At the Moment:
I am feeling extremely thankful for such a crazy fun month. The holidays with my family + DUCF = the best time ever, seriously.
In this whirlwind month we had the BEST DUCF ever *over 8,000 shoppers*, a couple of new Reware product debuts I’ve been holding close for months, and a fantastic Christmas with our two kiddos. I even got to go on a buying/friend visit-trip for two days, which I haven’t done in forever!
Roy was slightly obsessed with Christmas this year, and we’ve all been in the spirit because of it – I even let him listen to the “All Christmas music” station on the radio whenever we were in the car, which is something I swore I would never ever do many years ago. Della is learning a word or twelve every day – she is even using possessives, counting to 5 and knows her colors which I can hardly believe.
Remember when I said I was winning at Christmas last month? Ha! Yes, we started decorating really early for us….then the boxes of decorations sat in the living room untouched until Christmas eve when we realized the lights, the wreaths, the nativity…were just going right back in the basement for another attempt at decorating next year. Oh well, we really did have the best of intentions.
Instead of proper Christmas activities, I continued the creative frenzy of November by making even more notebooks (coming to the site soon) and gifts for a whole lot of people. Oh, and I had an interview in the Detroit Free Press about Handmade Detroit & Detroit Urban Craft Fair, which was a lot of fun. Dan has been happily reading on his new Kindle, making fun of me for booking “one last holiday show”, and looking through stacks of vintage basketball trading cards I scored for him.
To put a cherry on top of the best month ever, I was chosen as a winner of a pass to Alt Summit in January! I’ve been wanting to go for years now, and am just thrilled to go. THRILLED.
A truly awesome month.
More and more notebooks! Kitchen towel sets for all of the ladies in my family, scarves, embroideries, necklaces with some vintage wooden beads gifted to me (coming soon!) and sharpie mugs for my BFF & her rad husband. Thanks to Carey I even got to make myself a new shirt with a fab David Bowie iron-on from 1976. Excuse me while I drink another giant coffee…