Holiday prep is in full swing around here, though it’s counting less and less as prep these days and more, just, well, the holidays, I guess. The kick in the pants I gave myself to start early this year has left the season feeling less overwhelming so far, which has been nice. Nothing like getting a jump on your work for those evenings when the toddler decides that bedtime is optional. Here are a couple of studio shots, because productive mess is good mess, right?
Desktop with puppets waiting to be packaged and various project odds and ends. This will be clean again sometime in January, most likely.
One of many goals sheets. Watching those hash marks add up is the best.
These guys are orphaned Tenenbaums waiting for a third that matches their size. Matching sizes on puppet sets is surprisingly tricky sometimes since the margin of error on a 4″ puppet is tiny.
P.S. Don’t forget, today is the last day for my holiday early bird sale. Order now, before my desk truly explodes.
I’m excited to share that I’ll be selling at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair the first weekend in December! Get ready to get your felt on, Motown!
Though it feels like a lifetime ago, I did the show for the first time back in 2007 while I was in the process of moving from Rhode Island to Chicago. Crazy how long ago that feels! This photo of my booth is pretty funny to reminisce on as well.
How things change, eh?
More on DUCF.
Good planters are hard to come by, not to mention expensive. Our favorite mustard yellow flower pot was stolen off the porch a few weeks back (don’t even get me started on the talking to I’d like to give those punks…) so I’ve been thinking about what kind of planter I’d like to get next spring to replace it. Since a pricey one is out of the question, I’ve been thinking about DIY ideas that could make a cheap one cuter and came upon this project from Apartment Therapy. Ugly brown pot + Rustoleum drips = fun option. Now, if I can only keep the plant alive…
I don’t do a whole lot of sales through the year, but if there’s one thing I’d love to encourage, it’s folks ordering early for the holidays. So, if a little felt something is on the Christmas list of somebody you know, now’s the time! From now till November 15, use the coupon code “EARLYBIRD2013″ to get 20% off your purchase in my Etsy shop.
Pretty swell, right? Now, go pick out something awesome.
P.S. Holiday items are up now, too!
For those of us who pin a million things and find that we never actually try any of them (um, that’s all of us, right?), Just the Tips actually tries them out. Two bffs try out advice and projects of magazines and the internet and the results are (as things from the internet tend to be) a little ridiculous. And totally worth watching.
P.S. I found out about this series from the Ann Friedman email newsletter, also totally worth subscribing to.
Alright, you guys, I’m officially one of the cool kids now (joining right before it becomes uncool, probably)– I’m now on Instagram at @littlefeltwonders. Come see my semi-regular pictures of work, play and the kiddo.