Can you guess what is happening in 99 days?
Here’s a clue. . .
Andy Williams once sang. . . “It’s the most wonderful time of year”
Yes . . . in just 99 days it will be Christmas day.
I don’t know if it is just me, but I always feel like once we drop below 100 days the countdown feels like it speeds up.
I don’t expect you to be worrying just yet about Christmas planning and list making, but for me there is so much prep to do with 3 major Christmas projects on the go.
[Vintage Christmas Planner by Shabby Art Boutique 2012]
The first is my new ‘White Christmas’ collection of patterns for Christmas 2013. I’ve been painting up a storm in my new studio and trying to get patterns written and ready for release. When I get a chance to catch my breath I’ll share the photos of the new studio space.
Meanwhile, if you are keen to get a start on creating for Christmas, you can check out my 2012 Christmas Collection of patterns in the Boutique.
The second big event is the bumper Christmas issue of Simply Shabbilicious magazine.
Ohhhh….. I’m almost bursting with delight and can’t wait to share this one with you. Just wait to you see who is sharing their gorgeous Christmas homes and decorating ideas. I promise you’ll be in ‘shabbilicious’ heaven. There are also great crating tutorials, yummy Yule time recipes and a must have handmade shopping guide.
The third big event in the planning is my annual Simply Christmas event, which runs for 8 weeks . . . starting on November 1st and running through to Christmas Eve.
It’s all about putting the homemade and home baked back into the holidays. . . with lots of freebies, excellent tutorials, recipes and guest posters.
We’ve had so much fun with it in previous years and the line up for it this year is just as good. I’ve already had emails asking if there will be a new Christmas planner this year and I’m pleased to say that this is one project that is almost completed….. just a little tweaking left.
I hope you’ll join me in putting homemade and home baked back into Christmas!!
I have a confession. . . I’ve already listened to a few Christmas carols on the sly… you know, just to get me in the mood for designing Christmas patterns. Nothing like a bit of Bing to get you in the festive mood.
All in all, it’s a very busy period from now until Christmas and the countdown is on!