Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lucia Paper Dolls in shop!

Just checking in to let you all know that these brand new Swedish Paper Dolls are now up in my Etsy shop! This is a new item for my craft fair in just a couple weeks, and I thought I'd add it to my shop in case any of you Lucia lovers out there wanted to order some before December 13 [St. Lucia Day!]! I commissioned a friend of mine to do the drawing (since my drawing skills are quite abysmal) for this and I could't be more pleased with how they turned out!

The finished product obviously isn't printed with the 2014 Copyright watermark. It will come printed out on 8.5 x 11 cardstock, packaged in clear cellophane wrapping. 

Ok, back to crafting for the SWEA Christmas Market in just T-minus 13 days! Ah!

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Well, if you haven't already noticed, my blogging has been quite lax these days. Things are crazy hectic right now with the craft fair just weeks away [stress!] and Christmas around the corner. I've decided to take a very brief break from blogging until the Scandinavian Christmas series kicks off on December 13! I'll probably pop in once or twice to say hi, but until then, see you later! And don't forget to come back and check out the Scandinavian Christmas 2014 series! There is a great lineup of crafts and recipes from fabulous bloggers all around the world wide web!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A little avocado tree

A few months back, after I ate a delicious avocado, I decided to look up how to grow an avocado tree from the pit. Lo and behold it was so simple (but it took quite a while...)! I used these instructions here which basically entails sticking toothpicks in the pit and keeping the bottom half submerged in water until the root starts to form. Some people seem to have luck with this happening in 2-3 weeks. Mine, however, took much longer - more like 2 months before the root really started to break through. But it was worth the wait!

After the root grew, I transplanted the pit to an outdoor pot. Then the growing really took off! It shot right up and leaves started sprouting!

And here it is today, much bigger and still growing!

While it will be years before any avocados will actually grow, it's really fun to watch the pit turn into a little tree. Keep it up little guy!

Hope you're having a lovely week!