Dec 22, 2007

Last of the custom orders

These are the last of the custom ornaments that I did this
year. As of midnight tonight my website will be closing for a needed New Years re-do, and some together time with my family. I have one final trip to make to the post office tonight. I will reopen the site on Jan 1st. One more night of no- sleep and then I can wrap some packages, and enjoy the time with my family. And I will probably be out there in all of the craziness for a few last minute items. Next year I'm doing all my shopping in August! ( I won't say how many times I have said that). But usually I am completely done by now. Not so this year!

Dec 19, 2007

vintage Sant Claus ornament

I have been working on some custom orders this week , in addition to the
Holiday cataglogue items ,and as of midnight Saturday Dec 23rd, I will close the web site and Etsy down for the
Holidays in order to spend some Quality time with my family, and get things
ready for the website for the new year. I will re-open the web site on Jan 1

and the Etsy will be back on the 2nd.

Dec 16, 2007

It's Beginning to Look a Little Like Christmas

Well I have finally got a chance to do a little decorating. I feel a little better about it now. My son came home from college and didn't think it was at all as Christmas-y as it should be (we just barely got some ornaments put up on the tree before he arrived home!) And there are still no cookies. Normally I start baking at the beginning of November. I freeze the dough ,unfrosted cookies etc. and by mid Dec. I literally have around 66 dozen cookies! That is not including what I have scooted aside for my family to eat, and keep at bay, so they don't break into the main stash! I usually do between 35-40 baskets for friends, family , teachers, husband's employees, etc. I have had so many orders and shows ( which has been truly so wonderful) that I have not baked more than a batch here and there that my family has quickly snatched up and eaten. I tease my best friend every year that I will be celebrating Orthadox Christmas which is January 6th and bides me a little more time. This year it may just come true! It won't be 66 dozen but at lease I feel I am caught up enough to make it more Christmas-y for my family and I can work on the gifts I will send to my family in California, and Texas. (post office says they need to be out by the 20th for Priority Mail) I'd better get started!