November 5, 2009

Friday In The Studio...

It's always hard for me to say that I'm "working" in the studio, when I find that all the time I spend in the studio is more rewarding play than work. In the studio, I find a creative escape, a joyful outlet for my mind and my hands.

I've decided that this year, Christmas gifts will all be handcrafted by me. That means whether it's a quilt, the annual "Grammie's Jammies" for our grandchildren, a knitted pair of socks, or a package full of cookies, the only gifts I will give my family and closest friends will be handmade.

So today, my friends, I'll be in the studio...working...playing...creating...
and, oh, yes, making another Scissors Bunny with better instructions, more photographs and a pdf file that you can download separately for pattern pieces. My profound apologies for being so enthusiastic to share the new project that I didn't get all the bugs out first. Lesson learned.

Enjoy the seasonal vignette I created on my kitchen counter to share with you today. I'm always inspired by the bloggers who share their design sense with me. Today, I share a little of mine with you. I smile every time I walk past it. I really like the feel of it, and I hope you do, too. I'll be back tomorrow with the corrections I've promised.

6 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Miss Gracie's House said...

Hi Donna,
Thanks so much for the sweet words of encouragement during the last week...have *fun* in your studio during this season of celebration!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Hi! I am so glad to be back in Florida! I am now designing my studio/guest room/office!

I have enjoyed your posts. You did a great job on your mom's house and the coat for the doll is exquisite.

I am anxious to do some machine embroidery but the boxes need to be unpacked and stuff put away before I can play.


Jane said...

Your vignette looks lovely. I think it's a wonderful idea to give Christmas gifts that are handcrafted. That's all my sister asks for from me now (she did not inherit the creative gene). I need to get busy on a few projects...Christmas always creeps up on me.

Christine Edwards said...

Thanks for sharing your vignette. I'm struggling with decorating for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. We have house pests coming for Thanksgiving, so I'm trying to make everything look it's best. :-)

Best of luck on your handmade gifts. I'm sure they'll be received with the same warmth and caring that went into making them.


Twyla and Lindsey said...

I hope you'll show us all you are creating. Your vignette is lovely. Twyla

blushing rose said...

oh, Donna, I am so glad you 'adopted me' ... chuckle!

Seriously I have accidentally thrown out my address book, may I have you forward yours again to me ~

Sorry. TTFN ~ Marydon


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