Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Public Service Announcement

Tumus officially closed for the season on Monday December 13th.
I worked up until Friday December 17th, 8:30pm finishing out orders.
I can now tend to this cold with some well deserved R&R. The prospect of sleep
and birthday presents makes me even happier.

Guinness would also like to remind you to not eat the "yellow" snow.

Hope everyone has a great Christmas!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Back in May of this year (2010) Chris' dad and step-mom flew us out
to the middle of the desert...aka Arizona....
about 10 miles from Tombstone....
and give or take 25 miles from the Border....

(that little stretch glimmering there is Tombstone. Wave Howdy)

I didn't really like the desert. I'm not a "hot n' dry" kinda gal.
I like my moisture. I like grass. I'm not a fan of things that poke or
choking dust.

Tombstone was small. Very small. It's not hard to imagine cowboys and
gunslingers shuffling up to the bars there
and getting rowdy drunk. It IS the middle of nowhere.

But then there's the sad fact that it's entirely done up for the tourists.
So some of the magic is lost. SOME, but not all of it.
If you look really hard you can find some pretty great things where you
least expect it.

(Sheriff Armadillo as seen in a tourist shop in Tombstone)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The REAL crafters arsenal

Alot of times my "real" crafting arsenal has nothing to do
with scissors and thread.
It's not packed with colorful bits of felty bits or buttons.

It's a grittier reality.

It's IcyHot on a flexible fabric roll taped to my wrists and fingers.
A variety of heating pads for my back and to keep warm.
Scented candles to keep me perky.
A doughnut seat (yes it's true)
hand lotion
eye drops
wool lined slippers that are molded to my foot shape
ponytail holders and clips for those days when my head remains "down"
Tea for the morning
and beer for the evening

These are my constant companions in the days leading up to the final push before Christmas.

What's in your secret crafter's arsenal?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Crafting for Everyone? Eep!

Sometimes Christmas wouldn't be Christmas
without last minute projects to finish, er, start.

Mom is getting felt cat face versions of all
of the cats we've owned and loved.
Then it'll be framed.

A dog ornament for the mother-in-law
and another one for my youngest sis.

I don't know when I'll have time to do all this, but I think if I wish REALLY
hard it'll happen, right?

There there's the "other" list of things I want to do, not necessarily
before Christmas, but I'll worry about that AFTER the Holidays.

There is a Santa Claus isn't there Virginia?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

4 months is a heck of a long time

Alot has changed in 4 months.
I now work from home.
I had a really successful garage sale.
I threw my youngest sister a Baby Shower (I feel old).
I had an INCREDIBLE November on Tumus.
I planted 100 bulbs and still have leftovers :(
I baked 4 pies and 2 cobblers for Thanksgiving.
I was featured on HGTV the day after Thanksgiving for their Handmade Holiday special for my Doxie ornament.
I've grown in confidence about keeping my shop going and have faith that things will continue to happen when I need them too.

But some things will always stay the same.
I still make a heck of a lot of dogs and I'm okay with that.

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