Sniffles and Holiday Craftiness

December 4th, 2008

Sadieblanket If I were a cat, that would be me over the last few days, under the covers like my cute Sadie. My head feels better resting as it is heavy with mucus. Gross! O.k., I'm going to try not to to get into the less than pretty details of my cold. My bff reminded me today that it's been awhile since I've been sick and that's quite true! I used to get colds far too often and it's been a long time, so I'm pleased that it's been a long stretch in between. Hopefully, this cold will pass quickly.

I managed to get out to the grocery store which was not so fun, but I had a craving for butternut squash and I needed tissues, so I went out and it was quite nice out. I also got some beautiful new art postcards in the mail and I'll be sending one out to everyone who orders a calendar. They feature the Lady of the Lake painting and have lovely rounded corners which I'm just loving at the moment.

I'm wishing I felt better because I'm bursting with ideas, just low on energy. Re-thinking the Creative Every Day Challenge has me super excited and I know it will be a great year, full of creativity and great connections, inspiration and lots of fun. And PLAY! Yes, play. More on that later.

Perhaps this cold is my body's way of telling me to take a little rest after the rush of AEDM. It can be hard to relax this time of year. Despite the fact that I feel like the holidays are about family and not the gifts, it can be stressful thinking about how to handle gifts, especially in a large family. And all the travel and family time, while wonderful, can be draining for my introverted self. How do you make the holidays a fun and relaxing time? I totally love this fabric advent calendar that my bff created. She had family members create items to put in the little pockets by having them draw on shrinky dink plastic. What a cool idea!! I love to see crafts that families can work on together. Although this isn't a holiday piece, how amazing is this family-decorated IKEA chair from Our Artful Life?! Love it! And if you're looking for something eco-friendly, check out this diy re-cycled shopping bag turned into a bow on Creature Comforts! The Tar-jay bag makes for a great Christmas-y decoration too.

There are so many great holiday crafts out there. I'm particularly drawn to garlands made from paper or felt at the moment. How bout you?

13 Responses

Feel better soon! You’ve reminded me to appreciate my health today. :)

I hope you feel better soon – colds are so terrible. But on the bright side this makes sure you have the down to time to let your creativity bubble with new ideas.

I so hope you are feeling better soon – cannot wait to hear about your plans for CED….
love the advent calendar and especially the chair – now that is so freeing to be able to do that to furniture you will have in your house…how cool!!
take care of you

ewww, mucus!

I luf you!

eat your soup.

leah~ i hope you feel better soon! sending lots of good vibes to you!

I hope you’re feeling better very soon. That “Creature Comfort” link is great! Aside from all the crafty techniques, they’ve got links to all sorts of other goodies! I’ve been pretty overwhelmed myself lately. But I’ve been doing too many things besides making art and I hope to get back to it soon. I’m thankful that you have Creative Every Day running throughout the year. xo Serena

What a cool chair and I love the recycled bag-bow!
Hope you feel better soon, Leah. Take care.

p.s. the kitty looks so cute snuggled under the covers!

The photo pf your kitty makes me want to curl up with mine and go back to sleep. In fact, my body is calling out for that at the moment.

I always try to look at flu times as a message from my body to rest. It’s all good :) Time to pamper yourself! :)

I absolutely adore the Lady of the Lake. I so ordered a calendar :) Thank you so much for the opportunity to own prints of your beautiful art :)

Take good care of yourself. Rest up and recharge for a spectacular 2009!

Enjoy your family during this holiday.

Sending you looooots and lots of healthy Reiki vibes for feeling better :)

And please count me in for CED 2009! LOVE the new badge!! Just so you know, my CED 2009 has already started :) I’ve been working for the past month to put together 4 blog festivals, 4 artist collaborations, 4 online classes, and 4 in-person workshops for the 2009 season — exciting. Will share more very soon over on the Mother Henna blog. Thank you for continuing to inspire me, Leah!!


Leah – I hope you feel better soon. I’m excited by what you’re planning for Creative Every Day. I’ve been trying to continue since AEDM – such a big boost that gave me.

And I know what you mean about this time of year. I find myself just wishing it were January already.

Hi pretty kitty! Sorry you’re feeling yucky. ~Feeling better vibes~ Mmmmmm butternut squash soup. I just threw one out yesterday because I got too busy doing this and that, that I never made the soup. Boo-hiss!

Anyways, rest up lovely Leah.


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