Monday, November 26, 2012
It's been a while since we've done a WEEKEND WIND-DOWN post...things have been crazy busy between caring for our sick bunnies and taking care of all the crafting biz. THANKSGIVING gave us a bit of a respite, but soon we were back firing up the factory. Good thing we made enough food to last us through our 4-day weekend...we started our Thanksgiving morning with homemade BISCUITS AND GRAVY, which we gorged ourselves on while watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade...
After a short food-coma nap, Missy started on a FANCY PUMPKIN PIE recipe she got from one of her fancy Martha Stewart cookbooks. We also ended up making little PUMPKIN PIE TARTS with all the left-over pie dough and pumpkin filling...
While the pie cooled in the fridge, we got started on our vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner...stuffed peppers, roasted carrots, sesame-roasted brussels sprouts, stuffing, and a huge vat of my infamously-delicious mashed potatoes...
On a whim, we also picked up a couple of these ICE CREAM TURKEY LEGS from Baskin Robbins. The legs are actually upside-down ice cream cones slathered and glazed with sickly sweet caramel to give them an authentic turkey leg look...
FAVORITE MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - I.C.E. Atlanta and Thanksgiving!
RAOUL - We had our best I.C.E. Atlanta sale yet!
WORST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Jumbles being sick!
RAOUL - Going back to work after a long holiday weekend is always hard...
FUNNIEST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Watching Jumbles tip over in his sleep.
RAOUL - That dude wearing the "McShit" t-shirt was pretty funny.
WORD OR PHRASE OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - "Tootserella"
RAOUL - "We gotta strive to make the world the best place on Earth"
FAVORITE MEAL OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Thanksgiving!
RAOUL - Our Thanksgiving meal, of course!
FAVORITE MUST-HAVE THANKSGIVING DISH?
MISSY - Mashed potatoes.
RAOUL - Mashed potatoes.
FAVORITE BALOON FROM THE MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE?
MISSY - I liked Hello Kitty in the airplane.
RAOUL - The KAWS "Companion" balloon.
THREE THINGS YOU ARE THANKFUL FOR?
MISSY - My family, my pets, and you!
RAOUL - Family, friends, and relatively good health.
FAVORITE T-SHIRT YOU SAW AT THE I.C.E. ATLANTA SALE?
MISSY - Cat Banana!
RAOUL - Cat Banana!
PERSONAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Fleet Foxes, The Black Atlantic, The Monkees.
RAOUL - Carb On Carb, Those Lavender Whales, Rise-Ascend, The Rondelles, Prince, The Smiths, Hornet Leg, Vampire Weekend, The Monkees, Grimes.
I have been organizing my embroidery floss again with the help of my new Flossy Embroidery Floss Bobbins! I just love how the new designs came out. Please have a look at the new animals!
Raoul said he likes the new Flossy the Fox the most.
As usual, all the new Flossy Bobbins are ready for you in Shoppe Sugar Cookie, my Etsy shop. If you act fast, and use this coupon from Of Corgis and Cocktails Blog, you can get a discount from my Shoppe Sugar Cookie! Super!
Sunday, November 25, 2012
CYBER MONDAY is just around the corner and if you're looking for cute, adorable, and geeky gifts for your loved ones (or, if you're in need of treating yourself), then look no further than SHANALOGIC.COM! They've got a buncha Missy's stuff in their shop and we just sent them a buncha items to re-stock. Yay! Avoid the malls and big box stores this holiday season and click on over to Shanalogic for gifts galore and more...
Last weekend we participated in I.C.E. ATLANTA's 2012 HOLIDAY MARKET at the spacious AMBIENT + STUDIO in Atlanta, Georgia. Both days were jammed pack with holiday shoppers and browsers, keeping the 100+ vendors happily busy. The first sign it would be a busy weekend were the LONG LINES that queued at the entrance each morning before the doors opened promptly at 10am...
FOOD TRUCKS outside and a bar and even more food vendors kept the crowds well-fed during the market:
The view of the market as soon as you came into the studio...our table was the second one on the left as you entered...
New to our table was our multi-level ONE-INCH BUTTON CAROUSEL which everyone seemed to enjoy. It was a practical solution to our problem of wanting to display a ton of button designs, but not having enough room on the table to do so. We placed the more KID-FRIENDLY BUTTONS (a.k.a. Missy's buttons) down low where the kids could see, and kept the more ADULT-THEMED BUTTONS (a.k.a. my buttons) up high...
We had brought SUSHI for lunch, which we hastily ate between transactions...when that was not enough, we hit up the bar for drinks and snacks. Note: EGGNOG and HUMMUS is NOT a good pairing...
Speaking of food, Missy's PLUSH CHEESE PUFFS and PLUSH PICKLES were a big hit...by the end of the weekend, we were completely sold out of the pickles (I think the cute CHILLY DILLY PICKLE BAGS we served them up in helped make the sales)...
The view from our table across the aisle. We were especially mesmerized by the MARISOL SPOON booth and their finely-detailed STONE-CAST CLOCKS...
The next day when we parked in the dirt lot across the street, we noticed a BIG WHITE STALLION hiding around the corner from a heavily-graffitied wall. Turns out there was a whole field of horses in the back of this abandoned building...how did we not notice that before? Weirdly enough, there were some people across the way having a little "photo shoot" with a UNICORN HEAD MASK. Between the urban decay and graffiti, the horses, and the unicorn, it was a pretty surreal tableau...
After we re-set our booth, we quickly walked around the venue before Sunday's batch of shoppers arrived. Unfortunately, many of the booths were shuttered still or the vendors were busy setting up again. In the very back of venue was a room called SALVAGE, where sellers sold vintage and antique furniture, goods, and clothing...
Missy helped our neighbor, HOT PINK POO, watch her booth while she and her family checked out the rest of the market.
Our other neighbor, THE LONG THREAD, bought one of Missy's PLUSH BUNNIES for her daughter. The little girl loved it so much, she quickly SKETCHED IT in her notebook...we love talented and precocious little kids!