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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas decorating

Finally got to start my decorating, Samantha came up last night and helped me put up the tree. We sorted through some of the ornaments and I gave her some that were hers for her tree. You will notice Buddy has his spot under the tree already picked out. I wonder what he will do when we start putting the presents down there.

Samantha is doing a giveaway on her facebook, just click here for the details. She is planning several giveaways in the next couple of weeks. I hope to have one, just have to decide what to use for my giveaway. Hopefully next week, I can get that done and the freebies available.

I have been busy this week with orders, I am still getting them. I thought I would be done by now. But people are still ordering. Hopefully next week at this time, I will be done. I still have to get in the trailer and get stuff ready for my blog sale. I didn't have much left this time. I have a little bit of Carmen's stuff and some of Samantha's apron to add to the blog sale this year.

It only took us about 1 hour and 20 minutes this time, to get the trailer packed. Friday and Saturday were really good, but Sunday the lookers were out. So that was a slow day. But glad the shows are behind me now. I am looking forward to a good housecleaning and getting rid of stuff. I took down all my chicken items and packed them up. I want a less cluttered look this year. I have so much stuff, I need to downsize. Even my Christmas stuff, I am not putting it all out this year. I think sometimes less is better. I want to decorate mostly with small trees with white lights and lots of greenery and a few of my favorite Santas this year and that is all.

I hope to get this pattern done next week. I had several of these at the show and they sold right off. I am going to have a team of reindeer pulling the sleigh in different poses. Samantha found the sleighs for me at Target for only $2.50 each, so I bought all they had. Hope to find some more to add to my stash.

I am ready to start designing again, I always feel so far behind at show season, no time to design, just make for the shows. I keep saying it every year, I am going to start earlier, but it never happens. A friend of mine, Lesa and I are going to have a competition going next year. We will see who can get the most done in a certain amount of time, then whoever loses get the money and gets to buy fabric. We haven't decided how much, but I think we are thinking 5.00 dollars a week. So hoping see the other get to buy fabric and post it, will help us get motivated.


  1. Your tree is beautiful!!! Love the tree skirt and the reindeers pulling santa.

  2. Hi Sandy~

    Your tree is beautiful!!

    Have a wonderful day~Becky

  3. Love your tree and the Santa in the sleigh is adorable! Wish Target was closer to me! Thanks for the Christmas card....I got it today! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Diane ♥

  4. Wonderful tree!!! So many fun ornaments!! I so hear you about downsizing and less being more - but it seems once I open those boxes, I can't stop because most have been gifts and I so love displaying them and revisiting the memories. But, this year, who knows....I'm still shoo-ing black cats out of my living and dining rooms.... ;o) Hope you get some down time soon - don't know how you do it....(So LOVE how you do reindeer...I think I've said that before - but they're just too cute!) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  5. Your tree looks great Sandy...and how cute is your pup!! Love the Santa~n~reindeer in the sleigh~~
    Have a great weekend!

  6. Your tree is soooo the snowman.


  7. Hi,Sandy, I'm so glad that your shows went well. Sorry for you about Sunday, that's the day you'd think they'd be buying like crazy. Oh, well, their loss! I love the new Santa in the sleigh pattern. Will you be posting it soon? I hope Target still has some sleighs for sale up here.
    I saw some of your work come to life on Vicky's Art blog, they look awesome.
    Warm Holiday Wishes To Everyone!!

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