it's december2309_1 december222309_1 december2309_2 december2209_1 ...the day before the night before Christmas, and I'm busy busy busy being good.
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:: Eva at Sycamore Street Press did such a lovely feature about me on her blog today...you can see it here. Thank you, Eva!! ::
{12.22 to 12.23}


december2009_1 golden leaves falling,
...... december1909_2 and cookies that sparkle
...... december171809_1 early bird gifties and Hermies who snuggle,
...... december1909_1 whiskers on kittens who chase feathered strings
...... december1709_1 these are a few of my favorite things...
**The mini sticky buns were the most multi-step and difficult recipe I have ever baked, waited a whole year just to try...they came out perfect, making more for Christmas morning.**
{12.17 to 12.20}


do not disturb december1609_1 december1609_2 december1609_3 The dough is all tucked in under a damp cloth and tight plastic, at eight o'clock tonight I'll take a peek and see if my first experiment with active dry yeast was successful. If it has doubled in size I will make these for Case's friends at work, not really the best idea to do a first time recipe the night before, but I followed along with Martha and am feeling confident!


let your heart be light december1509_1 december1409_1 ....off to the post office!
: : treasury loveliness...here and here : :
{12.14 to 12.15}


rain, rain december1309_3 december1309_1 december1309_2 december1209_1 december1209_2 ...don't go away, stay awhile longer (please)
{12.12 to 12.13}


thursday + friday december1109_1 december101109_1
: : have a beautiful weekend : :


sprout tree december0909_1 I'm growing a tiny purple Christmas tree in the kitchen, getting the big one this weekend.


hello december0809_1 december0809_2 Something new hanging on the wall, inspiration, motivation...but it's still okay to waste time sometimes.
...... december0809_3 Ornament exchange...made, packaged and sent, phew, wasn't sure I was going to make it on time this year.
...... december070809_1 {oops, one of the cards from Unique snuck into the washing machine}
Dad brought me California style acorns...thinking of something festive to do with them (thank you, Dad)
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I bought it for myself at Unique, then Tiny Dancer danced all over it before I got to wear it, tiny paw prints are pretty, too.
...... december0709_2 Shhhhhh, did a little Christmas shopping, top secret.
...... december0609_1 This is it, the table, the product, hours of glitter, glue, thread, acorns, resin... Martha Stewart and Elf playing in the background, neglected kitties and Hermies... luckily it was wonderful, all worth it!!
I shared a booth with my friend, the very lovely Sasha of Sasha Bell Jewelry, her work is modern, completely original and beautiful. If you're looking for a unique piece visit her shop here, or see her in person at the Bazaar Bizarre in San Francisco.
Thank you to every single person who came by my table, that is the very best feeling to meet people who love and appreciate your work. Felt like a bit of a rock star for a teeny tiny minute on Saturday.
...... december050609_1 A tree dripping in glittered acorns, so many found new homes that day.
...... december0409_1 Friday night, after setting up for Unique, just Mom and I having the most delicious of dinners in a little restaurant in the fashion district, chatting, listening, laughing, buses passing and watching the people across the street working away in their studio late into the evening. (Thank you, Mom, xoxo.)
{12.4 to 12.8...time seems to be moving faster these days}


two equals one december0309_2 december0309_1 december0209_1 ....days, that is, somewhere along the way Wednesday was lost. {12.2 to 12.3}
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