Monday, December 26, 2011

Back to Work Tomorrow

Well, it is back to work tomorrow. Being off  10 days was soooo nice! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and looking forward to a NewYear.

 We (Mary, Debbie, Me) got up early on Christmas Eve and went shopping, hit Kohl's, Kirklands, and Michaels. My husband thought we were crazy to go, but the stores were almost empty, most of the Christmas items were gone.  I did pick up a few things though---like this lighted twig tree at Kirklands, half off, then I had a coupon for another 15 percent off.    It looks much better than in the picture.

I started working on cleaning out the craft room, it was a mess, well, it still is, but I'm slowly throwing out, consigning some things and rearranging.I think my big splurge will be some new storage cabinets for the craft room, I want to be able to close the doors and not see everything.

I also took down all of the Christmas decorations today, did some rearranging in other areas too.  As warm as it is here, I think spring cleaning has hit me already.

 I been working on so new dolls, these are from a Raggedy Smiles pattern, I am loving the wool yarn that I found. I have another almost finished, but she is for the show next year, (this year, I am going to start earlier and for every two I make, I will make a third for the shows, we'll see how that works) she is wearing a gingerbread skirt and holding a gingerbread man.
 A couple of the craft show dollies pattern by Sweet Meadows Farm, and another Penelope.  Getting started on Valentines Day dolls now, then some Easter and St. Paddy's Day.

 Another bagholdler, we had some time to kill before the cruise and stopped at a Joann's, they had lots of Christmas fabric left, found the white flannel with big red buttons.  So I used it for the apron.= on this bagholder.
 I also made a new mini Valentines Doll, from a Homespun from the Heart pattern, she has a little love letter and a felt heart.
I got a new cash register for Christmas, my other one died the day before the show, so we had to use a calculator, not fun! I really like this one, I was able to program within 5 minutes and it was ready to go.
 Another present,  a wireless printer, this works great, too.  The color is fantastic.
I hope everyone has a great week and Happy New Year's.  Cyndy


  1. Hi Cyndy, so glad that you had a nice break. I am tired of thinking of all that you got accomplished. Wow, is all I can say. Love all your new dolls as always! Nice cash register and printer.
    Hugs, Lecia

  2. Hi Cyndy,
    I'm just taking a quick break from mucking out my craft room(s) and stopped to read a few blogs. I had so much stuff left from fall that needed to be stored properly but need to get more totes and make labels. I can walk in the center of one room now! I need to stay after it before creating for Valentines and spring!!
    It's not much fun but always good to get it reorganized and start fresh, right?
    Nice printer by the way!
    Happy New Year to you,

  3. Cyndy, sounds like you enjoyed the break and came back with lots of energy!! I am hoping to clean out the craft room to , but it will take me Love the dolls, you do such wonderful work.

  4. O Love your new goodies ! And Im so loving the new raggedies made my heart pitter patter! Hope you have a great week! O and Princess opened her sock monkey raggedy Christmas morning squealing and jumping for joy except she threw the doll to the side and took off running with the sock monkey ! lol So it was an all around hit I got a new awesome Crafty Stitchers raggedy and she got a sock monkey she loves ! hugs lilraggedyangie

  5. I'm glad you've had some time off! I love the sweet Annie doll that's holding her own doll! How precious! Enjoy your week and this beautiful weather! ♥♥♥

  6. Time off is always wonderful! I wish my hubby didn't have to go back to work tomorrow.

    Good luck with the craft room. I want to turn mine into a play room for my daughter. I never use the room, it's turning into a "catch all" room. yuck!

    Have a great day!

  7. Looks like you have really been busy. I so need to weed out my craft room. Maybe after the New Year. Love the cash register and printer. Great gifts. Loving all the dolls. You do great work. Have a good week at work.

  8. Cyndy, I'm dizzy! Gosh you sew fast. The dollies are adorable, and they are so beautifully made.
    You are a great sewer. Your own cash register,
    wow you don't fool around! I didn't know you could buy a small one.
    Could you please come and help me clean out my craft room? LOL

  9. Such cute Annies!! My register stopped working at the end of last year and I switched to using Square on my iPad for my works great. Oh...I need to get in my sewing/craft room and clean it out, so that I can start working on new goodies.

  10. Wow...taking down Christmas already??? I like to have mine stick around for a least until after the new year...and this year it's going to be even longer as I have no idea when taking down is going to go on the schedule....Love your new creations - they all are just cute as a button. You are so incredibly prolific - and gifted! Smiles & Holiday Hugs ~ Robin

  11. Cyndy,
    time off from crafting is great, I have been doing it too. Been off because of getting ready for Christmas for so long, that now I am having a hard time getting motivated again. Did clean my craft room up and re-organize too. Great Christmas gifts, I am having a hard time deciding if I want to use my IPAD or get a cash register too. Thanks for sharing!!.
    Warm Wishes,

  12. I need to clean up my craft room too, but I don't see it happening anytime soon. Love your new raggedy's.


  13. Love your dollies,'ve been busy!



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