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Postage Stamps

Sometimes I want to work on something big and simple and a bit more modern. On those days I crave clean lines and brighter colors. I want to see a lot of white space and love to play with pattern. I love looking at shapes and positive and negative space to see what kinds of patterns will emerge. I feel expansive on those days :-)! Other days I retreat to little treats of handwork and sweet vintage images. I have a collection of vintage ephemera that includes fruit crate labels, postcards, stamps, ads, travel posters, school booklets and the list goes on and on. Some days all I need to do is immerse myself in those vintage images for inspiration. On those days I am very detailed oriented and love to focus in on the minutia of those vintage pieces of paper and the colors and images that they chose to…

Goodbye December… maybe

Since I did such a non existent job of sharing our holiday decorations with you as they went up, I thought I might share them with you as they go down [actually… saying that they are going down is my way of hoping that I manage to actually get them down this week! What are the odds of that actually happening?] Question for you? What is the longest you have ever kept up your decorations?               Happy "Holiday Decoration Take Down" Day. Now THAT should be a holiday!     &#0160…

December….

December has seriously flown by around here at both Fig Tree and at home. Our kids vacations have been staggered this year and we have thoroughly enjoyed some great one on one time, cousin time skating in the city, chocolate covered pretzel making time, cookie eating and even some neighborhood caroling! You gotta love the looks on the neighbor's faces that have never been "caroled" before! Since we have spent most of our family time off line, I just realized yesterday that I did't even share any pictures of our house decorated for Christmas!   I don't think I can finish December without sharing some of it even if it is a bit on the tardy side….   As a part of slowing down and enjoying each day this month, I have sat with a cup of tea in front of…

Day #12: The 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day #12 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Fig Tree Style! Each day we will have a different kit, a different sale and even a few giveaways along the way. Join us each day so that you don't miss out on a single thing. We are so excited to share all of our goodies with you!   Day #12 GIVEAWAY WINNER… Thanks again to all of you who played. I really did enjoy reading each and every one of your comments!  The winner is Leslie from lesquilts.gmail.com . Commented on 12/6/11 at 5.54 am: Leslie said: Hi! What a lovely post! My favorite song is Silver Bells. When we would visit our maternal grandmother, in the evening she would play the piano, by ear! Never had any lessons, couldn't read music. She did a…

Day #11: The 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day #11 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Fig Tree Style! Each day we will have a different kit, a different sale and even a few giveaways along the way. Join us each day so that you don't miss out on a single thing. We are so excited to share all of our goodies with you!   Day #11 GIVEAWAY… Thanks to all of you who entered the giveaway! I guess everyone is in the Christmas mood because in less than 48 hrs. we have had 640 of you comment! We've closed the comments tonite and will announce the winner on the last day of the 12 Days sales, on Friday. I have absolutely loved hearing about each and everyone's favorite carols and songs! And the stories and memories and your kids singing. Thank you so much for…

Day #9: The 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day #9 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Fig Tree Style! Each day we will have a different kit, a different sale and even a few giveaways along the way. Join us each day so that you don't miss out on a single thing. We are so excited to share all of our goodies with you!   Day #9 Today is CHALK FULL of good things so read carefully so you don't miss out on any of them. Not only is today Day #9 of our fabulous 12 Days of Christmas Sale [click here, or here for some of the other days to see the festivities if you have not been following along], today is also our day on the *** MODA Designer Holiday Blog Hop *** Each day you can visit a few of the MODA designers to see what block and…

Day #8: The 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day #8 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Fig Tree Style! Each day we will have a different kit, a different sale and even a few giveaways along the way. Join us each day so that you don't miss out on a single thing. We are so excited to share all of our goodies with you!   Day #8   So…. we took a little weekend break. Santa's elves apparently went out for a much needed latte break on friday afternoon and didn't come back until this morning. I guess all these sale orders just plain tuckered them out! Oh… and we saw a little Nutcracker and will share a few photos tomorrow. Thanks for all of your emails and comments about your own Nutcracker experiences. It was really fun to read and hear about all those…

Day #7: The 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day #7 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Fig Tree Style! Each day we will have a different kit, a different sale and even a few giveaways along the way. Join us each day so that you don't miss out on a single thing. We are so excited to share all of our goodies with you!   Day #7   You guys are a lovely and crazy group of shoppers, my friends, and we are trying hard to keep up with you but please bear with us as we have gotten a day or so backed up with the sale purchases!   Tonite, my munchkin and I are going to see the Nutcracker and I promised I would make her and her 2 BFF's, matching cream Snuggle scarves! I think I might put a bit of red fabric on the bottom…