December 2009 Archives

Barter and Trade

Last week I received an item I traded for with one of my Etsy team members.  She asked me if I could screen print a hoodie for her in return for one of her beautiful cuffs.  I've been wearing my cuff since I got it out of the box.

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Sarah does all the copper etching by hand.  I loved this pattern because it reminded me of my Leandra George logo.  The leather band the copper plate is attached to is made from old belts.  To check out more of Sarah's fabulous work go to her Etsy store, Sarahendepity.



Little Living Trees

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Richard and I, in our efforts to be greener, bought 5 fruit trees to keep in our apartment like a little orchard.  So instead of getting the usual cut tree for Christmas this year we got a potted living tree.  Being potted it is small.  The tree itself is about four feet but potted it sits just over five.  We ran into a dilemma, our ornaments wouldn't fit so we raided the tiny ones at Target on sale.  For years I've wanted to have a coordinated tree, so this has been my chance.

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Here's our little tree.  I made that tree skirt for our first Christmas. 


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We also don't have a tree topper that is small enough, nor could we find one that we liked.  I did however find this beautiful bird ornament so I put him up top.  I also added part of our wedding cake topper up with him.


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Though we had to buy new little ornaments we did add a few of our own that were small enough, but this guy, though large, had to be on the tree.  My friend Holli made him for us this year.  I thought it was so cute when I opened the box.  He's a goat!  My family had a goat and llama farm when I was in high school when I met Holli.


One downside is I think I'm allergic to our Christmas tree.  While repotting it my hands got a bit red and puffy and burned horribly.  I washed my hands and took some allergy medicine which seemed to work.  I only notice it when I touch it, otherwise it doesn't bother me.  Now I do live with two fuzzy meow meows I'm allergic to.  I'll learn to live.