Mittwoch, 1. November 2017

A month from now … / In einem Monat …



A month from now ... and the advent season starts!

Dear friends,


it's the 1. of November. Guess it's time to start thinking about the Advent as well as the Christmas season. Sometimes I already had gathered all Christmas presents – not this year though...

Having two days off I spent the first one (yesterday) on Etsy, uploading items. Uploading Christmas Baubles, to be precise!

The reason wasn't only the oncoming Christmas Fair / Open Day, but the fundamental question: Shall we have a Christmas tree – yes or no?
Except for last year – the living room was just too crammed cause of all stuff we moved out of the basement after the flooding – we always had a Christmas tree. And even though we are having some doubts concerning Moneypenny, we'll most definitely will have a Christmas tree this year too.

This fundamental question answered, another question arises: what colour-scheme or theme shall we go by? Ever since the year before last, I can answer this question without much thought: COLOURFUL! instead of the traditional red/green/gold.

And that's where yesterday's zeal fits in: even though most of us have plenty of Christmas ornaments hoarded in the attic, in the basement or in the store room, we can always do with something new, with a very special eye-catcher!
Now you can either (1) make something yourself – here a the links to my Christmas Baubles patterns
  
Here

Here

Here

Here

or (2) have a look at my Etsy-shop...
 


I'll keep in touch!




In einem Monat … fängt die Adventszeit an!

Liebe Freunde,


1. November: Höchste Zeit sich Gedanken zu machen über die rasch näher kommenden Advents- und Weihnachtszeit! Es gab Jahre, da hatte ich jetzt schon alle Weihnachtsgeschenke beisammen – dieses Jahr leider nicht...

Da auch ich diese beiden Feiertage frei hatte, habe ich den ersten, gestrigen, Tag zum größten Teil darauf verwendet, Sachen in meinem Etsy-Shop hoch zu laden. Weihnachtskugeln, um genau zu sein.

Anlass ist nicht nur der baldige Weihnachtsmarkt/Tag der offenen Tür, sondern die fundamentale Frage: Weihnachtsbaum? Ja oder nein?
Nun, wir hatten bislang jedes Jahr einen Weihnachtsbaum – nur letztes Jahr nicht, aufgrund der beengten Wohnverhältnisse nach der Überschwemmung des Souterrains. Und auch wenn wir dieses Jahr mit Hinblick auf Moneypenny etwas skeptisch sind, möchte ich unbedingt einen Weihnachtsbaum haben.

Bei vielen stellt sich – diese fundamentale Frage geklärt – die nächste Frage, nämlich die nach der Farbe des Weihnachtsbaumschmucks. Seit nunmehr zwei Jahren erübrigt sich diese Frage in diesem Haus: BUNT! statt des traditionellen rot/grün/Gold.

Aber, genau hier setzt meine gestrige Arbeitswut an: Auch wenn wir meistens ausreichen Weihnachtsschmuck horten auf dem Dachboden und/oder im Keller oder Abstellraum, für etwas Neues, für einen besonderen Blickfang, ist immer Platz!
Nun gibt es zwei Möglichkeiten: (1) Selber machen – hier sind die Links zu den Anleitungen von meinen Weihnachtskugeln
  
Hier


Hier

Hier


Hier

oder (2) mal bei meinem Etsy-shop vorbeischauen...
 


Ich halte euch auf dem Laufenden!


Kommentare:

  1. They are all beautiful !!!!!!!!!
    Great job !!!!!!
    Have a nice month ;)
    Anna

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    1. Thank you, dear Anna!
      Have a lovely Nobember,
      Marjan

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Catherine!
      Have a lovely day,
      Marjan

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  3. Marjan I can just imagine a tree filled with these lovely globes. It would make such a statement. I know you are busy making lots of them, and I'm sure you will sell them all.

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    1. Thank you, dear Mary.
      Actually I did make 4 (four - am I out of my mind!!??) hats yesterday. Sure will make something Christmassy again tonight though...
      Have a lovely day,
      Marjan

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  4. Love the baubles. A Christmas tree full of them would be so charming.
    xx Beca

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    1. Thank you very much, dear Beca.
      Wouldn't look bad, for sure! Would be a lot of work though... :-)
      Have a lovely day,
      Marjan

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  5. Beautiful christmas baubles. Love the colours you used. I'm so looking forward to the advent and Christmas of course.
    Have a nice evening.

    Sweet greetings,
    Emily
    (casacreaemilia.blogspot.nl)

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    1. Thank you very much, dear Emily!
      Ooh, I'm looking forewards to that peaceful season too, cause by then the fair will be over and I'll be able to relax and actually start enjoying it.
      Have a lovely day,
      Marjan

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  6. Oh my Gosh! Your baubles are adorable! ADORABLE! I just couldn't take my eyes off that first picture of all of them gathered together! You've done a fantastic job and I am sure these will sell out fast!

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    1. Thank you, dear Maya.
      It would be grand if I'd be able to sell a few. They were fun to make sor sure, but I'll be happy when the fair is over...
      Have a lovely day,
      Marjan

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  7. I know hey, how does time just fly! But I´m so looking forward to this time of year and I just love your baubles Marjan! You know I'm a boring neutral lover, but I think these would look amazing on our tree surrounded by all the neutrals! They're gorgeous!

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    1. You're absolutely right, dear Katrin! A few bright and coloursful baubles would look amazing indeed!
      Have a lovely weekend,
      Marjan

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  8. Tus bolas navideñas,son una preciosidad,me gustan mucho! Que colores tan bonitos!
    Besos.

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    1. Muchas gracias, dear Pilar!
      Que tengas un buen fin de semana,
      Marjan

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  9. Amazing! I would mix them all up and hang them in my own Christmastree, they are too beautiful to sell!!! :-)

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    1. Haha! Maybe that's why I made so many... Cannot put them all into one single tree ;-) and the hubby surely won't allow two trees (even though Moneypenny would enjoy this).

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  10. Love those colorful ornaments! They are sweet! Just makes me wish I knew how to crochet!

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    1. Thank you very much, dear Florence!
      Bet you'll be able to find some crochet baubles!
      Have a lovely week,
      Marjan

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  11. They are stunning Marjan. I can just imagine how beautiful they would look on a Christmas tree. I hope you have loads of them in your Etsy shop because they're going to sell like hot cakes

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    1. Thank you very much, dear Michelle!
      I do hope they'll sell cause I cannot put them all onto my tree (still have a pretty few from last year and from the year before).
      Have a lovely day,
      Marjan

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  12. Oh they are the most adorable Christmas globes I've ever seen! Wish you good luck in your Etsy sales but I think you do not need luck as your globes are so special and beautiful :)

    www.artdecorationcrafting.gr

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    1. Thank you very much, dear Christina!
      Do keep your fingers crossed!
      Have a lovely weekend,
      Marjan

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