Hello Sugar Addicts, how are all you festive plans coming along. It's almost the most tinsely time of the year and I see that already the decorations are reduced in the shops, is your tree up? I have a little shift around in the house to do before I put up the tree etc, it will at least give me some room in the spare bedroom come junk room, that's where my craft stash is and it really needs a good tidy up.

With the family not more adult than child, more teen than toddler, it's sad to say I don't have any toys to buy for Christmas. James is 12 and wants to start his own flock of sheep, (ideas on how to wrap those up please) and Megan has never been a girly girl, no dolly's or pink please, all she want is a pet ! So that's two sheep to wrap LOL

I have a lot of wrapping paper to do but it will not be anything for under my tree :) I have a lot of thank you gifts to send and its difficult to by craft supplies for those who have everything. I do like hand made gift but I need pretty things now and time is always against me. I think a trip to ETSY is the answer.

I will be wrapping a few things for you too, as my thank you for the support you always give me and the encouragement to keep finding you new trends in stamping. We will have to operate a lucky dip draw because there are so many of you. I don't suppose you want a sheep too? LOL I might get a good deal from the farmer if I buy in bulk.

As the end of a year approaches, changes are a  happening. We will say goodbye to Maya and Erika from the SN & SS DT. These girls have worked hard to bring fresh ideas and beautiful cards to our table,  they have been amazing and will be missed.

But what will the new year bring, to early to tell, for us as a family it is a huge year, our baby girl gets married and there are lots of things to go along side that move that I will tell you about later.
The HOS, we will continue to bring you adorably cute stamps, both in rubber and digital. We are looking at other lines too, so nothing sits still around her. The last craft class of the year is held tonight by Kate. We have a few magazine articles to complete before we can sit back with the mulled wine and mince pies................*sings* it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

take care and stay safe



Sonia said...

Karen your posts are always warm and sincere. I hope you find time to put your feet up with a mulled wine and a mince pie lol...
Hugs Sonia xx

Maria Therese said...

I'll take a sheep sweetie.. but I'm afraid I'll be eating it instead of having it as a pet :-o
Our yummi Christmas dinner is lamb ♥♥
So looking forward to it and getting a pre- taste this weekend at my husband's work christmas party♥ Can't wait to see what the new year bring :)

Paula (PEP) said...

All the best finding your sheep - maybe different breeds for the two offspring. Been thinking a lot about you lately. You certainly have your hands full.
Paula (PEP)

weewiccababe said...

nice to hear from you again Karen, but you can keep yer sheep - have never come across animals as stupid as sheep, their ambition in life is to die for no apparent reason.
Really looking forward to seeing what direction SN goes in in 2012, you have a fantastic eye for talent when it comes to stamps.