Friday, November 6, 2009
There's no question, fall is here and winter is on its way. With the holidays sneaking upon us (faster than you think), life is busy. No more nesting and holding on to summer, its time to hunker down and get things done. Time for xmas crafts, starting on handmade gifts, and of course, making and eating great food. I also have found myself some new design projects in addition to my regular Camp Smartypants work. After spending a week working in an office as a contract designer, I appreciate even more working from home (you know, in my pajamas). I also have trouble sitting at a computer all day long (back pain, ugh!) and starting work at 8AM (I am NOT a morning person). With that said, I did make it through the week alive, put some of my design skills to use, and made some money.
Enough rambling, time for a few announcements/reminders:
- I will be hosting a giveaway next week at Funky Finds. Visit their site to enter.
- Don't forget to stop by Crafty Wonderland this weekend! Start your holiday shopping early! This will be the last of the monthly shows. Sadly, starting in 2010, they will only be hosting 2 big craft shows (spring and fall).
- Check out A Tea Leaf, a local artist and crafty friend. She is currently hosting a giveaway of 2 of her lovely prints.
- I just received my first issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly and I love it! The November issue is all about entertaining, having fun with friends, fall/winter crafting, and a great selection of christmas gifts to make and give. The creator, Kristin Roach does a fantastic job putting this together. She shows lots of cool ways to use up your "leftovers" whether it be food, or craft supplies. Keep your eyes out for this zine. You may even see a Camp Smartypants feature coming 2010! :)
Some more inspiration:
via Do Stuff!
via A Beautiful Mess