Friday, September 27, 2013

Fika Friday

Yes, the weekend has arrived! It has been one heck of a week and I'm quite overjoyed that today marks the start of the weekend, woot!
I've begun the crafting craziness for the upcoming Christmas fairs and it's been a blast. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but some of the new things I'm making this year are pretty darn cute. And....I'm finally going to be putting things in my Etsy shop! What?! It's true! So stay tuned!
Enjoy your weekend! :)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sister Crafting, continued

So, remember way back in January when Caryn (my sister) and I had great hopes to meet once a month in order to finish our homemade advent calendars for this Christmas? Well, good thing we started in January, because we still have quite a ways to go before they're complete, and time is running out!

However, I must say, we made tremendous progress on Saturday...Caryn even tried her hand at the sewing machine for the first time!!! She is a natural...even though her signature move was the "free willy": taking your hands completely off the sewing machine while pushing the peddle. [see below for a free willy action shot]

After her first pocket she exclaimed, "This is such a rush!". 

 I also overheard her giving herself little pep talks while sewing some of the pockets. My favorite was probably, "Minor setbacks didn't lose any fingers." Overall, Caryn picked up sewing right away and I think I've created a monster. 

Here is a progress shot of our advent calendars. We actually completed more pockets than shown above and we're now halfway there...meaning 25 pockets finished for one of the calendars and 25 more to go! We're going to stencil with red fabric paint, "God Jul", ("Merry Christmas" in both Swedish and Danish) across the top. They're coming together and I'm so excited to see the finished products!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fika Friday

Another throwback fika week, folks! This pic taken back on our honeymoon over two years ago, my how time flies! We had a grand ol' time in St. John, sipping coffee, going to the beach, and exploring the local eateries. Good times.
Can you guys believe that it's already September?! I am so excited for the Fall but also can't believe that summer flew by so quickly. I'm ready for pumpkin bread and spiced cider. And definitely ready for colder's been in the 100s here all week, bleh!
I started working on some crafty prototypes for the Lucia fair last night [starting earlier...lesson learned from last year's fair] and am excited about making new stuff this year. We're going to do two Lucia fairs, a month a part, so I need lots of inventory ready to go! I want to make more Lucia-themed items this year...any ideas?? I'm doing more ornaments than last year...trying out some new styles so we'll see how those look. Stay tuned!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!