Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas "Crush" Time...

Photo heavy post so I shall keep the words to a minimum...hopefully.  Short of time and needing more gifts I got out some of my favorite supplies...beads!

In a few hours I had made several pairs of earrings and some zipper clasps.  I love these sweet angels.

I needed to sew on my very old "cheapo" Singer which I use only for paper and crafty stuff.  What? It felt "Frozen" and wouldn't sew.  Mr. C the engineer to the rescue.  At first I panicked when he asked for a screwdriver and began "shredding" my machine.  I needed to sew a ribbon RIGHT THEN!!!

Very thourough is Mr. C and I just could not be in a rush.  

Still researching the problem and me searching for the manual.  Does this machine even have a manual?

Back together and sewing just fine.  Thank you very much Mr. C.  You have saved my day again!

 Meanwhile I hand stitched this piece of ribbon and I like it even better for my gift giving.

Here is a pair of Angel earrings on their presentation card ready for gifting.

Here is how I presented the gifts to my recipients.  Sweet, simple and unique...just the way I like!

This is a pair of "post" earrings and I am mailing these so to protect the posts I stuck little foam beads on the sharp metal.  Much safer for all now.

Ready for mailing and gifting.  I really like how my impromptu packaging turned out.  Scraps of ribbon and some needle and crochet thread.  You could also use some thin 1/8" ribbon.
Now as I review my year end I came across this little acronym that fits me perfectly...
S.A.B.L.E.  Stash Accumulated Beyond Life Expectancy.  I am sorry I cannot give credit as I have no idea where I saw it but scribbled it down in my notebook clear back in June 2013.  As Mr. C once again referred to me as a "hoarder" I merely told him I am surrounded by sable.  Sable sounds so much better to me!
Life is busy and even though I got my flu shot ths year I just spent two days having a nasty tummy bug. Thankfully it was only two days.
We are continuing to have rain every day and I am very thankful as we need it so desperately.  I would truly prefer some bright yellow sunshine to intersperse with all the rain however I shall merely turn on my Ott light and be happy.
Off to catch up and check off my many lists.  How are each of you doing this season?  I see you are busy decorating, baking, creating and even enjoying some wonderful holiday get-togethers.  May you truly be blessed with the Magic of Christmas...


  1. Lucky you to have a repairman so handy AND that can actually fix things! I have that SABLE thing, too...way too much stash! Looks like you're going to get through crush time just fine.

  2. You are quick. Such lovely, special little gifts and so beautifully presented. You would have loved the event I attended today. Lots of beadwork there. Best wishes, Tammy

  3. I agree, lucky to have a handyman!!!! beautiful jewels, you do beautiful work!!! busy busy you are,,, happy holidays!!

  4. I love your packaging too Sherry - lovely and simple - just right and so elegant. Yay for Mr. C and his handy ways... Can't imagine your despair when you found your machine frozen and not wanting to sew. I'm so glad he was able to sort it out for you!
    Christmas came upon me quickly this year and I am still getting myself sorted out, but slowly I am getting there!

  5. Wow, beautiful work! Happy Holidays! XO

  6. Your angel earings are lovely and the little bags to present them in delightful. I have just finished making some last minute tags for presents under the tree ( metorforically speaking as we are not having one this year). That is me all done for now just the fresh vegies to go out and get on Monday. hugs Mrs A.

  7. SEW creatively adorable!

    Hugs and Merry Christmas!

  8. I have lots of SABLE as well. In house repair men are angels in an whole 'nother category! But your angels are indeed high flying. I had a one day tummy bug and I'm clearing my deck for a few days of gift making with my grand angels! Thanks for making and spreading Christmas magic! YOU are an angel!!!

  9. Haha, I am loving the SABLE! Mr. C sure seems like a lifesaver. So nice that not only is he good at it all, but he seems to "thoroughly" enjoy it! I hope you two have a relaxing, beautiful Christmas, Sherry. Your earrings are lovely. Love, kath

  10. Everything looks just wonderful, Sherry! I'm sure your gifts will be appreciated. That Mr. C is a talented devil! ;-)

    Wishing you a wonderful and blessed holiday week, my dear.
    Donna and Tag

  11. lovely jewellery and the little bags you have mad to keep them in are a delight

  12. Mr. C to the rescue!!!! I bet that machine ran better than ever after he worked on it. SABLE....yes that is a lovely way to referring to our hoarding tendencies! Have a Merry Christmas!

  13. Your angel earings are adorable!

    Merry Christmas and a very Happy Healthy New Year to you and all your loved ones.

    Gaby xo

  14. It's a good thing Mr. C is handy! Very creative Sherry! Wishing you all the best this holiday season and in 2015.

  15. LOL - SABLE...I love it!! It does sound much better than hoarding ;) The earrings and zipper pulls look amazing!! Your packages are just gorgeous!! And yay Mr. C for fixing your sewing machine!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  16. Love the Angels. I have so much fun making them because they are easy peasy to put together. Love your packaging. Very cute.
    Mr. C is a definitely a super hero. Always coming to the rescue. My husband is a life saver as well. Always get me out of trouble when I need him.
    SABLE. now that is a great way of putting it.
    Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Crafty Hugs, Ana

  17. My dear Sherry,
    I wish I had time to read your long post,
    but as my time online for now, till after christmas is limited, I just want to wish you a very Merry Christmas for you and your family.
    Hugs,Dorthe- xx

  18. What a perfect gift and perfect wrapping! How lucky to live with a sewing machine repair man lol! OMG...I so have a SABLE!

    Merry Christmas

  19. You have certainly been a busy girl and what a hero Mr.C is! I just had to drop by and wish you a wonderful Christmas and a super New Year dear friend. So glad you are getting some rain. Well needed. Ho ho ho and all that cheer!

  20. Dear Sherry
    Oh my goodness you have quite a little production line going on in your studio and what a disaster it could have been without Mr. C.
    to the rescue. I could never be without my backup Pfaff which I have had to call on a few times. Living isolated gives me no choice seeing that I am almost constantly glued to my sewing machine.
    I love love my little earings and tags dear Sherry. You are no less than an angel yourself.
    Christmas blessings to you and Mr. C. and wish for you a most inspiring and positive New Year with lots more rain - now we can never get enough of that can we???
    Warm hugs,

  21. LOVE those earrings Sherry! Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Creative New Year!

  22. A beautiful Christmas post dear Sherry, and so happy to see your Mr C came to the rescue! Goodness, always the wrong time to break down, isn't it. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas time full of joy, peace and love! Big hugs xxx


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