Saturday, November 21, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

But only in the stores. Christmas music playing, decorations up, gift and meal suggestions displayed...but it doesn't *feel* like Christmas. I need snow!

I'm working on some Christmas items as well as items for gifts, finished a couple of snowman gift bags:

And some soap socks, one of which I made in a more 'manly' colour, and it sold within a few hours of being listed on Etsy. So of course, I whipped up a couple more:

I have also been asked if I would like to donate something for a raffle at a fundraising dinner for Kittenaide. Kittenaide takes in stray cats and kittens and helps them find their 'forever home'. This is where our younger cat, Stormy chose us. I hope she hasn't regretted it; I know we certainly haven't! Since the cats and kittens are all vet checked and when possible neutered/spayed, the vet bill has gotten quite large (the vet is a wonderful animal lover). In an ideal world, there would be no need for organizations such as Kittenaide, because people would spay or neuter their own animals, but we're far from ideal.
I've decided to do snowmen toilet paper covers, and let the organizers decide whether to keep them together or separate them for their draw. I've also been told, I *must* include my business card. So I'm thinking I'd better hurry and design one!