12/24/12

A Very Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Friends! I hope your holiday season is merry and bright! I am with family celebrating Christmas this year and looking forward to a week off from my 9-5 job.   Hope your Christmas is full of time with people you love, hot cocoa or a glass of wine or two, and lots of lovely gifts.

Merry Christmas!

12/14/12

{winter crafting}


1) wooden gift tags, glittered and adorned 2) Winter Wonderland Wreath  3) Paper gift tags, ready for use 4) wreaths at a show 5) gift bags ready to use

While preparing for a few shows this holiday season, I was feeling very inspired and crafty.  I was inspired by Pinterest among other things to make this holiday season of shows special.  I was inspired to make yarn wrapped wreaths adorned by sweet little what-nots, glittered wooden gift tags, paper gift tags with washi tape and ready made gift bags, perfect for giving on the go.  I cannot take all the credit for all of the items above.  When back at home for the holidays, I had a table full of helpers, making these things with me. 

I was so happy with how everything turned out and even happier with the reaction of my customers.  All of my sweet wreaths sold, so sad because I was hoping I could keep at least one! and people responded well to the items that would help them give gifts more beautifully.  I hope to expand some of the gift items, and maybe even the wreaths in my etsy shop.  I leave the season of holiday shows refreshed and inspired to make more. 

Happy Holidays!
kara

12/4/12

{Painting Windows and a show}

Hello Friends. It has been a little while.  It has been busy, and that is okay.  So last weekend I had the chance to do some window painting in a popular square in downtown Denver.  I was asked to paint the windows of a shop called Chocolatier Blue.   I had so much fun, created a little holiday masterpiece and got to try some delicious chocolates as well.  It was such a fun day. 
photo 1.  Holiday Filigree and the top of the cake plate with chocolates and stacks of chocolate boxes. 2. a wreath on the door.  3. More detail of the cake stand with chocolates. The other window I did isn't pictured.

If you ever have a chance to try these chocolates, they are amazing.  They have locations in California, Nebraska and Maine. 

Also in other news, above is information on a holiday show that I am participating in this weekend, along with my talented friend from Fern and Flora.  If you are in Denver, please come and join us.   We would love to see you!

Hope your december is going well! xox kara