I feel really bad that I haven't posted in almost a week!
I am up to my neck in holiday faire madness!
Mostly, I feel bad because I wanted to do a post last Thursday to let you know that I was guest posting over at Kristin's blog, for her Attitude of Gratitude series.
It has been inspiring reading some amazing stories from fellow bloggers and the things that have made each of us thankful.
Although it's long overdue, I invite you to read my post from last week, and the others who have and will be posting until November 21.
Over the weekend, I got the two hutches finished, and worked on several fun Christmas signs.
Here's what will be coming with me to the faire:
I found this toboggan recently, and instantly knew it would make a great porch sign for Christmas.
It's actually still in great shape, if you wanted to sled with it still too!
Here's what it looked like when I found it:
Removing the ratty old padding and yellow nylon cord, it is now a fun welcome sign!
I adore old Christmas movies.
One of our favorites is "It's a Wonderful Life".
Last year I made the Bailey Bros. Building & Loan signs
and I hope to have 3 more this year.
They sold quickly, and I had special orders for more.
This year, I won't be taking any special orders.
I hate to disappoint, but I also hate having jobs hanging over my head, when I would rather be making memories with my kiddo and family!
I also have a replica of the town sign that I made:
A simple, rustic "JOY"...
I found an old piece of crusty siding, and painted a more traditional look:
I also made this one out of a big piece of barn wood:
This song always makes me weep.
My favorite carol.
I added a bit of sparkly here and there.
This is another repeat.
I'm adding more seasonal versions- these always are a hit!
This is the only one I have available as of right now- ice skates are tough to find this time of year.
I was surprised to see this on the blades as I was putting the sign together:
Is it just me, or are UK pieces easier to find??
I feel like I am magically drawn to anything from Britain!
Finally, I made up this rustic welcome home wall hook sign.
I found a neat old wool scarf that I plan to stage with it.
The hooks are vintage, and I love the natural staining on the redwood.
My apologies for the lack of creative staging / so so picture quality.
Such a busy week, and the grocery store beckons.
Here's a coupon if you plan on coming to the pre-sale soiree:
Saturday and Sunday are free admission!
My booth at Aunt Bee's is not looking very holiday-ish yet...
I've put a few things in that I could spare, but they are mostly gone already!
It will be stocked up next week, I promise.
I've got a few more projects to show you this week, but they will probably be short and sweet posts.