Monday, November 30, 2009

Halfway up the mountain!



With Twist behind me and all my Craftland goodies shipped, I'm rationing my remaining energy to sustain me through two more fairs. Bazaar Bizarre Boston is right around the corner and Mass Market (also in Boston) follows shortly after.

I have plenty of inventory and my display all set but I'm a little disappointed in myself for not introducing as many new products as I'd planned. There are a couple new card designs but I didn't set up my studio in our new place quickly enough to be truly efficient. With just three work days left before Bazaar Bizarre, I'm trying to decide which of my many new design concepts will be realized in time for the show. I've got a dusty chinchilla print, some pinback buttons, tea sipping camels and a cat in a paper bag to choose from.

I'm also trying very hard to not let the new home suck up too much of my attention this month. I'd like to be able to put everything on hold and take a week to hang art, sew pillowcovers, decorate for the holidays and go thrifting for furniture. I must remind myself that the home isn't going anywhere and it isn't a priority during the hectic holiday season. And yet... I have to show you these acts (above photos) of wintry window embellishing I committed last night while over-caffeinated from chai-nog.

Well, I must get going on tonight's print sleeve-ing process. I'm glad I can do that task on the couch in front of a movie because I'm really in the mood to watch Die Hard (at least one of them).

9 comments:

Art Wall Katie said...

Chartreuse and baby blue is one of my favorite color combinations. Cute purple door too. New houses are fun.

Littleclouds said...

I vote for the 'cat in the paper' bag.
I don't know what that entails but it sounds brilliant !

ps: unless its a real cat in a real bag because thats meaaan !

Talia said...

I LOVE the Ho Ho Ho on the door! Just lovely!

Bea Modisett said...

I will leave a real comment Elise, no talk about making real capital income!! The windows look great...I understand the urge to want to make it perfect and finished to your standards. Hope the fairs went well!

hellojenuine said...

hello lovely elise! i know you've been quieter on the blog front lately, but i wanted to let you know i invited you to share seven things that you love on your blog, as i did here: http://hellojenuine.blogspot.com/2010/02/seven-things.html
no problems if you want to give it a miss, but thought i'd let you know!

Jocelan Thiessen said...

wow your new home is so lovely! I have the same taste in homes and hop i can get one soon also~

Dylana said...

Just came across your blog!

It is lovely!

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Sarah said...

Here's one argyle whale fan who misses the updates! Hope all is well and that you are not blogging for happy busy reasons! (and not horrible stressful ones.)

Anonymous said...

Come back! I miss your updates :(