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Thursday, December 06, 2007


I never did write a Thanksgiving post. I barely get the requisite tasks accomplished for most holidays — posting about them in advance, or on time, usually doesn't happen. Here is the short list of my crafty-related thank yous.

Best Ornament Swap, Ever 2006

A long, long overdue (like a whole year) thank you to the wonderful group of gals who participated in last year's ornament swap. I finally took photos! The ornaments truly stand out in creativity and craftsmanship. Best bi-product of that swap was the crafty camaraderie — I feel like I can give y'all a big hug if we ever meet up, probably talk your ear off, too. Beth, Kristin, Meg, Trish, Steph, Cassi, Alice & Rose — you rock my crafty world — thank you for participating with such gusto.


A very grateful thanks to my very first online customers: KnitSonya, OldRound, GreenJewls, and local gal, A+. You make me want to do more and try harder. I'm stoked. Next step is to make some good marketing materials: hang tags, packaging, an identity — the stuff that I used to do in my old life. The picture above is some impromptu packaging for the painting that A+ bought. Any feedback about how the packages shipped?

And, to the crafty blogging community, THANK YOU for being here to inspire me; for welcoming into the fold; for keeping me sane while I raise small children. Poppalina said it the best. Didn't she?



Blogger stephanie s said...

thank you so much for inspiring me.... it is a damn fine world with you crafting in it.... love, steph - i would totally hug you too.

Fri Dec 07, 06:20:00 PM PST  
Blogger futuregirl said...

Michelle, I remember when you burst onto my blog with the MOST ENTHUSIASTIC comment I think I've ever received. You lit my fire that day. Since then I've been so happy to discover what an awesome, creative, artistic, wildly cool, and perfectly edgy person you are. I feel so lucky that you're in my crafty cabal.

Fri Dec 07, 07:00:00 PM PST  
Blogger futuregirl said...

Actually, I wanted to use a different word than cabal, but I wasn't sure what the word was (although cabal is awesome, too). Andrew just found it.

Karass: A group of people who, unbeknownst to them, are collectively doing God's will in carrying out a specific, common, task. A karass is driven forward in time and space by tension within the karass. (from Kurt Vonnegut's novel Cat's Cradle)

Fri Dec 07, 07:08:00 PM PST  
Blogger Violette Crumble said...

Ooh, thems are good ornaments!

I am always in awe of women like yourself who make so many amazing pieces while also taking care of their families. I am also in awe of you in particular for delivering a baby even larger than my own. Yowza!

Sat Dec 08, 05:03:00 PM PST  
Blogger Emily said...

You are so right about the staying sane part. Until I go back to working with people that don't use mini-potties, crafting keeps me sane for sure. And having friends that I can discuss all of this with! Thank you for such an inspiring site!

Mon Dec 10, 06:50:00 AM PST  
Blogger Sonya said...

Shula did say it best and you're very welcome. Ditto on all the thanks-right-back-at-you and mutual inspiration. I love my virtual creative community and that we are close enough to visit.

Fri Dec 14, 04:37:00 PM PST  

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