what have I been up to?
Well, this week I've spent every extra minute working on this new project: an alphabet drawn entirely in my little weirdo creatures. I love these. LOOOOVE. this started as an idea for a Christmas present for my nieces, but once I started working I realized I wanted to make a whole alphabet. I think I'll finish by the end of the year, and then make some prints for my Etsy shop.
I've had a fire lit under me ever since a friend asked me to be a part of a holiday craft show/open house. i'll be selling my drawings and vintage papers tonight, and I'm both super excited and also totally anxious about it. (If you're in the area, email me if you're interested in coming! It's at 7 pm in Naperville and there will be friendship, crafts, and drinks: something for everyone!) So a huge thank you to Abby for giving me this opportunity and pushing me out of my comfort zone a bit.
Other things: Thanksgiving! I know I've said it before, but I'm so thankful for my family. We just have so much fun together. Did any other family you know have a Feats of Strength-style contest to see who could climb an 8 foot pole on a playground? With everyone laughing hysterically for an hour? Oh, no? Well, I guess that's just us. (For the record, I could not climb the pole and totally shamed myself. My husband, both brothers, sister in law, and 8 year old niece all completely schooled me. I will seek revenge... by going to the gym more often.) Anyway, the kids just all have so much fun together, and the adults have fun together, and we all just feel so lucky to have each other. It's great.
SO. It's almost December. There are a lot of good things going on. Advent starts Sunday. I'm putting the finishing touches on my festive wintertime mix. I hope you're feeling happy and festive too.