11.19.2008

Holiday Spirit

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I'm definitely in the holiday spirit, but for some reason I've also been craving pink this year. Pink and green, to be exact. See, it started out when I walked past an adorable scalloped pink cake platter the other day while shopping. And then I walked by it again. I left the shop without it--it's terribly impractical, after all, especially around my kids--but I couldn't get it out of my head. So I finally went back to the store and bought it (it was on clearance, even, Score!). Then I was poking through my fabric stash and something pink caught my eye. And then something green, and more pink. Before I knew it, I had an armful of pale pink and green fabrics, spools of white ric rak and pink velvet ribbon, and an image in my head that I had to see in person. While I was making the pears, I watched this movie, which is not a good movie, at all, but the main character has the most fabulous vintage(y) green couch that I absolutely covet, and was wearing a gorgeous pink cardigan in the same scene. Anyhoo.

I was terribly excited when I had a plateful of pear ornaments, in all their pastel sugary goodness.

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These pears will be available at my Hyenacart shop on Saturday, and in my etsy shop possibly next week. If you are unfamiliar with Hyenacart, it is a community for selling (primarily) handmade goods. The fees are minimal ($5.00 per month that you want to add new items in your cart, no listing fees or commission), your website is customizable, and it comes with a built-in base of customers who love to support handmade crafters and artisans! And the forums are some of the most positive and helpful I've ever visited.

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And now I’m thinking I should have bought the bigger matching platter, too. Hmmm.

This one is my favorite

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And now I'm off to devise a brilliant reason to buy the second cake dish, should it still be there....

Dreaming of a white Christmas,
Kim