Well, my halls are all decked and our cottage is festively foofed. My husband says it looks like Christmas threw up all over the place. We've had Sugarwings quite a bit over the weekend, so not much else has gotten done but play with her. All the Christmassing happened while she was asleep (I decorated trees till almost 4am). No photos yet, I'll be getting some soon. When I recover.
So, while she is in school today, I'm busily getting caught up on cleaning up my Boutique (deleting sold goods and adding a few new things, marking some other stuff down) and adding more goods to Etsy, as well as fine tuning the Romantic White Christmas Ezine.
Beth and I had a new post every single day while the classes were ongoing. Now that they have been completed, I had to go back and rearrange it all so that it started with the first posts, not with the newest posts. You know how a blog runs from newest first to oldest last? That is how the classes were set up. Which was great while we were adding daily.
Now that they are all up and running, I needed to put them into an easier format to read as a class. We learned some lessons while doing our first class, the Romantic Gothic Ghosts, and made this Ezine a little easier to tweak at the end than that one was.
(all of these pictures are of the little "extra" projects we included in the classes that aren't listed on the sign up page)
We also added catagories for each posting, so that you can click on the lesson you want to look at and go directly to it.
It looks to me like it is pretty easy to follow and find your way around. I'd love some feed back from anyone who has signed up.
If you are in the class, and have posted any of your projects on a blog or flickr, I've got a place to add a link on my blog roll to your pictures. Please send me an email with your info if I can link to you.
On Friday, I avoided the huge crowds of early shoppers and headed to a flea market with Beth instead. There was a lot of millinery available, but most a higher price than I like. I got a couple of hats, then found a few more at one of my favorite antique shops, plus I'd picked up a few on my trip to Omaha for Silver Bella.
Agnes Rosebud seems to like old flowers as much as I do... I've listed some flowers in the shops, and have big plans for making this with others. There is a banner I am working on that will need a few, and I'm hoping to make a purse tomorrow.
And there will be plenty of sparkle to chose from for the purse! Got this bagful at the flea too.
I like to save the tiniest flowers for projects like these.
Itty Bitty flowers are so sweet on these Christmas trees I decorated (they are in my shops now).
My favorite bloom of the bunch has to be this rose, pure velvet!
Well, I'd better get back to listing things. There will be some new items added this evening too, I'm getting more photos done now while the light is good and will post some trinkets in the shop later.
The chocolate and sepia trees are already listed. How nice that the first ones I made were such a hit, I had to whip up a few more.
This set is Neopolitan: milk chocolate, creamy strawberry, and French vanilla.