Archive for November, 2009

Santa Claus is coming to town……

Friday, November 27th, 2009

He is ………can you believe it?   I can,  as he has been hanging out with me for the last few days…….

santa claus

santa claus

It’s been kind of off putting having Santa stay at my house as I have so much work still to do for this weekend’s craft fair extravaganza, and he keeps tutting and saying he only gets one night to prepare not weeks and weeks like I had …….personally I’m envious of his elves as I can’t imagine Santa is very handy at making schtuff  at all, at least not that I’ve witnessed…….

So yes this weekend  don’t forget if you are in the Madison area to stop by and say hello to the critters and myself at the craftacular

at the Madison Masonic Center, 301 Wisconsin Ave,  the first 50 shoppers get a free goody bag………how sweet is that?

And for the Chicagoans out there stop by the Bucktown Bazaar and say hello to the critters and Markie (I’ll be there on Sunday)

bucktown bazaar

Gaaaaaaaaa so much to do……..I feel like the white rabbit  “I’m late,  I’m late”   best got on with it…………

Tick, tock……

Friday, November 20th, 2009

That’s the sound of the Christmas countdown……Every day the ticking gets a little louder,  and makes me just a little more manic.   Last week I did (finally) manage to get some goodies to Anthology,  The cat and crow and Unique Yarns so a little pressure is of me. But the Craftacular and the Bucktown Bazaar is next week so I need to be VERY productive this week as it’s the 2 shows on the same  weekend……………waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa what was I thinking?

I did make something else new for the shows although I will also list them in the shop………

snowman clips

snowman clip

What do you think?  little snowman hair clips……….I’m going to make a few more as I really like how they turned out…

One of my favourite thing about doing the shows is meeting so many wonderful people and getting the critters a wonderful new home where they will be loved everyday……Last show was Mr Orange’s turn,  Rachel saw him and they fell in love and now he is causing mayhem at her house…

mr orangeMakes me feel so happy to see him ready to fight for his patch of the tower,  thanks for taking him in Rachel.

Better than Build a Bear……..

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Did you hear that?  That’s what I was told this past weekend at the Red Sled Christmas show in La Grange.   Basically 3 wee girls were given the choice of critters or a trip to build a bear………I was fearful that the critters were going to be rejected for the mighty build a bear…….. but they won……….yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay for the critters,  I tell ya they were squeaking with delight at that news.

Red Sled was a brilliant start to my Holiday Shows and I would like to thank everyone for coming and shopping and being so sweet to me and the critters,  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the love and support,  and knowing that the critters have wonderful new homes makes me sigh with relief and contentment.  I gotta tell ya though the weather was absolutely wonderful well in the 70s and it felt very odd to be putting up the Christmas trees on my booth…..although wouldn’t it be wonderful if it stayed like that in December too………..fingers crossed,  although I won’t hold my breath.

Here is the obligatory booth shot

red sled

Toot! Toot! Toot!

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Can you hear that?  It’s the sound of the critters blowing their trumpets in glee at the awesomely exciting news that critters will now be found at a new home………  at the Contemporary Craft Art Museum in Pittsburgh

contemporary craft art gallery pittsburgh

Ooooooh lah  dee dah………..Needless to say they are very excited and quite frankly feeling a little pretentious about being in a real art gallery,  I keep reminding them it’s in the store but I think they have stopped talking to me…..apparently I’m far to menial to reach their heady heights of fame…………..sigh………poor me.