Well I did not plan well this year. I did not create enough to keep up with demand and now I am hurting. I stayed up working on elves last night until 5:30am this morning. I was trying to get ready for the Holiday Open House at the Rusty Bucket but I will not be ready. I was able to finish some things but not enough to be excited about. I finished what I call my staples, the items I know people like but I did not get to the real fun stuff. You know the stuff you don’t use a pattern for and you don’t plan out – you just create.
And now I can’t, I have a migraine/tension headache. I have taken my medication and now I am just waiting – hoping it will go away. Which it will, but I cannot do anything until it is gone.
So with all the needless stress I have been putting on myself to get ready for Open Houses and Craft Shows I have decided to not do them this year. I have some items completed that are available for sale and if you are interested in them just drop me an email. I will ship internationally also but just remember shipping prices are crazy high. And I do accept Paypal also. A friend of mine teaches classes and she has graciously offered to let me keep the things at her classroom so I do not stress myself out any more but I will try to sell them here also. If you are ever interested in anything I make let me know. I have many orders to fill for Christmas items this year and that makes me very happy so I will be working on them also.
I did more mice stockings ornaments– these guys are adorable. The pattern is from Old Country Cupboard.
They are available for sale for $10 each plus shipping.
And reindeer! This is also an Olde Country Cupboard pattern and a bit hit.
They are available for $12 each plus shipping.
Here are the elves – I love each and every one of them. They are very fun to make (when your head is not hurting). I decided to give the girls skirts, aren’t they cute.
They are available for sale, they are $25 plus shipping. Drop me an email if you are interested, they will not be here long, my friend is taking them to her classroom this weekend. But I will special order them also. Sorry they are all gone – more to come!!
And I have a bunch of these little guys waiting to be decorated. I cannot remember what my plan was for them but I enjoy dressing them up without a plan.
He is also available for $17 plus shipping.
Here is what my room currently looks like. You can distinctly see three work stations, I just kind of move around the room. I had to close the door this morning and not think about the mess, I cannot handle messes.
Well I am off to have some lunch and then rest up a little. Have a great day and don’t forget to find some stitching time!!