Monday, 15 July 2013

More Easter in July than Christmas

It would seem that I have spent the first half of this year playing catch up.  Signed myself up for all sorts of creative goodness and found myself backing out or showing up long after the train had left the platform.  Like this year's House of Pinheiro Swap pictured below.  I haven't been able to post the pic before now because I wanted to be sure that my swap partner, Vanessa from SimpleFibreLife had time to receive it.

From Vanessa to Me............................................................From Me to Vanessa

Now my burning question is - Can I turn things round and move swiftly on to Christmas in the space of one month?  Well,  I guess the first question I really have to ask is: Do I want to?  And that's followed with a resounding, YES.

In the spirit of using what I've got and taking advantage of my major fail from last year, leaving Christmas till December, I already have some Christmas stock put together.

Getting Ready for Christmas in July

Until now, I have dug my heels in and refused to embrace the whole Christmas package before December.  And that strategy time and again has got me nowhere.  So I can stay stubborn and repeat those old habits, or let it go and embrace the whole start Christmas early malarkey.  And in my tradition of wholeheartedly embracing things I'm jumping on the whole Hand Made Christmas bandwagon and planning the homeliest handmade Christmas ever.

This is, of course, all subject to change.  If I jump the success money hurdle before the end of the year I would swap it all (or postpone it slightly) for Christmas in New York - definitely high on my wish list.  What's your biggest wish for Christmas?

So, a (or not so) quick pop over to Handmade Harbour to check out what everyone else has been up to.  So much gorgeous creativity out there.

Have a crafty July week - whatever that may be
Namaste
Catherine

12 comments:

  1. I have to say that I am not thinking about Christmas - too busy trying to enjoy every day of summer as I never know how long it is going to last. (I do admire you though.)

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    1. Thanks, as much as I've been enjoying it really is too damn hot. And to be honest 'thinking' is really as far as I've gone so far. Cx

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  2. I'm reluctantly thinking about Christmas, only in so much as I have planned which craft fairs I want to sell at. Next will be deciding on what stock to make. Great you have some Christmas stock already :-)

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  3. I know how long it has taken me to get a meagre amount of stock ready for a fair with 3 months notice so if you're signed up to craft fairs I think now is a good time to start!

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    1. I'm trying to develop something outside of fairs - still a work, or idea, in progress. Cx

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  4. It's 90 degrees outside but maybe it's a good idea to think about Christmas! It will soon be here before I know it......Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks, hope you're enjoying the sunshine. Cx

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  5. Sadly I'm also making a start on Christmas - but to lessen the blow I'm sitting in my garden making Christmas cards! I love the item you sent to your friend.

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    1. Crafting outside is definitely the best. Cx

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  6. I did start to think about crafting for Christmas the other day but the sun has put me off I think. Your swap items look lovely and it's always wonderful to receive something from another crafter. I hope your dream of spending Christmas in New York comes true.
    Ali x

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    1. Loving your swap post too. It's really lovely when you get something from someone who seems to get your aesthetic - guess it shows how authentic your communication is. Cx

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