Archive for December, 2010

Happy Hogmany!!!

Friday, December 31st, 2010

What do you mean what’s Hogmany?  It’s what us Scots call New Years Eve,  and it’s when  we get all sentimental and of course have a drink……. merely to help us reflect on the past year you understand.   I for one can’t believe that a whole year has passed already,  not that I want 2010 to hang around for much longer.   Personally it hasn’t been a bad year for us but it certainly looks like it’s been more than difficult for so many others and I hope 2011 will be much kinder.

We did manage to make it out to the Christkindl Market in Chicago’s Daley Plaza this year (we messed up and missed it last year).  I love the market it’s all Christmassy and Mark made a few purchases for my stocking that were a lovely surprise on Christmas morning…….I’ll share my Christmas goodies in a blog post next year as I haven’t taken piccies of anything yet.

So I wish you all a wonderful Healthy and Happy 2011 and raise a glass and say Happy New Year Everyone…..I hope it’s a good one.

You’d better watch out…..

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Santa Claus is coming to town………Eeeeeek It’s looking very Christmassy in Critterville.  The Christmas dinner has been ordered from Whole foods (cooking is not one of my “special” skills) the tree is decorated and stockings are hung by the fireplace.  And there is a warm glow in my cheeks,  although that’s probably more due to the Sierra Nevada Christmas beer…..yum festive.

I’m wrapping up the last of my custom orders and getting ready to enjoy a quiet Christmas at home.  AAAAAaaaaaaah how I love my annual tradition of locking the door on the 23rd and not unlocking it again until at least the 27th……bliss.

I thought I’d give you a little recap of the truly brilliant Bazaar Bizarre that happened in Cleveland last weekend.  Lots of Critters found truly awesome homes

I just love this show,  I bought lots of goodies and got to hang out with a couple of my favourite crafters ever,  Amy (oblinaknit) and Michelle her booth helper.

It’s always extra fun hanging out with them even if Michelle is a little addicted to texting,  thanks ladies for being so brilliant.  My booth you ask?  well ok I’ll share

There really was only one problem with my booth and that was that I was located right by  Lilly’s chocolates………oh my god!!!!  that stuff is deliciously good especially the chomp bar,  we chomped all day and bought a little stash for Christmas……..I love Christmas yummmmmmmmmm

Thank you so much to all the wonderful shoppers who stopped by to say hello I truly wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Countdown to Christmas…..

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

18 days to Christmas,  can you believe it?  What I am more shocked by is that it’s only 4 days until Bazaar bizarre …….and my final show of the season.   Speaking of shows I figured  I’d give  you a little pictorial update of the last couple of weeks…..

The crafty fair…….

The Rockford handmade market which was a wonderful show,  Danielle the organizer had the prairie st. brewhouse looking so beautiful and Christmmassy  it was a delight just to be in there.   I was thrilled to be included with so many talented creative people all from the Rockford area…….I got so much cute schtuff  like the cutest little sock monkey from socks that rock,  I seriously kept having to drag myself away from staring at her booth as I wanted all her little zombies to come home with me.  I also got  2 fabulous knit ornaments from glissknits and the coolest Christmas stocking made from a burlap coffee sack from burlapworks,  it’s so cool and unique and looks totally fab hanging at my fireplace.

We got our tree on Sunday and yes it came home the traditional way

Aaaaaah nothing like driving home from the tree lot with a 6 foot tree sticking out the back of the mini cooper to make me feel all festive.

So that’s all for now,  as I’m busy trying to get new critters for Bazaar Bizarre……….

eeeeeeek I am so excited for this show,  I love Cleveland!!!!!