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A Little Heads Up on Christmas Shopping

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Time to grab my purse and do a little window shopping on Main Street to get inspired for the Christmas season.  Why do I prefer walking in a store to browsing online?  All my senses are involved.  First of all these little shops always smell delicious with the scent of candles, perfum and sachets. Secondly, entering the shop is an instant feast for the eyes.  Colors and textures jump out.  I want to touchy feelly everything.  So much eye candy I don't know where to begin.  But begin I must.
It actually takes quite awhile to go through this shop called  'Madame L'Amour' on Bountiful's Main St.  You just don't want to miss anything. The furniture is painted so beautifully in the softest of colors, charming displays, the chandeliers are romantic and there's always that one of a kind item that is certainly a must have.
Thirdly why I go out of my way to find unique shops is because at Christmas time so many unusual and glitzy things show up.  You think you hav…

Welcome To My Playroom

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When work is play.  It's that time of year when projects have deadlines.   Ideas must now manifest themselves in fabric or paper.  Holiday boutiques and retail shops must have the goods for their customers to indulge in the holiday spirit of gift giving.  While I'm working in my studio the piles around me get higher and higher.  In fact, scissors and the seam rippers are always getting lost in the chaos. Buttons, lace, ribbon and bobbins in a array of colors cover the tables. Here's a sneek peek of some of the things I have been working on.  I taught a craft class at our Relief super Saturday.  The ladies were pleased with their Merry Christmas wall hangings made from wood and scrapbook paper.
Embellishing is the name of the game.  Giving some pizzazz with ruffle and button to suede gloves.
Mr. Doggy is about 16" high and such a cutie.  I'm taking custom orders so that a child can have a dog in their favorite color with boy or girl prints.  One of the dogs is gre…