December 2, 2013

I'm A Doing!!!

Putting up Christmas and packing my crafts away.....that's what I'm doing! I'll close my Etsy for vacation at the end of this week to give me some time to finish some personal crafts. I've been filling Teacher orders and just put 8 out today! 
I've (sort of) hired a little helper. 
She loves to 'grundge' up my dolls and I've even got her base coating my wood. Here she is coating a snowman with cinnamon!
Here is a picture of my FB Mystery Prize. 
Not many signed up -- due to the onslaught of the holiday chaos, I'm sure -- but someone was a winner and it was Barb of Barb's Heartstrokes! I call them my 'Snowpal Pails'! You can find the little pails everywhere! Target even has some wrapped in Burlap with a Christmas tree stenciled on it. I just added a Prim Snowman with some pipberry arms. He's got a dowel stuck in an uncomfortable place and he's glued into some floral foam. I've added floral pieces and fiber fill all around the inside of the pail. Cute for quick gifts!
Here is a picture of my Elf dolls. I'll have these available in a show I'm doing next year.
My Sister-in-Law talked me out of one at Thanksgiving but she couldn't have if I didn't love her so much!
These guys were adapted from a pattern by The Olde Country Cupboard.
Last, but not least, I've been making these girls up for gifts. 
They still have some details like whiskers and tails but they're almost ready to gift! LOVE making these as they are super simple. The pattern is from Old Road Primitives.
I'm almost done with the Christmas shopping. My house will be FULL with all 6 kids this year! Looking forward to all of our festivities. Hope you have lots planned, too!


The Moonlit Stitch said...

Wow Vicky, LOVE your elves! The mice are so sweet. Enjoy your full house! ~*~Lisa

Raggedy Creations said...

cute goods. Hope you have a good vaca and a wonderful Christmas.


Danice said...

Congrats to Barb on winning your giveaway. Is your "little helper" twin Anna Belle, who broke her arm this past summer? She and I were in our arm casts at the same time. 'Love the Christmas elves and the mice.

julie said...

Cute cute loving your elfs, you can start your own elf on the shelf lol. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

You've been busy and I love all your creations, but I've got to say those little mice are my favorite! So cute, I wish they were that cute in real life!

Enjoy your vacation!!

Colleen said...

Oh my everything looks great! You are so talented! Those little "helpers" are the best aren't they! Have a great Christmas season! :)

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

You are a busy girl, enjoy your time with friends and family over the holidays Vicky! Deb

Barb said...

Hi Vicky,
First time I have looked at blogland in a while and will have to tell you I received the snowpal today. If he isn't the cutest thing ever!
I will be blogging about it soon.
A HUGE Thank you for the fabulous winnings!
Enjoy your evening,