Saturday, November 21, 2009


I typed that title, and thought, That's because you do, Silly. Ah. Guilty as charged! The only thing that could make Christmas better would be if it lasted longer. Personally, I'm for having it go all the way through January.

But I digress, even if no one knows that but me. The reason I'm posting is that there are four more Coffee Pot People starring on the new Christmas cards!

Here they are, with the first one a slight remake of the Christmas Organizer cover:

Let's see. What did I do today, or actually yesterday, but I've been up most of the night, so I didn't notice the change from Friday to Saturday too much.

  1. Got most of the laundry done.
  2. Went to Linde and picked up a carload of fabric samples.
  3. Stopped over at SCRAP, where I dropped off two bags of the smaller samples, paid my booth fee for the December 19th show, and found some wonderful wide belts for $0.40 each to use as gift ties. (Pictures later.)
  4. Sorted through all the fabric at home, getting rid of pieces too small to use, taking some nice pieces for myself.
  5. Finished up a blog post for ThinkCrafts on production-style wire wrapping, and emailed it, along with all the photos to go with it.
  6. Painted the edges of the recipe tins.
  7. Glued a few beads for the new bracelets. (More pictures to follow.)
  8. Forgot to eat lunch.
  9. Did the Photoshopping for the four cards here. (The snowglobe with Harold Angel was a happy-making challenge.)
  10. Selected the fabric for and cut twenty new fabric gift bags and matched the ribbon to them.
  11. Talked with the organizers of two of the shows I'm in, or will be in.
  12. Gave the dog a thorough brushing.
  13. Did less housework than needs to be done.
  14. Looked for my notes about next weekend's show. What in the world have I done with them?!
  15. Remembered to eat dinner.
  16. Forgot how to sleep.


Athena said...

Good Lord, woman, get some sleep! ;) I just love your Coffee Pot People Christmas stuff. It just cracks me up.

Anonymous said...

OMGosh I am tired just reading this haha!

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memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Hehehe...The life of a crafter :) We never stop do we :)

Carapace said...

I am all for the idea of Christmas being through January. Maybe then it could be like a whole season of itself, and winter proper would just be February, which seriously needs to clean up its act.

Until that lovely time shift, though, I intend to celebrate the heck out of Christmas starting...this Friday! I'm a traditionalist, gotta have Thanksgiving first!

BeadedTail said...

Hope you remember to get some sleep today! Pretty busy time of year I guess. Love the photos!

storybeader said...

the christmas cards are a hoot! Too funny. And I think I'm in love with Harold (don't tell him, now!) {:-D

tamdoll said...

I LOVE your Coffee Pot People!

After looking at your list, I forgot everything that I did today. Busy woman!

Beth said...

Your cards are great! Wish I could take such nice pictures. I was feeling pretty productive, until I read your list!

Anonymous said...

17. Wrote this blog post
18. Posted link to this blog post on the etsyBloggers forum
19. Used restroom...

Beth thought she was productive, I never think that myself...LOL

Your work is AWESOME!!!

TiLT said...

um. wow. the additions :)

You are one busy womean...wishing you a Christmas through January :)

Rose Works Jewelry said...

No, no, no silly! Your supposed to REMEMBER to sleep!

UberArt said...

Love those coffee pot people! They are so cool!

Mollye said...

Hey Ani, Will you be selling your Christmas Cards in a set? Love 'em, Mollye

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knittingdragonflies said...

Too funny, I think you could do a illustrated book with all of these characters!! Seriously, these are so original, and all have such personality. I LOVE them!
You have inspired me to do a posting on common errors or beginning knitters will illustrations. Hopefullly soon.
Happy Thanksgiving
We are going to get you knitting soon. You could knit little scarves for your people. (I'm serious)

joeyandaleethea said...

Those are really great, and I love the photos! Happy Thanksgiving to you are yours!

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