bits!! The colors are just perfection! The perfect balance of candy, sepia, and glitter! We will have it on display all year round!! I love it!! Thank you so so much Danielle!! And thank you so so much for hosting such a cool swap!
And last but certainly not least...are some of the sweetest little ATC collages ever! They are from Ms.Chrisy over at artista di carta. Aren't they just so darn sweet! I had asked if she could work with my color palette...and oh boy was I thrilled to bits with what she whipped up! Christine is always busy creating! Her eBay store always has some whimsical creations and loads of amazing vintage photos!! Be sure to have a peek!! I plan on adding to my collection very soon! I cannot wait to see what she will be doing for Valentine's day!!
I am just blown away by the creativity and generosity of my blogland friends/fellow artists! I still have a bunch more to photograph and share with you! The mailman has been very very good to me! My goodness!! Stay tuned...I promise I am back for good!!
Thank you so much everyone!!
Hope you are enjoying the season!!