Mom, I'm coming home

My bags are packed, packed with presents that is. Two whole bags! I have no room for my clothes! Guess I have to figure something out by tomorrow. I'm heading to North Carolina for a few days to celebrate Christmas with my amazing family. I'll be back in the New Year. Have a very Merry Christmas and an even happier New Year!


My Weekend

Another great weekend up in the cabin. We attempted to cut down our own Christmas tree but no such luck. We ended buying a nice one and drank mulled wine while we decorated. Brett's sister and I made a wreath too. Note to self - where gloves next time you do this. I'm headed to North Carolina in three days. I can't wait!


Great Etsy Article

There's a great article in the NYTimes today about etsians who've been able to quit their day jobs. It's pretty inspiring!
Found via A Cup of Jo.

Dores Handmade Giveaway

Sorry I've been MIA the past couple of days. The holidays are always a really busy time. Anyway, I'm a little late on this but Dores Handmade is having a giveaway for one of her necklaces. Check out her blog if you get a chance. It's one of my new favorites.


Holiday Craft Sale

There's another craft sale this weekend in NYC! Click here for more info. Here are some things on my list this weekend - buy Christmas presents, make presents, wrap them, do some baking - a gingerbread house would be awesome but I don't think I'll have time. What are your plans for the weekend?


Our Tree and its Skirt

Here's our tree and its skirt as promised. We picked out a pretty decent one this year. It's about my height and smells wonderful. I feel better now that the ugly tree stand isn't showing. I've also added another type of garland to my shop.


Scalloped Tree Skirt

The past couple of years the bottoms of our trees have been naked. This year I decided to sew a tree skirt. I used this pattern. Photos of the end results will be in the next post.

Lauren Haupt Jewelry

I discovered Lauren Haupt at the Bust Craftacular over the weekend. Her jewelry is really pretty and her booth was one of my favorites.


Christmas Garland

Christmas Tree Garland is now up in my shop. A few more holiday items are coming soon!

My Weekend

This was a pretty busy weekend. The Craftacular was awesome - so many vendors. There were a ton of people (as you can see in the first photo) so it was kind of hard to get a good look at things but it was still fun. We had some good food and wine. The last photo shows my new favorite salad - arugula, cranberries, cherry tomatoes, apples, walnuts, goat cheese and a little balsamic and oil. We grilled some steak too. So good.


Lotta Jansdotter

Lotta Jansdotter has some new goodies in her shop. Here are some of my favorites.