New Listings in the Etsy Shop!

Happy Friday!

Just dropping by to quickly let you know that I am in the process of listing 7 wreaths and 1 topiary centerpiece in my Etsy Shop!

Here’s what you will find there (they will be dribbling in over the next few days – I’ve got 3 of them listed as I write this and am getting ready to add another).

Click on the images to see them larger.

Happy shopping!

Hope you have a fantabulous weekend!

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Busy, busy, busy!

I’m pretty much holed up out in Santa’s Workshop, Southern Branch, making holiday magic.  Sometimes it seems the gods are not on my side…today I’m suffering with “Arthur” in my right thumb and then I managed to burn 3 fingers and my thumb on my left hand!  Geesh.

Tomorrow will be better, I know it.  The good news is that I finished one major commissioned project and another wreath in lovely pastel colors that will be available for purchase in the near future.

Before I closed the door tonight, I picked out a couple of things to use as a starting point for the next one and I wanted to share them with you.  So, here ’tis.IMG_2830

That elf is huge!  He’s been smiling at me for months, patiently waiting his turn.

Happy Friday, everyone!

Getting Ready for Atlanta!

In the Glittermoon Booth at the Atlanta Fair 2013

In the Glittermoon Booth at the Atlanta Fair 2013

Day after tomorrow, Phylliss and I will be heading off for Stone Mountain Park and the last Country Living Fair of the year. You can still get advance tickets online through tomorrow, 10/21.  That option saves you both time and money!

I have been out in Santa’s workshop pretty much non-stop trying to get things made to take with me.  I apologize for not being very present on the blog.  This is the time of year when I just never seem to be able to stretch myself enough to cover all the bases. It will most likely be like this until the middle of December.  When I get back from Atlanta, I have 6 commissions to make in between the shows so I am feeling a bit stressed over that.  But very, very happy to have the opportunity to make special wreaths for people!

Also, pretty soon I will be able to tell you some exciting stuff that I have had to keep to myself so please stay tuned.

Before I sign off for the evening, I do want to share with you two new wreaths and a bunch of the “Mini Topes” that I have been making.

Let me know what you think of them, ok?

Pink Joy

Pink Joy

This is Pink Joy.  This is for the person who loves the hot pinks, golds, greens, and other snazzy colors for Christmas.  It has some really cool stuff on it.  I think this one hung on a mirror would be fabulous.

Mid-Century Memories

Mid-Century Memories

Mid-Century Memories is just that.  With a wonderful Santa candy container as the centerpiece, this baby has all the stuff we boomers grew up with at our Christmases.  That’s even an aluminum tree branch poking out of the top.  Way too much fun!

And next is a little gallery of some of the “Mini Topes” that I have made for this fall.  There are some really fun ones in this bunch – and some pretty ones, too.  Please click on the pictures to enlarge them.

And, finally, I leave you with an elegant wall pocket to hang as part of your Christmas decorating.IMG_2658 - Version 2

Have a wonderful night everyone!  I hope to see you in Atlanta!

Endless Love

Forever love.  That’s what Mr and Mrs Claus have, perched upon a vintage silverplate sherbet dish.
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I’ve been making a bunch of “Tiny Topes” to take to the Country Living Fair next week and wanted to share this happy little one with you before I dash back out to the workshop.

Blowing you a kiss until we meet again. Cheerio.

 

I Bet You Can Guess This

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What do these two things have in common?

Guessing Game

If you read my last post, you know that I mentioned I had just finished a ginormous wreath.

This is what I wanted to start with:

Atomic Topper

Atomic Topper

Is that an awesome topper or what??  It is the biggest one I have in my collection.  I call it the Atomic Topper because it seems sort of Space Age-y in style and has those cool stars on it, too.  It reminds me of The Jetsons, who I loved when I was a kid way back when.  Jetsonslogo640x480

Anyway, there were a few directions that I could go with when I made the wreath and I was a bit undecided.  One thing I knew for sure was that it had to be BIG.  That topper demanded it.  And, I was in the mood for something big.

 So did I:

DSC_0314 - Version 2A: Go with an elegant silver and gold theme by adding this fabulous, humongous silver spray?

– Or –

DSC_0315 - Version 2B. Was I in the mood for a fun mid-century vibe with this enormous elf and those cool ornaments?

– Or –

DSC_0316 - Version 2C. Perhaps use the biggest celluloid reindeer I have ever seen (and have been hoarding, incidentally)?

– Or maybe I –

D. Came up with a combination of one or more of these?

What do YOU think I came up with?