Sunday, November 30, 2008

An Early Gift. . to Myself!

A new week and the end to an extended weekend. We had a restful time and now the countdown is on. I have much to do including making a list of ingredients to buy for baking. I usually start the middle of the first week in December and continue baking daily until Christmas Eve. I have a system set up and freeze the ones that hold up well, then defrost and decorate a day before I give them out. I have been shopping for unique containers to give my goodies in this year. I snagged a few pretty dishes and platters as well as some neat boxes this weekend. This is my first Christmas really having a business so I am going to have to be very strict with a schedule. I don't think I will be baking as much as I usually do, but that's ok. It will still be fun and fattening! Oops. . .did I say that? The key for me is. . . to bake then yummies, then I find I don't like to eat them, so it all works out. :)

Ok, on to show and tell. This weekend we helped my parents put up their Christmas lights. Every year my Dad and I spend the day hanging lights it is our little tradition. My Mom also has one of her trees up. The picture isn't the best but it is so elegant and full of pink. She just has 2 more trees to go!

I also have been busy working on a large custom order of holiday tussie mussies. I have them hanging everywhere! (please excuse the early 80's mauve and country blue decor- we are renting and our house is stuck in a time warp) LOL

Finally, an early Christmas gift. . a present to myself. I stumbled across this steal, it was mismarked and I was lucky enough to find it. I love it, she is almost 3 feet tall. My DD calls it "the headless alien." I just need to find a spot to put her. If you enlarge the photo you can see all the great details, but she does need a bit of fou fou I think. I'll have to work on that. Well, that's all for now. Sorry I was a bit long winded. Have a lovely week!


Susan said...

That's a great lucked out on that one! Tell DD it is ET's Mama!!!
Susan *dutchrose*

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Patricia said...

what a neat mannequin! talk about getting lucky. Once you're done decking her out, she will be amazing. The tussies are so pretty hanging all together like that. And your Mom's tree is lovely. Glad you had a fun day.


Lisa said...


The tree looks amazing, love all the pink decorations. What a great find, the mannequin is really cute. Have fun baking.


gail said...

Hi Carrie,,, I love when I find a maniquin like that to frou frou all pretty. You will have fun working on that. Your Moms tree looks so pretty...
I didnt get to show and tell this week, but I am looking forward to visiting everyone..hugs, gail

Carolee Crafts said...

The tree is beautiful, mine went up this weekend to. Just love Christmas.
Congratulations on your find and a happy gift to you.
Love your tussie's as usual.

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Wow, the mannequin is nice. What will you be decorating it with? I can't wait to see what you will do with it. The tussies are pretty, congratulations on the huge order!

Have a great week!

Pei Li

Marie said...

Hi Carrie,
The tree is so beautiful. Can't wait to see what you do with the mannequin. You have been really busy with the baking and the tussies. They are so pretty.

Patty/PinkHugsSweetShoppe said...

Theres nothing better than I gift for MOI! You deserve it, its so pretty I am sure you will find just the right spot. Sweet Pink HUgs Patty

Roxie said...

Love the slide show! Your Holiday Tussies are gorgeous Carrie. I love the one with the pink Poinsettias.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Thanks for giving us a peek ! Everything is beautiful ...


Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Great find Carrie! And your mom's tree is beautiful. I love that you put up lights with your dad. Have a great week!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Hey Carrie,
Love the headless alien! LOL too funny.
Your tussie mussies are so pretty!
Have a fun week(s) baking. Sounds like a great time.