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And we have decided it’s time to bring our two loves together. (In my mind I hear Spice Girls’ ‘When two become one’. You can imagine that too, if you’d like).

So! Mark your calendars for this Tuesday and Wednesday, and stock up on stockings…at half the price! We know you’re busy. We know some of you’ve not had much time to decorate…and you’re still looking for last minute holiday goods to make your home feel warm and cheery. And doesn’t it feel so good to get away with such a good deal?

These stockings can be a wonderful addition to your home. On the front, is printed a heartwarming scene of snowmen or little animals, illustrated by Rebecca, and the stockings were sewn by Beth, (And I might add she did a wonderful job on the polka dot ‘cuff’). Two little jinlge bells accompany the hanging tab, and on the backs are soft grey felt (on the smaller one) and cream linen cotton (on the larger).

Starting Tuesday at 12 am, get your stockings for half price. You really can’t beat that. Sale ends 12 am on Thursday morning, so be sure to grab your stockings while their in ‘stock’. So clever, I know.

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You got it. Shopping while sitting in your underwear in the middle of the day.

And you, my friend, are in luck! If you are looking for beautiful handmade items, either for yourself or for someone special, look no further, as OH DEAR has officially opened as an online shop! Whether it’s coasters, bags, or stockings you’re looking for, you are in the right place. Thanks again to those of you who came to the market last weekend, as we had an amazing time and nearly sold out of some things.

Take a look and let us know if you have any questions!

And we want to thank all of you that made it to the UICA Holiday Artists’ Market! It was a fabulous time, and if by chance you missed it, be sure to head in there for the co-op shop, where we will have our work for sale up until the 23rd! That’s good news for all your last minute shoppers.

This week we will also be selling our items online so make sure to check that out!

Check out some of the items for sale now!

Favorite Holiday Recipes

I (Elizabeth) spent yesterday sewing the adorable pot holders that Rebecca designed. I’d love to show them to you, but you’ll have to wait until Friday for the big debut at the UICA Holiday Market.
As I was working, I was thinking about all the holiday baking I used to do with my mother and grandmother when I was a little girl. I remember getting so excited about the new cookies that only appeared at this magical time of year. We made lots of candy cane cookies by twisting red and white cookie dough, sugar cookies with almond flavoring, cookies that looked like christmas tree ornaments with little crunchy metal balls on the frosting (which I was always nervous to eat), but I think my most favorite was the green wreath cookies made from cornflakes. I haven’t made them in years, but I’d like revive them this year. I’ve included the recipe below in case you’d like to try them too. Recently I’ve decided to try to eat vegan, which complicates things a little. I think I’ll try substituting the marshmallows with Ricemallow and the butter with Earth Balance.

Please share one of your favorite holiday recipes with us. You could enter the whole recipe as a comment, or just include a link.

Cornflake Wreath Cookies....yum

 

Ingredients:

Yield: 16 wreaths

Directions:

Prep Time: 20 mins 

Total Time: 20 mins

  1. In large saucepan, melt butter over low heat.
  2. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in food coloring.
  3. Add corn flakes cereal. Stir until well coated
  4. Using 1/4 cup dry measure coated with cooking spray, evenly portion warm cereal mixture. Using buttered fingers, quickly shape into individual wreaths. Dot with cinnamon candies.

(recipe from food.com)

Graditude Galore

It seems as though there is a lot to be thankful for in this life: Stretchy comfy pants, family, animals, sketchbooks, coffee, and life itself just to name a few. We are thankful that you all participated to share your blessings with us for this Thanksgiving season. This morning a drawing was done, and we are very pleased to announce that Ariel Frey, who is thankful for her bunnies, Olive and Charlie, is the new owner of a free baby zipper pouch. Congratulations Ariel!

In other news, we are busy working on our OH DEAR line, as it debuts this weekend at the Holiday Artists Market at the UICA. There is going to be a ton of amazing artists there, so be sure to check it out!

How would you like an Oh Dear gift, from us to you..just for enjoying Thanksgiving?!

We knew you would…that’s why you should comment on this post with something you are thankful for: cotton underwear, your dog’s breath, your family, or your ipod? Anything will do. We are giving everyone from now until 12 am on Friday night. After that, we will take all the names and do a drawing to see who receives a free baby zipper pouch..with free shipping!

 

Little Zipper Pouch, 3" x 4", with linen cream backing.

How cool is that? And all you have to do is be thankful for something.

And thank YOU for reading…we are wishing you a very warm, very happy Thanksgiving day.

It’s getting colder..

..but the heat of the sewing machine is keeping the place warm and toasty.

It’s very hard not to put up all of the new pieces being created…but we will find the self control to wait until the market.  I (Rebecca) went to visit Beth last night and was very pleased to find the very beautiful stocking she had sewn together. They are lovely, and we really are excited to share them with you.

More fabric came today! Busy busy busy… Two little snowmen awaiting my approval in a little package, and they are so sweet. They are excited, for soon they will become tree skirts!

 

Little Snowman Drawing

More to come soon so keep your eyes peeled!