I wish you were in the studio when the fresh rosemary, lavender and white pine were cut and picked, assembled into these tiny garlands. The smell of the three naturals is beyond a typed description! The rosemary and lavender was particularly pungent. H'm, say that three times. Particularly Pungent, Particularly Pungent, Particularly Pungent. Tricky... Hallows Eve and the studio has a Particularly Pungent herb aura throughout. Okay, .....
I can't wait until this Halloween thing is over! I've shared my feelings about Halloween on past posts. Won't get started. More than likely my reasons reflect, hurry up and get the Thanksgiving and Christmas a going! Who has time for this candy and costume nonsense? The most magical time of the year is approaching. Christmas!
Back to the studio...
I'm trying to capture a natural earthy old-fashioned style look. I had a few colorful red and plum colored blooms left on the hydrangea bushes. They seemed the perfect Christmas color.
No new Christmas decorating purchases. Well, maybe one. Have you seen the tiny wire Christmas lights they have now? They are pretty cool. Wonderful to use in decorating your home or shop. They are battery ran so you don't have all those ugly cords everywhere. I despise all those cords when you're attempting to make things pretty. I purchased mine through a regular wholesaler but that looks like a good site to acquire them. Seems to be good pricing also.
When I get started on the studio holiday transformation I always have little empty spots here and there. Those spots are awaiting new product to fill the space. I would drive myself crazy if I attempted to stop and make things as I went along with the Christmas shop. This method seems to have worked for the past 16 years.
My to-do handmade list is long this fall. Oodles of holiday soap to wrap, heat pillows to make, crocheted hats, those burlap rugs I keep talking about, soap boxes and bags, skin care, whew! Now you know why I get a jump on the season!
See the burlap and lavender chalkboard in the picture? I'm going to write, "Happy Christmas" on it. That is if I can find my one little piece of white chalk. Seems one little purchase is needed to complete that vignette.
Enjoy caring and sharing holidays.