Friday, October 12, 2012

Stealing branches, freaking out and listing GARLANDS!!

***UPDATED.  The garlands sold out in about an hour! I know so many of you didn't get them and I've been trying to respond to your emails... there are a few of you on here that don't have emails to respond to and I wasn't planning to make more...

BUT..

They sold so quickly and I feel bad that so many peeps didn't get them. My man came home today and said that HE would help with all the stamping so my back didn't hurt (the reason I wasn't going to make more)!! So if you were one who wanted one, email me at lemonademakinmama@comcast.net letting me know how many you wanted to get and I'll get back to you on details. If not, just letting ya know. :) Thanks! Sash***

 I have to tell you about my stolen leaves...
 But before I do, can you see that adorable little chalkboard?  It's the last one in my shop right now... I must get some more in stock soon!  See that turkey silhouette?  That's in my shop too.  It comes as an unframed print, and I'm a little bit in love with it.  I might have a thing for silhouettes.  
Okay so back to my story.

I was dragging furniture and things around, yanking frames off walls and staging this for my shop.  My dog was watching me and I felt like maybe she was judging me... thinking I was a crazy person.  Which leads me to this.  I stole these branches. I do this every year.  And every year, when I steal branches from public areas where they have trees (since I do not) I freak out because people watch me (presumably thinking I am a crazy person) and this year was no different.  This year a man in a truck pulled up and watched me, but but  I was committed to my "crime", with one broken branch already dangling from my hand as I wrestled with the stubborn wet twig that didn't want to be separated from it's mother tree.

He started talking on his phone.

I freaked out. 

I thought, "OH SHOOT... He's calling the cops on me!"

(Which thankfully if he did, I would involve my brother, Officer McJakey, and hope to high heaven his good name among police officers could get me out of jail.)

And then I calmed down slightly, and realized he was probably stopping to answer his phone because driving and talking on your cell is illegal.  But I'm not sure.

So I sped off with my contraband branches once again, and realized that next year I need to find a tree that I have permission to de-leaf.

...or involve someone else in this so they could drive the get away car.  Yeah.  I think I'll go with that.


 If my man didn't have to have a television right here, I would have been seriously tempted to leave all of this.  It looked so pretty grouped together!  Darn television.



 I dragged my stolen branches around with me for the day.  (grin)
I do love to set a pretty table.  Especially for holidays. 
 Sadly, my branches will be long since dead by the time Thanksgiving rolls around.
 This is how they arrive to you.  Because I love cute packaging...  I love a lot of things.  I listed these yesterday, and if there are any remaining in my shop you can find them here. 

Okay I've stalled long enough.  The listing for Christmas garlands are live in my shop.  I made nearly 40 of them... gosh I hope that's enough for y'all.  I sure loved making them for you!!

This is the final batch of these for this year, so if you are on the fence about getting them, or getting more than one set don't wait around.

Just sayin'. 

I'd also like to point out how old and claw-like my hand looks.  I do believe it's because I stamped 28,188 letters in all.

And yes, I did use my calculator just now to add that up.  No exaggeration. (Which ordinarily there would be, but I think the plain, un-inflated fact speaks for itself in this case.)

I think I need do go ice my hand now.

And watch a Christmas movie.



29 comments:

  1. are you channeling shannan with the claw hands?;) she's so funny about that. good job girlie. i know that was a LOT of work! hope you sell each and every one.

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  2. Hi there! Love your garlands! A year or two ago you had a link to where you purchased your big letter stamps. Do mind sharing that again? I have some burlap table runners I want to stamp up for gifts this year and I think those letter stamps would be perfect! Thank you!

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  3. always such cuteness over here!
    i love it all! :)
    xo

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  4. i just love you, girl! you are my etsy hero!! i need you to jump-start me into making the holiday line i have planned in my head and that's it :-/ as much as i love you, tho...i am a little disappointed to be friends with a criminal. i always thought there was something just a wee bit shady with you. i for one, would ONLY steal things like hydrangeas...that's totally different ;) oh! and cherry blossoms from the park...that's different than what you did. a lot different. sooo...i'm friends with a renegade...i can live with it i guess...

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  5. Oh my word -- you are so very talented!!! Love everything!!!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. Leaf stealing is pretty serious, girl! ;) They are lucky to be living in your pretty home.

    I snagged a garland!! Hip hip! Can't wait to fancy up my tree with it. Thank you!

    Those napkins and the placemats are soooo swoony!

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  7. Whew! Got one. After completely freaking out and thinking they were all gone, I am THRILLED to have my garland on order, and can't wait to see it in person:-)

    Planning to use it on my Jesse Tree. Thank you so much for sharing your talent!

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  8. I just ordered the LAST GARLAND. Yippee!

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  9. Ugg! Missed those garlands again!

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  10. I just checked and I can't believe they're ALREADY sold out! Someone must have bought a whole bunch... maybe next year.

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  11. Good heavens, they are all gone! I feel tears coming down, no wait maybe, just maybe, there is hope for more, is there? Oh please say yes, pretty please. I'll drive the getaway car for ya if I have to:-)tee, hee.

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  12. holy guacamole. they're sold. you are on fire! you might as well make more... you know, to keep everyone happy. ; ) i think you need to create a tree garland company and hire yourself some fingers to help yours! the staging is so beautiful. i love ya!

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  13. Are you kidding me?! You posted this 7 hours ago, and I just went to your shoppe and they are SOLD OUT?! Sweet girlie, even tho I am crushed that I did not snag one in time (BOO), you are rockin' it!!! XOX

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  14. Ps - I agree wholeheartedly with Carissa above me! ;)

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  15. I'm so sad! They are beautiful. Maybe next year. :)

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  16. So I'm a newish follower of your blog. I look forward to reading your posts (that is when I find the time between caring for my 7 month old). You crack me up talking about someone calling the cops on you. I would so do that. Love that you stuck through with it though. Too funny!

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  17. I cannot believe they sold out already! Lol you must love it though:)

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  18. yes they sold out in about an hour!

    I know so many of you didn't get them and I've been trying to respond to your emails... there are a few of you on here that don't have emails to respond to so...

    I wasn't planning to make more...

    BUT.. they sold so quickly and I feel bad that so many peeps didn't get them. My man came home today and said that HE would help with all the stamping so my back didn't hurt (the reason I wasn't going to make more)!!

    So if you were one who wanted one, email me at lemonademakinmama@comcast.net letting me know how many you wanted to get and I'll get back to you on details. If not, just letting ya know. :)

    Thanks!
    Sasha

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  19. I wanted to see a pic of your finished garland. I may want one or is it a set? I don't even know. can't wait to see pic. =)

    i take it the give thanks napkins are completely gone too?!? so sad! yet so proud of you!!!

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  20. oh my goodness. are you serious about the christmas movie? Because it was just 70 degrees on Saturday my mind thinks it's sept 1st or something like that. ANyway, you have some really pretty projects here! Hope you sell them all!!!

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  21. I just received my garlands and I looooove them! Thank you so much!

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  22. Oh that's funny about the "stolen" branches! Next time take a pair of garden secateurs with you - it'll make the job that much quicker and easier :)

    You take fabulous photos by the way.

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  23. Love your little table set up! Sorry it must be replaced by a tv. ;)

    Happy stamping, branch stealing, hand icing, and christmas movie watching! Do you have a reccomendation in that department? I love Christmas movies.

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  24. I am new to your blog, my little sis introduced me to you. I love your blog. Where is your cute yellow pillow from?? I loved it along with everything else. Keep up the good work!!

    Thanks Melanie Liljenquist
    liljenquistmelanie@gmail.com

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous! Love your vignette! So pretty.
    -Trish

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  26. If your still around next year I have access to a lot of trees you can scavenge from without having to be concerned about the police ;-) I also have this cool vine that was green but just turned bright red? Just let me know ~ Tammy - local but totally not a stalker ;-)

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