It's the first day of winter and the sun is shining ever so brightly. That does not normally happen here in the Pacific Northwest. This calls for a celebration! Can you stand one more give-away before the year ends? I hope so, because I've got a little kitty here I'd like to send to a new home. This is one of the sample dolls I made when I was working on my Embroidery Craft book. You can read more about that process and the backstory over here if you missed any of it. Incidentally, both of my books, featured in the left side-bar, will link to their own descriptive pages right here on the blog now. I actually meant to do that a long LONG time ago, but never seemed to get around to it. Now it's done, and I'm hugging myself!
Shop News: I am pleased to tell you, that all patterns, books, and Winky orders are on their way. Keeping our fingers crossed now that the postal service keeps everything moving along. Delivery seems to move at a snail's pace this time of year. Recently, one first class letter took nine business days to traverse as many states--twice as long as normal. So just saying. Please be patient. We do our very best, but this is out of our hands.
I also want to express our gratitude and thank everyone that supported our humble home biz this year, and for making our hearts glad with your sweet words of encouragement. It means so much to us. It really does. We appreciate each and every one of you! (throwing kisses & hugs your way.)
Well, things are hustling and bustling around here. We started our Christmas baking over the weekend. The house smells of cinnamon, cloves and molasses this morning. It's awesome heady stuff. Especially this gingerbread coffee cake. I think this has to be the very best recipe that ever was. It's the old tried and true never fails recipe. If ever you are wondering what to give someone, bring to a gathering, or serve at Sunday Brunch, wonder no more, because this is it! Download GINGERBREAD COFFEE CAKE. A little gift from me to you. (Sorry, I do not have a picture of it. It never seems to last long enough for me to get one. But here's a glimpse of what's cooking in the dollhouse bakery above. Sweet little things!)
Now it's time to get back to wrapping gifts and writing the last of the Christmas cards. Leave a comment for a chance to win "Pinky Rose" Calico Kitty up there. I will announce the winner here on the blog New Year's Day!