Sunday, November 28, 2010

Loong Weekend.

I have been off from work since Thursday. It has been FABULOUS. Hubs and I had four full days of turkey and relaxation. There was lots of napping, crafting and movie watching. Needless to say, I am dreading putting on real people clothes and heading off to work in the morning. I think the couch and my sweats will miss me.
Today, Hubs and I put up the tree. My mother in law thinks I was crazy for putting it up since we'll be away for the holidays, but could pass it up. I love sitting in the dark with only the tree lights during the holidays. Plus, it's a fake tree, so why not right?
Last year I convinced Hubs to buy a fake tree. He was so completely against it, but I wore him down. I hate the maintenance of a real tree. It's impossible to ever get all those needles out of the floor. Also, it's impossible to not get covered in sap when u are putting the tree up and taking it down. Once it's up Guinness considers it his personal water bowl. I hate him drinking that filthy water. Finally, they are expensive, I hate the smell, and when I touch them I get a rash. Fake trees don't need water or cleanup and they don't smell like anything. Perfect.

I love our tree.

What do u think? Are u a real tree person or a fake tree person?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Epic bad Day

I haven't written a blog entry in the longest time. I hope you guys, my very small pool of readers haven't given up on me. I haven't forgotten the blog, I just haven't really known what to write about. The last few weeks my crafting has been pretty nil. Im in the swing of it again trying to fill my Christmas orders. Which I will no worries. Basically, I've just has writers block.

Today, I had an epically BAD day at work. It was the kind of day where I seriously considered walking out (before I realized how unadult and irresponsible that reaction would be). Now, I'm at home shedding the tears I've been waiting to shed all day and wondering how I'm going to muster up the strength to go back there tomorrow. I suppose all I can do is hope for the best.

Hubs is out now trying to buy a dinner to make me feel better. Cute right?

Anyways, that's it for now. Just wanted to let you know I'm still here. I'll update again soon, sooner than three weeks, with completed dollhouse pictures!

Wish me luck with tomorrow :) Maybe with a little help it will be better than today.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Time to get thinking about Christmas!

Today is November 1st.  Can you believe it? Where did the month of October go?

Now that it's officially November, I can no longer put off that I have tons of sewing for Christmas to do.  I have orders for EIGHT (can you believe it!) dollhouses for the big day.  These obviously need to get done first, and significantly before so that they can be sent through the mail (without costing me a fortune).  Each of the dollhouses in the order is different and I'm really excited. I have two regular houses, one farmhouse, one barn, one beach house, one  vet clinic, and one pet shop.....oh..and one garage.  I cut out the beach house last week.  I figured it would be easiest  to plan out all the houses, then cut all the pieces, then sew.  Once everything is all sewn then I can make the tags and ship. Very efficient right?  Henry Ford would be so proud.

Today at work I decided to do a little planning with my stolen minutes here and there.  So far I have ideas for five of the houses.  Please forgive my drawing.......

I'm still trying to decide if I should use fabric for the decorations around the house like I did the last two times, or if I should try felt for these.  Hub told me, very eloquently, when I asked what he thought "They ordered based on fabric, not felt.  If you are going to do it, you better do it right."  He sure is a charmer that Hubs, especially over email. I saw a few houses in this flickr group where they used felt to decorate, and they just look so intricate and cute.  I wonder if I can do a better job using the felt instead of the fabric.  What do you think?  

Aside from the dollhouses, I really wanted to make presents for my niece and nephew.  For Tommy I wanted to make a play mat where he could play with his matchbox cars.  For Brooklyn I loved this tutorial from Prudent Baby for a portable tea set.  Finally, I wanted to make a baby shower gift for my friend Shannon who's due on Christmas Day. 

I hope I have enough time for everything.  If only I hadn't slept through October.  Now if I can only keep my eyes open long enough for the next month to sew, sew, sew!  Wish me luck!

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