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From Flat to Fat

Happy New Year everyone! I know it has been a long time since I last wrote a post but you know how busy the holidays are. I am betting that all of you were too busy to read blog posts anyway, right? Well, now that the holidays are over for the most part I will show you something that I made to help me remember this wonderful Christmas time. If you have read my blog for a couple of months or more you will remember seeing my December Daily in the post, “Out of the Mess”.

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This is the unfinished version. The pages were all there but none of them, including the cover had been decorated. Well everyday in December I wrote down a little something I did and put aside some ephemera that corresponded with what I wrote down. Then every other day or so, I played with my December Daily and all the embellishments and ephemera I had so I could go back to it in the years to come and remember the fun times.
This is what my December Daily looks like now!

I didn’t show you all the pages but you get the idea. This is the second year I have made a December Daily and I love them. I had so much fun reading what I did at Christmas time last year I know this is a tradition I will hold on to. So now you can see how my December Daily (and my waistline) went from flat to fat over the holidays. Later this year I will post a blog when I start constructing my one for Christmas 2015 and I hope some of you will come and play along!

Easter is Finished!

Okay, I know it’s only February 25th and Easter is not until April 20th this year. So you must be asking, “How can Easter be finished already?” Well, anyone who is in retail knows you must always be working on the next season so your merchandise will not be put out too late. Valentine’s Day is over so now people are looking to buy Easter items.

Today I finished making the last items to sell at Mossy  Cottage for this Easter season, so that is how I can say Easter is finished. Unfortunately, those of us who make items for retail get tired of the holiday decorations before the holiday actually arrives! This is especially true for Easter and Christmas because I tend to make so many items for these holidays. Hopefully in a week or two bunnies, chicks and lambs will be appealing to me again! Here are the last items I finished today. They are Easter arrangements made with all sorts of vintage ornaments, vases, bottle brush trees, etc… Everything I used for these arrangements I already had on hand.

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And while you are enjoying these pictures, I’m off to dig out my stash of flags, stars and seashells!