Friday, December 21, 2007

(ahem..sings...)Merry Christmas baby!!!

Blogland is so slow these days, as all of us busy busy chickees are shopping and creating and hopefully having some fun!!

We took our annual ditch day (shhh, don't tell) and went to the Museum of Science and Industry. The Christmas displays are so beautiful, and we look forward to it all year.

This is the lovely Christmas tree that greets you in the main lobby

The Christmas trees from around the world are so much fun to look at too

My daughter Annalise's favorite is the Colleen Moore Fairy Castle...the details in this castle are just breathtaking, pictures cannot capture the magic in these tiny little walls

The kids have a great time at the Farm Exhibit, especially Annalise. They have a really neat set up, the kids can even plant their own veggies, and dig them up

Getting everyone to stand still in the same place is always a challenge

They are always nice and worn out by the time that we're done seeing everything

We had a great time. I have a bit more to do...I had a call the other night for a custom Rocking Chair from the kids' old school, and I don't have much time...finished baking lots of goodies yesterday, now just have to finish up the odd bits, and go to a party with my Mom tonight.

Hope everyone is enjoying the season, and lots of big wonderful Merry Christmas wishes to all of you out there


Monday, December 10, 2007

The most fun Holiday ArtShow!

This weekend was the show in Chicago, the Bucktown Holiday ArtShow, and it was just so much fun!! I will definately do this show again, and I am going to try for the Renegade Show next year as well. I met so many lovely people, and the artwork and goodies there were just out of this world. Here are a couple of photos of my booth

My cupcakes were a big seller, I came home with just a couple dozen left, and I had also made some tiny ones, and sold out! I am going to list what I have left on etsy today, and make some room in my studio for my valentine things.

Pat's cousin Carmel and my brother's girlfriend Mary Ann both helped me this weekend, they are just the most wonderful friends that anyone could ask for. These are my two angels

I even got the hubby to come in for a little bit, and help out
Here we are

Last but not least, we met a lovely fellow named Alex who was there with his wife
Inna's paintings, photos cannot do this work justice. The color in her work needs to be seen to be believed, she has such a sparkle and shine in addition to the unbelievably beautful subjects. I honestly cannot tell you how breathtaking these pieces were!! This is one of my favorites
Honestly, you have to see her work in person, it is just glorious!

Hope everone had a wonderful weekend!