Happy Christmas week! With just 2 days left to scramble around for gifts, why not head to your favorite handmade boutique? Art Star is one of my favorites and this year they asked me to make an exclusive item just for them, so if you are in the Philadelphia area, head on over to their awesome boutique to purchase last minute Little Flower Designs goodness like the exclusive platter above! Or, you can order it online here: shop Art Star
The last of the holiday orders are waiting to be picked up, that's the one service I love from the USPS!! Packing orders is both rewarding and tiring so I've decided to take a little shipping break until the 28th. I still have some items in my shop if you'd like a little something special, and they will ship out promptly on the 28th. Today and this week I am gearing up for our Christmas. A little bit of shopping, decorating, and enjoying a nice warm home with piles of snow outside! I am also in the studio, just a couple of hours each day. Since I'll soon be on maternity leave and closing down can be a bit scary, I thought I'd try to get ahead on some throwing. Energy permitting! But please note that my inventory is low and aside from some dinner plates and some tall vases I can't quite part with yet, everything is listed. And that just might be it until late spring. Enjoy your week, I hope you are ready for the holiday ; )
I'm ready to be snowed in, and since I am home and in the studio, I thought I'd keep my etsy shop open this weekend for any last minute online shoppers. So! I will ship all orders via USPS Priority Mail that are placed and paid for by Sunday at 6pm EST. The USPS website sais they can get it to you by christmas, so we'll just have to trust them!
Things will be winding down in the studio this week, I'm down to packing and shipping only. This is the last week to order items to ship in time for christmas, and my goal of clearing my shelves is going pretty darn good! I might sneak a few more things into my etsy shop but for the most part everything is listed and ready to ship the very next day!
Outside of my little flower world, we are slowly getting ready for the baby. She now has a crib (no mattress) and a dresser, her room is painted and her floor is shiny with a nice clean carpet. Now to sort through the pile of baby things and order the rest! We haven't gone overboard but wee people sure do need alot to get started. Once I close up the shop for the season I'll start on some mama made baby items. With so much going on, I'm wondering if I'm the only maker that hasn't done her holiday shopping or decorating? But priorities, right!
Hurry on over if you'd like the first pick! People are already shopping!!! and Thank you so very much for that! I will be packing and shipping early tomorrow morning so if you order over night it will go out tomorrow! I will also be adding the bowls and a few more serving dishes tomorrow, as well as the 5 ornaments I have left!
Thank you to everyone that came out for Holiday Heap on saturday and a huge THANK YOU to the Charm City Craft Mafia for putting on such a wonderful event. Above is a shot of my table before the crowds came, my Mister and I were busier than we can ever remember being at a show. Thank you for your patience as we wrote up each sale and packed your new pots for you. When we were driving home we kept talking about how we couldn't keep up and how nice everyone was. We are so impressed with the CCCM and how great they are at organizing shows, each year this show gets even better. It is small and intimate, good food and music. It's just the right mix for a fun shopping experience. And everyone that came out in the snow and slush, thank you! I can't tell you how many people remarked at how much they love this show, and how they love each and every single crafter. It was great to see my crafty pals and see them do so well at a show. Yep! this was truly an awesome event and a great way to end my pre-mommy show going! It just meant so much to me to be so supported in my crafty biz. Now, to finish unpacking and load up my etsy shop, hopefully late tonight it will reopen, I'll be sure to let you know!
Just less than 24 hours and I'll be setting up for Holiday Heap!
If you are in or around Baltimore or would just like a nice day out at a super awesome event, come on out to Holiday Heap to shop for loved one or yourself. I'm going to have a tea cup special, I haven't done this in quite some time!!!
Above is a one of a kind serving dish, inspired by the little lady tumbling up a storm in my belly!
See how the little bird is looking to the big bird for everything and the big bird's kindof like, uh-oh! Don't worry, I'll figure things out! We're in the age of google!
I've been getting ready for Holiday Heap in Baltimore on Saturday. Above and below is a glimpse of some new items I will have. Vases with words and without, all in a lovely gift able size. And a handful of ornaments! Of course I will also have platters and many other items in your favorite patterns but lately I've been working away from set patterns and going with a theme, I hope you'll love the charm of the new bigger birds and flowers. Each one is a little different, drawn free hand and in some ways seem more animated to me. So come early (10am) and stay for the day. Holiday Heap is such a fun show, you won't be disappointed, I know I have trouble staying at my table because I love to shop this show!!!! I'm off to unload, the above kiln and refill it with the very last firing of 2009 wares! Hope to see you saturday!