Wednesday, December 9, 2009

This & That...

"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air."
~W.T. Ellis~
Hi Sweet Friends,
I am sorry I have been MIA for a couple of days, I have had an old injury flair up and it is making typing very painful and difficult. If there are a lot of
mistakes please ignore them and if I don't quickly respond to comments I am not ignoring you. I will get to them as soon as I can. Posting may be sparse too, so I may just show you photos without a lot of comment.

Thank you all for such a warm response to my new shop. Your feedback was very positive and helpful. I hope to finish up a few items to add as soon as my wrist allows it. In the meantime, I am up to a little of this and a little of that, savoring the scent of Christmas in the air.

I have a forest of tiny bleached bottle brush trees waiting to be decorated and turned into a part of a holiday center piece for our big farm table...A couple of paper clay snowman on boxes are waiting for their hats and scarves...A host of little glittered mittens are waiting to have loops sewn on them so they can be buttoned to tags that will top packages...A nature journal for my new shop is waiting for some finishing touches and an inverted collage star is just waiting for a little scene to be added so I can use it to top a small tree...But first, I need to pack up my Autumn decor...Yep, that's it, one large hand carved heart shaped bowl of potpourri. Pathetic, I know, but it was all I could manage and we were not entertaining here this year so I skipped out on the festive decor.

The elves are tired of waiting for me to decide to put up the tree, they have fallen asleep in their box...
I did think I was going to take a shortcut this year and use a pre~lit small tree that darling daughter found left behind in her storage shed. The problem was, it only had three legs and won't stand up and it was a very close relative of the one Charlie Brown used in the cartoon, pretty pathetic. That seems to be the running theme of my holiday decor of late, pathetic.

I may take this theme to a whole new level by using these this year...A rusty old sleigh and pitiful tree that used to be white but has aged to perfection into a creamy dreamy color. I have an idea I have latched onto, my family thinks I have lost my mind, but I will show them.

Oh, and lastly, I did find something I can do with a bum wrist, this...
I found this cool tool in a bunch of old sewing stuff in a flea market for ten cents. It is called the Hero Crazy Daisy Winder and it is quick, easy, and fun, after you decipher the instructions. I am not very good at instructions. Here is my first try, well, all except the sewing the center part, it was hard to hold the loose ends, sew, and take a photo...My mind is whirling with what else I can wind around this thing. Maybe wire, thin ribbon, jute, twine, threads & fibers. I'd even like to try some beaded wire. I have some tiny glass beads that I could string. I have a couple of ideas of how I can use or alter these, we will see.

Well, the old wrist is starting to ache so I'll sign off for now. I hope your hearts are filled with holiday cheer as the celebration of the birth of the Savior draws near!

Miss Sandy


Anonymous said...

Sandy, how sweet the little flower that tool makes! With all the lovely, sparkly yarns out there, I can see you making lots more pretty ones!

LiLi M. said...

Your beautiful nature journal that I won inspired me to make a Christmas journal for a swap, I cannot show yet, I still wanted to tell you that! Just take care Miss Sandy, we will be busy and not leaving you either, just don't do more than that is good for you! Though I love to see what you have been up to, of course!

Anonymous said...

So very sorry about your wrist Sandy. All the lovely tedious artwork you do has taken its toll. Please take it easy and feel better soon.

I remember the Crazy Daisy fad!!! Amazing that the packaging/directions were still with it!

Blessings to you this day. Wishing you joy and peace!

Vickie said...

Miss Sandy I can see great and wonderful things you can do with your little tree and sleigh! I think it would be absolutely fantabulous all done up for Christmas!

I hope your wrist heals quickly. I'm sort of bummed myself right now with a health problem that is throwing a wrench into my Christmas-ing & shopping. I hope we both get back to 100% in the blink of an eye and a twitch of the nose!

kathy said...

Hope your wrist gets better -- i am familiar with little ?joint glitches myself -- Oh I love the little flower -- and HMM wish I could find a winder -- with instructions lol --
As fot eh sleigh and tree -- OH too too fabulous -- I can see the tree in your vintage star ornies and the sleigh with brown packages and soft blue trim and snowflakes - yummy
Kathy - ga ♥

BellaRosa said...

Sandy so sad to hear about your wrist re-injury, I hope you feel better from that soon, are you wearing a support on it? I keep rehurting my shoulder, doing the stupidest of things like puling up my pants, putting on a sweater :) this cold makes it hurt worse, but thos heat patches have worked great so far, feel better amor and I love what I saw in your store and all the beauty you shared in this post...hmm put that lil cream christmas tree in the sleigh :) Besos, Rose

Lorrie said...

Sandy, I hope your wrist feels better soon. It's amazing how your crafty spirit won't stop...cute flowers.


Fete et Fleur said...

Congratulations on the opening of your new shoppe!! You have beautiful wares for sales.


SharDon Exclusives said...

Sandy, just seeing you hold your sweet flower makes me hurt for you. I have a thumb that I am sure I broke a couple months ago that is giving me fits. I thought I had just jammed it but now I am thinking I should have gone to have an xray. It is a little late now...so I live with the pain. So I have some idea of what you are going through. One never realizes how wonderful it is to have everything working correctly at the same time....I hope your hand heals quickly.

Anonymous said...

Man I feel sorry for you and a sore wrist. I have a bad shoulder gonna have a MRI Friday. I can type and that is about all. I know the typing is probably even making it worse. Getting older is no fun.

Celestial Charms said...

Sandy, I wish you will feel more comfortable soon. Things can be so much more difficult when in pain. You comment about the little pixies falling asleep was so cute!

Holly Campbell said...

I hope your wrist feels better soon! Your things are beautiful. . .have a wonderful Christmas season!

Bonita said...

So many beauties- the mittens, the bottle brush trees, even the autumn decor. I think I used to have one of those daisy winder things. It looks vaguely familiar. Evidently, I didn't do much with mine. Hope yours sees a lot more action.

Linda said...

Oh, I so love all of the glitter and whimsy!! I'm so sorry your injury has flared up and hope you'll be feeling entirely better very soon! I love what you made though - it's like a perfect fragile snowflake - gorgeous! :)

KathyB. said...

It is typical, isn't it? Here you are just getting started on your newly launched shop and then BLAM!, you're suffering from an old pain that would slow you down. I don't think you slow down too well, even your occasional migraines don't do that to you for long. I think that shows you have real passion for what you do,and you do it with love.

The little daisy winder turns out to be quite a gem, especially in your hands, suck a pretty little white snowflake/daisy.

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