Ready for tomorrow. I'm bringing three genres of things tomorrow: stuff I've made, a few very cool things by other designers from Ella Posie (embroidery kits, craft books, pastry-shaped soaps, baby shoes), and a preview of some vintage holiday stuff for my booth at Monticello, like these pretty sacks of old and new ornaments, feather trees, and snowflake garlands. It's probably all too much, but it feels good to have things ready, for once.
As I mentioned, yes, the holiday postcards will be on sale here, right on the blog, on
Tuesday Monday, November 7 6, at 2 p.m. PST. And it's very sweet for everyone out-of-town to be worried that there won't be anything left for them. Don't worry. I, at least (can't speak for the other girls), will begin photographing everything and updating the Posie site starting next week, so I'll let you know about that. That means that Sock Corgis, Wool Blossoms, Scallop Borders, Sweater Stockings, and lots of other special one-of-a-kind items you haven't seen yet will be for sale then. 'Kay? It's truly not that you're getting the leftovers, honestly — it's just that I don't have time to finish all the WIPs, take all the photos, and fix the web site until after the weekend. (I forgot how hard it is to take nice photos in gloomy Portland weather, too — there is such a small window of time every day to use the natural light it's amazing. You really notice the light when you're actually trying to use it for something, no?)
It's weird, I don't feel even remotely conflicted about preparing things for Christmas early. I feel relieved. Will this backfire halfway through December when I lose steam and am ready to be done before the final round? I don't know. We'll see, I guess. It's going to be raining for the next week in Portland, at least, and I feel the need to play with some of these bright and shiny sugarplums.