Thursday, November 22, 2012

Being Thankful

I'm thankful for many things these days and I've learned not to take certain ones for granted.  Its been a long couple of years but I'm proud to say I handled it all like an adult.  Even my mom said she was proud of me.

Since work seems to be keeping me extremely busy these days, my crafty time has dwindled.  I say that too often here but I'm slowly figuring out how to incorporate family, work and my hobby into my life.

I worked on these every day at work the week before Thanksgiving.  My co-workers and employees think I'm nuts but it was a nice break from the stress.  I cut up one sheet of the Simple Stories Harvest Lane line and used scraps to create the pinwheels, banners and starbursts.

I'm going to go ahead and gush about Simple Stories a bit.  I love them.  Just about everything they put out is amazing.  Okay, everything is.  I would love to be on their Design Team.  Echo Park is the only other company I feel this way about.  Not many companies can put out lines on a continuous basis that grab my attention the way these two companies do.

Back to crafting.

I cut apart the Bingo card paper and layered the rest of the scraps on top to create these:

I have Lennox china - its the most extravagant thing I own.  I'm not much into china, crystal etc.  But I've wanted this set my entire life.  I saw it once when I was shopping with my mom as a teenager.  I have wine/water glasses to match.  These look good on my fall tableclothes but they look A-MAZ-ING on my royal blue cloth for Christmas.  I'm not much of a red/green person for the holidays but blue and silver make me swoon.

The feathers are from a Studio Calico kit and the brown burlap string is from the Stringery store.  There is currently a 20% off coupon code (FALL20) to use.  Rumor has it, there will be a Cyber Monday deal and a pretty big giveaway.

I hope everyone has a great holiday!  Our Elf on the Shelf Ziggy should be arriving tonight!


  1. Gorgeous setting decor!! I love Simple Stories, too. Whatever they are doing, they are doing it right!

    I also love Lennox, my china is very similar to yours. Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

  2. They're beautiful!!! Ilove SS too, though I tend to hoard it and haven't used any of my goodies yet...

  3. Wow! They are BEAUTIFUL!! TFS!