Sunday, January 12, 2014

Holiday Lag...

Hello Sweet Bloggers!  Just so you'll know I'm still around and haven't fallen off the grid....I'll throw in a few photos of some simple projects.  Nothing mind blowing, just plain ole stuff.

I think I have a case of the "After Holidays lag" and haven't been motivated to create and find.  I know I need to get with it because Spring is on its way and that means the vacation season will begin which means customers in our shops.

So I thought I'd create a few spring blooms to brighten the season and hurry it up a little...

 I was lucky enough to find this table with the two fabric toppers at a nearby boutique that was, sadly going out of business.  Seems as though there are more and more of small businesses closing the doors....sad.  This table is perfect for display in my booth.
Love making these hearts out of coffee filters.

Gabby and Gizzy have been a little bored lately.  Here they are intrigued by the flock of birds landing on the lake.
Okay that's it for now.  Get out there this week and create, make, sew, write, photograph, paint, crochet, craft and find something wonderful and share it with us!



Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That lag seems to be hitting everybody, Sissie. I love those table covers!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Sissy:
Love the beautiful bouquets you're creating. You're right...they look like Spring!

We're off to a concert this afternoon. I don't mind time away from the studio when I can watch Handsome play. :-D

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday, my dear.

NanaDiana said...

Glad to see you have not fallen off the edge of the earth, Sissie! lol That is sad about the small businesses closing. There is a "paper" shop closing in a neighboring town and that is going to be a sad event for all the paper crafters in our area. xo Diana

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love that table and the covers! Also the coffee filter heart, so cute!! Things will pick up!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

We all feel that lag every now and then Sissie. I LOVE that table and the pretty fabric cloths you the whole display!!

Patty Sumner said...

I had not heard it explained that way but I am experiencing that too.. Your beautiful pics make me yearn for and sunshine... Coffee filter hearts.. LOVE! Have a great week.. Blessings!

Mari said...

Oh yeah I could totally relate to the lag...
Your creations are beautiful my friend...


My name is Riet said...

Your booth looks lovely Sissie.
I also have la k of inspiration these days. Not much to take photographs of these days.

Nancy's Notes said...

Sissy, I love your plain ole stuff! They are absolutely picker uppers! Glad you did not fall off ome where, sweet lady! I'm still loving your great blog!

Blondie's Journal said...


I can see now how you have to stay ahead of the magazines. That table and those flowers and containers are so cute. I just can't seem to find a small town that has these sorts of shops in my area. If I do, they are pretty well known and crowded all spring, summer and fall, which drives the prices up.

Anywho, I've been a little absent myself. Glad to touch base with you. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!


Kathy Moreland said...

I know exactly what you mean, Sissie! I'm the same way. I have been lazy for a few weeks!! I'd like to know how to make the hearts from coffee filters! Take care!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I hate to see small business' go out of business too :( The cats look so cute looking out the window--my cats spend hours watching the birds and chattering their teeth. :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Glad to see your post! I love the coffee filter heart! Sorry the kitties are bored!


My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup