Thursday, 17 December 2009

Most wonderful time of the year...

...that time of the year when I sit down for a proper meal for the first time in over a week and feel my eyelids involuntarily start to drift closed...
...that time of the year when I really must get those presents wrapped, those cards written, that big ol' pile of laundry cleaned, that suitcase packed...
...that time of the year when it becomes impossible to carry on fulfilling orders to the standard I like to keep up...

...and so I draw the curtains closed on my Etsy shops for the Christmas period. My shops are going into vacation mode until early January 2010 but in the meantime, should you feel the urge to have a browse around some of the items that will be available again after the holidays, here are a few sneak peeks behind that curtain. Click on any of the images below and you should be taken to the relevant item listing on Etsy - the 'add to cart' button will be greyed out until I reopen but though these items aren't cartable, they are still heartable!








The html know-how for this was kindly provided by this kindly Canadian: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheMossGarden - thank you Victoria!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

"To face unafraid the plans that we made..."

The other night I caught myself feeling Christmassy. Very early in December for me, but there I was, smearing this ghostly pale special face mask across my forehead, singing quietly to myself without realising at first..."in the meadow we can build a snoooowman..."

I've been dividing my time into making new clutches for Treacle Toffee (like this Snow Day clutch), setting up my facebook fan page for the shop, sorting out my stocks of crafting supplies for an end-of-year clearout, making things for my Scatterbox Originals shop, planning a new shop that I hope to launch next year (scary but exciting) and sorting out my Christmas gifts for friends and family. Not very long to go now!

The elusive "Christmassy feeling" has been waxing and waning for the past couple of days. I think I'll kickstart it again soon with some hot chocolate, It's A Wonderful Life and my snowflake pyjamas...

"Walking in a winter wonderlaaaaaaand!"